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Lead Product Designer, Accounts

Company: Tala
Location: Santa Monica
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Tala was named one of the top 50 FinTech companies in the world. We are a financial technology company on a mission to make financial services simple, inclusive, and accessible for the doers and dreamers globally. More than 5 million people in emerging markets have borrowed through our smartphone app, which provides instant credit scoring, lending, education, and other personalized financial services. Headquartered in Santa Monica, we support the needs of our customers in Kenya, Mexico, Philippines, and India.As the Lead Product Designer (UX/UI) for Tala's Account, you will lead design strategy and execution for Tala's new product initiatives to build the future of financial services for the global emerging middle class. You will also play a critical role as a leader in Tala's growing Product Design team, contributing to our design system and partnering across teams to ensure that our new Account product fits easily into our existing experience. Finally, you will be a member of the team tasked with building a deep understanding of our customers' financial needs, defining the solutions that will solve these needs, and iterating on the experience as we launch and scale across our markets.What you'll doLead the design strategy for the new Tala Account, partnering across teams to understand our customers' needs and design simple solutions to help our customers' manage their money.Partner with cross-functional leads from Product, Insights, Marketing, Program, and Engineering to conduct resource planning, roadmap development, and OKR setting.Manage and develop a team that initially includes one designer through regular 1:1s, performance reviews, and career planningCreate amazing experiences and pixel perfect designs, working with other Product Designers, product and development teams to create and ship on a regular basis.Deliver simple and beautiful product experience, primarily in our Android native mobile app for end consumers, through design assets that include user flows, wireframes, low / high-fidelity comps, design prototypes, and design specifications.Understand qualitative and quantitative research data, business goals and requirements, and translate them into functional designs.Participate in and facilitate usability testing through prototyping (in tools like Figma, Protopie or Framer) and research efforts to ensure that all projects are driven by user needs and business outcomes.Drive initiatives to improve the Design Guild toolkit, processes, and operations to increase team efficiency and quality of outputPartner in creating and supporting the development of our design system.Advocate for best practices for usability, interaction and accessibility.Qualifications6+ years industry experience as a UI/UX Product DesignerStrong background designing B2C mobile products, with substantial Android experienceProven track record of leading design for new products, especially in growth-stage startupsA well-rounded portfolio that shows your work, aesthetics, design processes and deliverablesAbility to self-manage and keep projects moving forward against deadlines in a fast paced, dynamic environmentAbility to think high level about product strategy and vision and create solutions designed to scale and grow over time, as product functionality and content matures and as user requirements evolve.Experience with usability research, gathering requirements and rapidly translating information and insights into design experiments, solutions and artifacts (diagrams, flows, information architecture, wireframes, prototypes, usability tests, etc.)Experience building out and maintaining a Design System for complex mobile appsExperience working on cross-functional teams within Agile development cyclesDeep curiosity and cultural sensitivity, able to engage with User Research to learn about our customers through the end to end design processNice to have: digital finance experience, especially in context of developing marketsAbout TalaOur vision is to build a new financial ecosystem where everyone can participate on equal footing and access the tools they need to be financially healthy. We strongly believe that inclusion fosters innovation and we're proud to have a diverse global team that represents a multitude of backgrounds, cultures, and experience. We hire talented people regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.SDL2017

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