Job Description

Title: Senior Product Designer

Location: San Francisco, CA or Remote (Based in the U.S.)

NerdWallet aims to make personal finance refreshingly simple, helpful, and human. Our consumers struggle to find clarity when deciding on a course of action for a financial decision. Our goal is to provide as much unbiased insight as possible, through simple and elegant product design. In addition, NerdWallet has one of the most competitive SEO strategies in the nation for helping consumers bring clarity to life’s financial topics. We believe UX is central to a best-in-class SEO program, so we’re seeking a Senior Product Designer who will deliver scalable solutions that can be adopted across the org with a goal of optimizing SEO. You will apply user experience and interaction design best practices to deliver stunning global navigation and cross-linking components.

As a qualified candidate, you’re passionate about helping users locate the info they need by finding meaningful ways to connect relevant editorial content and product experiences. Working collaboratively and iteratively you deliver tactical solutions that can scale to accommodate important use cases. You’re very comfortable working with cross-functional partners throughout the design process from design exploration to stakeholder feedback and engineering implementation.

The following are design initiatives you may deliver in this role:

  • Global navigation system and information architecture to aide in the discoverability of content available on
  • Page templates and components that help users discover content and product experiences that’s meaningful to them
  • Financial calculators aimed at clarifying users’ money questions

This role will report to the Product Design Manager for NerdWallet’s SEO team.

Where you can make an impact:

  • Bring NerdWallet’s purpose to life through strong design & systems thinking, moving seamlessly between strategy and tactics.
  • Elevate Product Design through a deep understanding of NerdWallet’s audience, and doing what’s right for them.
  • Participate and facilitate healthy cross-functional collaboration within an iterative design and development model.
  • Be Nerdy! Join a team of committed Nerds who are energized by the desire to empower people and change the way they think about their finances.
  • Contribute to NerdWallet’s SEO strategy by delivering incredible user experiences, a core tenant to executing a best-in-class SEO program.

You are:

  • A strong design & systems thinker: You design with the big picture in mind, so your solutions can be re-utilized and expanded upon for additional use cases.
  • Comfortable working iteratively: You know how to scope design so your small, cross-functional team can deliver impact on schedule.
  • An experienced Product Designer: you have a broad understanding of the craft and deep expertise in interaction design and visual design
  • An enthusiastic collaborator: you know how to build cross-disciplinary support in order to achieve exceptional experiences
  • Data-driven: You leverage qualitative and quantitative insights to inform and explain your decisions.
  • Perpetually curious: You’re passionate about new technologies, industry trends, and the latest SEO optimizations.

Your experience:

We recognize not everyone will meet all of the criteria. If you meet most of the criteria below and you’re excited about the opportunity and willing to learn, we’d love to hear from you.

  • 6+ years of professional experience in Product Design or a related field
  • Previous experience delivering a navigation system with primary/secondary/tertiary considerations for a complex business
  • Working knowledge of accessibility WCAG guidelines and SEO fundamentals
  • Experience designing for web (including mobile web & desktop)
  • Ability to utilize research and data to drive design decisions
  • Comfortable using Figma (or similar design program) as a primary design and prototyping tool


  • This role will be based in San Francisco, CA or remote (based in the U.S.).
  • We believe great work can be done anywhere. No matter where you are based, NerdWallet offers benefits and perks to support the physical, financial, and emotional well being of you and your family.

What we offer:

Work Hard, Stay Balanced (Life’s a series of balancing acts, eh?)

  • Industry-leading medical, dental, and vision health care plans for employees and their dependents
  • Rejuvenation Policy Flexible Time Off + 13 holidays + 4 Mental Health Days Off
  • New Parent Leave for employees with a newborn child or a child placed with them for adoption or foster care
  • Mental health support through
  • Financial wellness, guidance, and unlimited access to a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) through Northstar
  • Paid sabbatical for Nerds to recharge, gain knowledge and pursue their interests
  • Health and Dependent Care FSA and HSA Plan with monthly NerdWallet contribution
  • Weekly Virtual Bootcamp, Yoga, and Mindfulness Meditation sessions
  • Monthly Wellness Stipend, Cell Phone Stipend, and Wifi Stipend

Have Some Fun! (Nerds are fun, too)

  • Nerd-led group initiatives Intramural Sports, Employee Resource Groups for Parents, Diversity, and Inclusion, Women, LGBTQIA, and other communities
  • Hackathons, Happy Hours, and team events across all teams and departments
  • Company-wide events like Little Nerds Day (aka bring your kids to work day, even if you’re remote!) and our annual Charity Auction

Lifestyle (Be your best self – we’ll take care of the details)

  • Our Nerds love to make an impact by paying it forward Donate to your favorite causes with a company match
  • Work from home equipment stipend and co-working space subsidy
  • Anniversary recognition program choose from different items and experiences
  • Commuting stipend

Plan for your future (And when you retire on your island, remember the little people)

  • 401K with company match
  • Annual Enrichment Stipend for learning and development
  • Be the first to test and benefit from our new financial products and tools
  • Access to Rocket Lawyer for online legal support and resources

If you are based in California, we encourage you to read this important information for California residents linked here.

NerdWallet is committed to pursuing and hiring a diverse workforce and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of any characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.