Palo Alto, California
Senior Product Designer
Next Insurance is a fast-growing 290+ person startup based in Silicon Valley and is led by a team of experienced entrepreneurs with a history of successful outcomes. Our mission is to transform insurance for small businesses by combining world-class technology and phenomenal customer service to offer better insurance at a lower price. Next has raised over $380 million from top tier investors and is the valley’s latest unicorn, valued at over $1 billion.
Next is well-positioned to become the leader in the $140 billion small business insurance market because we offer a 100% online experience that is tailored to unique business needs and we get customers insured in minutes - something no one else does. Despite the size of the market, the experience of buying small business insurance has not caught up with best practices instituted in other industries like banking, lending, and even personal lines insurance. There is still a lot of paper involved, purchasing a policy can take days or even weeks, and the coverage is so complex that it’s hard for entrepreneurs to understand what they are buying. We're here to change that. Our goal is to make insurance simple, affordable, and transparent for small businesses so they can stop worrying about insurance and focus on running their businesses.
As a Senior Product Designer for Next Insurance, you will ideate, explore, debate, and design the way buying small business insurance should happen. As part of the Next Insurance Product and Design team, your creativity, leadership, passion, and perseverance will combine with your craft to help you imagine and create top-tier work that delights and connects with our many customer personas.
An expert level designer: You have demonstrated success in leading the design of a large-scale mobile or web project and are proficient in user-centered design methods.
An owner: You understand how to own your design while balancing stakeholder approval and engaging in constant collaboration with others.
An end-to-end designer: You’re strong at thinking big during the conceptual stage, but can zoom in to pixel-level detail during production, and drive the creation of shippable quality elements.
A clear communicator: You’re able to effectively present and pitch your work to diverse audiences throughout the business. You come with a solid rationale behind every design decision you make, you understand the importance of listening as part of communication.
Collaborative: You understand that the best work happens when individuals work as a team and you enjoy working alongside teams of designers, product managers, engineers, and business stakeholders.
Design and prototype elegant solutions for mobile and web at appropriate fidelities to clearly communicate your design and interaction ideas to stakeholders and engineers.
Gauge the usability of existing features and flows and propose constructive ideas for improvement.
Gather customer and internal feedback (along with any available data) and iterate based on what you find rather than on hunch or intuition.
Use your extensive design knowledge and industry experience to help define project requirements and scope.
Foster an open, creative, and positive environment where teammates collaborate
Desired Skills and Experience:
6+ years as a designer, with an emphasis on interaction design.
Please submit a portfolio and resume as part of your application with detailed examples of past work that exhibits the traits, skills, and experiences outlined in this job description.
Prior experience with B2C and/or B2B products.
Experience in a highly regulated industry or insurance is a plus