Product Designer

San Francisco, California /
Design /
Who we are:
Cardless is a credit card company. We help brands launch custom cobrand credit card products. We handle the program creation, card underwriting, lending, issuance, and top-notch customer service, while brands focus on delivering rewards truly valuable to their superfan cardholders.

We recently raised a Series A, and things are getting serious.

In the 18 months since our founding, we have assembled all of the partnerships needed to launch, hired engineering, compliance, and operational teams, secured strong funding, and have built the foundations for an iconic brand.

We’re confident about what we’ve built so far, but we know it can be better. Which brings us to your role...

What we’re looking for:
We’re looking for our first Design hire to join our 12-person team. You should have a strong sense of design and aesthetic, and a firm grasp of fundamental design disciplines, like writing, research and interaction design (UI + UX). You should be experienced in shipping live products to consumers, with a portfolio to prove it!
You should have a strong grasp of human-centered design methods and the ability to use these methods drive user-focused decision making across teams.

Beyond the traditional craft of a designer, you should be comfortable questioning assumptions and thinking strategically as our product scales from 1 to 100,000 users.
You should have a great intuition of the current expression of the Cardless brand and a vision to grow it into a household name. You should have an appreciation for the role that brand plays in a user’s experience. And some experience with creative direction / art direction is appreciated.

You should be interested in recruiting, mentoring, and team-building as we scale our design organization across brand, product, and research.

Some things to note:
It’s hard to overstate the impact you’ll have on our product, design culture, and company trajectory. Good design can have an exponential impact—especially at a company of our stage. This should excite you just as much as it excites us.

Cardless questions the way things are and find holes in the status quo. We provide unusually good support and resources for employees, and an unusually meaningful autonomy at every level. You should thrive in such an environment. 

We’re a technical company. You should be excited to work alongside a world-class engineering team to delight our users.
About us:
Cardless was founded in February 2019 by Michael Spelfogel and Scott Kazmierowicz (ex-Stanford CS / Data Science, ex-Lyft, ex-Visa, ex-Goldman) and is backed by top VCs including Accomplice, Greycroft, Clocktower Ventures, as well as founders of Plaid, Plastiq, SeatGeek, Flatiron Health, and FiveStars. We believe the future of financial services is cardless. Our name reflects the advanced technologies we work with everyday to make managing and moving money safer, easier, and more rewarding for everyone.