Senior UX/UI Designer

CommonBond is building the leading values-driven, customer-centric financial services company and is looking for people who want to help our company grow. Our mission starts by tackling the broken student lending market and changing the way people think about student loans. We accomplish this with lower interest rates for our borrowers, a state-of-the art technology platform, and high-touch customer service. Additionally, our 1-for-1 model is the first of its kind in financial services: for every degree fully funded on the CommonBond platform, we fund the education of a child in need for a full year through a partnership with Pencils of Promise. We are backed by great investors, have a killer team, and are growing rapidly!

As a senior member of the CommonBond product design team, you’ll have the chance to lead the design process from user research through to pixel-perfect implementation across a broad suite of financial products. Always with an eye on the big picture goals of the company, you’ll be responsible for leading discovery efforts to identify usability issues, then iteratively designing solutions that elegantly find the balance between solving user goals and meeting business objectives. 
 
The ideal candidate will successfully pair empathy and curiosity to dig into user behavior through quantitative data analysis and qualitative user research to uncover opportunities for improvement. In an agile startup environment, the ability to successfully communicate and collaborate with various stakeholders from product managers and engineers, to legal and compliance is a must. 

Desired Qualifications

Minimum qualifications:

  • 5-7yrs of experience
  • Experience identifying opportunities for and rigorously documenting user research and usability tests, then translating insights into thoughtfully designed solutions
  • A history of bias towards action. Just getting things done.
  • The ability to leverage lower fidelities for rapid ideation and iteration through sketching and prototyping
  • Experience distilling complex systems into cogent user flows and wireframes
  • Experience designing responsive applications across desktop, tablet, and mobile
  • A desire to work cross-functionally, incorporating the expertise of diverse stakeholders into design solutions
  • A high level of effective communication (verbal, written, and visual)
  • The ability to contribute to and maintain a consistent style guide
  • A portfolio that demonstrates a high level of craft, including clean, simple, and intuitive visual designs and interaction patterns
  • Tools: Balsamiq, Sketch, Adobe Creative Suite, InVision, Framer, Zeplin

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience working at a startup
  • Experience working in Fin/Tech
  • Working knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Experience with interaction or motion design
  • Experience with data analytics

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