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Senior Product Designer, Banking and Automated Savings

Company: Wealthfront
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

About the roleWealthfront is looking for a senior product designer to lead projects that automate the chores of managing your finances day to day and make saving effortless. If you're like most people, you spend a fair amount of time shuffling money around between accounts to make sure your bills are covered and hopefully putting some of your money to work for you by saving or investing. Imagine having your paycheck automatically distributed when you get it"bills paid, the money you need for spending set aside, and your savings put to work for you. Building towards this vision requires solving some very challenging design problems such as building trust in automated services and allowing people to delegate critical tasks while staying in control of the core decisions they are making. Many of these problems have never been solved before, and so we spend a lot of our time inventing new solutions and drawing inspiration from analogous experiences far outside of finance (think self-driving cars and surgical robots). This is why design plays a core strategic role at Wealthfront. It's also where you come in. You'll focus on projects that streamline how people save, pay their bills, and move money around between their accounts by putting people in control of what matters to them and automating what doesn't. This requires building a deep understanding of how people think about their finances, and how to craft elegant interactions with complex decisions. Your work will have a large impact on shaping the core experience people have managing their finances through Wealthfront and will be a key part of our strategy for growing the company. You'll work with a high-performing cross-functional team with deep expertise in Product, Engineering, and Marketing. Success in this role requires a healthy balance of excellence in craft as well as product vision.Our automated banking projects are one of the main ways of realizing our vision to optimize and automate all of life's finances, something we call Self-Driving Money. If this gets you excited, we want to hear from you!Design at WealthfrontUnlike many companies where designers are trained to make incremental changes and work through a chain of hierarchy to advocate for bold new ideas, designers at Wealthfront are expected to be innovative, creative and strategic, because design is critical to realizing our vision. Designers are expected to define problems, new opportunities and solutions that are deeply rooted in human psychology and behavior as well as a sound understanding of our technology and business, all in very tight collaboration with engineers, product managers, researchers and data scientists. In an environment where we're making big bets, and innovation is encouraged, we embrace failure and care much more about the magnitude of success versus percentage of times we are successful. And unlike many organizations, design is an equal partner to engineering and product and plays an important role in the executive staff that collectively make all critical strategic decisions.We're open to this role being remote if we find an ideal fit.ResponsibilitiesLead design projects across the product development lifecycle"from initial exploration and definition through to shippingPartner with product managers and engineers to make product and design decisions and clearly articulate trade-offs Collaborate with broader design team to share feedback and elevate overall product quality Collaborate with research teams to identify new opportunities, build and test hypotheses and refine user experience decisionsQualifications3+ years of experience in a product design role in consumer techExperience working across the product development lifecycle and successfully shipping productsExperience turning complex problems into simple and engaging customer experiences for web and mobileDemonstrated ability to plan, manage, and drive projects from beginning to endExperience with using data to inform design decisionsExcellent written and verbal communication skillsPalo Alto, CA (Open to US-based Remote) /Design /Full-timeSDL2017

Keywords: Wealthfront, Palo Alto , Senior Product Designer, Banking and Automated Savings, Other , Palo Alto, California

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