Tala is hiringProduct Designer

Full TimeProduct Design
Posted 2y ago
About Tala

Tala is a global technology company building the world’s most accessible financial services. With more than $350 million raised from visionary investors, we are serving millions of customers around the world who have been overlooked by traditional financial institutions – and our plan is to serve millions more, and have been named by the Fortune Impact 20 list, CNBC’s Disruptor 50, and Forbes’ Fintech 50 list for four years running. We are expanding across product offerings, countries and crypto and are looking for people who have an entrepreneurial spirit and are passionate about the mission.

By creating a unique platform that enables lending and other financial services around the globe, people in emerging markets are able to start and expand small businesses, manage day-to-day needs, and pursue their financial goals with confidence. Currently, more than 6 million people across Kenya, the Philippines, Mexico, and India have used Tala products. Due to our global team, we have a remote-first approach, and also have offices in Santa Monica, CA (HQ); Nairobi, Kenya; Mexico City, Mexico; Manila, the Philippines; and Bangalore, India. 

Most Talazens join us because they connect with our mission of enabling financial agency for underbanked people around the world. If you are energized by the impact you can make at Tala, we’d love to hear from you!

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+ years of professional UX/UI design experience in a fast-paced tech environment with emphasis on interaction design.
-Bachelor’s degree in a related field, or equivalent practical experienceA well-rounded portfolio that shows your work, aesthetics, design thinking processes and deliverables.
-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, motion design tools)
-Experience collaborating with designers, product owners/managers and developers
-A bias towards problem solving and action and ability to adapt, listen, dialog, learn and improve with an open mind (e.g., receiving/sharing feedback, communicating design decisions, etc.)
-Ability to synthesize usability feedback and key metrics.
-Ability to design within constraints and understand tradeoffs (e.g., design systems, legacy tech, UI frameworks)
-Good understanding of best design practices, both native mobile app and responsive web 
-Strong communication skills

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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