• Product Designer

    Job Locations US-TX-Frisco
    ID 2019-1061
    Category
    Information Technology
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Meritize is an education lender that uses an individual’s academic, military and work achievements to enhance credit evaluation and expand funding for skills-based education. The company’s proprietary merit-based lending program goes beyond traditional underwriting to leverage individual academic and experiential data, resulting in increased access to educational funding and improved outcomes. The Meritize platform promotes the growth and development of skills-based careers on behalf of students, educators and employers through innovative funding solutions, skills-building programs and career success services. 

     

    We are actively expanding our software design and development practice and looking for talented individuals to join the team.

    Responsibilities

    You enjoy daily product decision making and real product delivery with product managers and developers. You judge your success by the success of your team and the happiness of our users. You enjoy seriously collaborative teams and pairing with team members. You are a creative problem solver who is comfortable with uncertainty and can lead the design effort to make better product decisions. You like to work alongside and learn from thought leaders in your practice and at the boundary with other practices. You are curious and a keen learner who thrives on enhancing the design practice.  You are curious and a keen learner who thrives on improving yourself, the team and the products you design. 

    Qualifications

    If you are looking to work alongside a team of highly energetic, passionate and driven people, then this opportunity may be for you. Reporting to VP, Head of Design, here are the required skills/experience:

    • 2+ years of experience in a related field
    • Experience designing web applications, including consumer-facing and business-to-business software
    • Able to lead product design from discovery research through to implementation - you want to help the team succeed more than making a nice sketch file
    • Track record of guiding product design decisions through user research, customer development, and iterative feedback loops
    • Proven ability to balance a user-centered approach with business needs and technical feasibility
    • Deep experience in at least one of the following facets of design: user research, service design, interaction design or visual design
    • A growth mindset
    • BA/BS in a related field, or equivalent experience

    Desired Skills/Experience

    The following skills/experience is strongly desired:

    • Master’s degree in a related field, or equivalent experience
    • Experience with a variety of user research methodologies and can educate others
    • Experience and curiosity within agile and lean philosophies
    • Able to help the development team with CSS

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