Lead Product Designer
Engagement, Remote, US
Confirmed live in the last 24 hours
Earnest

201-500 employees

FinTech lender specializing in affordable education finance
Company Overview
Earnest is a fintech lender that stands out for its commitment to making higher education affordable, offering lending products that help individuals manage and reduce student debt. The company's remote-first culture is dynamic and value-driven, focusing on customer satisfaction, continuous improvement, speed, passion for challenges, and teamwork. In addition to a diverse and inclusive work environment, Earnest provides competitive incentives such as a $1,000 travel perk, a generous PTO policy, an annual office stipend, and more, making it an attractive place to work.
Financial Services

Company Stage

N/A

Total Funding

$696.3M

Founded

2013

Headquarters

San Francisco, California

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

-1%

1 year growth

0%

2 year growth

5%
Locations
Remote in USA
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
Desired Skills
UI/UX Design
Communications
Figma
CategoriesNew
UI/UX & Design
Requirements
  • 6+ years of designing web-based products, with experience with UX and UI
  • High proficiency in Figma
  • Familiarity with other UX/UI software for creating flows, prototypes
  • Experience managing designers and/or servicing as a project lead
  • Excellent verbal and communication skills
  • Excellent analytical skills to break down and solve complex problems
  • Proven ability to collaborate cross-functionally
  • Design discovery (user research, competitive research)
  • Deep user empathy around complex/emotional categories
Responsibilities
  • Set and execute a vision for an end to end user journey starting on Going Merry ending with Earnest products
  • Manage a team of two ICs, maintaining and elevating their craft
  • Form close strategic partnerships with the General Manager and Group Product Manager of Going Merry
  • Lead design initiatives for web and print, strategize design vision and goals, and collaborate with teams across Product Management, Engineering, and Research to define product solutions and improve business efficiency
  • Focus on user-centric design solutions, leveraging research and data to meet user and business needs, prioritize design resources, and ideate new product features in collaboration with cross-functional teams
  • Formulate strategic insights and strategies for UX development, design high-level user flows for complex products, and create versatile design processes, features, and components
  • Understand and integrate business and technical requirements, working cross-functionally within and outside the product team to develop innovative features
  • Design versatile processes, features, and components for cross-product use, create UI components for product flows, and contribute to the Earnest design system, ensuring alignment with engineering specifications
  • Collaborate closely with Design Leadership to expand the team and enhance design processes
  • Effectively communicate design strategy across the company, including to executives, and present ideas and work to teams, while managing and mentoring junior design team members and leading workshops and brainstorming sessions