Senior Product Designer

Palo Alto, CA

Step is a next generation financial services company building the best banking experience to help teens and young adults achieve financial independence and knowledge at an earlier age.  Step’s mission is to create a bank that gives you the tools to become smarter with your money and reward you along your financial journey. Step is a well-funded Series A company focused on disrupting banking through a differentiated mobile-first consumer experience.  The founding team has extensive background in FinTech and building successful consumer products and brands. If you’re looking to join a fast-growing company with a strong mission and vision that puts people first, we want to meet you.

The Role

Step is looking for an experienced design leader who can lead the overall product, design, and UX strategy.  We are a design focused consumer brand that works on physical products, digital products, and mobile apps. We're looking for someone to roll up their sleeves, lead design on individual features and make design decisions in a role with plenty of room to grow. The ideal candidate is a passionate designer who is comfortable working closely with cross-functional teams to influence product strategy and rally them around elegant, innovative mobile solutions that delight our users.

Responsibilities

  • To design flows and experiences that are delightful, intuitive and elegant.
  • Execute on a master level with an eagle eye for detail.
  • Give feedback on product strategy and design work to continually push the level of quality on the team.
  • Collaborate with Head of Design, Product and Engineering to deliver a world class experience to our users.
  • Take part in defining a design system to be used across multiple products and platforms
  • Process Improvement / Financial Infrastructure: Continuously develop systems and processes. Evaluate current processes, identify best practices, develop plans to reach goals and implement improvements.

About You

  • 4+ years demonstrated experience with end-to-end (hybrid UX and UI) product design in a product company.
  • You possess excellent communication skills (you should be able to clearly articulate your design decisions).
  • The ability to think at a high level about product strategy and vision (not just 'how it should look' but 'what we should build').
  • Experience in building and shipping applications or software (mobile/web).
  • Must have a portfolio featuring examples of design work.
  • Some experience with front-end programming (you should be able to code up a simple website and/or an application).

Working at Step

  • Competitive salary based on experience, with full medical and dental benefits
  • Stock in an early stage startup that is growing
  • Flexible WFH and vacation policy
  • Free daily lunches
  • Free snacks & drinks 
  • Monthly team events outside the office
  • Monthly stipend for commuter benefits and card testing
  • Office right next to Caltrain

The team

Step was founded by financial industry veterans CJ MacDonald and Alexey Kalinichenko to provide teens and their families with financial tools for today’s modern-day banking needs and to promote financial literacy for the future. The founding team has 50+ years in combined financial technology experience across companies like Gyft, First Data, Square and Google.

About the team