Senior Product Designer, Design Systems & Core Exp...

Job description

Dave is one of the leading US neobanks and a pioneer in financial services, using disruptive technology to provide best in class banking services to millions of members at a fraction of the cost compared to incumbents. The anchor of our banking value proposition, ExtraCash, provides up to $500 of short term, interest free advances to members within minutes of joining. The speed to value, access and pricing of ExtraCash compared to traditional overdraft sets us apart from incumbents and is a key to our strategy to efficiently acquire transacting Dave debit card members.

We are building a high quality, high performing Design team at Dave. Our team possesses a profound sense of empathy and a relentless drive to positively affect our users’ lives at scale. If you’re inherently curious, dedicated to collaborative work, and passionate about personal and professional development, then you’ll find your fit with us. This is an opportunity to be an integral part of shaping our design culture while fulfilling the needs of our trusted members.

Quality and design excellence are top priorities, especially as we broaden our product offering. Our Design team is a dynamic ensemble of Product Design, Content, Systems and Operations. The Design Systems Designer is a key player in connecting the visual and interactive dots across our suite of products via shared libraries, components, color and typography. In short, this position oversees the necessary elements required to create intentional, accessible and scalable experiences.

What you'll do:

  • 75% Design Systems Designer, 25% Product Designer working across our Credit, Banking, Growth, and Internal Tooling products
  • Produce and maintain styles, components and patterns that enable your fellow product designers and front-end engineers to ship more effectively and efficiently
  • Build upon existing foundational component libraries and establish best practices for contribution and implementation
  • Review your peers’ design files and provide recommendations that adhere to design systems compliance
  • Communicate design concepts through high-fidelity designs and prototypes
  • Provide guidelines and documentation to educate designers and engineers on the application of the system. Drive adoption and promote systems advocacy
  • Partner with Product and Engineering leaders to drive influence and inclusion of the design system across our Product Development Lifecycl
  • Act as the design systems ambassador. Socialize design decisions to Product Design, Brand Design, Engineering and Product
  • Design with a platform-first approach, crafting high quality solutions that are accessible, scalable and member-centric
  • Spend time working across our core products as needed, to gain product knowledge, execute on impactful designs and incorporate our design systems holistically
  • Ideate and drive roadmap initiatives, in parallel with steering the maturation of the system. Self-starter who is motivated by all things systems related

What you'll need:

  • 6+ years Product Design experience in financial services or other relevant consumer product design domain
  • 2+ years Design Systems specific experience, knowledge of basic development practices
  • Practical experience shipping real products that solve real problems for real people
  • Experience building components within Figma, bonus points for design tokens.
  • A strong portfolio of product design and design systems work, including designs that showcase both an ability to think in scalable systems, and a solid understanding of key graphic design principles (hierarchy/layout, color, and typography)
  • Experience creating new visual directions, including color theory and typography
  • An ability and passion to think and design in scalable systems
  • Strong communication skills and ability to break down complex problems into easy to understand ways
  • A knack for explaining concepts to both peers and upper management
  • To find excitement in putting our members first into everything we do at Dave

$138,000 - $222,000 a year

Dave has established a nationally applicable pay program that recognizes that regardless of where Daves choose to live, their time and effort is of equal value to the company. As such we utilize base salary ranges that are intended to be competitive in all markets and do not differentiate pay based on employee work location.

Don’t let imposter syndrome get in your way of an incredible opportunity. We’re looking for people who can help us achieve our mission and vision, not just check off the boxes. If you’re excited about this role, we encourage you to apply. You may just be the right candidate for this or other roles.

Why you’ll love working here:

At Dave, our people are just as important as our product. Our culture is a reflection of our values that guide who we are, how we work, and what we aspire to be. Daves are member centric, helpful, transparent, persistent, and better together. We strive to create an environment where all Daves feel valued, heard, and empowered to do their best work. As a virtual first company, team members can live and work anywhere in the United States, with the exception of Hawaii.

A few of our benefits & perks :

  • Opportunity to tackle tough challenges, learn and grow from fellow top talent, and help millions of people reach their personal financial goals
  • Flexible hours and virtual first work culture with a home office stipend
  • Premium Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance plans
  • Generous paid parental and caregiver leave
  • 401(k) savings plan with matching contributions
  • Financial advisor and financial wellness support
  • Flexible PTO and generous company holidays, including Juneteenth and Winter Break
  • All-company in-person events once or twice a year and virtual events throughout to connect with your team members and leadership team

Dave Operating LLC is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and is dedicated to cultivating a diverse and inclusive workplace. We will consider for employment all qualified applicants and do not discriminate on any basis protected by federal, state, or local law, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance relating to an applicant's criminal history.

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