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

Lead Product Designer

| Greater LA Area
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

  • Engineering
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    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • React NativeLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases

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.
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion 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.
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
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 the vibe like in the office?

We've got a pretty fun-loving, eclectic group in the office. Everyone comes from totally different backgrounds and is unapologetically themselves, which I love.

People here also care a lot about what they do. I feel like I'm able to go to anybody on the team for help solving a problem. It's an atmosphere of open communication and collaboration.

Ryan

Software Engineer

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

The Engineering team at Dave is extremely collaborative. Our open office plan allows for constant communication and feedback. Our mobile app developers are spread out across multiple teams within Engineering, but we all work on the same code base. We have bi-weekly “syncs” to go over any new conventions in our code, and to discuss new ideas.

Lauren

Tech Lead

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

It was amazing coming into a company with leaders that provided me with the tools and guidance to set me up for success, and then let me run with it from there.

Dave has empowered me to drive the change I wish to see, and that has come with the opportunity to scale my own team to push the boundaries of the status quo.

Jackson

Marketing Manager

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I was lucky to join Dave as the first QA engineer back in April 2018 and have been extremely supported by engineering leadership since the beginning which enabled me to grow into a QA Manager role & eventually transition into Project Management! I've always imagined myself in the role I am in today as a PM, thanks to the amazing team at Dave.

Lena

QA Manager and Project Manager
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