Tala is hiringProduct Designer

Full TimeProduct Design
Posted 2y ago
Tala was named one of the top 50 FinTech companies in the world. We are a financial technology company on a mission to make financial services simple, inclusive, and accessible for the doers and dreamers globally.  We are building the digital bank for the next billion!

So far, more than 6 million people in emerging markets have borrowed through our Android app, which provides instant credit scoring, lending, education, and other personalized financial services. Headquartered in Santa Monica, we support the needs of our customers in Kenya, Mexico, Philippines, and India.

As a Product Designer (UX/UI), you’ll be an important contributor on high-performing teams, helping to solve challenging user experience problems and deliver time-sensitive outcomes. You’ll provide critical support to Lead Product Designers, and your work will directly impact our broad users. Our growing Product Design Team is looking for creative and innovative Product Designers (UX/UI) with a track record of designing human-centered native mobile app experiences. We’re looking for authentic collaborators, critical thinkers and detail-oriented designers who can work alongside squads of designers, product owners and developers to help thoughtfully solve complex problems and craft delightful, easy-to-use products.

From discovery to delivery, you’ll serve as an ambassador of our human-centered approach to solving problems through design; and an important voice for users and business needs. You’ll translate findings and insights into thoughtful, balanced solutions and design artifacts that will maintain the integrity of vision/strategy and clearly communicate purpose and intent to enable and empower product and technology teams to also do their best work.

-Create customer-centric experiences and user friendly designs, working with other Product Designers, product and development teams to create and ship on a regular basis.
-Deliver best in class product design: native mobile app for end consumers and web tools for internal users.
-Advocate for best practices for usability, interaction and accessibility.
-Produce design assets that include user flows, wireframes, low / high-fidelity comps, design prototypes, and design specifications.Understand qualitative and quantitative research data, business goals and requirements, and translate them into functional designs.
-Rapidly prototype using Figma, Protopie, Framer or other tools.
-Create and support the development of our design system.
-Participate in and facilitate usability testing through prototyping and research efforts to ensure that all projects are driven by user needs and business outcomes.
-3~4+ years of professional UX/UI design experience in a fast-paced tech environment
-Bachelor’s degree in a related field, or equivalent practical experience
-A well-rounded portfolio that shows your work, aesthetics, design thinking processes and deliverables
-Ability to think high level about product strategy and vision and create solutions designed to scale and grow over time, as product functionality and content matures and as user requirements evolve.
-Experience with usability research, gathering requirements and rapidly translating information and insights into design experiments, solutions and artifacts (diagrams, flows, information architecture, wireframes, prototypes, usability tests, visual design, etc.)
-Fluency in Figma (bonus: other UX/UI tools)
-Experience collaborating with designers, product owners/managers and developersAn inclination to adapt, listen, dialog, learn and improve with an open mind (e.g., receiving/sharing feedback, communicating design decisions, etc.)
-Ability to design within constraints (e.g., design systems, legacy tech, UI frameworks)
-Well-informed about best design practices, both native mobile app and responsive web 
-Strong communication skills

About Tala

Our vision is to build a new financial ecosystem where everyone can participate on equal footing and access the tools they need to be financially healthy. We strongly believe that inclusion fosters innovation and we’re proud to have a diverse global team that represents a multitude of backgrounds, cultures, and experience. We hire talented people regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
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