Head of Design/Lead Product Designer

San Francisco, California | Freelance | Job ID #50875 |
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Our client, a mortgage and real-estate start-up, is Head of Design/Lead Designer with 7+ years of experience

This is an awesome opportunity to be the 1st designer, with an all-star founding team! The candidate needs to have substantial experience designing and shipping web applications (not just websites). The company just hired a Head of Engineering, and they’re needing an equally strong Head of Design to work in tandem.


  • Experience in FinTech and/or working on B2B or B2B2C SaaS products is important.
  • Has led other designers in a team lead role. Needs to demonstrate that they were the decision maker of the group.
  • Ideally has managed other designers, but is still hands-on. (Some design manager candidates might have had great past experience, but are no longer hands-on.)
  • Have led their own customer/user research, both via explorations and via usability studies.
  • Show artifacts like wireframes, flow charts, whiteboard sessions in addition to process and problem descriptions.

Bonus Points

  • Experience in mortgage is a nice to have
  • Have gone through the process of buying a home and getting a loan first hand.

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Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.
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