Middesk

We help B2B financial service companies verify business customers

Senior Product Designer at Middesk

Location
San Francisco
Job Type
Full-time
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About the role

About Middesk

Middesk establishes trust between businesses. In a world where an increasing number of business relationships are digital, understanding how to identify and quantify risks of those relationships is growing increasingly important. Middesk’s suite of Identity and Risk products allows B2B companies to quickly understand who they are working with and any business and regulatory risk that surrounds those businesses. Our customers include Brex, Plaid, Clearbanc, and Checkr.

Based in San Francisco, CA, Middesk is backed by Sequoia Capital, Accel Partners, and Y Combinator.

About Our Team

We're a team of problem solvers. We value curiosity, empathy, and diverse perspectives. We're excited about the scope of the problems we're working to solve. We appreciate the intent of legacy processes and seek out the cracks that provide opportunities to innovate. We look at problems based on first principles and prefer learning by doing. We have a diverse background and set of skills. We're passionate about our individual crafts, the hobbies we keep, and the relationships that we build.

About The Role

Middesk is seeking to hire a Senior Product Designer. You will be working on features from conception to release, and empathizing with the people who use your product. You will craft transformational user experiences by owning the end-to-end design deliverables on projects for a variety of our products. This position works closely with our Head of Design, Engineers, and the full team to create engaging designs that reflect business requirements and support user needs.

Responsibilities 

  • Work in a collaborative to identify high-impact opportunities, and then design features that meet our customer’s most important goals 

  • Rapidly produce multiple concepts and prototypes; knowing when to apply high-fidelity detail, and when to make low-fi sketches and prototypes 

  • Balance short-term product design needs with vision into the future. Spend time exploring ideas on how we can improve the product over the long term 

  • Work effectively with cross-functional teams, partnering with engineering to conceptualize, build, and ship highly usable product that customers love to use

  • Use data to drive your design decisions. You should be just as comfortable extracting answers from our analytics as you are conducting a usability study of a new feature 

  • Own the design process. As a senior member of the team, we’re counting on you to establish realistic timelines and complete projects on time 

  • Help improve and elevate the role of design within the company 

Requirements 

  • 4+ years experience in Product Design 

  • Experience building clear, effective interactions to accomplish product or business goals

  • A strong portfolio of relevant design work with products that have shipped 

  • Experience with data-informed design, user research, and A/B testing 

  • You have a deep understanding of best practices and contemporary design patterns

  • You are a passionate champion for the user but also know how to mesh business considerations into your design goals 

Bonus Points 

  • Experience working with and creating pattern libraries, and passion about design systems and models such as atomic design 

  • You have working knowledge of git, front-end frameworks (ReactJS or similar), and are comfortable contributing changes without the much assistance of Engineering 

  • Bringing additional skills such as illustration, branding, photography, motion design, etc

Why Middesk?

  • Join an ambitious, experienced team that is taking on an industry owned by a handful of companies that have been around since the 1800s

  • Take on significant ownership and have the ability to change the trajectory of the business and your career fundamentally

  • Learn, first hand, how to build a company from the earliest stages

  • Competitive salary, equity, and benefits

  • Flexible PTO

Middesk is committed to equal treatment and opportunity in all aspects of recruitment, selection, and employment without regard to gender, race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, or any other category protected under the law. Middesk is an equal opportunity employer; committed to a community of inclusion and an environment free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. We are committed to providing a positive interview experience for every candidate. If any accommodations are needed during the interview process, please let us know by contacting nicole@middesk.com

Why you should join Middesk

Middesk is building the trust layer between businesses. Where trust between businesses used to rely on a handshake, building trust between modern companies requires tools that deliver complete and reliable data at scale. Middesk is on a mission to redefine how businesses build trusted relationships.

Today, there are no reliable and scalable solutions for understanding the legitimacy, trustworthiness, or credit capacity of a business. We're building the end-to-end solution for companies to verify, screen, and monitor their customers. To do this, we're looking for individuals who think about problems holistically and in-depth, who are relentlessly curious, self-starters, and determined to drive ideas from inception through to completion.

Middesk is a Y Combinator company and is backed by the top VCs in the world including Accel and Sequoia Capital. We’re led by an experienced team that has experience growing and scaling companies like Checkr and Zendesk.