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Oscar Health // health insurance
 
Design, Full Time    New York City, United States    Posted: Tuesday, April 27, 2021
 
   
 
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Hi, we're Oscar. We're hiring a new Head of Product Design to join our Product team in our NYC office.

Oscar is a technology-driven, consumer-focused health insurance startup founded in 2012 & headquartered in New York City. Our goal is to make health insurance simple, transparent, & human. We need your help to do so.

Our Product Design org is a multidisciplinary team that examines the end-to-end journey & considers the design of systems to be as important as the artifacts we make. Our practice is human-centered, our work is rooted in empathy & research, & we lead by example & with our values.

As our new Head of Product Design, you will contribute to the future vision of our products & lead a world-class team of 20 designers, researchers, & managers. Everyday, you will motivate our team by nurturing a culture of creativity & inspire everyone with your thoughtful leadership. You will ensure your team generates breakthrough ideas & ultimately ship beloved experiences. You will inspire everyone with your thoughtful leadership. You will prioritize user advocacy, accessibility, & inclusion in this fast-paced, high-growth environment.

This role reports to our SVP of Product in our NYC office.

Responsibilities

  • Lead our Product Design & Design Research functions across numerous product areas

  • Advocate for design & user experience by helping leaders across the business make evidence-based decisions

  • Mentor & coach the Design team in their relentless pursuit of product & design excellence

  • Empower Design to influence product strategy through vision work & proposals for new features / products

  • Invest in continuous improvement by evolving our processes & how we work with partners

  • Align Product Design with the strategy of the company, grow the teams ability to connect design decisions to business impact

  • Work alongside Product Management & Engineering leadership to define the long-term vision for our products, & the strategies & roadmaps to see it through

  • Maintain an integrated outlook of all the products, individually & as a whole. Everything we design should take into account current particular needs as well as the longer term vision for the product

Requirements
We value leaders from diverse backgrounds & will consider candidates with different types of education & relevant professional experiences in determining qualification. If you feel qualified, please apply. Your experiences & your demonstrated skill sets are far more important than your level or industry expectations.

  • 10+ years of relevant industry experience

  • 5+ years leadership/management experience

  • Demonstrated experience leading multiple cross-discipline teams

  • Extensive knowledge & experience with driving & applying design processes & research methodologies while working collaboratively with engineering, product management, & a variety of stakeholders

  • Mastery in 2-3 areas of expertise such as Product Design, Service Design, User Research, Visual Design, Interaction Design

  • Cultural sensitivity, creativity, resourcefulness, low ego, & a high EQ

  • A drive towards inclusive leadership & collaboration

  • Proficient at distilling complexity & storytelling

  • A strong portfolio showcasing problem-solving at large scale & high design caliber

Bonus points

  • Experience with change management, new products or business strategies, overseeing a diverse portfolio of products/end users

Life at Oscar

At Oscar, being an Equal Opportunity Employer means more than upholding discrimination-free hiring practices. It means that we cultivate an environment where people can be their most authentic selves & find both belonging & support. We're on a mission to change health care -- an experience made whole by our unique backgrounds & perspectives.

We encourage our members to care for their whole selves, & we encourage our employees to do the same with comprehensive medical benefits, generous paid-time off, paid parental leave, retirement plans, company social events, stocked kitchens, wellness programs, & volunteer opportunities.

Reasonable Accommodation

Oscar applicants are considered solely based on their qualifications, without regard to applicant's disability or need for accommodation. Any Oscar applicant who requires reasonable accommodations during the application process should contact the Oscar Benefits Team (accommodations@hioscar.com) to make the need for an accommodation known.

Pay Transparency Policy

Oscar ensures that you won't be discharged or discriminated against based on whether you've inquired about, discussed, or disclosed your pay. Read the full policy here.

 
 
 
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