Product Designer II at Bestow

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ABOUT BESTOW

Bestow is the leading digital platform for life insurance. As both a direct-to-consumer destination and an infrastructure provider, Bestow is on a mission to make life insurance accessible to millions of underserved families. 

We strive for work-life balance and believe happy employees make for better experiences and happier customers. It’s a model that helped us land the #2 spot on Forbes’ Best Startup Employers 2021 list!


Austin, Dallas or #LI-Remote

Our ideal Product Designer is a relentless problem-solver with a passion for innovation. They seek to understand user motivations and strive to create compelling digital experiences to fit. For us, collaborative problem solving is extremely important and we’re seeking a team player who’ll approach this role with gusto.

What You’ll Do:

  • Solve to unlock scale. You’ll encounter some complex data problems. Simplifying through design will unlock big business value. 
  • Understand your users' journey. Your ability to translate product requirements, data flows, and user insights into coherent systems and actionable UI will be key for this role.
  • Validate feature requests. You'll work closely with your Product Manager and Design Lead to vet the usefulness of proposed features. Once a request is prioritized you'll design and evaluate your solution with user testing.
  • Produce high-quality design deliverables. Our team creates artifacts at every phase of the design process. These include schematics, wireframes, low and high-fidelity visual designs, clickable prototypes, and robust documentation. 
  • Learn and advocate. You’ll be a trusted partner among other bright designers, product managers, and engineers. Learn from your peers, sharing in turn!

What You'll Need:

  • 2 or more years of industry experience in digital product design or UX design
  • Ability to define problems and goals, map user flows, prototype interactions, and help oversee the development of your work
  • Passion for making complex systems more organized and user-friendly
  • Strong visual and interaction design abilities and a portfolio that shows it
  • Deep empathy for user problems and a desire to create practical solutions
  • Strong collaboration skills: effective verbal, written, and presentation abilitiesInitiative to identify problems and seek opportunities to improve the product offering
  • Proficiency in design software such as Figma, Sketch, or Adobe CC
  • Able to create robust, testable prototypes with tools in Figma, Invision, Protopie, or similar
  • Ability to work on multiple projects concurrently

Bonus:

  • Experience with dashboards or internal tools
  • Working knowledge of design systems and front-end development 
  • Experience working in an agile development environment 
  • A degree in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)/Product Design/Human Factors/Design or related field




We value diversity at Bestow. We hire, recruit, and promote without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, pregnancy or maternity, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law. We understand the importance of creating a safe and comfortable work environment and encourage individualism and authenticity in every member of our team. 

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An Insider's view of Bestow

What are some social events your company does?

Last year Bestow sent everyone a make your own cocktail kit for a company-wide happy hour to help us keep in touch while we work remotely! We also have a slack channel for people who are interested in getting randomly introduced to a new member of the channel each week. It’s a great way to meet new hires and catch up with old pals.

Anna

Data Analyst

What does your typical day look like?

A typical day for me involves designing systems that get used internally and externally at Bestow. Secure and reliable solutions that allow us to meet an ever-increasing amount of traffic to our services. We like to use tools that promote creativity and automation across our responsible domains.

Clint

Senior Site Reliability Engineer

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I am always challenged here. Bestow has provided me with the best, and most beautiful ways opportunities to grow both personally and professionally. My leadership has trusted me with huge tasks early on which push me professionally. It is this type of trust that has allowed me to grow my career.

Erika

Agency Service Specialist

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

The Marketing Compliance and Operations Compliance team operates with a “run to the risk” attitude. They think of efficiencies to ensure the business understands, identify, and mitigate risks appropriately. This anticipation of what is coming around the corner attitude, continues to develop and foster trust Bestow wide.

Luke

Deputy General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

In my given role, I collaborate with teams across the business. Information Security & Privacy impact each area. I typically collaborate with different teams by projects. It can be security projects or other business-related initiatives. While remote we collaborate via zoom. Teamwork makes the dream work!

Ami

Chief Information Security Officer

What are Bestow Perks + Benefits

Bestow Benefits Overview

Why work with us?

When you’re reinventing an industry that’s gone unchanged for centuries, you need brain power, imagination and endless curiosity. At Bestow, every voice counts and every employee can shape our mission: to make financial products accessible to more people.

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
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
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Bestow provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted once per quarter.
Parking
We offer employees a parking subsidy.
Relocation Assistance
Our relocation assistance plan offers a maximum reimbursement of $5,000 and is on a case by case basis.
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within

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