VP of UX

VP of UX - Acorns
At Acorns, we're building a different kind of investing experience - one that looks after the financial best interests of the up-and-coming. The Acorns team is passionate about pursuing our mission and living our values. It all begins with Heart. Our Heart leads us in everything we do. It allows us to make bold decisions, build trust, grow and advance our society. Come find your place at Acorns and join us in in the revolution.
Acorns is seeking a VP of UX to drive our overall product vision and oversee and guide rapid, iterative conceptual design.
Job Description:
Partner with Product and Engineering to create and align a product strategy and inform roadmaps with usability improvement
Define, share and communicate UX perspectives, goals and product artifacts to ensure product excellence
Collaborate with Engineering to provide design requirements, understand implementation feasibility, define standards, and manage deadlines
Participate in all stages of the product design and development lifecycle, including generative research, concepting and definition, prototyping, UI design, and testing
Establish a strong design culture by maintaining an understanding of emerging trends and practices
Build, develop, and mentor a team of creative UX designers, UX developers and Architects
Job Requirements:
7-10+ years of relevant work experience in UX; Expertise in visual, interaction design and prototyping
5+ years of experience growing high performing user experience teams
Proven track record owning user experience/interaction design of products, sites and/or applications
Deep understanding of responsive and adaptive design; Ability to iterate on concepts, driving definition to detailed execution
Expert knowledge of design principles: including typography, color theory, as well as user-centered interface design processes, methodology and UI best practices
Demonstrated skills creating process flows, site maps, wireframes, prototypes, and other UX deliverables
Familiarity with native mobile technologies and front-end development (HTML, CSS, JavaScript)
Highly analytical in using data and metrics to uncover insights and drive business performance
Ability to work effectively on multiple projects with demanding deadlines in a team environment
High interpersonal ability and influence skills to lead projects working across a variety of functions
Perks:
Daily breakfast, weekly team lunches and an endless supply of snacks
Stumptown cold brew coffee for the fearless
Beautiful, chill office space with graffiti art
Shiny, new MacBooks and iMacs
Daily meditation break
Corporate gym access
Cool, smart people and strong sense of community
About Acorns:
Acorns is the leading micro-investing app in the U.S. It allows users to round up their daily purchases and automatically Invest the Change? into a low-cost, diversified portfolio of exchange-traded funds offered by some of the world's top asset managers (including Vanguard and BlackRock). Founded in Newport Beach, Calif., by father and son team Walter and Jeff Cruttenden, Acorns provides a simple entry-point using the Acorns app on iPhone or Android. Customers accumulate fractional shares in one of five portfolios constructed by world-renowned Nobel Laureate economist Dr. Harry Markowitz. Acorns' smart portfolio algorithms automatically work in the background of life, helping users build wealth naturally, pennies at a time. From Acorns mighty oaks do grow.
Mission:
With benevolence and courage, we look after the financial best interests of the up-and-coming; beginning with the empowering step of micro-investing.
Values:
Lead with heart
Make bold decisions
Always build trust
Never stop growing
Advance our society

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