UX Product Design Lead

Technical Systems Petaluma, California


Ygrene Energy Fund is looking for a Product Design Lead (UX / UI) to shape and build the visual representation and communication of Ygrene’s mission. From customer-facing applications to internal dashboards, you will create an industry-leading lending platform. We are looking for a Design Lead with expert presentation and communication skills and a strong background in applying theoretical knowledge to real world service design challenges. This person will contribute across the project life cycle as a researcher, strategist, and visual designer in order to uncover insights and drive the future of how Ygrene helps customers achieve their goals.

Product Design Lead Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Shape the user experience and visual direction for Ygrene.
  • Drive and lead design, strategy, and initiatives for optimum customer experience from
  • prototypes to high fidelity final UI mock-ups.
  • Act as key contributor for any new product initiatives.
  • Design or guide the direction of user experiences.
  • Determine needs and abilities of Ygrene users. 
  • Lead design patterns and elements.
  • Assess user feedback.
  • Work with project managers, marketers, and others to make sure the entire customer
  • experience is purposeful and unified.
  • Work within an existing design language and help improve it over time.
  • Design products and manage throughout the design cycle.
  • Start with low-fidelity ideas, present to a cross-functional team, consider all
  • perspectives, and iterate until final agreement.
  • Create the final hi-fidelity UI mock-ups for the engineering team.
  • Work with the engineers to oversee the implementation across all devices, applications
  • and users.
  • Possess the ability to give and receive candid feedback. Channel that feedback into a
  • better version of the product.
  • Clearly communicate and promote your ideas.
  • Design innovative solutions for problems with various constraints and adapt to changes.
  • Work to continuously refine and improve the team’s design process.
  • Translate business requirements into concepts and elegant user experiences.
  • Design new products and features.
  • Improve and revamp the design on existing products.
  • Mentor and guide the work of other designers on the team.

Product Design Lead Skills & Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in Design or a related field.
  • Solid understanding of product design, UX, and information architecture.
  • Refined sense of visual design and aesthetics and how they relate to UI and UX.
  • Exceptional visual, interaction, production design skills to create wireframes that
  • communicate user workflows.
  • 4+ years of experience designing digital experiences and interactive design.
  • A solid portfolio showing your design work. We will only consider applications with a portfolio.
  • Experience with a variety of product design tools like Sketch, Invision, Zeplin, Abstract.
  • Experience with Material Design (https://material.io/design/)
  • Willingness to learn or introduce new ones as necessary.
  • Ability to work within Ygrene's visual style and improve upon it.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to articulate ideas and concepts to
  • internal stakeholders and customers as well as receive feedback on designs.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and set realistic stakeholder expectations.
  • Experience designing products in a SaaS platform for B2B/B2C
  • Attention to detail in designing experiences, ability to think through different user
  • scenarios
  • An outstanding portfolio showcasing a foundation in solving business problems and
  • design fundamentals like interaction, visual design, typography and idea generation
  • Motivated, self-confident, and a valued team player as well as able to initiate and work independently