Director of Product Design

| Greater NYC Area

Want to help people get the financial protection they need — and feel confident in their choices? Policygenius is a NYC-based tech startup that makes it easy to compare and buy all types of insurance online. Since 2014, we’ve become the nation's leading insurance marketplace, raising over $52 million of venture capital and helping more than 5 million people get vital coverage for their families.

We're growing rapidly and looking for people with grit, great attitudes and creative problem-solving skills to join our powerhouse team. Come see why we’ve been voted one of INC's best workplaces two years in a row!

About the role...

At Policygenius we’re fortunate to have founders and leadership that recognize design as our primary problem-solving tool--not just as a means to an end. This means no thankless slogs trying to get support on major design/product projects. We’re all aware that our task is to reshape the way real people make informed decisions about their safety nets, and that design & research play a major role in those journeys.

In fact, the product & design teams focus nearly 60% of their time on their discovery backlogs; lining up experiments and prototypes in order to validate or invalidate our riskiest assumptions first. Understanding and having empathy for our real, human users is at the center of our approach to building product and we’re very excited to be expanding the design team!

You will...

  • Report to the Chief Design Officer and partner with leaders in Product and Engineering
  • Manage and develop a team of driven & thoughtful designers tackling both internal and consumer-facing challenges
  • Own the design roadmap prioritization for multiple teams
  • Be involved in the entire product design life-cycle – from generative research through prototyping, launch, and post-launch iterations.
  • Facilitate design reviews and workshops
  • Aid in recruiting, nurturing and retaining best-in-class talent
  • Help mature our design system as well as our design process
  • Motivate teams to keep things simple, focused, and intuitive for our real, human users

You are...

  • A Product Design leader with 10+ years experience (including at least 2+ in management) preferably in consumer-focused environments
  • Excited to tackle a monster, consumer-facing challenge being experienced by millions everyday
  • Experienced working with product managers and engineers to ship a high impact product
  • Comfortable leading teams through periods of great company growth
  • Skilled in Agile design, AB testing, and KPI measurement for UX
  • Comfortable taking the wheel to tackle complex and sometimes ambiguous problems
  • Excited to help shape our design team culture here at Policygenius and looking to have one of those Lady & The Tramp spaghetti moments with your next employer

You’ll get...

  • Company-paid health, dental, vision, life & disability insurance
  • 401(k) plan, FSA & commuter benefits
  • Flexible PTO [for relevant roles]
  • Training, mentorship and coaching from leadership
  • The opportunity to grow alongside a company shaking up a big, old-fashioned industry
  • Fun, diverse, open-minded coworkers
  • Dog companionship
  • Some fun surprises when you join… (Shhh… It’s a secret!)
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
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Location

In the heart of the Flatiron district! Conveniently located near several NYC subway stops, the NJ Path train, and a short walk to Penn Station.

An Insider's view of Policygenius

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Think: startup meets productive adult office. The fridge is stocked with La Croix and there's usually a dog or two running around, but there's no ping pong. Everyone works hard and takes the job seriously. Strict "no chuckleheads allowed" policy. People are cool and from a really wide range of backgrounds.

Adam

Senior Product Manager

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

All of the normal challenges of building a modern (fairly cutting edge actually, if I do say so myself), scalable tech stack, just with the added twist of integrating with a bunch of fairly archaic APIs. The insurance industry historically isn't exactly a bastion of modern technology, but we're doing our darnedest to change that.

Trevor

Senior Software Engineer

What makes someone successful on your team?

Teamwork and problem-solving go a long way on my team and at Policygenius overall. I would say that individual ideas are not only supported but more importantly, encouraged. I'm consistently challenged, but always learning; our environment promotes both individual and professional growth. I'm looking forward to moving to the next level!

Masuda

Customer Success Associate

What is your vision for the company?

Our vision for Policygenius is to be the go-to consumer platform for insurance and financial protection. What Expedia did for travel, we're doing for financial protection. We're already the top platform for under-50 consumers for life insurance and disability insurance, and we're excited to expand that to new categories in 2019!

Jen

CEO

What's something quirky about your company?

So many team members have really interesting stories about their time before Pg. We’ve got trivia champions, ex-magicians, chicken bag experts, and even someone who used to be Madonna’s assistant. It’s all story-telling gold.

Justin

Chief Design Officer

What are Policygenius Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
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