Dave Inc.
Short for David vs Goliath, Dave helps people avoid bank overdraft fees.
West Hollywood, CA

Lead Product Designer at Dave Inc. (Greater LA Area, CA)

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Dave is a banking app on a mission to create financial opportunity that advances America’s collective potential. Dave's financial tools, including its debit card and spending account, help its more than 10 million customers bank, budget, avoid overdraft fees, find work and build credit. 

Dave is a virtual-first company, which means there is no preference on where team members get their work done. Employees are able to live anywhere in the United States, with the only exception of Hawaii for now. For those who want to work in an office setting on a more regular basis, we will eventually open offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Dave is backed by Mark Cuban, Norwest Venture Partners, Section 32, and Financial Venture Studios, among many others and just announced our plans to go public by the end of 2021.


Team Overview

We are building a high quality, high performing Design team. If you have a strong sense of empathy, constantly look for ways to impact users' lives at scale and are committed to collaboration and continuous development, then this is the place for you. This is an opportunity to get in early and be a formative part of establishing the design culture here at Dave.

The design team is comprised of four distinct pillars (research, product design, operations, and design systems/platform) Product design is embedded with product and engineering at the squad level, and includes both our standard banking services and the financial delighters we’re cooking up to transform users’ lives-- for the better. As a design lead, you will be responsible for the experience within an entire layer of the product (for example banking), providing guidance to other designers in your area. Additionally, you will serve as a thought leader and mentor for the design org as a whole.

What You'll Do

  • Own and lead the end-to-end design process of new features and iterations of a product that is used by millions of people.
  • Own product design and direction for your group. This requires you to be actively involved in defining strategy as you will be a key contributor to defining your group’s goals, success metrics, roadmap, and sprint commitments.
  • Develop thoughtful, impactful solutions to complex design problems
  • Balance trade offs of time spent innovating with ability to ship quickly and successfully and manage design’s roadmap accordingly
  • Articulate, negotiate, and refine design requirements in collaboration with product managers and engineers to arrive at the best design solutions.
  • Work collaboratively with your PM and Eng partners to identify and solve user, product, and business problems.
  • Mentor fellow designers, helping them to think more critically and strategically and improve their craft.

What You'll Need

  • 8+ years product design experience in financial services or other relevant consumer product design domain
  • Practical experience shipping real products that solve real problems for real people.
  • Expertise with Figma, Sketch, Principle, Flinto, inVision, etc.
  • A strong portfolio of product design and design systems work, including designs that showcase both an ability to think longitudinally and in depth about a given customer problem.
  • Experience launching new product and/or significant new features (iterative or big bang) with demonstrated levels of success.
  • Strong communication skills with cross-departmental teammates such as engineering and product.
  • Ability to work with a low-ego, highly collaborative, cross-functional teamExcited about working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment

Benefits & Perks 

• Premium Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance plans
• Insurance premiums 100% covered for you and 80% for your dependents
• Company provided Basic Life and Short-Term Disability plans
• Competitive salary and equity compensation packages
• Voluntary Life Insurance and Long-Term Disability plans
• 401(k) savings plan with matching contributions
• Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
• Generous and flexible PTO
• Flexible work hours
• Generous paid parental leave
• A collaborative environment with opportunities for learning and growth
• Virtual social events

Dave Inc is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, medical condition, or any other category protected by applicable federal and state law, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance relating to an applicant's criminal history.

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Where we are

750 N San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069

Technology we use

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What are Dave Inc. Perks + Benefits

Dave Inc. Benefits Overview

• Premium Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance plans
• Insurance premiums 100% covered for you and 80% for your dependents
• Company provided Basic Life and Short-Term Disability plans
• Competitive salary and equity compensation packages
• Voluntary Life Insurance and Long-Term Disability plans
• 401(k) savings plan with matching contributions
• Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
• Generous and flexible PTO
• Flexible work hours
• Generous paid parental leave
• 1UP Wednesdays where you can teach or learn something new from a fellow Dave
• A collaborative environment with opportunities for learning and growth
• Virtual social events

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partner with International Rescue Committee for annual gift drive. Host regular coding meetups with St Joseph's Center Code Talk
Partners with Nonprofits
Dave has planted over 8 million trees through its partnership with Trees.org. We've also recently partnered with Feeding America to help provide meals.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Dave's C-suite and extended leadership team is growing and focused on continuous improvement of our DE&I initiatives.
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
#Los_Daves, #Davesians, #LadyDaves, #Gayves
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dave employees can contribute up to $2750 annually to their Healthcare FSA and up tp $5000 annually for their Dependent Care FSA.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Guardian Dental and Dental BuyUp option
Vision Benefits
Guardian Vision
Health Insurance Benefits
Cigna PPO, Cigna EPO, and Kaiser HMO
Life Insurance
Voluntary Life Insurance and Long-Term Disability plans
Mental Health Benefits
Dave offers Guardian's Employee Assistance program for employees and their family members.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Remote Work Program
We are a virtual first company.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted at team's discretion. Optional happy hour after All Hands meeting on Thursdays.
Parking
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

There is a lot of freedom at Dave to create and implement your own career plan. Management truly cares that Daves are developing as professionals.

An Insider's view of Dave Inc.

What's something quirky about your company?

We are now a virtual first company! It's been an adjustment for us all, but our values and sense of community have not been lost during this time. For example, I was able to gain full support from Leadership to provide our team with virtual coding training courses. Dave really cares in advancing our collective potential as a team.

Whitney

Loss Management Analyst

What projects are you most excited about?

Working at Dave has been extremely rewarding because I am able to have my ideas heard and see them implemented in our technology/product! I've been able to design an analytics platform, perform feature engineering for the ML model that powers our main product, and build up our ML infrastructure to support faster iterations in model building.

Justin

Data Scientist II

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Since starting at Dave, I've been able to grow into a position I've been striving for in my previous roles fairly quickly. Hard work really does pay off at Dave because the team notices our dedication and recognizes us accordingly. I'm very proud to work for a company that acknowledges the work I do, making me feel empowered and significant!

Brittany

Fraud Manager

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

How to meet our members where they are in their financial journey. We achieve this by really focusing on being customer-first and working to deeply understand who our members are, what solutions they’re looking for, how they like to digest information, what they’re motivated by, what their interests are, and what goals they have.

Andy

Product Marketing Manager

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