Middesk

We help B2B financial service companies verify business customers

Senior Product Designer

Location
San Francisco, CA / New York, NY
Job Type
Full-time
Experience
3+ years
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About the role

About Middesk

Middesk enables every business to access the products and services they need to grow and thrive. If we can make it easy for a business to access financial products, hire new employees, and transact with other businesses, then we increase the odds of success for that business.

Our products provide accurate and complete information for financial services companies and make it easy for employers to establish their business with state and federal entities.

Our customers include Shopify, Affirm, Brex, Plaid, Mercury, Divvy, Rippling, Gusto, and others.

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

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.

What you'll achieve

  • 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

What you've accomplished

  • 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 you'll love it here

  • Customer First: We stay energized by solving real customer problems and make each interaction meaningful and embrace the challenging path to help our customers succeed
  • Be an owner: We identify and tackle problems, take pride in our work, and measure impact. When we find an opportunity to improve the status quo, take it on!
  • Act with urgency and purpose: We move quickly and simplify things as we go. We solve the problems that we have today in ways that allow us to move even faster in the future
  • Drive results together: We choose teamwork. We share our opinions, ask questions, understand where others are coming from, and move forward as a unified front
  • Embrace the journey: We dream big and are open to taking risks. Innovation happens through optimism, positivity, rigorous thinking, and hard work

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. As an equal opportunity employer; we’re 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 careers @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.

Middesk
Founded:2019
Team Size:30
Location:San Francisco
Founders
Kyle Mack
Kyle Mack
CEO
Kurt Ruppel
Kurt Ruppel
Founder