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Product Designer
Product Designer
$42 to $57/hourFreelance
$333 to $455/day
$88k to $120k/yearPermanent
$7,334 to $10,000/month
  • Design & Creative (5+ years)

    Job industry

  • 116 Countries


  • 12 months

    Project length

Design Systems
visual design
Adobe Photoshop
ux / ui design
Nice-to-have skills

Staircase is an open API Platform for the US residential mortgage industry. We aggregate, normalize, and transform existing data and services into mortgage-focused API products. Staircase APIs enable existing lenders, POS/LOS, and other mortgage players (e.g., startups) to leverage best-in-class data sources and capabilities through a set of clean, modern APIs that integrate seamlessly into existing technology systems. Staircase acts as a distribution channel for API-based companies, creating a single pipeline to lenders which cuts the sales cycle to zero while also reducing compliance burden by passing through compliance documents to lenders.

Our mission is nothing short of rebuilding the entire tech stack for US residential mortgage in order to make buying a home more accessible, more affordable, and less stressful for all Americans. Clean infrastructure will catalyze much-needed innovation in a space that has not changed in decades. Homeownership is the single most important factor for wealth accumulation, especially for low-income and minority households where the benefit of the Staircase platform and resulting innovation will be felt most.

We are lucky to be building in an industry where our mission means so much to so many people while also providing our team interesting and challenging problems to drive our own personal growth.

About the role

About You At Staircase, we are looking for curious, motivated, compassionate, lifelong learners. We are building a world-class team that embodies our values around creative problem solving, continuous learning, ownership and performance. We believe that professional satisfaction comes from being able to express your own creativity and personal style in work that continually pushes your boundaries. As part of our team, you will have the opportunity to craft your role and career to get the most out of yourself, your team, and your experience.

About The Role We are seeking a highly motivated Product Designer to join our growing team. As the first Product Designer, you’ll be responsible for delivering a best-in-class web and mobile user experience. You’ll lead the design of visual components for our platform, our documentation, our product definitions, and anything else our customers interact with. You’ll partner closely with our engineering teams and business leaders to translate customer needs into beautiful customer-focused solutions.

This role is a permanent (W2) position for US based candidates and an indefinite contract for non-US based candidates.

Key responsibilities

  • Build user experiences, articulate specifications, and create assets across our product ecosystem
  • Partner closely with our product teams to develop use cases and high-level requirements
  • Create process flows, wireframes, and visual design mockups as needed to effectively conceptualize and communicate detailed interaction behaviors
  • Analyze user interface problems and create design solutions that meet measurable business goals and requirements
  • Develop and maintain detailed user-interface specifications
  • Present design work to key internal stakeholders regularly

Ideal experience

Minimum Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience in UI/UX design
  • Prior experience designing interfaces for consumer-facing software products or web-based tools
  • Experienced in storyboarding, prototyping, building mockups and style guides
  • Experience with best practices for device-based information architecture and design as well as usability principles and techniques
  • Proficiency in a variety of design tools such as Sketch, Figma, Illustrator, OmniGraffle, etc
  • Excellent communication skills with an ability to articulate interactive design concepts across various products to various stakeholders

Preferred Qualifications Bachelor’s degree or equivalent apprenticeship in Visual Design, Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Computer Science or related

Please include a portfolio showcasing your creative visual designs as well as your process for creating great user-centered design solutions along with your application

What We Offer

  • Top market salaries
  • Generous equity packages that reflect our commitment to you
  • Competitive health, dental, and vision coverage with substantial company contribution
  • Flexibility to set a schedule that works for you, in a location that makes you happy
  • Flexible vacation policy to ensure you have time to enjoy the things you value outside of work
  • A company culture and team with values rooted in creative problem solving, continuous learning, ownership and performance

At Staircase, we are solving a diverse set of problems and we know that embracing diverse perspectives delivers the best results. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment where people of all races, cultures, gender identities, ages, religions, orientations, education, backgrounds, abilities and perspectives can contribute and thrive.