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Sr. Product Designer (Remote)

Empower

Empower

Product, Design
United States · Remote
Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2024
EMPOWER OVERVIEW
Empower is a high-growth financial technology company on a mission to expand access to fair credit to give anyone in the world the opportunity to improve their financial security and mobility. We dream up and launch one-of-a-kind features that help our members get money instantly whenever they need it, save for the future, and rewrite their financial story. Our members see Empower Cash Advance as a life-saver, Empower Automatic Savings as a game-changer, and the new Empower Thrive line of credit as a lifeline to low-cost borrowing and the only practical path to building good credit.
Empower is backed by Sequoia Capital, Blisce, and Icon Ventures. Are we the next great place to grow your impact and accelerate your career? We think so:
Inc. ranked Empower #56 in the 2023 Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the US (#55 in 2022). Forbes put Empower on its 2023 list of America's Best Startup Employers. Fast Company recognized the new Empower Thrive line of credit in their 2022 list of the Next Big Things in Tech.
THE EMPOWER WAY
Great Expectations: We come up with bold, audacious goals for ourselves and go all out for impact
Owner Mindset: We give every employee latitude to act independently, make smart choices, and move the business forward
Spirited Debate: We love skeptics and seek counter opinions to challenge our personal assumptions and expand our view
Customer Obsession: We listen to understand, empathize, and create a memorable, rewarding experience for our community
Inclusive Collaboration: We believe diverse teams make the best decisions, and we strive to give diverse voices a seat at the table
No Jerks Allowed: We value our relationships and take the time to build trust and connection and communicate respectfully
WHAT EMPOWER OFFERS
Competitive salary
Generous equity package
Full healthcare and dental benefits
Technology expense reimbursement
Work from anywhere
JOB DESCRIPTION
As a Senior Product Designer at Empower, you’ll be integral to the entire design process. Our Product Designers are customer-centric and collaborate closely with other designers, product managers, and engineers to bring innovative ideas to life, ensuring our products positively impact our customers’ financial lives.
Successful Senior Product Designers are ambitious and relentlessly pursue excellence. Design thinking is at the core of their creative process. They push boundaries and innovate, applying design thinking principles to solve complex problems and create user-centered solutions. This involves empathizing with users, defining clear and actionable insights, ideating on potential solutions, prototyping, and rigorously testing their designs to ensure they meet the highest standards. Their ambition drives them to continuously improve and refine their skills, staying ahead of industry trends and delivering exceptional value through thoughtful, well-crafted design.
Empower is a remote-first company. We drive connectivity through regular company offsites. Travel for company offsites is expected at a minimum 2 times a year.

Qualifications

  • 4-5+ years of work experience in product design, visual design, UI/UX and mobile app design
  • Own design projects across the entire product lifecycle and iterations that follow
  • Work closely with our product, engineering, and ops teams to find visually appealing and practical solutions to business problems
  • Influence and help shape the design culture at Empower
  • Strong customer empathy and experience shaping product’s User Experience and execution based on customer needs
  • Strong strategic thinking, problem-solving, and logical structuring abilities
  • An excellent portfolio that demonstrates love and care for their craft (Please submit your portfolio)
  • Proven experience building high-quality consumer-facing mobile products
  • Experience quickly iterating and building prototypes
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Expert level skills in Figma or Sketch
  • Relevant fintech experience is a plus
At Empower, we hire for people that push themselves to understand others and seek out ways to challenge their personal assumptions. Our hope is that by fostering such an environment, we strengthen our business and relationships by putting people first. We are committed to building a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workspace where everyone (regardless of age, education, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or any personal characteristics) feels like they belong. Even if your experience doesn’t exactly match up to our job description, you should feel empowered to apply regardless!