Navient Senior Product Designer - Remote, US in Boston, Massachusetts
Earnest’s mission is to make higher education accessible and affordable for everyone. We empower past, present, and soon-to-be students to maximize their financial futures through thoughtful guidance and impactful products.
We build tools that help people feel in control of their financial future, including:
Private student loans - low rates, people-first service, and flexible payments.
Student loan refinancing - break free from high interest rates or monthly payments.
Scholarships - access to thousands of scholarships to help students pay less.
The Senior Product Designer position will report to the Lead Product Designer.
As Senior Product Designer, you will have significant ownership of design objectives and strategy. This role will be responsible for discovering opportunities for product excellence and differentiation on our products. Combining an understanding of business opportunities with a deep empathy for the user, you’ll work on creating experiences that help students get loans with terms that work for them. You’ll collaborate with key stakeholders across the organization to determine strategy, roadmaps, and deliverables while also maintaining a lot of autonomy over your work.
You will also work on:
Collaborate on initiatives for web and native mobile, strategize design vision and goals, with key stakeholders across Product Management, Engineering, and Research to define product solutions.
Focus on user-centric design solutions, leveraging research and data to meet user and business needs, prioritize design resources, and ideate new product features in collaboration with cross-functional teams.
Formulate strategic insights and strategies for UX development, design high-level user flows for complex products, and create versatile design processes, features, and components.
Understand and integrate business and technical requirements, working cross-functionally within and outside the product team to develop innovative features.
Design versatile processes, features, and components for cross-product use, create UI components for product flows, and contribute to the Earnest design system, ensuring alignment with engineering specifications.
Contribute back to our internal Design System, maintaining a scalable approach to UI design through high-fidelity components.
- Effectively communicate design strategy across the company and present ideas and work to teams while mentoring junior design team members and leading workshops and brainstorming sessions.
5+ years of designing web-based products, with experience with UX and UI
High proficiency in Figma
Familiarity with other UX/UI software for creating flows, prototypes
Ability to analyze and use data and research to inform decisions
Utilize understanding and analysis of quantitative data, qualitative user understanding, and knowledge of business capabilities to develop features and product experiments
Experience leading and launching end-to-end product / product features
Attention to detail
Excellent verbal and communication skills
Excellent analytical skills to break down and solve complex problems
Proven ability to collaborate cross-functionally
Design discovery (user research, competitive research)
Deep user empathy around complex/emotional categories.
Complex prototyping, used to run more in depth usability studies
Experience in FinTech
What makes an “Earnie” culture:
Drivers – Drivers are satisfied by making things happen, not coming along for the ride. They feel a strong sense of ownership for their projects and teams and demand high standards from themselves and others.
Humility – Humble team players check their egos and consider the team’s needs above their own. They are self-aware of their strengths and opportunities for improvement.
Growth Mindset – People with a growth mindset approach challenges and failures as learning opportunities. They seek feedback to improve, give feedback to others, and genuinely want to perform well.
Earnies are committed to helping students live their best lives, free from the stress of student debt. If you’re as passionate as we are about our mission, read more below, and let’s build something great together!
Earnest believes in enabling our employees to live their best lives. We offer a variety of perks and competitive benefits, including:
Health, Dental, & Vision benefits plus savings plans
Work anywhere in the U.S.
Mac computers + work from home stipend to set up your home office
Monthly internet and phone reimbursement
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
401(k) plan to help you save for retirement plus a company match
Robust tuition reimbursement program
$1,000 travel perk on each Earnie-versary to anywhere in the world
Competitive days of annual PTO
Annual “my day”
Competitive parental leave
Plenty of Earnest swag, optional in person team gatherings, picnics, celebrations, and plenty of fun virtual events
At Earnest, we are committed to building an environment where our employees feel included, valued, and heard. Our belief is that a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, equity, and belonging enables us to move forward with our mission. We are dedicated to adding new perspectives to the team and encourage anyone to apply if your experience is close to what we are looking for.
Earnest provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status disability or genetics. Qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for the position in a manner consistent with the Fair Chance Ordinance.
A little about our pay philosophy: We take pride in ensuring we are compensating our employees fairly and equitably. We are showcasing a range and actual starting pay may be based on several factors including but not limited to, market rate, the qualified pool of candidates, internal compensation, candidate location, and budgetary constraints. This number does not necessarily reflect your total compensation, but is a range for your base salary.
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