Product Design Director – Digital Solutions

  • Competitive
  • Austin, TX, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • PIMCO Europe Ltd
  • 25 Apr 19

Product Design Director – Digital Solutions

About Us:

We are PIMCO, a leading global asset management firm. We manage investments and develop solutions across the full spectrum of asset classes, strategies and vehicles: fixed income, equities, commodities, asset allocation, ETFs, hedge funds and private equity. PIMCO is one of the largest investment managers, actively managing more than $1.66 trillion in assets for clients around the world. PIMCO has over 2,500 employees in 14 offices globally. PIMCO is recognized as an innovator, industry thought leader and trusted advisor to our clients.
PIMCO is one of the world's premier fixed income investment managers with thousands of professionals around the world united in a single purpose: creating opportunities for our clients in every environment. Since 1971, we have brought innovation and expertise to our partnership with the institutions, financial advisors and millions of individual investors who entrust us with their assets. We aspire to cultivate performance and leadership through empowering our people, diversity of thought, and a commitment to an inclusive culture that engages in our global communities.

Position Description:

PIMCO has newly created a Digital Solutions group to drive digital innovation for the firm and is seeking a motivated Product Design Director to shape both the work and the team in this "start-up" within a global giant.
In partnership with the business and critical subject matter experts, this role will be responsible for defining and designing the digital experience for a suite of tools to bring the industry-leading analysis and insights of PIMCO to a much wider audience. The product design director role will drive a multi-year digital product vision and contribute to a set of roadmaps for digital experiences that will add value to current and new clients across the asset management business. This role will partner with technology and product management functions to deliver complex products on a global scale.

RESPONSIBILITIES
The senior Digital Product Director will concept, design, test and guide the execution of new applications serving the evolving needs of our clients both internally and externally. It requires a leader that is data driven, has proven experience in making the complex simple through intuitive and rational analysis and deep customer empathy. This leader must be comfortable working in a test and learn environment and be able to demonstrate that they have applied user centered principles throughout their career.
Given that this role will grow over time, this candidate should have a proven track record of creating high performing teams including managing and retaining top talent, creating a culture of collaboration and partnership and providing mentorship and skills development for their team
Finally, the candidate will have experience partnering extremely closely with technology - with a preference given to those with deep experience in agile development environments. They will have experience in both designing stand-alone features, complete design systems and integrating partner or agency teams given that this team will work in a combination of build and partner approaches.
Important to note, this role will NOT be responsible for Marketing but it will work closely alongside that team to drive customer adoption and to align on the overall brand experience of a customer of PIMCO.
This position can be based in Austin OR New York.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelors' degree from accredited institution
  • 10+ years of experience in experience design or digital product design
  • Financial services experience preferred, but not required
  • Prior experience directing and executing digital design for the production of applications or web products


Benefits:

PIMCO is committed to offering a comprehensive portfolio of employee benefits designed to support the health and wellbeing of you and your family. Benefits vary by location but may include:
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Life insurance and travel coverage
  • 401(k) (defined contribution) retirement savings, retirement plan, pension contribution from your first day of employment
  • Work/life programs such as flexible work arrangements, parental leave and support, employee assistance plan, commuter benefits, health club discounts, and educational/CFA certification reimbursement programs
  • Community involvement opportunities with The PIMCO Foundation in each PIMCO office