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Sr. Director, Product Design



Product, Design
New York, NY, USA · Seattle, WA, USA · San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, March 27, 2024

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Who we are:

Shape a brighter financial future with us.

Together with our members, we’re changing the way people think about and interact with personal finance.

We’re a next-generation financial services company and national bank using innovative, mobile-first technology to help our millions of members reach their goals. The industry is going through an unprecedented transformation, and we’re at the forefront. We’re proud to come to work every day knowing that what we do has a direct impact on people’s lives, with our core values guiding us every step of the way. Join us to invest in yourself, your career, and the financial world.

The role:

As a Sr. Director of Design, you will have an opportunity to imagine the future of personal finance, drive new initiatives, set a high standard for excellence across the design organization and collaborate with a multi-disciplinary set of stakeholders and leadership. Your primary responsibility will consist of overseeing work across our financial services products. Additionally, you’ll be responsible for working well horizontally to connect opportunities across our larger product suite to ensure a cohesive member experience.

As a leader across Research & Design, you’ll also have critical responsibilities to help grow the organization through establishing best practices, coaching, mentoring and driving team building activities. You’ll often collaborate with other Research & Design leaders as well as Marketing & Brand creative leaders to cultivate a strong creative community and culture.

SoFi has achieved significant growth in a short period of time. Our ambitious plans will only continue with the addition of great talent and that starts with you. ​

What you’ll do:

Define the design strategy for our Financial Product suite. Collaborate with key partners including Product, Engineering, Business, Marketing & Ops to strategize on roadmaps and priorities with key cross-functional leaders and ensure strong design practices from concept to launch, resulting in high quality, polished launches. Model strong communication skills and ability to influence a diverse group of stakeholders. Leverage data and research investigations to build strong points of view on product direction. Collaborate directly with the Research & Design Leaders to ensure a coherent single SoFi experience, beyond your primary product & feature areas. Spearhead critical efforts in process, craft and execution. Mentor, inspire, and grow members of the larger Research & Design team.

What you’ll need:

  • 15+ years of experience successfully shipping products and features from start to finish
  • 7+ years leading teams of designers
  • Entrepreneurial mindset and passion for building a business
  • Strong ability to effectively communicate design solutions to engineering, product, marketing, business, and executive leadership
  • Expert in best practices in UX, design and information architecture across iOS, Android and responsive web.
  • Experience with current design tools (Figma, Adobe Creative Suite, etc.)
  • Strong project planning, time management, and collaboration skills
  • Understanding of how to appropriately use data analytics, user testing and research to inform and validate design decisions
  • Experience working in an Agile development environment using tools like Jira and Confluence
  • A portfolio URL or PDF to submit with the application with examples of mobile and responsive web product design

Nice to have:

  • Experience working on personal finance, banking and/or investment products
  • Experience leading teams during a company’s growth & scaling phase
  • Experience shipping high quality & beloved software applications at scale
Compensation and Benefits
The base pay range for this role is listed below. Final base pay offer will be determined based on individual factors such as the candidate’s experience, skills, and location.
To view all of our comprehensive and competitive benefits, visit our Benefits at SoFi page!
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SoFi is committed to embracing diversity. As part of this commitment, SoFi offers reasonable accommodations to candidates with physical or mental disabilities. If you need accommodations to participate in the job application or interview process, please let your recruiter know or email accommodations@sofi.com.
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