Sr. Product Designer - Venmo

3+ months ago‚ÄĘSan Francisco, CA

Job Description

Fueled by a fundamental belief that having access to financial services creates opportunity, PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) is committed to democratizing financial services and empowering people and businesses to join and thrive in the global economy. Our open digital payments platform gives PayPal’s 392 million active account holders the confidence to connect and transact in new and powerful ways, whether they are online, on a mobile device, in an app, or in person. Through a combination of technological innovation and strategic partnerships, PayPal creates better ways to manage and move money, and offers choice and flexibility when sending payments, paying or getting paid. Available in more than 200 markets around the world, the PayPal platform, including Braintree, Venmo and Xoom enables consumers and merchants to receive money in more than 100 currencies, withdraw funds in 56 currencies and hold balances in their PayPal accounts in 25 currencies.

ūüĎčūüŹĹ¬†¬†ūüôƬ†¬†Hi, we‚Äôre¬†the¬†Venmo Design¬†team¬†and we‚Äôre imagining¬†the future of¬†the digital wallet¬†and financial services.¬† We‚Äôre a verb and the way to¬†send and¬†spend with you friends, local¬†shops and online.¬†As a design team we love making things, so our days are spent with our heads together, pondering the right things to make and how they should work. We huddle with engineers, product managers, marketing and researchers, working closely together on projects from start to finish and turn ideas into beautiful, simple and lovable products that work well and convert.‚ÄĮ¬†In the¬†Covid era, we stay tight with daily team calls, crits and coffee hours. We¬†prototype thoughtful stories and create pixel-perfect designs that bring it all together. We design separately and¬†in small groups, teach and learn from one another and push each other to be at our creative and analytical bests. We know we're never completely done. We ship, iterate and learn from our users.¬†

What does it mean to be a Product Designer at Venmo?  To you, there's nothing more addictive than making things that matter and showing them to people. You like telling stories and it drives you nuts when the pixels don't come together to form a bigger picture with some meaning and feeling in between the lines. You’re fascinated by the social nuances and "story behind the money" of sending $$ between friends and connecting people to their local community of service providers and merchants.  You know that the phone in your pocket is inevitably changing the gears of commerce.  Your design thinking is mobile first.  You love things outside of design and can teach us neat facts about them. You have a sense of humor. 


  • Drive collaboration and vision across the company to build alignment on priorities leading to product design and execution.¬†

  • Establish experience principles and make them manifest with¬†beautiful,¬†simple, fun¬†mobile¬†app¬†experiences¬†that meet and then exceed customer¬†expectations.¬†

  • As a lead, you and¬†the¬†designers who work¬†with you,¬†will¬†take¬†projects¬†from concept to launch¬†with a¬†clear-eyed¬†view where you want to go, what you need to learn, and what you ship first.¬†You set a high bar for craft, quality, and speed and¬†inspire, share, and teach.¬†¬†

  • You share your talents and inspiration with the team and¬†drive adoption of new tools, ideas,¬†and practices.¬†

  • You love and extend our design system and seek ways to make our product and design process¬†better,¬†simpler,¬†and more fun.¬†

  • You set an example and create opportunities to foster collaboration across roles, living¬†a ‚Äúone¬†team‚Ä̬†value.¬†You build influence across Venmo through your ideas, your collaboration, and your delivery.¬†

  • You help people¬†discovery their strengths and grow in their career¬†with feedback and advice, both within Venmo and beyond.¬†You‚Äôre always open, honest, and constructive.¬†


  • 8+ years of experience in Product Design¬†working collaboratively with product, engineering, design, content,¬†and user research teams.¬†

  • Demonstrated¬†ability to deliver high-quality¬†consumer¬†experiences.¬†

  • Extensive experience developing native mobile¬†apps.¬†

  • Excellent verbal and written skills.¬†

Nice To Have: 

  • Motion design and UI prototyping in¬†ProtoPie,¬†Principle,¬†Origami,¬†After Effects¬†or Framer.¬†

  • You¬†design¬†apps that make people smile.¬†Bonus points for¬†financial, marketplace,¬†and/or social¬†experiences.¬†

  • A sense of humor (in fact, this is a requirement, now that we think about it).¬†

We're a purpose-driven company whose beliefs are the foundation for how we conduct business every day. We hold ourselves to our One Team Behaviors which demand that we hold the highest ethical standards, to empower an open and diverse workplace, and strive to treat everyone who is touched by our business with dignity and respect. Our employees challenge the status quo, ask questions, and find solutions. We want to break down barriers to financial empowerment. Join us as we change the way the world defines financial freedom.

PayPal provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, PayPal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you are unable to submit an application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at

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