Robinhood

Design Director, Core + Growth

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What Robinhood is looking for in applicants

Join a leading fintech company that’s democratizing finance for all.

Robinhood was founded on a simple idea: that our financial markets should be accessible to all. With customers at the heart of our decisions, Robinhood is lowering barriers and providing greater access to financial information. Together, we are building products and services that help create a financial system everyone can participate in.

Just as we focus on our customers, we also strive to create an inclusive environment where our employees can thrive and do impactful work. We are proud of the competitive products and company culture we’ve built and have been recognized as:

  • Forbes Fintech 50 2021
  • Glassdoor Best Places to Work 2021 
  • Inc. Best-Led Companies 2021
  • TIME 100 Most Influential Company 2021

We’re growing and looking for...

We continue to hire Robinhoodies at a rapid pace to drive this journey, and with that growth comes necessary change. We’re seeking culture builders and curious thinkers looking to co-author the next chapters of our story. We’re in build mode, majorly expanding our team while also growing up as a company. Joining now means helping shape our structures and systems, then taking part as we launch into our ambitious future.

Check out life at Robinhood on The Muse!

About the team:

Robinhood is looking for a Design Director to lead our Activations & Growth design team. You'll lead a team of talented hardworking product designers and managers, providing design direction, giving career mentorship, and facilitating cross-functional partnerships across our product and engineering teams. They will propagate a strong design practice, influence product strategy, and impact our product execution and quality. Ultimately, they will enable their team to execute outstanding work.

As a qualified candidate, you have both an incredible eye for detail and an ability to think big, break new ground, and innovate. You’re a natural champion for your craft and care deeply about people. You have experience leading teams designing for mobile (native apps and mobile web), desktop web, and email, and have a hardworking body of work that has clearly accelerated business priorities.

What you’ll do day-to-day:

  • Leading, mentoring, and inspiring members of your team, providing direction and pushing the quality of the design work
  • Pushing the boundaries of your team’s UX/UI/visual execution and exploring divergent concepts
  • Influencing product strategy and design execution across Activations, Education, Growth and International efforts.
  • Leading and representing your team effectively - substantiating the work and the decisions behind them, advocating for user-centered design
  • Building cross-functional relationships and advocating for the needs of the Robinhood design studio
  • Accelerating team efficiency by improving processes, organization structure, and workflows with the design team and cross functional teams

About you:

  • Excellent portfolio that demonstrates love and care for their craft
  • Strong product sensibility
  • Understanding the value of servant leadership, and that, as a leader, you fundamentally work for your direct reports to help set them up for success through open communication, collaboration, and mentorship, creating a happy and healthy creative culture, building up your team by providing room to create and giving healthy feedback.
  • Big Picture thinking
  • A track record of leading design teams through successful product launches across iOS, Android, and mobile web
  • Strong information design experience with a solid foundation in UX design heuristics
  • Experience recruiting, hiring, and retaining multi-disciplinary design teams
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Deep knowledge and applied experience in graphic design (layout, typography, color)
  • Applied experience with design tools: Sketch, Illustrator, Photoshop
  • Applied experience with prototyping tools: Framer, Principle, Origami, HTML/CSS/JS, After Effects, Swift
  • Superb attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate optimally on an ego-free, highly energetic, and cross-functional team
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic startup environment

Bonus points:

Positive team member that believes in our mission!

We’re looking for more growth-minded and collaborative people to be a part of our journey in democratizing finance for all. If you’re ready to give 100% in helping us achieve our mission—we’d love to have you apply even if you feel unsure about whether you meet every single requirement in this posting. At Robinhood, we're looking for people invigorated by our mission, values, and drive to change the world, not just those who simply check off all the boxes.

Robinhood promotes diversity and provides equal opportunity for all applicants and employees. We are dedicated to building a company that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work (and work environment) will be for everyone. Additionally, Robinhood provides reasonable accommodations for candidates on request and respects applicants' privacy rights. To review Robinhood's Privacy Policy please visit rbnhd.co/applicant-privacy.

Robinhood's benefits include generous time off, 401(k) participation with employer match, comprehensive health coverage, a health savings account (HSA), wellness benefits, backup childcare and education stipends (all benefits are subject to applicable taxes and based on eligibility).

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