Product Design Lead
Posted on 9/26/2023
Charlotte, NC, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Data Analysis
Product Design
UI/UX Design
UI/UX & Design
  • 7-10+ years of experience building and shipping technology products at scale: web apps and/or mobile apps, at least 5 of which need to be in Product Design
  • Deep understanding of user-centered design methods related to digital products
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment guided by agile principles
  • Expert with using Figma for designing and prototyping software
  • Experience working with user testing software and services
  • Experience developing and evolving design systems
  • Systems thinking, problem-solving abilities, and critical thinking skills required
  • Possess strong verbal and written communication skills, whether in one-on-one or group situations. Communicates complex ideas, goals, and problems in a way that is accessible even to those unfamiliar with the project
  • Strong sense of ownership and a "whatever it takes" attitude toward getting stuff done
  • Comfort with ambiguity and an instinct for moving quickly
  • A strong growth mindset, unwavering grit, and an appetite for being constantly pushed beyond your comfort zone
  • An ability to make difficult choices and to say "no" when necessary
  • Proactive, entrepreneurial style; eager to take initiative in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Organize and contribute to DebtBook's pattern libraries. Strong understanding of aesthetics and usability
  • Collaborate with other members of the product design to create a shared approach to solving challenges that affect different product areas
  • Lead design research, product usability studies, brainstorming, and prototyping internally and externally with prospects and customers
  • Demonstrate fluency with design and interaction principles
  • Work closely with developers, stakeholders, QA, analytics, and other product team members to realize and explore the product vision. Foster and develop the design sensibilities of the broader team through your work
  • Actively seek feedback from team members, stakeholders, and end-users, sharing work early and often to seek out constructive feedback from stakeholders, then filter and prioritize all inputs
  • Balance existing visual and UX patterns with platform-specific patterns to ensure a consistent, intuitive experience
  • Identify and flag instances where existing patterns break down in any of DebtBook's products. When diverging from established patterns, identify, document, and socialize new patterns amongst the Product Engineering team
  • Build a deep understanding of customers. Identify opportunities for research, and select appropriate research methods. Lead synthesis of results. Communicate results to team members and broader if necessary
  • Take a leadership role in cross-discipline initiatives, bringing a design voice to the conversation and building trust between the product team and other disciplines
  • Require little/no supervision outside of direction for changes in the overall strategy. Identify opportunities beyond the product roadmap and work with other team members to prioritize new design-driven opportunities to improve or enhance our UX or make business impact
  • Prioritize universal and accessible design practices, building exceptional users of all abilities and devices
Desired Qualifications
  • Knowledge of finance, accounting, government, or other similar industry areas is a plus