Product Design Manager

Alloy.co

New York, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Web/Graphic Design/Internet
  • Post Date: 06/15/2021
  • Website: alloy.co
  • Company Address: 41 Elizabeth St #500, New York, NY, 10013

About Alloy.co

Alloy is a service for reducing false positives during the KYC process. Alloy’s API and dashboard helps financial institutions integrate multiple sources of data and custom CIP rules to both increase the number of customers that can be successfully onboarded without manual review and improve transparency and efficiency into the process.

Job Description

Alloy is a leading provider of digital identity management and supports innovative fintech companies and banks to manage KYC, AML, and other components of client onboarding. Alloy’s single API enables its client to access over 50 third party data sources in real-time to improve decision-making and streamline client experiences. We're backed by venture capital firms that have taken countless companies to IPO like Bessemer Venture Partners, Primary Venture Partners, Eniac Ventures, and others and well positioned to bring on incredibly talented individuals to help take us to the next level!

Why we’re hiring

We have a number of key features to our product that our clients interact with which requires a lot of data to surface in the most clear, helpful way possible. 

This person will play an important role during all stages of product development and help bring our product into self-service next year. They must be skilled at translating the goal of the product into a functional user experience and nurturing that experience as the product matures through different stages of the product’s life cycle.

What you’ll be doing

We are seeking a Product Design Manager with a passion for finding solutions that allow clients to intuitively use our product. The ideal candidate will be skilled at each stage of the design process but always focused on the needs of the client.

Reporting into the Director of Product, you’ll work closely with and manage our two product designers. You’ll also work with our product managers and cross-functional engineering team members while relying on both qualitative and quantitative data to make informed decisions. Help us take our product to the next level! 

Responsibilities

  • Help build out our product design team and define the long-term strategic vision for product design
  • Support the happiness and productivity of the team
  • Hold weekly 1:1's and support the professional development of team members
  • Translate client and user needs into wireframes with attention to interaction design while following style and brand guidelines
  • Prototyping and taking a product/feature from the idea stage through to launch
  • Ability to take the product’s user research and analytics data and translate into clear, simple UIs
  • Strong knowledge of current UX best practices, including user research and accessibility across web
  • Collaborate with engineers to conceptualize, document, design and develop new product concepts
  • Create mockups and work with engineers to oversee UI/UX design implementation, while also serving as an advocate for design in strategic product decisions
  • Develop comprehensive annotated design specifications and functional documentation for our engineering team
  • Work with engineering team to help develop UI pattern toolkits
  • Identify new product improvements opportunities
  • Stay up to day on current industry trends
  • Modify and revise existing designs based on internal and external client feedback
  • Work closely with engineers to suggest improvements for products and processes
  • Present product design ideas to engineering teams, users, clients and senior leadership.

What we are looking for

  • 5+ years of design experience (preferably a mix of visual and product)
  • 3+ years of management experience leading and growing a team of product designers
  • But also, a strong background in product design and comfort with hands-on design work
  • BA in Design, Computer Science, Engineering or relevant field preferred
  • Knowledge of Sketch, Zeplin, Creative Suite
  • Ideally experience working in the financial sector (not required!), or experience designing data-rich products or complex user experiences, and/or working with B2B, SaaS, APIs
  • Self-motivated, ambitious with an entrepreneurial spirit, and excited about working with a startup
  • A desire to understand how the product works, particularly the technical and strategic aspects to what we’re designing
  • Proven experience in all phases of the design process including user research, wireframing, prototyping, visual design, interaction design, and usability testing
  • Experience translating complex technical use cases into a simple-to-use self-service platform
  • An intuitive eye for client needs beyond the obvious
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to collaborate with cross-functional team members
  • A well-rounded portfolio of client work, demonstrating a strong understanding of UX 
  • Ability to effectively communicate and persuade around design concepts
  • Ability to assess tradeoffs between product and engineering; knowing when to advocate for something and when to let go
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • Available examples of your product design for us to review, if possible

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