Sr. Product Designer

  • Acorns
  • Irvine, CA, USA
  • May 31, 2018
Full time Design

Job Description

At Acorns, we're building a different kind of investing experience - one that looks after the financial best interests of the up-and-coming. The Acorns team is passionate about pursuing our mission and living our values. It all begins with Heart. Our Heart leads us in everything we do. It allows us to make bold decisions, build trust, grow and advance our society. Come find your place at Acorns and join us in the revolution.

Join a team of passionate and award winning designers helping millions of people save and invest for their future! As a Sr. Product Designer, you’ll help lead every aspect of the product development process, from brainstorming the next great product innovation, to tweaking pixels, to optimizing a product after launch through user feedback and experiments. You will be expected to utilize your full range of product, interaction, and visual design skills. Candidates should be comfortable with taking ownership of their products and initiatives as well as work closely with stakeholders, engineers and other designers.

Within 1 month, you will:

  • Familiarize yourself with our brand, design language, existing products and future plans.
  • You should be ready to hit the ground running in the first week! Getting to know the rest of the team and working with Product on designs and prototypes.

Within 6 months, you will:

  • Have worked with the whole team to ship multiple features and improvements to the our products, including experiments and optimizations.
  • Created multiple prototypes, pitches and ideas for new products, features, improvements and experiments.
  • Be ready to launch something big ;)

Within 12 months, you will:

  • Helped our customers earn millions of dollars through our products and partnerships.
  • Helped us scale to thousands of brand partners.

What you will bring to Acorns:

  • 5+ years experience working on user centric product designs
  • Experience working on customer centric consumer products
  • Good interpersonal communication (both written and verbal)
  • Experience designing for mobile devices
  • Full knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite and/or Sketch
  • Good organizational skills
  • Adaptable and quick learner that enjoys tackling a large variety of problems
  • Passion for product design, apps and personal finance
  • A natural curiosity that leads you to always wonder how we can make our products better for our customers
  • A thirst for constant learning and improvement

What we offer:

  • Competitive salary and stock options
  • A comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of you and your family
  • Unlimited paid time off
  • Corporate gym access
  • Daily breakfast, weekly team lunches, and an endless supply of snacks
  • Numerous career possibilities that allow you to grow with Acorns
  • Talented and motivated team members who care deeply about one another, our mission and our customers.
  • The rare opportunity to create a new world. We inspire one another every day to do meaningful work that solves big societal challenges.

About Acorns:

Acorns is the leading micro-investing app in the U.S. It allows users to round up their daily purchases and automatically Invest the Change® into a low-cost, diversified portfolio of exchange-traded funds offered by some of the world's top asset managers (including Vanguard and BlackRock). Founded in Newport Beach, Calif., by father and son team Walter and Jeff Cruttenden, Acorns provides a simple entry-point using the Acorns app on iPhone or Android. Customers accumulate fractional shares in one of five portfolios constructed by world-renowned Nobel Laureate economist Dr. Harry Markowitz. Acorns' smart portfolio algorithms automatically work in the background of life, helping users build wealth naturally, pennies at a time. From Acorns mighty oaks do grow.


With benevolence and courage, we look after the financial best interests of the up-and-coming; beginning with the empowering step of micro-investing.


1. Lead with heart
2. Make bold decisions 
3. Always build trust
4. Never stop growing 
5. Advance our society