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Director of UI Engineering

Figure

Figure

Design
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 18, 2024

About Figure:

Figure is revolutionizing financial services with its disruptive, scaled, and rapidly expanding technology platform. By capitalizing on the loan origination activities on its platform and extensive network of partners, Figure is poised to deliver and scale new products that enhance efficiency and transparency in the industry. Through the integration of cutting-edge technology, Figure’s platform fosters more transparent and efficient capital markets, bolstered by the growing pool of assets originated on its platform. This transformational journey is fueled by a dedicated team at Figure, characterized by their drive, innovation, collaboration, and passion for building from scratch. We value individuals who bring an entrepreneurial mindset to every task and will embrace our culture of innovation.

Every day at Figure is a journey in continuous learning yet a daily focus on getting work done that makes a difference. Join a team of proven leaders who have already created billions of dollars in value in the financial technology space.

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About the Role

Engineering is at the heart of the action, building and delivering delightful products and experiences to our customers. We leverage our lending originations, servicing, and blockchain infrastructures to deliver into direct-to-consumer and business-to-business product lines. Because our products are truly disruptive to the industry, from-scratch and greenfield work is an exciting perk of our engineering roles. Additionally, every engineer has a significant impact on the team and the growth of the company. A successful member of the FTS lending engineering team embraces formidable goals and excels at delivering solutions responsively and communicatively.

FTS is excited to expand the lending engineering team via a collaborative design-passionate Director of Frontend (UI and UX) engineering, someone capable of building a user-centric design and development culture while fostering our frontend software engineering teams' curious, innovative, collaborative, and thriving culture. As a member of our lending engineering leadership team, you'll work closely with various business functions, including Design and Product, to understand key business needs to define and plan required work executed against company and department goals and business priorities in a manner that frames delivery success on time and with high quality and accessibility.

What You'll Do

  • Foster a welcoming, inclusive, collaborative, and supportive team dedicated to building delightful user experiences, interfaces, and robust frontend solutions for the entire FTS ecosystem.
  • Lead, support, and mentor new-to-the-field and senior-level talent in their career growth and aspirations.
  • Establish a culture of user-focused design with great attention to the overall user experience across the FTS products.
  • Collaborate with Engineering, Product, and Design leadership across multiple teams and projects to prioritize and deliver new products and features, modifications and improvements to existing products, tech enhancements, and bug and triage fixes.

What We Look For

  • A team player with a positive attitude who can thrive in a fast-paced start-up to scale-up environment with maximum autonomy and flexibility.
  • BS/BA degree, Computer Science preferred.
  • 15+ years of relevant software engineering experience and education in a fast-paced, agile environment; 5+ years as a UI, UX, app, or frontend developer; and 5+ years leading front-end engineering teams.
  • Passion for Human-Computer Interaction and user-centric design and engineering is a big plus, as is an advanced degree in HCI or a related field.
  • Familiarity with both UI and UX design principles and a deep understanding of design, usability, and research best practices; experience developing UI and UX development strategies across multiple products, product types, and end-users.
  • Keen ability to create intuitive and responsive user interfaces that provide an exceptional user experience, leveraging your expertise in frontend technologies
  • Ability to collaborate with designers to create visually appealing and user-friendly interfaces.
  • Understanding of and ability to drive and implement AB testing strategies and data-driven decision-making.
  • Proven experience in developing Mobile-first accessible application design and implementation.
  • Experience using and building frameworks enabling shared frontend technologies and components and building internal tools optimizing for user and workflow efficiency is awesome.

Our Tech Stack

While proficiency in our tech stack is a plus, those comfortable with similar stacks are encouraged to apply.

  • Frontend proficiencies in React, React Query, Typescript or JavaScript, Tailwind, and Vite are desirable.
  • Familiarity with backend technologies, including Kotlin, SpringBoot, PostgreSQL, Kafka, Google Cloud Platform, and Kubernetes, is a plus.

Benefits and Perks

  • Competitive salary and growth opportunities
  • Company quarterly performance-based bonus
  • Equity stock options package
  • Employer-funded comprehensive health, vision, dental insurance, and wellness program for employees and their dependents
  • Employer-funded life and disability insurance coverage
  • Company HSA, FSA, Dependent Care, 401k, and commuter benefits
  • Up to 12 weeks of paid family leave
  • In-office, remote, and hybrid work location options
  • Home office and technology stipend for those working outside of a traditional office more than 75% of the time
  • Flexible time-off plan to empower employees to take the time off that they want and need
  • Continuing education reimbursement
  • Routine Team swag deliveries!

For CO, NY, CA, and WA residents, the salary range is $174,240 - 261,360 with up to a 25% Bonus and Equity. Actual compensation may vary based on individual candidate experience and location.

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Unfortunately, FTS is unable to provide sponsorship for this position. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify their identity and eligibility to work in the United States and complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

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