Principal Product Designer

4 days ago
San Francisco, CA • fulltime

Snapdocs

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If you are excited by the idea of building out a world-class design function from the ground up (and have the right experience to do so), then we should talk.

Snapdocs is an early-stage technology platform, backed by blue-chip venture capital firms like Sequoia Capital, YCombinator (YC14), Founders Fund, and SV Angel. We are tackling the $1.75 trillion U.S. mortgage market, developing modern software for an industry that still relies on fax machines and manila envelopes. We bring security (that’s where you come in), efficiency, and ultimately a better home buying experience to a paper-based pillar of the US economy. 

In this crucial position you will be tightly connected to strategic product decisions and own product design at Snapdocs. That means setting the design vision, owning our approach, and ensuring our platform is simple yet powerful, and delightful to use. You’ll manage and mentor our team of designers and figure out how we can take our design to the next level - one of our main advantages will be the simplicity of our solution. A small sample of the challenges you’ll get to grapple with: 
  • How do we set a coherent design vision and scalable design system to ensure our team is building towards the same thing and the user experience across the platform is consistent?
  • Our platform sits at the intersection of many players in the mortgage space and is getting increasingly complex. We are building an every day tool for large enterprises and are also guiding consumers through the biggest purchase of their life. How do we serve all of these needs and incorporate complexity while making the platform simpler so that we can plug in seamlessly to our customers’ existing workflows? 
  • We are revolutionizing a notoriously paper-driven industry, how can we intrigue people and draw them away from their existing processes?
An experienced (7+ yrs designing and shipping web applications ) and open minded designer and leader, you exude both creativity and business sense. You understand our users deeply and with that empathy you bring seamless solutions to life through simple and sophisticated design. You are strategic and are comfortable pushing forward your design vision as part of a small and nimble product team. Our customers use our product from 9-5; our ideal candidate will understand that design owes these folks a delightful, ergonomic experience, and will find ways to sprinkle joy within the utility. And of course you’re a startup person - not only do you set big bold strategic goals and get after them, you’re also excited about designing day to day and leading by example.

Snapdocs’ culture is one that strongly values diversity and drive. We want to work with people of different backgrounds and different paths in life, and we trust our team members to make smart decisions. This means we value independent work as well as collaboration. We provide a range of excellent benefits ranging from the standard stuff (matching 401(k)!, free lunches, 21 days PTO!) to the not so standard (10 year exercise window on your options (!!)) and our location in the heart of the Financial District in SF is super convenient. 

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