Catch (W19)
Benefits for independent workers.

Design Lead, Product

$100k - $170k0.00% - 1.00%

New York City
Full-time
1+ years
About Catch

Catch is building the future of financial infrastructure for the independent workforce. As the first personal, portable benefits platforms, we help freelancers, contractors, and gig workers build an automated safety net. We do tax withholding, retirement investment, and health insurance enrollment. We move money, create investments, and integrate with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services to be able to take action for those with volatile income. We believe the future of work mandates a new system to manage benefits, and the 80M Americans who lack employer plans certainly agree.

About the role

Catch has built the first portable benefits platform offering tax withholding, retirement, and health insurance for those without access to employer-sponsored benefits. More than 57M Americans work freelance, part-time, contract, or non-traditional jobs that make it difficult to build wealth and protect against emergency.

Our tech-first approach makes it easy to create an automated paycheck setting aside for savings, investing for the future, and managing health insurance no matter how many different income sources exist, or how frequently income is received. We serve people — not businesses — and arm them with the ability to build a custom and flexible safety net for their family.

No recruiters. No agencies.

Do not send a password-protected portfolio without providing a password (obviously).

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

Reinventing the core benefits system and safety net that’s been in place for the last 70 years isn’t an easy task– and it’s certainly not something that gets solved overnight. But the time is now. Income is more volatile, inequality is growing, and the foundation of employer-sponsored benefits is showing its age. At Catch, we’re working to reinvent the tax, retirement, and health insurance systems to work for everyone.

This takes focus, ingenuity, and collaboration– you’ll work with a team dedicated to the cause and equipped to solve it. We value a diverse, inclusive, and ego-free environment and you should too.

Catch is backed by some of the best investors and advisors in the industry, including Khosla Ventures, NYCA Partners, and Kindred Ventures.

 

Benefits

We believe that a safety net is critical, 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.

Technology

React, React Native, GraphQL, Go, Python, gRPC, Mongo, AWS

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