The Sr. UI Designer will work collaboratively with the Design and Product team. This position plays a major role in the design, prototyping, and development of our mobile app features. Specific tasks and responsibilities will be assigned based on expertise and experience.

About us:

First Boulevard is a modern financial technology company building generational wealth for Black America. Though unbanked, underbanked and underserved, the Black community’s $1.4 trillion in annual economic impact provides a significant base to build upon. By providing a platform focused on improving financial livelihood through incentive-based financial education, Black-focused spending and automated wealth building, First Boulevard helps members remove the stress from managing their money while also developing positive financial behaviors and habits to reach goals faster.

  • 17% Black Americans do not have a bank account.
  • The disparity in average net worth between black families and white families in America is $153,000.
  • Incumbent banks require on average an additional $245 in deposit minimums for Black Americans to avoid fees.
  • Black families are being underserved and overcharged by incumbent banks.

What you will do at First Boulevard:

Design Creation:

  • Develops key design concepts and components to reuse throughout the growth of the apps.
  • Creates UI mockups and functional prototypes to present to the team for brainstorming.
  • Refines the style guide to include visual and functional elements.
  • Develops complete UI storyboards to show customer usage and flow across multiple platforms.
  • Performs research on product technologies and structures to implement into design concepts.
  • Maintains knowledge on current industry trends and market conditions.
  • Coordinates with designers to ensure accurate communication and efficiency in the design phase.

User Research:

  • Assists with user research and analysis.
    • Builds page navigation and clear information architecture, using the feedback of potential users.
    • Designs low-fi prototypes to conduct initial user testing.

    Product Development:

    • Suggests improvements to design and performance to product engineers.
    • Modifies and revises existing designs to meet customer expectations.
    • Collaborates with Senior Product Designer and VP of Product on design needs.
    • Identifies problems around UX and develops solutions.
    • Innovates solutions to technical limitations, still allowing an amazing customer experience.
    • Defines processes to supply the Engineering team with the assets needed during the execution of features.
    • Performs other related duties as assigned.

      Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

      • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
      • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills.
      • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
      • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines under pressure.
      • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
      • Ability to work autonomously with very little direction and a proactive approach to completing tasks.
      • Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate.
      • Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality.
      • Ability to succeed in a sometimes ambiguous environment.
      • Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations.
      • Proficient with Google Workspace or related software.
      • Proficiency with or the ability to quickly learn the organization’s HRIS and talent management systems.

      Education and Experience:

      • Experience designing various different products, including mobile applications.
      • Extensive experience developing information architecture.
      • Strong interaction design and visual/graphic design.
      • Startup experience preferred.
      • Bonus: experience in the fintech or neobanking industries.

      FLSA Status: Exempt, full-time

      ***WHEN APPLYING, PLEASE COMPLETE THE APPLICATION QUESTIONS IN FULL IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS ROLE***

      Why join the First Boulevard team?

      • First Boulevard is working hard to build generational wealth for our Black community. We are here to make a big impact, and we’re looking for team members to help achieve our goals by building an amazing financial product. Work for a company that walks their talk! Our team members enjoy competitive compensation and a generous benefits package, including:
      • High-quality, comprehensive Aetna medical plans. The company pays 100% insurance premiums for employees, and 75% of premiums for spouse and family.
      • Dental and vision insurance.
      • Meaningful equity via stock options.
      • Flexible vacation plan and 10 paid holidays.
      • Wellness program.
      • Advancement opportunities with a fast-growing company.
      • We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.