Product Design Manager

| Greater NYC Area | Remote
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Stash is pioneering the future of personal finance with the first financial subscription that helps people create better lives. From budgeting to saving for retirement, Stash unites banking, investing, and advice all in one app that has helped more than 5M people reach their financial goals and make progress towards financial freedom.

We’re looking for a Product Design Manager to join our growing product design team as we help the 99% build smarter financial habits, grow their wealth, and enjoy life. In this role, you’ll serve as a player-coach, driving design strategy and execution for one of our product areas, while also managing 1 to 2 of our talented product designers and helping to level up our design team’s practices.

What you'll do:

Design Responsibilities

  • Drive design design vision, strategy, and execution for one of our core product areas at Stash
  • Build a thorough understanding of the problems we’re solving and define solution parameters
  • Work closely with user researchers, data scientists, and other relevant stakeholders to gather information used to inform design decisions
  • Facilitate a collaborative design process that invites a diverse set of perspectives to the table and ensures you have the right information to inform your design decisions
  • Translate complex ideas into simple, user-friendly designs that fit within the constraints of each project
  • Use design principles and frameworks to produce designs and, where appropriate, new styles and patterns that are visually elegant and cohesive with the rest of our product
  • Work with engineers to ensure proper design implementation
  • Frequently give and solicit structured feedback with fellow designers in order to constantly raise the bar

Management responsibilities

  • Support and develop 1-2 product designers by setting clear goals, providing consistent feedback, and inspiring them to push the quality of their design work
  • Provide guidance to help your team members identify the most important problems to solve and create simple, elegant solutions that fit into a larger, unified product experience
  • Ensure a high level of design work by working closely with the designers reporting to you to ensure that they hit a high bar at each stage of the design process
  • Improve design productivity and efficiency by helping us to improve upon our existing processes and workflows and standardizing them across the company
What we're looking for:
  • You have 5+ years of professional experience as a product designer and 1-2 years of management experience
  • You LOVE design and care deeply about the quality of your work
  • You understand both customer and business goals and can speak confidently about how your work relates to the broader product strategy and company objectives
  • You guide your projects through a defined design process and use it to contextualize your work and solicit the right type of feedback at a given stage
  • You have a record of finding excellent solutions for complex problems with tricky constraints
  • You're able to clearly communicate the reasons behind your design decisions
  • You recognize and account for how your design decisions will impact other areas of the product to ensure a cohesive user experience
  • You believe in defining success metrics and making data-informed decisions
  • You understand the ins and outs of designing native mobile applications
  • You have a strong understanding of layout, typography, and visual hierarchy
  • You're a self-starter who's comfortable working in a scrappy startup environment
  • You have a pixel-perfect attention to detail, but you're also able to produce work and iterate quickly
  • You seek out new techniques and tools to do the best work possible
  • Last, but definitely not least, you're humble, thoughtful, and a team players

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We believe that diversity and inclusion are essential to living our values, promoting innovation, and building the best products out there. Our success is directly related to the employees that we hire, grow and retain and we believe that our team should reflect the diversity of the customers that we serve.  

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Stash is committed to building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, national origin, protected veteran status, age, or any other status protected by law. Everyone is encouraged to apply.

Benefits & Perks:

  • Equity in Stash                           
  • Flexible Vacation
  • Family-Friendly Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance Plans
  • 401k
  • Learning & Development Stipend
  • Commuter Benefits and Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Employee referral bonuses
  • Stocked fridges & kitchens and catered lunch on Fridays
  • Thursday happy hours  
  • Team outings that do not involve trust falls...

Awards & Recognition:

  • Forbes Fintech 50 (2019)
  • LendIt Fintech Innovator of the Year (2019)
  • Built in NYC's Best Places to work (2019)
  • Built in NYC’s Startups to Watch (2018)
  • Wall Street Journal's "Top 25 Tech Companies To Watch" (2018)
  • MarCom Awards Double Gold & Platinum Winner (2018)
  • Webby Award Winner for Best Mobile Sites & Apps in the Financial Services and Banking category (2017)
  • W3 Awards Winner for Best User Experience (2017)

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
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Location

500 7th Ave, New York , NY 10018

What are Stash Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Ping Pong, Skeeball, Video Games.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Learning and Development Stipend
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend

Additional Perks + Benefits

Flexible Work Schedule and Work/Life Balance. Learning & Development Stipend. Team Building Events and Activities. Demos, Drinks & Data every Thursday followed by Happy Hour. Stocked Fridge (food, snacks, drinks) Beer & Cold Brew on Tap. Catered Lunch on Fridays. Bi-weekly Stash Labs! (Work on passion projects for the day). 4 X Family-Friendly Health Insurance Plans (Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield). Flexible Spending Account (FSA). 2 X Family-Friendly Dental Insurance Plans (Guardian). 1 X Family-Friendly Vision Insurance Plan (VSP).

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