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Director of Design

Novo

Novo

Design
Miami Beach, FL, USA
Posted on Wednesday, April 24, 2024

We started Novo to challenge the status quo—we’re on a mission to increase the GDP of the modern entrepreneur by creating the go-to FinTech platform for small businesses (SMBs). Novo is flipping the script of the FinTech world, and we’re excited to lead the small business FinTech revolution.

We are looking for people of character. Pragmatic and capable people who want to see their work drive better outcomes for small businesses — the backbone of our economy. You will join our team and work on the building blocks of everything Novo ships.

Why Novo?

  • Novo is a rapidly growing series B fintech startup with a mission-driven team that’s passionate about helping every small business in America
  • Positive, inclusive, supportive culture cheering you on your journey
  • We work with very new technologies and architecture patterns
  • We provide learning and development budgets to help you grow and bond with your team
  • Able to work from the office 3+ days per week
  • Offices in NYC, Miami, Delaware, India, and Colombia

We are looking for a Director of Design to lead all facets of our product design team, helping us to develop and execute our product vision. You’ll be setting and executing our user experience strategy, partnering with teams around the organization such as Product, Engineering, and Marketing in order to make this vision come to life. If you’re passionate about creating seamless, engaging and delightful user experiences then we would love to talk!

Responsibilities:

Design Strategy and Execution:

  • Develop and refine the user experience strategy, ensuring it aligns with Novo’s business objectives and user needs
  • Oversee the creation and execution of design workflows, interactions, and user research activities
  • Plan and execute usability research sessions to validate design choices and gather user feedback
  • Stay abreast of the latest design trends, tools, and methodologies to continually enhance Novo’s design practices
  • Present design concepts, strategies, and progress reports to executive leadership, ensuring transparency and alignment
  • Guide the strategy for conducting deep user research to understand customer needs and behaviors

Design Leadership and Team Development:

  • Actively participate in the recruitment process to build a robust team of product designers
  • Conduct regular one-on-one meetings with team members for mentorship and coaching
  • Foster a culture of continuous learning and development within the design team
  • Set and monitor key performance indicators (OKRs/KPIs) for the design team to track progress and impact
  • Adjust strategies and objectives based on data insights and team performance
  • Analyze qualitative and quantitative data to inform product design decisions and strategies
  • Oversee the development of user flows, wireframes, and prototypes to facilitate ideation and validation processes
  • Review and provide constructive feedback on design deliverables to ensure they meet Novo’s standards and user expectations
  • Encourage innovation within the team, promoting experimentation with new design concepts and technologies

Collaboration and Cross- Functional Partnership:

  • Regularly communicate with stakeholders across the company to align design objectives with business goals
  • Lead cross-functional team meetings with Product and Engineering to drive the delivery of user-centric product and service solutions
  • Engage in daily collaborations with creative, marketing, product, and engineering teams to ensure design consistency and alignment with company goals

Requirements:

  • 6+ years of experience in leading and scaling high performing design teams within the tech industry
    • Your portfolio should reflect a history of strategic design leadership, balancing the demands of engineering and product development without compromising design excellence
  • Strategic thinker
  • Attention to detail and a passion for the minutiae that elevate design
  • Proven experience in crafting and communicating compelling design visions and strategies, inspiring teams to bring these visions to fruition effectively
  • A strong user centric philosophy in product design, underpinned by extensive experience with both qualitative and quantitative research methods
    • Ensuring that product decisions are always driven by user insights and data

Nice To Have, but Not Required:

  • Fintech/ Financial Services experience
  • Player/Coach Management

Novo values diversity as a core tenet of the work we do and the businesses we serve. We are an equal opportunity employer, indiscriminate of race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other protected characteristic.

Novo values diversity as a core tenet of the work we do and the businesses we serve. We are an equal opportunity employer, indiscriminate of race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other protected characteristic.