We are a growing, passionate and collaborative product design team. As a Product Design Director,  you will play a leading role is directing and shaping the product design experience here at NerdWallet. You will utilize your full range of skills from team management, mobile and interaction design, web design, design thinking, applying design systems and creating design processes. You are an inspiring leader, team player, coach and optimistic person who sees potential wherever you turn. This position is full-time and based in San Francisco.

How you can make an impact:

  • Play a leading role in shaping the Product Design team by recruiting extraordinary talent
  • Foster an environment of excellence by managing a team of product designers and enabling their best work
  • Contribute to high-level strategic decisions with the rest of the Design & User Experience leadership and other product owners
  • Work with the department leadership to translate corporate strategies and priorities into product design opportunities and initiatives
  • Work cross functionally with other departments to help organize and plan the necessary design initiatives each quarter
  • Establish and communicate effective design processes through a strong understanding of user-centered design techniques
  • Constantly push yourself and the team to raise the design bar at NerdWallet through a culture of feedback and open communication
  • Make an impactful and positive contribution toward Design & User Experience team culture

You are:

  • A product visionary: You have the ability to think at a high level about product strategy and vision
  • Mobile first: You can easily lead native mobile design projects for both platforms and have a fluent understanding of iOS and Android mobile design patterns
  • Highly collaborative: You strive to partner cross-functionally to build the very best product/user experiences
  • Fast paced: You thrive in an environment of fast feedback loops and a mindset of rapid prototyping and iteration
  • A storyteller: You have excellent communication and presentation skills
  • An advocate for user insights and excellent copy: You understand  and champion the roles of user research and copywriting
  • A process wonk: You have a knack for creating effective design processes
  • A maker / builder: You understand the technical limitations behind design and can effectively partner with your engineering and data counterparts
  • An innovator: You can think outside the box and bring fresh, creative and innovative solutions to the table
  • A leader / manager: You inspire others to want to work for you and know how to harness the abilities of a great team
  • A champion for brand: You advocate for the importance of a consistent brand expression

Your experience:

  • 8+ years of relevant work experience in developing world class consumer products for Mobile and Web
  • 4+ years of experience managing a product design function within an organization
  • A stellar portfolio of relevant design work that clearly demonstrates your process, outcomes and ability to drive results for your team as a design leader

What we offer:

  • Competitive compensation package
  • 401(k) with company match
  • 100% paid premiums for medical, dental and vision for employee and their dependents
  • Paid maternity and paternity leave
  • Commuter, gym and cell phone stipend
  • $500 enrichment stipend towards learning and development for your role
  • Catered lunches daily, free dinner, kitchens stocked full of snacks and company happy hours
  • Onsite coffee bar with baristas
  • Company happy hours, social events and outings
  • Generous, flexible vacation

NerdWallet is committed to pursuing and hiring a diverse workforce and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of any characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Please apply here.

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