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Product Design Lead

New York
Posted: 24/05/2023

$130K - $165K / Year


Hi, we're Brigit! A holistic financial health company helping every American build a brighter financial future. With a business model that is aligned with our customers, we create transparent, fair, and simple financial products that put money back in the hands of our members, help them spend wisely, avoid unfair fees and build their credit quickly. We're backed by leading VC's including Lightspeed Venture Partners and DCM, a number of the world's most influential social impact investors like Flourish and Sound, and several mission driven celebrity investors like Kevin Durant and Ashton Kutcher! If autonomy, ownership, and having meaningful input at the company you work for is important to you, come join our growing team!

Brigit is doing innovative and exciting work, but don't just take our word for it, our work is being recognized by others:

Built In's 2023 Best Startups to Work For In New York City Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies of 2022 Forbes Fintech 50 2022
Business Insider's Most Promising Consumer Startups 2022

Role Overview:

Brigit is looking for an experienced and accomplished Product Design Lead to join our team and help shape the future of our products. As the Product Design Lead reporting directly to our VP of Product, you will be responsible for setting the design and user experience direction across all products, including web and mobile applications.

This is a critical role working closely with product and engineering leadership to set and drive our product roadmap forward while mentoring and guiding a team of designers. This is a great opportunity for an experienced product designer looking to further their career in design leadership.

*This role will be hybrid (2-3 days per week onsite), based out of our NYC office in Flatiron.

What you'll be doing:

Partner with product and engineering leadership, shape the processes and structures by which Brigit's product is designed, built, and released and help create a product vision and roadmap

Serve as the primary voice on design systems, guidelines, and best practices to ensure consistency and scalability across all products

You'll spend 40% of your time on “product design lead responsibilities” including running design sprints, critiques, design ops, and retros

You'll spend 60% of your time as an individual contributor on one of our cross-functional product teams alongside a product manager, software engineers, and others

Establish and nurture a culture of collaboration, creativity and innovation within the design team

Work closely with stakeholders to understand business goals and user needs, and translate them into effective design solutions

Stay up-to-date with the latest design trends, tools, and technologies, and incorporate them into our design process.

Conduct user research and gather feedback to inform design decisions and improve the user experience

What you have:

  • Commitment to financial wellness for everyday Americans
  • Highly empathic, leads with compassion, and is able to influence without authority
  • A proven track record of being an individual contributor. You've designed products for users and you've worked with cross-functional teams in an agile environment to launch them.
  • 5+ years combined experience in product design focused roles
  • 2+ years of experience working on a consumer (B2C) focused product required
  • 1+ years of experience in a design lead role required. You've helped guide other designers and been responsible for design systems, guidelines, and best practices.
  • You are opinionated about product design direction and are relentless about improving the experience
  • Expertise with Figma and all aspects of the B2C product lifecycle required
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams

The anticipated annual base salary for this position is $130,000 - $165,000. This range does not include any other compensation components or other benefits for which an individual may be eligible. The actual base salary offered depends on a variety of factors, which may include as applicable, the qualifications of the individual applicant for the position, years of relevant experience, specific and unique skills, level of education attained, certifications or other professional licenses held, and the location in which the applicant lives and/or from which they will be performing the job.

Our Benefits & Team:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance Equity participation
  • Flexible PTO Policy
  • 401k planPaid Parental Leave
  • Monthly reimbursements to use against wifi and cell phone bills
  • Help hard working Americans build a brighter financial future
  • High-growth company at an early stage
  • A dynamic, flexible and collaborative start-up work environment with a highly talented team

Brigit is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees without regard to race, religion, color, sex, pregnancy (including breast feeding and related medical conditions), national origin, citizenship status, uniform service member status, age, genetic information, disability, or any other protected status in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.