Senior Product Designer

Bestow

Austin, TX, US / Dallas, TX, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Web/Graphic Design/Internet
  • Post Date: 04/24/2021
  • Website: hellobestow.com
  • Company Address: 1920 McKinney Ave 7th floor, Dallas, TX, 75201

About Bestow

Bestow is an insurance technology company that builds products and software that make life insurance accessible to millions of families. In addition to its direct-to-consumer arm, Bestow provides industry-first APIs enabling partners to offer bespoke life insurance coverage to their customers with ease. Bestow is reshaping the life industry as the insurance company of the future.

Job Description

Bestow is a digital life insurance company built on full stack technology and AI. In a world in need of greater financial resilience and protection, Bestow democratizes access to smart financial products and powers some of the world’s leading consumer platforms. We are reimagining and rebuilding a 400-year-old, $7 trillion industry to create a brighter future for millions of families. And we’re just getting started.
 
The Bestow team is a diverse band of first principles thinkers on a mission to do good. We’re fortunate to be backed by leading investors and partners including Valar Ventures, NEA, 8VC and MunichRe.
 
 
Open to Austin or Dallas, TX
 
Who We're Looking For
 
We are looking for a driven, entrepreneurial-minded digital product leader who is ready to make a big impact at one of the fastest-growing tech startups in Texas. 
As a Senior Product Designer, you are an empathetic, data-informed "solutioneer." You think through worst-case-scenarios and look beyond the four walls of Bestow and life insurance to solve them. You are successful at your job when you are consistently exploring new ways to optimize and endear ourselves to users, and have the results to show for it.
Do you thrive on finding intuitive solutions to difficult challenges with a healthy mix of data and user research? Are you willing to challenge long-held industry assumptions? Do frustrating user experiences keep you up at night? If so, we'd love to hear from you.

What you can expect to work on:

      • Solve Problems. To be successful at Bestow, you should be able to solve complex, often ambiguous product problems at all phases of the product development lifecycle, including research to validation, to implementation of your solution for development.
 
      • Understand Users. Your ability to translate data, insights and user research into tangible solutions is key to doing your job as a Senior Product Designer. 
 
      • Validation of Features and Requests. You'll work closely with your Product Manager and Design Lead to vet the priority and usefulness of feature requests. Once a request is prioritized you'll design and test your proposed solution through data and user testing.
 
    • Produce Design Deliverables. Our product designers produce high-quality artifacts at every phase of the design process. These include wireframes, high-fidelity visual designs, clickable prototypes and robust design documentation. As Senior Product Designer, you'll be expected to ensure the quality of your work and help other designers maintain a high standard of work.

What You'll Need:

    • 4+ years of industry experience in digital product design
    • Passion for user-focused design
    • Strong visual and interaction design abilities and a portfolio that shows it
    • A sense of deep empathy for user problems to create elegant but practical solutions
    • Experience working in an agile development environment as well as familiarity with Lean UX  and design research
    • Initiative in identifying issues and willingness to act on opportunities in order to improve the product offeringEffective written & verbal communication and presentation skills
    • Collaboration skills across disciplines to drive change into products
    • Ability to manage and work on multiple projects concurrentlyFluent in modern design software such as Sketch, Abstract, and Figma
    • Able to quickly create robust, testable prototypes with tools such as Protopie, Axure and/or Framer X
    • Diligent file organization and management

Nice to Have:

    • A degree in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)/Product Design/Human Factors/Design or related field
    • Experience in writing CSS, HTML, and JavaScript
    • Experience building, using and maintaining a design system

What We Can Offer to You:

    • Competitive salary
    • Generous PTO
    • Flexible schedule and work/life balance
    • 100% company-paid health, dental, and vision insurance for yourself and family
    • Choose your computer setup (Mac or PC)
    • Office snacks and weekly team breakfast tacos and lunches
    • Team building events and activities
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. 
 
Bestow does not sponsor applicants for work visas at this time.

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