Lead Product Designer

Palo Alto, CA or Remote

Gen Z is the generation of the side hustle. 💪🏻 They’re creators. 👩‍🎤 They’re freelancers. 🧑‍💻 They’re investors. 👩‍💼 And they’re not afraid to take on challenges, especially when it comes to their finances - and we’re here for it.

Step is a next-generation financial services company building a better banking experience to help teens and young adults achieve financial independence and knowledge at an earlier age. We’re on a mission to improve the financial future of the next generation by empowering teens to start their financial journey today. Step is a well-funded Series C company that has raised more than $175M, focused on disrupting the banking industry through a differentiated mobile-first consumer experience.

Teens and families love our product. We eclipsed 1 million customers in just four months after launch and have now crossed 2 million customers in our first 9 months on the market. 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 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 or verticals 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 the Head of Design, Product and Engineering leaders 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.

Qualifications

  • 8+ years demonstrated experience with end-to-end (hybrid UX and UI) product design in a product company.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to clearly articulate your design decisions and collaborate with cross functional leadership.
  • 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) with a deep understanding of platform guidelines and best practices.
  • Must have a portfolio featuring examples of design work.

Working at Step

  • Competitive salary based on experience, with full medical and dental benefits 💸
  • High potential for growth 📈
  • Stock in an early-stage startup 🤩
  • Flexible WFH and vacation policy 🏝
  • Employee referral program 👯‍♀️👯
  • Monthly stipend for Step Card testing ☕️
  • 401K plan 💪🏻

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