Staff Designer, (Lead) SoFi Invest

San Francisco, California


Position at SoFi

Who we are

SoFi is a digital personal finance company whose mission is to help its members achieve financial independence to realize their ambitions, whether that be to buy a house one day, start a family on their own terms or be debt free. We aim to be at the center of our members’ financial lives, and to help every member Get Their Money Right®. By joining SoFi, you’ll become part of a forward-thinking company that is transforming financial services by embracing technology to build innovative loan products, investment tools, and more. One of the fastest growing fintech companies, we’ve grown from 250 employees in 2015 to over 1,500 employees today, with over 1 million members. With offices across the US, we offer the excitement of a rapidly growing startup with the stability of a seasoned management team and some of the best talent around. As an employer, we strive to hire employees who are committed to both our company’s mission and our desire to build the best culture in the world. If you are driven, passionate about what you do, and excited about the SoFi mission, we would love to hear from you.

The role:

SoFi Invest is an investment platform that lets new investors get started with as little as $1 with no transaction fees. We believe that the key to managing your finances includes utilizing long-term and short-term investments. And doing it right in the same place as you manage your spending provides quicker money transfers and the ease of seeing your finances all in one place.  SoFi Invest aims to be a one-stop shop for all the tools our members need to get their money right through intuitive design driven by research based insights. If you have a passion for UX design and think there’s a better way to manage your money than what is currently out there, then SoFi Invest is the place for you. 

At SoFi, you’ll become part of a new kind of finance company whose ambition is to help our members achieve financial independence and reach their goals. We aim to be at the center of our members’ financial lives, and to help every member get their money right. As a company, we do this through setting ambitious goals, tackling the hard problems and innovating to dissolve boundaries between financial offerings always with the best interest of our members in mind.

As a Staff Designer, it will be your responsibility to imagine the future of personal finance, drive new initiatives, set a high standard for excellence and collaborate with a multi-disciplinary set of stakeholders. In addition, you’ll coordinate with designers from other product areas to align the larger SoFi ecosystem and be a mentor to various designers in the organization.

SoFi has achieved significant growth, with ambitious plans ahead, but to continue this growth we need great talent. And that starts with you.

What you’ll do:

  • Conceptualize, define and lead new initiatives across mobile and web platforms 

  • Collaborate closely with Research, Product Management, and Engineering partners to iterate and drive programs forward.

  • Challenge previously-established thinking patterns, drive a continual cycle of design systems iteration, and discover new ways of problem solving all while being a clear and effective communicator

  • Develop user-centered design solutions based on research, member insights, and industry best-practices

  • Present work at all levels -- from project team to executive leadership team. 

  • Collaborate with other product designers working on other projects to drive alignment and consistency across the entire user experience

What you’ll need:

  •  8+ yrs experience of experience working in product design/UX roles

  • Strong design point of view and aesthetic

  • Strong expertise in common design tools (ie Sketch, Adobe Creative Suite, InVision, etc)

  • Expertise in mobile and web UX best practices across iOS, Android and responsive web

  • Strong collaboration skills across cross-functional teams including research, product management, engineering and marketing 

  • Ability to translate user research, user needs and product data to make informed design solutions

  • Track record for delivering end to end solutions from initial concepts to measurable outcomes

  • Experience presenting work and rationale to senior leadership and advocating for user needs in the context of business and technology drivers

  • Experience working in a highly collaborative, fast-paced, agile environment using tools like Jira and Confluence

  • A portfolio URL or PDF to submit with application with examples of mobile and responsive web product design 

Nice to have:

  • Experience working on mobile-first financial products

  • Experience working on consumer engagement, growth, and social experiences

  • Experience working with remote teams and stakeholders

  • Experience translating machine learning insights and recommendations into streamlined user experiences

Why you’ll love working here

  • Competitive salary packages and bonuses

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits

  • Generous vacation and holidays

  • Paid parental leave for eligible employees

  • 401(k) and education on retirement planning

  • Tuition reimbursement on approved programs

  • Monthly contribution up to $200 to help you pay off your student loans

  • Great health & well-being benefits including: telehealth parental support, subsidized gym program

  • Employer paid lunch program (except for remote employees)

  • Fully stocked kitchen (snacks and drinks)

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records

SoFi does not seek salary history information from job applicants

SoFi provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, breastfeeding, and conditions related to breastfeeding), gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, age (40 or over), physical or medical disability, medical condition, marital status, registered domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, military and/or veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable state or federal law.

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