Head of Design

Next InsuranceinPalo Alto, CA

We are a Palo Alto based tech company that is sparking a static industry by offering customized products to millions of users. Our mission is to provide simple, afforadable, tailored insurance for small businesses, leverging AI/ML.

Founded in 2016, we just recently raised a historic Series C round of $250M and are now officially a unicorn, valued at over $1B!

As Head of Design, you will build a talented all star team of product designers. The role combines growing and managing a team with hands-on design work. This is a highly visible position that will interact with colleagues at all levels in order to deliver products that solve real problems for small businesses. If you're obsessed with facilitating a fantastic customer experience and want to work on products that will impact millions of users, this is the right role for you!

Hop on and ride this unicorn!


  • Manage and develop a team of designers. This requires setting clear goals, allocating workload across the team, consistently hitting deadlines, and mentoring team members so they can learn and grow.
  • Guide the team to develop best practices for ensuring consistency and high quality.
  • Lead all phases of design during the product development process.
  • Work cross-functionally with product management, engineering, marketing, insurance operations, customer support, and senior management.
  • Establish a strong, user-centered design process that values research, user testing, prototyping, and iterating.
  • Recruit and hire new designers to grow the team.
  • Individually contribute as a designer when necessary.
  • Deliver results in a fast-paced and fluid startup environment.
  • Be the design leader at the company.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • 5+ years of design experience on consumer digital products.
  • 2+ years of people management experience, managing a team of 3+ designers.
  • BA/BS degree in Design, Human-Computer Interaction, or a related field.
  • A portfolio of work that contains examples of Interaction (UX) Design and Visual Systems Development for digital experiences across multiple platforms and devices.
  • Strong mentoring and communication skills.
  • Strong visual and interaction skills.
  • Hands-on experience creating user flows, information architecture, wireframes, user journeys, personas, and style guides.
  • Must be able to build your own designs
  • Experience with remote teams.

*Please email Matt - matt@next-insurance.com

To Apply

Email matt@next-insurance.comhttps://www.next-insurance.com/careers/head-of-product-design__trashed/

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