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Product Designer Team Lead

What are you looking for in your next company? An open, collaborative, and friendly culture? You’ll like to work in a diverse environment? Do you believe that users’ journey should be one holistic experience regardless of channels and devices? If these matter to you, we have some great things to talk about. 

We’re looking for an experienced Product Designer Team Lead, Nurture and Convert who will help us design a product while keeping in mind the omnichannel user experience. 

When you join our team, you’ll work with the designers, product managers, and development teams. Your role will be to guide your team thru and take part in the design process from problem-framing to building conceptual solutions, and to help deliver experiences that benefit our customers and our business.

About Hearsay Systems
Founded in 2009, Hearsay Systems is reinventing the human-client experience in financial services. The Hearsay Client Engagement Platform empowers over 200,000 advisors and agents to authentically and intelligently grow business relationships by proactively guiding and capturing the last mile of digital communications. The world’s leading financial firms—including Allstate, New York Life, Morgan Stanley, and Charles Schwab—rely on Hearsay’s SaaS platform to scale their reach, optimize sales engagements, and deliver exceptional client service in a consistent and compliant manner. 

We are a tight-knit and dedicated team that passionately believes in our products, our people, and our culture. Our products help advisors and agents scale personalized customer engagements across social media (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram), websites, text, and voice.

Headquartered in San Francisco, Hearsay has a globally distributed team with members in San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Seattle, New York, Toronto, London, Budapest and Manila and is backed by Sequoia Capital, NewView Capital, and Salesforce Ventures.

About the role:

  • Lead and perform design activities like best practice audits, user research, data analytics, usability tests, experience mapping, sketching, wireframing, prototyping, and concept validation.
  • Run and participate in design thinking workshops.
  • Work with design peers to achieve the overall design strategy and create a cohesive, consistent user experience for the entire suite. 
  • Be a strategic partner to cross-functional peers within the Nurture and Convert team in defining product direction and developing the product roadmap.
  • Ensure the design team is brought in early enough.
  • Negotiate and prioritize to choose the most effective allocations of design resources
  • Develop your team’s expertise in their craft and support their growth.
  • Provide supervision to the team members by coordinating activities, checking on quality and work progress.
  • Use and take part in the maintenance of the internal design system.
  • Implement and improve design and feedback processes to help scale the team.
  • Advocate and evangelize design tools, methodologies, and practices among non-designers.
  • About you:

  • 6-8 years of experience designing and shipping digital products and systems, of which preferably at least 1 year is leading other designers or a multidisciplinary team. 
  • Comfortable participating in the product development process as an equal partner to Product Managers and Software Engineers.
  • Humble but confident, with an understanding of how research, data, and instinct play into decision making.
  • Proactive and have a sense of process ownership.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple design requests in a timely fashion, with competing priorities and deadlines.
  • Natural interest in helping others achieve their goals.
  • Excellent communication skills. In addition to your local team, you’ll be working with a team that is 9 time zones away.
  • It is a plus if you have a:

  • Background in working with or developing design systems.
  • Trackable history designing Saas products.
  • Experience working with or being part of an agile product development team.
  • We offer you:

  • Central location with fantastic colleagues, which is basically your home until pandemic threats us to get together
  • Competitive salary with benefits
  • On-site food and beverages once we can get back to the office

  • Our commitment to diversity and inclusion: At Hearsay we believe that diverse teams are the best teams. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

    I hereby acknowledge that my personal data included in my application will be processed for the purpose of the recruitment process under the General Data Protection Regulation as of 25 May 2018, as amended from time to time.

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