Senior Interactive Designer

  • SoFi
  • San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Sep 24, 2018
Full time Design Marketing

Job Description

Description

 

The in-house agency at SoFi, is looking for a talented Senior Interactive Designer to join our team and help deliver exceptional digital experiences for our rapidly growing brand. In this role you will be partnering closely with other designers, copywriters, developers, and project leads and working directly with the Associate Creative Director (ACD) of Interactive to help design SoFi.com and other interactive initiatives and bring SoFi’s brand and products to life. 

You will be also responsible for translating requirements, user needs, and technical capabilities into ideas and designs that are visually exciting, easy to use, and emotionally engaging — while delivering business results. We are looking for highly motivated individuals who are craft oriented and forward thinking, with a passion for driving performance and constant optimization. 

At SoFi, you’ll become part of a new kind of finance company based around speed, transparency, and alignment with our members’ interests. Our goal is to be at the center of our members’ financial lives. We created student loan refinancing, addressing the biggest financial challenge of a new generation through a modern approach to lending and personal finance. We expanded into other types of loans, and then into insurance and wealth management with similarly inventive products and soon to be launched SoFi money a modern take on a checking or savings account. As the company has grown, we’ve been able to help more people with these tools. SoFi has achieved significant growth, with ambitious plans ahead, but to continue this growth we need great talent.

Responsibilities 

  • Concept and design for projects across SoFi.com, SoFi’s digital channels, and other digital marketing initiatives, bringing big ideas to life to drive performance, inform consumers, and build the brand. 
  • Develop visual designs that effectively communicate product function and brand identity, including the design and production of screen layouts, color palettes, typography, user interface elements, and icons. 
  • Collaborate with fellow members of SoFi’s in-house agency to creatively and consistently integrate the digital world with other channels and initiatives, across every part of the user journey. 
  • Partner with the Web team to develop and execute ongoing tests and optimizations of our site, with a good understanding of performance metrics and the ability to execute on new hypotheses. 
  • Work with cross-functional teams to define and evolve the visual language and overall strategy for SoFi.com. 
  • Rapidly prototype for different web experiences to bring new ideas to market quickly. This is a culture that embraces experimentation, so this person should be comfortable taking big calculated risks and pushing the envelope. 
  • Successfully communicate conceptual ideas, detailed design, and design rationale, both verbally and visually. 
  • Champion the SoFi brand and user experience, and help shape SoFi’s brand narrative. 

Qualifications, Skills, Experience 

  • 5+ years of relevant experience, with strong skills in visual design, user experience, and interaction design. 
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently while supporting the larger team. 
  • Comfortable mentoring and collaborating with fellow designers. 
  • Ability to balance multiple projects with tight timelines while producing high quality designs. 
  • Strong responsive design skills, thinking mobile first. 
  • Strong skills in ideating, conceptualizing, wireframing, and prototyping for the web. 
  • Strong written and oral communication and presentation skills. 
  • Proficient in design software and tools including Adobe Creative Suite and Sketch. 
  • A good grasp of HTML, CSS, and other technical knowledge is a plus. 
  • A portfolio full of beautiful, yet functional work that demonstrates ability to solve complex problems.

Benefits:

  • Employer paid lunch program, a fully stocked kitchen, and subsidized gym membership.
  • Competitive salary packages and bonuses.
  • A flexible vacation policy allows you to truly relax and reboot.
  • Comprehensive health, vision, dental, and life insurance as well as disability benefits.
  • 100% of health, vision, and dental premiums paid by SoFI for employees and their dependents.
  • 401(k) and education on retirement planning.
  • Tuition reimbursement on approved programs, up to $5,250 a year.
  • Monthly contribution to help you pay off your student loans.