Founding Product Designer - Remote

San Francisco, CA
WHO WE ARE We are a modern, embedded payroll provider that helps empower companies to build their own unique payroll service. On top of our easy-to-use payroll API we are pioneering an all inclusive tax engine to democratize a broken and cumbersome process providing accessibility to small, medium and large businesses and helping Americans get paid. Backed by over $14 million in funding by top investors such as Y Combinator, Spark Capital (Marqeta, Coinbase, Affirm) and Robinhood's Founder; Vlad Tenev, we are projected to be a forerunner in embedded payroll with an industry amassing billions of dollars in untapped revenue. Our mission is to empower companies to become their own fin-tech company using our simple, seamless and forward thinking payroll technology and we'd love to learn more about you and how you could be a fit for our growing team here in San Francisco! ABOUT THE ROLE We're looking for an experienced Product Designer to lead early-stage user research + design and set the foundation for Zeal's design strategy and philosophy. You’ll help to define Zeal’s vision, product strategy, and UX—driving the product design lifecycle end-to-end. You will work in close collaboration with the product, engineering, growth, and customer success teams, you’ll break down technically complex problems and shape them into elegant, novel solutions that are discoverable, learnable, and powerful. As an early member of the design team, you’ll also have great influence in shaping our processes, objectives, and growth. SOME THINGS YOU MAY BE WORKING ON - Setting up a design system that makes sense with our brand and who we want to be - Conduct user research on our growing client base and synthesize these findings to the product and engineering teams - Generate mock-ups using Figma - Gather feedback from product users and engineering and other teams - Some days you will work on non-product related projects with our partnerships, operations and marketing teams - Sit in on discussions about product strategy and how design can play a key role in how we build and ship new product features YOU HAVE - 3+ years of product design experience, ideally in a B2B start-up environment - Expert at Figma/Adobe/Sketch/Illustrator and have a basic knowledge of React - Experience white-boarding, conducting user research, creating mock-ups - You’re familiar with the customer discovery and development process. - Excellent communicator--you’re comfortable working closely with engineers and other partners to ship a high quality product - You want to own the overall design strategy and contribute to the overall product strategy - You’re excited to help with hiring, mentoring, and creating a design culture within Zeal ZEAL CULTURE Zeal is located in the SoMa district of San Francisco and we value in-person collaboration and communication as we grow and scale our business. We are a tight-knit, inclusive community that is into: music 🎵, cocktails 🍹, pets 🐈🐕, ping-pong 🏓 and above all else ~ high quality espresso ☕ but more importantly we value championing for our employees to bring their authentic true selves to work and aim to provide a fun and collaborative work environment for everyone! OUR BENEFITS - 100% coverage health, dental and vision - Competitive salary and equity for all employees - Monthly wellness stipend - Free snacks and drinks and Friday happy hours - Awesome Zeal Swag OUR INTERVIEW PROCESS This is our process for most of our roles, but sometimes stages are subject to change from time-to-time, but we will definitely notify you of the change ahead of time. Step 1: Chat with our recruiter or hiring manager - 30 mins Step 2: Chat with one of our founders or hiring manager - 30 mins Step 3: Take-Home Assignment - 2-4 days Step 4: Presentation of your take home - 30 mins Zeal is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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