Wealthsimple is on a mission to help everyone achieve financial freedom, no matter who they are or how much they have. Using smart technology, Wealthsimple takes financial services that are often confusing, opaque and expensive and makes them simple, transparent, and low-cost. We’re the company behind some of Canada’s leading digital financial products, and are growing faster than ever.
Our team is reimagining what it means to manage your money. Smart, high-performing team members will challenge you to learn and grow every day. We value great work and great ideas — not ego. We’re looking for talented people who love a fast-paced environment, and want to ship often and make an impact with groundbreaking ideas.
We’re a remote-first team and output is more important than face time, so where you choose to work is up to you — as long as you have internet access, you can work from anywhere in Canada. Be a part of our Canadian success story and help shape the financial future of millions — join us! Read our Culture Manual and learn more about how we work.

About the Team:

At Wealthsimple, design is a competitive advantage and essential to achieving our mission of helpingCanadians reach financial freedom. We are also client obsessed – our empathy for our clients sets the bar really high for the products and experiences we create.
We’re looking for a Senior Product Design Manager to lead a team of product designers working across our Cash, Tax and Design System teams. Product designers are embedded within product teams, partnering closely with engineering and product management throughout the entire process to deliver high quality products at speed. We value collaboration and building a supportive environment to work in every day.

In this role you will:

  • Directly manage and lead a team of designers working across multiple mandates to produce high quality work and deliver impact at speed
  • Own and develop a strategy and roadmap for your team alongside product and engineering partners
  • Ensure design, product, and engineering (and other functions) work well together and are aligned on shared goals for planning and project work
  • Provide clarity and structure to ambiguous initiatives, including those that may require complicated organizational change
  • Be a hands-on leader with strong craft to provide clear direction to your teams
  • Have a deep understanding of who we’re building for, ensuring yourself and your team are speaking to clients on a regular basis to inform strategy and improve features
  • Create clarity through shared rituals, strong communication and context
  • Grow and resource your team effectively to meet business objectives

Skills we are looking for:

  • Experience managing and growing product designers of all levels
  • Experience designing and building consumer-facing experiences for web and mobile
  • Experience building and contributing to Design Systems with a clear view and understanding of the value it delivers
  • Experience working in a fast-moving, high-growth company and/or experience working in consumer fintech
  • Exceptional visual design, UX and communication skills
  • Experience working in a collaborative environment with product management and engineering
  • Nice to have: A Wealthsimple client 🙂
At Wealthsimple, we are building products for a diverse world and we need a diverse team to do that successfully. We strongly encourage applications from everyone regardless of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status. Wealthsimple provides an accessible candidate experience. If you need any accommodations or adjustments throughout the interview process and beyond, please let us know.

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