Senior Product Designer

| Austin
Who We Are
Bestow is a digital life insurance company built on full stack technology and AI. In a world in need of greater financial resilience and protection, Bestow democratizes access to smart financial products and powers some of the world’s leading consumer platforms. We are reimagining and rebuilding a 400-year-old, $7 trillion industry to create a brighter future for millions of families. And we’re just getting started.
The Bestow team is a diverse band of first principles thinkers on a mission to do good. We’re fortunate to be backed by leading investors and partners including Valar Ventures, NEA, 8VC and MunichRe.
Who We’re Looking For
We are looking for a driven, entrepreneurial-minded Design leader who is ready to make a big impact at one of the fastest-growing tech startups in Texas. 
As a Senior Product Designer, you are a data and empathy-informed “solutioneer.” You think in worst-case-scenarios and look beyond the four walls of Bestow to solve them. You are successful at your job when you are consistently looking for new ways to optimize for and endear ourselves to users showing it though NPS, conversion rate and other key metrics.
Do you thrive on solving difficult challenges with a healthy mix of data and empathy? Are you willing to challenge long-held assumptions and willing to be the advocate for what’s “better?” If so, we'd love to hear from you.

What you can expect to work on:

  • Solve Problems. Your success at Bestow is significantly influenced by your ability to solve complex, often ambiguous product problems, from research to validation, to implementation of your solution for development.
  • Understand Users. Your ability to use data, insights and user research and translate it to tangible solutions is key to doing your job as a Senior Product Designer. 
  • Validation of Features and Requests. Working with product managers, you will be tasked with ensuring the usefulness of a given feature or request to the intended audience of users. This would include but not be limited to user research, usability testing, and analysis of data after a feature is launched. As Senior Designer, you’ll be expected to produce testable and functional design prototypes and work closely with Design Lead to synthesize findings of usability testing.
  • Produce Design Deliverables. At Bestow all of our product designers are asked to produce all artifacts associated with each phase of the design process at a high level of quality. This includes wireframes, high-fidelity visual design as well as clickable prototypes. As Senior Product Designer you’ll be expected to ensure the quality of your work and help other designers maintain a high standard of work.

What You'll Need

  • 4+ years of industry experience in digital product design
  • Passion for user-focused design
  • Strong visual and interaction design abilities and a portfolio that shows it
  • A sense of deep empathy for user problems to create elegant but practical solutions
  • Thorough knowledge and experience across a range of design approaches, methodologies, and lo-fi & high-fi prototyping skills
  • Initiative in identifying problems and act on opportunities to improve the product offering
  • Strong written & verbal communication and presentation skillsCollaboration skills across disciplines to drive change into products
  • Ability to manage and work on multiple projects concurrently
  • Experience working in Design Systems Fluent in modern design software and prototyping workflows such as Sketch, Abstract, and Figma
  • Bonus Points: Experience with Design research and a working knowledge of front-end development and/or a degree in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)/Product Design/Human Factors/Design

What You'll Get

  • Competitive salary
  • Generous PTO
  • Flexible schedule and work/life balance
  • 100% company-paid health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Choose your own computer setup (Mac or PC)
  • Office snacks and weekly team lunches
  • Team building events and activities

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. 
Bestow does not currently sponsor applicants for work visas.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • Python 3Languages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • FlaskFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • SegmentAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • AbstractDesign
    • BasecampManagement
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • HubSpotCRM
    • SendGridEmail

Location

209 West 9th Street, Ste. 200, Austin, TX 78701

An Insider's view of Bestow

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The vibe can be hectic at times and mellow at others. I feel I am in the good company of others that are trying to create something significant; no one is ever too busy to allocate time in their day for your comments or concerns. I consider a good office atmosphere, one where healthy discourse is encouraged and Bestow Austin has it in spades.

Mikhail

Software Engineer

What makes someone successful on your team?

Success is delighting people in unexpected ways. For example, we had someone apply but wasn’t eligible. Our team researched a company that might fit their specific case and helped them apply even though it wasn’t with us! This person was literally brought to tears because they were so grateful. We made a difference for someone. That’s success.

Grant

Director, Customer Experience

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Engineers are most engaged when they have the autonomy to make decisions on how things get built. We provide an environment where they can propose ideas, validate them and safely get to production with minimal friction. We don't micromanage decisions. We give people freedom to bring their good ideas to reality.

Brian

Vp, Engineering

What does career growth look like on your team?

At Bestow, you are not only free to define your own career path, but encouraged to step outside the boundaries and think outside the box on a daily basis. There are no limits placed on your work and you are entrusted with the responsibility and freedom to identify what problems need to be solved and how to solve them.

Lexie

Senior Analyst

What are Bestow Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Caring for our own by covering 100% of employee medical insurance.
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Parking
We offer employees a parking subsidy.
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
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