DesignNew York CityFull-Time

Design Lead, Product

A new world order of independents and creators is taking hold. More than 60M Americans are working freelance, part-time, contract, or gig jobs in an explosion of entrepreneurial opportunity. Unfortunately, our benefits have historically depended on us being tied to a single employer. For tens of millions of people, figuring out taxes, retirement, and health insurance has been near impossible.

Until Catch.

Catch is the first portable benefits platform. In an easy to use app, independents can manage their own personal payroll and benefits automatically taking care of taxes, investing for retirement, and enrolling in health insurance. We do the hard stuff so that our customers can focus on what they do best: hustling, creating, building, and living their lives.

No recruiters. No agencies.
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Our product designers take a product, feature, or experience from ideation to production. This includes vision setting, designing solutions, prototyping, bringing along cross-functional teams, overseeing implementation, and collaborating with other designers, researchers, product managers, analysts, and engineers. Catch is looking for a leader who will build up and continue to develop our app, brand, and design org.

Once here you'll
  • Lead the visual and technical direction of the experience design, visual style, and technical tooling, with input from director-level peers of engineering and engagement teams.
  • Decisively resolve priorities, timing, risks, task importance, and possible breaking changes.
  • Leverage research and data to understand customer needs, identify new product opportunities, and assess issues, problems and gaps.
  • Elevate brand aesthetics while supporting overall brand direction
What you'll bring
  • A passion for turning complex problems into simple and engaging experiences
  • Outstanding UX ability, visual design and product thinking for mobile apps
  • Experience applying research, usability tests, and metrics to inform design decisions
  • Comfort with an iterative design process that includes accepting and acting on feedback
  • Competence in relevant design and prototyping tools
  • Strong collaboration and self-management skills
Even better:
  • Experience leading other designers, providing feedback and directing work
  • Previous work experience in a consumer-focused tech organization
  • Familiarity with creating interactive prototypes

Working at Catch

Catch is a Series A stage startup. That means we're at the beginning of our journey to create a world where your safety net doesn't depend on your employment status.

We work hard. We win.

We are solving hard problems and believe that collaboration is critical to untangling the ambiguity we're tackling every day. Our headquarters are in New York City. We strongly prioritize candidates who can be in-person 3 days a week (Monday, Tuesday, and Friday). We're big believers that relationships and connection make the highest performing team. We also believe that flexibility is key, and providing time for deep thinking and flow is important to achieving outcomes. Our team works from home – or anywhere! – on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

This is the time to build the future we want to exist. To do that, we have assembled a team that's focused, inclusive, and ego-free. We're looking for people who are up for an adventure.

Catch is a YCombinator company and has raised $20M from some of the best investors and advisors in the industry including Crosslink Capital, Khosla Ventures, Nyca Partners, and Kindred Ventures. We're also backed by founders of Nerdwallet, Earnest, Enigma, Tagomi, and Tilde as well as executives and leaders from Apple, Public, Intuit, Harvard, Stanford, and Yale.

 
Benefits

We think benefits are important. So we've invested in making ours great:

- Competitive salary and equity
- Medical, dental, & vision insurance
- Life insurance and disability benefits
- 401k w/matching
- Apple equipment
- Commuter subsidies
- Flexible time off

Must be authorized to work in the U.S.


Your safety net is waiting

Get the benefits you deserve, then get back to living your life.