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Product Design Lead






New York City, NY, US


Want to help people get the financial protection they need — and feel confident in their choices? Policygenius is a NYC-based tech startup that makes it easy to compare and buy insurance online. Since 2014, we’ve raised over $52 million of venture capital, established ourselves as a pioneer in Fintech and helped more than 4.5 million people get vital coverage for their families.

We're rapidly growing and looking for people with grit, great attitudes and creative problem-solving skills to join our powerhouse team. Come see why we were voted one of INC's best workplaces of 2018!

Product Design at Policygenius

At Policygenius we’re fortunate to have founders and team leadership that recognize design as our primary problem-solving tool--not just a method for producing attractive interfaces. This means no thankless slogs trying to get support on major design/product projects. We’re all aware that our task is to reshape the way real people make informed decisions about their safety nets, and that design plays a major role in those journeys.

You will...

  • Report to the Chief Design Officer and partner with product leaders to shape product requirements, usher them into reality, and improve the Pg design language along the way
  • Own product design, end-to-end, from research and ideation, through execution
  • Lead project work with autonomy and authority, facilitating cross-team workshops to achieve the best possible solutions
  • Sit next to and work with engineering leads and PMs daily, fulfilling our "no surprises" mantra
  • Plan and conduct user research and testing (generative and evaluative)
  • Rapidly produce concepts and prototypes; knowing when to harness the appropriate fidelity
  • Play a hands-on coaching role (60% IC / 40% mentor) ranging from sole designer on a project to being the design lead on larger initiatives (with teams of 2-3 designers)

You are...

  • A product designer with 7+ years of experience shaping complex products
  • Of the belief that design should be a primary tool for problem-solving
  • Excited to tackle a monster, consumer-facing challenge being experienced by millions everyday
  • Significantly experienced in two of the three main product design disciplines: UI - UX - User Research
  • Experienced leading designers, and delivering feedback to help their designs hit the mark
  • Comfortable taking the wheel to tackle complex and ambiguous problems
  • Excited to shape and promote our design culture here at Policygenius and looking to have one of those Lady & The Tramp spaghetti moments with your next employer

You'll get...

  • Company-paid health, dental, vision, life & disability insurance
  • 401(k) plan, FSA & commuter benefits
  • Flexible PTO
  • Training, mentorship and coaching from leadership
  • The opportunity to grow alongside a company shaking up a big, old-fashioned industry
  • Fun, diverse, open-minded coworkers
  • Dog companionship
  • Some fun surprises when you join… (Shhh… It’s a secret!)

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