Senior Product Design Manager

Nerdwallet San Francisco , CA 94118

Posted 4 months ago

NerdWallet aims to make personal finance refreshingly simple, helpful, and human. To do this, were seeking a highly experienced Senior Product Design Manager to join our incredibly talented Design and User Experience team (D&UX) comprised of designers, researchers, and content strategists to lead our Core Team.
Our Core Team focuses on the aspects of our experience that are naturally holistic in nature and address the question of what is our overall brand journey? Tactically this group addresses initiatives like site architecture, authentication, search, user profiles, and settings. This group is also responsible for the ongoing development of our design system.
As a qualified candidate, you over-index on people management, structured thinking, and problem-solving skills. Youre a natural leader, powerful systems-level design thinker, a fierce advocate for the user and a strategic partner to Product and Engineering. Youre known for your ability to provide leadership, direction, and mentorship leaning in to solve complex challenges, lead holistic thinking (across diverse products, platforms, and devices) and ensure teams are solving the right problems with the right solutions. This hire must be excited by, and highly successful at, building influence across the organization helping to drive key decisions that will shape the future of NerdWallet.
This role reports into the VP of Design and User Experience.
Where you can make an impact:
Mentor and manage a team of UX designers. This includes prioritizing work, defining clear goals, and creating a culture of continuous learning through sharpening skill-sets and elevating work with insightful/actionable feedback.
Facilitate and promote collaboration with Product, Brand, Copy, Research, and other cross-functional leaders to push boundaries, influence strategy and quarterly roadmaps and have a strong impact on product execution and quality.
Pay close attention to and continually iterate on teams execution process consistently improving design quality, speed, and collaboration through efficiency and attention to craft.
Relentlessly advocate and communicate your areas vision to the wider D&UX team, cross-functional product teams and senior leadership.
Partner closely with the Brand Studio team to ensure our product experiences are deeply seeped in our brand expression and personality.
You are:
An authentic, empathetic, and inspiring leader.
Highly collaborative: You strive to partner cross-functionally to build the very best product/user experiences.
A strong communicator and problem solver: You manage up, down, and sideways.
Always thinking about product strategy and vision (not just how it should look but what we should build).
Extremely data-driven: You rely on research insights and data to inform strategy, design decisions, and roadmaps
A great storyteller: You have an excellent content hierarchy, communication and presentation skills.
At home (and thrive!) in an environment of fast feedback loops and a mindset of rapid prototyping and iteration.
Empathetic to Engineering's technical constraints and Product's business objectives, and are comfortable navigating UX tradeoffs with these cross-functional partners.
Massively experienced in building and shipping web and/or mobile product.
Your experience:
10+ years in UX design experience
5+ years of experience managing and leading design teams
Bonus points: stellar visual design chops
What we offer:

Competitive compensation package
401(k) with company match
100% paid premiums for medical, dental and vision for employee and their dependents
Paid maternity and paternity leave
Commuter, gym and cell phone stipend
$500 enrichment stipend towards learning and development for your role
Catered lunches daily, free dinner, and kitchens stocked full of snacks
Onsite coffee bar with baristas
Company happy hours, social events and outings
Generous, flexible vacation

NerdWallet is committed to pursuing and hiring a diverse workforce and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of any characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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