M1

Senior Product Designer - Contract

Job description

Who we are

M1 helps clients build and protect their wealth, day to day and for the long term. Our self-directed platform allows users to invest, borrow, spend and save in one place, using automation to power each user's unique personal strategy. Hundreds of thousands of clients trust us with over $6 billion in assets. As the Finance Super App™, we empower clients' financial well-being through automated investing tools, industry-leading APY on high-yield savings accounts, paperwork-free margin loans, low-cost personal loans, and high cash back credit card rewards that can be automatically re-invested into your M1 portfolio.

Our vision is to create a digital private banking experience, making the tools and services of the ultra-wealthy accessible with the click of a button. We've been named a top app for investors including 2023 Best for Low Costs and Best for Sophisticated Investors by Investopedia, 2023 Best Investment App for Porfilio Customization by Insider and one of the best Roth IRAs by Fortune. We have over 60,000 five-star reviews on the Apple App Store and Google Play.

As a fast-growing fintech company, we're looking for talented and smart individuals who are excited about rethinking what's possible with personal finance, invested in their personal and professional growth, and eager to take ownership of their work. Our award-winning workplace culture has been recognized by Inc. (Best Workplaces 2022), Built In Chicago (2022 and 2023 Best Places to Work in Chicago), CB Insights (Top Fintech Companies of 2021), and the Chicago Tribune (2021 Top Workplace).

We mean it when we say, M1 is yours to build.

M1 is a remote forward organization and at this time is only able to hire in the following states: CO, FL, GA, IL, IN, MN, NJ, NY, PN, TX, UT,VA, OR, WA.

What we're looking for

We're looking for a passionate problem solver who nerds out on all things finance and design. You have a high bar for quality craftsmanship down to the smallest detail, and love to regularly share your designs and your knowledge with other team members. This role will be a great fit if you're a super motivated and curious user experience expert who thrives in a fast-paced, highly collaborative environment where you have ownership over designing innovative and well-crafted solutions that drive the best possible outcomes for our clients. This is a 2 – 3 month contract role.

What you'll do

  • Explore and define undefined problem spaces and optimize existing ones across the M1 platform, taking full ownership of your end-to-end design solution from idea to shipping to post-launch optimizations.
  • Connect with clients to listen, observe and turn their feedback into insights and ideas that drive the best outcomes.
  • Rapidly think through different design approaches and communicate what you believe is the best direction and why.
  • Move into detailed ­­workflows and interactions as solutions solidify, bringing your ideas to life through sketches, user flows, wireframes, prototypes and hi-fidelity visual design.
  • Collaborate with a tight-knit, cross-functional team throughout your design process to arrive at data-informed solutions for all platforms (web, iOS, Android).
  • Drive alignment across stakeholders via effective communication, measurement, organization, and leadership.
  • Help level up the quality and consistency of our product experience, and be a voice in improving our team's design processes and operations.

Your qualifications

  • 7+ years designing exceptional consumer products with a portfolio that showcases your ability to move fluidly between user research, UX, UI and visual design.
  • An obsession for deeply understanding business and customer needs, and the ability to translate those needs into intuitive product experiences.
  • A proven track record of strategic thinking that shows consistent intelligent design decisions and that highlights your ability to collaborate with Product Management and Engineering to ship products that have made a measurable impact.
  • A thorough understanding of responsive web design, iOS and Android platforms, UI component libraries, living design systems and modern browser technologies.
  • Experience using Figma.
  • A strong passion for elegant, practical design and continual optimization.
  • Basic knowledge of and interest in investing and personal finance.
  • Applications without a portfolio will not be considered.

M1's Commitment to Diversity

M1 is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate different experiences and we're committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) at all levels of the company. Women, minorities, veterans, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. With our DEIB Council and six Employee Resource Groups (AAPI@M1, Black@M1, Mental Health@M1, Pride@M1, SomosM1, and Women@M1), M1 employees and leaders set aside company time to tackle DEIB projects and achieve goals every quarter.

Our Values

Our team embodies our ten core principles and if these principles speak to you – we'd love to talk with you.

  • Mission Driven - We know that financial well-being has a dramatic impact on an individual's quality of life. We are passionate about helping people in this domain.
  • Extreme Ownership - We are responsible for the results to our clients, teammates, and shareholders. We own everything in our domain that affects these results.
  • Boldness - Thinking small is a self-fulfilling prophecy. Thinking big inspire results. We would rather fail at the meaningful than succeed at the trivial.
  • Ruthless Prioritization - We want to do more than we possibly can. We must be disciplined on how to use our precious money, people, and time. That means saying no to a lot of good ideas so we can focus on the most important thing.
  • Integrity - We do the right thing. This trust must never be broken.
  • Effectiveness - We do what's needed to deliver the intended results. Whether that requires disciplined process or scrappy implementation, we find a way.
  • Team Oriented - We work collaboratively to achieve more. We respect, trust, and support one another.
  • Transparency - We use simple and clear communication to share information so that people have the context to make good decisions.
  • Make Forward Progress - Something is better than nothing. We make incremental improvements on our path towards perfection. Crawl, walk, run, and then sprint.
  • Resiliency - We understand that any big goal comes with ambiguity, change, and setbacks. We adapt and keep going.

Our Perks

  • Competitive Pay and Stock Options
  • Comprehensive health, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance
  • Retirement benefit with employer match
  • Unlimited PTO
  • $500 to spend on home office equipment while working from home
  • Stylish M1 swag
  • Socially distant team outings, celebrations, and events
  • Transparent and open communication with leadership
  • Office in the Loop with a Game Room and Gym
  • Access to employee workshops and training about financial literacy, empathy and mental health, professional development, and more
  • Free subscription to Insight Timer, the world's #1 meditation app for sleep, stress, and anxiety

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