Senior UI Designer

Perpay

Philadelphia, PA Onsite Only Jan 17
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About the Role:

As a Senior UI Designer, you will be responsible for crafting and building exceptional visual design systems, patterns, and languages across the Perpay ecosystem. You will work with designers and product managers to develop pixel-perfect mockups from research-backed wireframes. We are looking for someone who is passionate about the user experience from both a visual and functional standpoint. This exciting opportunity provides a front row seat to the impact of your creative genius.

Our greatest strength is our people and we’d love for you to be one of them!

Responsibilities:

  • Inform our Brand and Vision: Develop a variety of visual styles to support Perpay’s brand and product strategies
  • Develop Creative and Beautiful Mobile-first Mockups: Work in tight collaboration with UX designers and from initial wireframes reimagine layouts and suggest creative solutions to enhance the visual experience via beautifully polished mockups that are easy to understand and reflect our brand
  • Own Accessibility Standards: Be responsible for ensuring we meet AA WCAG accessibility standards across all digital products
  • Oversee Visual Development: Develop visual design guidelines for products and meet with engineering teams on a frequent basis to ensure design consistency before release and guide them on proper implementation of the visual design
  • Drive Design Consistency: Partner with the rest of the design and engineering team to refine our design system, ensuring visual cohesion and engineering efficiency across all Perpay products
  • Create Accessory Communications: Design new icons, animations, print outs, or any other materials necessary to enhance the customer experience
  • Deliver Continuous Improvement: You will identify and action opportunities for visual design improvement identified through quantitative measurement and feedback from end users
  • Mentor for Success: Guide junior designers towards developing consistent, high quality of work

What You'll Bring:

  • Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design, Visual Communications, Human Computer Interaction or similar field
  • 3+ years of experience in UI or product design
  • Excellent eye for typography, layout, and color with an eye for details
  • Strong understanding of fundamentals of design principles including: layout, typography, color theory & visual weight
  • Knowledge and application of WCAG accessibility guidelines
  • Expertise in translating wireframes into modular, consistent, high fidelity mockups with high attention to detail
  • Preferred experience: developing and improving upon a design system, developing imaginative illustrations, behavior patterns, component-based design, & UI animations

Hey, we know not everybody checks all the boxes, so if you’re interested, please apply because you could be just what we’re looking for!

Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
  • 401k with company contribution
  • Company Equity
Accessibility
  • Accessible Building
  • Accessible Work Environment
Perks & Discounts
  • Casual Dress
  • Cell Phone Reimbursement
  • Lunch Provided
  • Offsite Company Events
  • Snacks Provided
Health & Wellness
  • Dental Insurance
  • Gym Reimbursement/Discounts
  • Health Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
Parental Benefits
  • Family Medical Leave
  • Parental Leave
PTO/Flexibility
  • Flexible Work Schedule
  • Paid Holidays
  • Unlimited PTO
Other
  • Public Transportation Assistance
  • Relocation Assistance
Professional Development
  • Tuition Reimbursement
What’s unique about the Perpay brand? Perpay’s mission is to provide consumers with an easy way to make purchases, pay over time and build credit. It is dedicated to building simple, transparent and inclusive financial products that improve the lives of its customers. Perpay is working to solve broad issues of financial access and inclusion that affect a large number of people through the pathways of microlending, consumer finance and e-commerce. Its focus is purely on its customers.   What is the team dynamic within the office? As a high-growth company, Perpay fosters collaboration whenever possible. It does so by keeping its organizational structure cross-disciplinary and outcome-oriented. Anyone can have a conversation or introduce an idea at any time — there are no silos. Perpay also works to foster an entrepreneurial spirit at the individual level. First and foremost, it’s a product-focused company, and believes everyone on the team is a product contributor. Perpay is building tools that make an impact on so many people, and believes the best way to do that is to get input from every one of its team members — whether they’ve been on the team for three weeks or three years. Everyone’s perspective is important.   What qualities does Perpay look for in technical candidates? While most of its systems and microservices are written in Python, the company prefers talented polyglots that have an insatiable will to learn and create. At Perpay, they’re not afraid of trying new things and are more concerned with finding great problem solvers that will find the right tools for the job. The Perpay team is most interested in a candidate’s mentality and experience — especially if it is one of delivering solutions that are well designed, reliable and highly scalable. They work in a fast-paced startup environment where efficiency and iterative approaches are critical. This makes it extremely important to find candidates who communicate well and understand the theory, design patterns and implementation details that go into delivering a solution.   How about candidates overall? Perpay is looking for people who are naturally curious, self-directed and interested in self-improvement. Everyone on the team is eager to learn, excited about what they're working on and is doing their own research about the industry — like reading up on consumer credit and the greater microlending environment. One thing it values about its team is diversity of experience. Perpay has built a team with all kinds of different backgrounds: finance, engineering, operations, non-profit and even chemistry. Additionally, because of the work it does, candidates need to have a sense of empathy. A team member can be an amazing problem solver, but in order to be a good fit they need to keep a human element to everything they do. Data can certainly help find an answer, but empathy will often lead to deeper insights.