Product Design Lead

Republic | Invest in the future you believe in

About

Republic is a financial technology company that specializes in investment-related services in the private markets, which include a retail investment platform, a blockchain advisory service, and a private capital division. Republic has deployed over $900 million in investments, supported over 600 companies, with a community of over 1.5M users across 100 countries. Republic is backed by dozens of leading investment firms and financial institutions and has co-invested with the best names in venture and private equity. Founded in 2016, Republic is headquartered in New York City with offices worldwide. For additional information, visit republic.co or @joinrepublic on Twitter.

Overview

New York, NY, USA

Job Description

We’re looking for a Senior UX/Product Design Lead to join our Product team!
At Republic, design is king. From day 1, our co-founders were developing the product with user experience as the core pillar and differentiator. We have already established ourselves as the leader in our field in product and design. We are looking for someone to carry the torch forward.
As Republic’s Design Lead, you will create an intuitive experience for our one million users. You will work closely with Business, Product Management and Engineering teams to design frictionless, delightful, sexy and sticky products, brick by brick building the investment bank of the future. This role will report directly to Republic’s co-founder and Chief Creative Officer.

What you’ll do:

  • Ensure stellar and consistent UX across all Republic (web, mobile and offline)
  • Guide the Republic team in adapting the mindset that UX is everything
  • Lead various stages of product design, including ideation, sketches, user flows, wireframes, prototypes, and animations
  • Keep an eye on the deal pages — we’ll count on you to not let anything subpar appear on Republic.

Where you’ll grow over time:

  • Art-direct all graphic and UI designers
  • Own the design function at the company
  • Evolve Republic’s visual brand

Our ideal candidate:

  • 8+ years of strong UX and UI design experience
  • At least 2 years of experience in a management role
  • Strong Branding and Graphic design experienceUX/UI
  • Design experience for mobile
  • Experience leading product design at a consumer company (ideally a marketplace)
  • Experience working in a consumer startup at growth stages
  • Track record of designing complex products (dashboards, tables) as well as delightful, engaging user flows.
  • Impeccable visual taste (Feel free to include a link to your Pinterest, Dribble or other visual scrapboard)
  • Founder experience is a plus
  • Fluent English (but we’ll consider all candidates)
Please include a link to your portfolio — applications without a portfolio will not be considered.
Your application will be evaluated for the most part based on your portfolio. It doesn’t need to be a polished pretty website — we all know that designers are busy and never have time for their portfolios 😁
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