Lead Product Designer in Fintech startup

Early-stage Fintech-startup seeking Lead Product Designer

We’re looking for an experienced Lead Product Designer that wants to join us building a budget (“financial forecasting”) SaaS tool for mainly other startups and e-commerce companies. If you’re a pixel-perfect UI/UX designer who’s entrepreneurial at heart and wants to experience a venture journey from the cockpit, we’d love to have you onboard!

The founding team consists of a serial entrepreneur, a former McKinsey consultant/SaaS CFO and a Lead Engineer with over 20 years of experience. Our vision is to empower all the SMB CFOs out there with a supercharged tool for financial planning and analysis and we’re in need of a Lead Product Designer to help us make that happen.

Your role:

As the Lead Product Designer in Francis, you will be responsible for everything related to the product design. Keep in mind that we're at an early stage, which means that your job will evolve fast. While your main focus in the beginning will be to execute the product-related design tasks, in time you’ll also be in charge of building the right design team around you. We’re looking for someone who likes to navigate risk, a kind of “design entrepreneur” who can help us renew the archaic financial planning practices that right now is at the heart of company operations and entrepreneurship. Your first activities would be to get onboarded in all our validated learnings, whereafter you’ll wireframe the first and launchable version. As we grow, you’ll be a leading part of building our design team and processes around the product discovery and product delivery tracks. 

Concrete activities

On the short term, we imagine that you’d be executing on activities like:

  • Creating a design system that guides our design decisions
  • Finalize the design for the first launchable version
  • Participate in meetings with actual customers and/or interviewees to get insights
  • Iterate on our mapped user journey with insights
  • Etc.

Since you’re the fourth FTE, your role is entrepreneurial by nature it’s a good idea if you also:

  • Thrive with having different roles
  • Take responsibility for the processes around you and give constructive feedback if you feel something can be done better
  • Is an expert in your field, but would like to take your role into a more leading position as the company grows

How we work:

We're a 100% remote team. We believe in agile principles, we like to listen to Marty Cagan and Teresa Torres and love to read business literature around IT, agile and lean. We believe that too many features are being developed without having problem/solution fit and that some of the biggest mistakes that startups are doing, can be prevented by de-risking early in the process through design. Even though we love agile, we believe that in 2021, the primary measure of progress isn’t working software, but validated learnings – learnings that rightly so can be validated through working software, but in many cases can be validated faster and cheaper through design. Because of this, we work with both a product discovery and product delivery track, so that we de-risk our feature requests by validating them through research, before we even consider developing them.


Submit your application to https://airtable.com/shrciSNBZgTg3exWc and please reach out to August Gjede at august@francisapp.com or +4531565902 if you have any questions. After the initial screening, we will conduct a telephone interview followed by a remote interview. 

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