Head of Product/UX

| Chicago
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Founded by a group of industry visionaries and startup disruptors, DAIS is reimagining insurance by empowering agencies and carriers with a cutting edge software platform designed to handle the complex challenges of the industry.

DAIS is currently in stealth mode, but we’re looking for people who are curious, driven, and hungry for a challenge. DAIS will give you the room to take complete ownership of your work within an exciting startup culture that is designed to foster personal development. This is a place where you can collaborate freely and level up your skills.

Head of Product/UX

Mission:

The Head of Product/UX - in collaboration with the leadership team - is responsible for organizing and leading all aspects of the company’s product development, UX processes and the evolution of the DAIS product.  You will play a critical role in re-imagining insurance and delivering value to our customers. The Head of Product/UX reports to VP, Technology.

Responisbilities:

  • Work with executive leadership in defining, communicating, and executing short and long - term product goals as articulated by a product roadmap aligned to the business and organizational strategy

  • Organize, lead, manage, and grow the Product Owners and UX Designers

  • Collaborate with the engineering teams to collect feedback on product improvements, develop and define future requests, define opportunities for user research and user testing, and create metrics for tracking product success

  • Can be strategic as well as act as an individual contributor, knows how to write stories, acceptance criteria, maintain a backlog

  • Comfortable to take on the role of Product Owner for an agile team if needed

  • Evolve the department’s standards, policies, procedures, key performance indicators, and organizational structure to support department activity and growth.

Requirements:

  • Experience building and managing teams of Product Owners and UX designers

  • A servant leader with a proven ability to mentor direct reports and can subsequently build and manage a continuously growing/evolving team. Builds an environment where top talent enjoys and wants to work

  • Previous experience working in an Agile product company

  • An experienced, organized, and efficient leader with the ability to define priorities and focus on areas that add value. Is adept at designing the processes necessary to get things done; knows how to organize people and activities; understands how to separate and combine tasks into efficient work flow

  • Posses a good understanding of design process, previous exposure to UX best practices, at the very least has some good insight into UX Design

  • Experience working in a fast-paced growing software company

  • Extensive experience with agile frameworks

  • Knowledge of the Insurance industry is a plus

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
    • JavaLanguages
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    • PythonLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • Neo4jDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • InVisionDesign
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    • Adobe Creative SuiteDesign
    • AbstractDesign
    • ZeplinDesign
    • JIRAManagement

Location

Our main office is located in the Triangle Plaza by Cumberland Blue Line. We also have locations in downtown Chicago and Port Washington.

An Insider's view of DAIS Technology

What’s the vibe like in the office?

There is a lot of positivity radiating around the office. People are energized about the many improvements and low hanging fruit to remedy the situation that small to mid-sized insurance companies face. This a problem we are absolutely going to solve, and we’re going to have fun doing it.

Joe

Senior Automation Engineer

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

A lot of tech improvements are incremental; it's about small changes to existing tech. It is different at DAIS, we have the opportunity to true transform the insurance industry, and it’s pretty fun. Seeing the adoption and delight of our users when we solve problems is amazing, and solving these complicated challenges is truly rewarding.

Jeremy

Head of UX

How does the company support your career growth?

I was originally hired as an executive assistant as a recent college grad with no idea what I wanted to do in my career. DAIS encouraged my exploration into new fields and provided training in Agile product development. Now I am a Scrum Master!

Jessie

Scrum Master

What projects are you most excited about?

Creating products that transform our users' concept of what's possible is the passion that drives me as a product manager. Developing the Internet of Insurance at DAIS is fulfilling this passion, allowing me to see first hand how this product is revolutionizing insurance by finding new solutions to old-aged problems.

Kelly

Senior Product Manager, Insurance Solutions

What are DAIS Technology Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
10 Standard Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
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