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Principal Product Designer



Product, Design
Posted on Thursday, February 22, 2024


SageSure is looking for a vision-oriented designer to lead human-centered design on our internal tools team.

We’re insurance first, tech-forward, growing rapidly, and absolutely committed to our customers. You? With meaningful experience in Insurance / insurtech, fintech, or rich business and consumer workflows, you excel in collaboratively leading discovery, UX research, ideation, and visual design, and are happiest shipping software that meaningfully impacts your company and your customers.

You’ll partner with product in developing software for our insurance experts in support of growing a multi-billion dollar book of business. You’ll drive discovery and design thinking, research and product design, and share in ownership of outcomes. This is an opportunity for someone to realize our vision for software that helps our teams do their very best for our customers.

What you’d be doing:

  • Work with company leaders and your team in building software for experts—in catastrophe projection, underwriting with rich data sets, customer care, and more—with modern expectations for clarity, coherence, and usability along with business impact.
  • Create and execute designs, both from a blank slate and within an existing system, shaping how design functions inside the company and in our design team.
  • Lead discovery, user research, and synthesis, and use metrics to drive success.
  • Collaborate with product managers, engineers, data specialists, and other designers and lead design direction and efficient implementation.
  • Facilitate conversations on improving product features and design system components by articulating UX/UI tradeoffs while defining final designs.
  • Communicate the rationale behind the intentions, decisions, and goals of proposed design solutions while incorporating constructive feedback through design iterations.

We’re looking for someone who has:

  • Significant experience in a leading design role.
  • Facility in working with data heavy but whitespace respecting patterns, and experience discovering, designing, and advocating for meaningful digital service experiences that meet strategic customer and business needs.
  • Fluency in creating workflows, interactive prototypes, and finished designs, with documentation that clearly communicates the design and functionality of new features.
  • Experience measuring, reporting on, and advancing the value of new and existing features.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills to explain evidence-based design decisions for review and implementation by teammates.
  • Strong attention to detail, including language, patterns, visual design flaws, etc.
  • A portfolio that tells a story of problem solving with quality visual designs showcasing your eye for detail; clear and thoughtful writing; thoughtful discovery practices; etc.

Highly preferred candidates also have:

  • Experience in insurance / insurtech or fintech and rich B-to-B-to-C software applications.
  • Understanding the needs of industry experts as they deliver the best experiences for our customers and our business.
  • A proven track record advocating for and growing design mindsets and team culture within organizations.
  • Proficiency working with a fully remote team.

About SageSure:

As a Best Places to Work in Insurance Recipient for four years in a row (2020-2023), SageSure, one of the largest residential property insurance managing general underwriter (MGU) in the United States, is pioneering ways people protect their American Dream.

A leader in catastrophe-exposed property insurance, SageSure was founded in 2009 to deliver reliable products, exceptional customer experiences, and strong underwriting results in challenging insurance markets. SageSure currently operates in 14 states and provides home, flood, and commercial coverage on behalf of its highly rated carrier partners.

We have more than 600 employees working remotely or hybrid in one of our eight offices—Jersey City, NJ; Mountain View, CA; Chicago, IL; Tallahassee, FL; Cincinnati, OH; Houston, TX; Mt. Laurel, NJ; and Cheshire, CT—who are tackling the industry’s toughest challenges.

We provide generous health benefits and perks, including tuition reimbursement, wellness allowance, paid volunteer time off, a matching 401K plan, and more.

SageSure is a proud Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a workforce that reflects the spectrum of perspectives, experiences, and abilities of the world we live in. We recognize that our differences make us strong, and we actively seek out diverse candidates through partnerships with organizations, institutions and communities that represent various backgrounds. We champion belonging and inclusion for all identities, including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, ability status, gender, and country of origin, striving to create a culture where all individuals feel valued, respected, and empowered to bring their authentic selves to work.

Our nimble, highly responsive culture nurtures critical thinkers who run toward problems and engineer solutions. We relentlessly pursue better outcomes by investing in the technology, talent, and tools that position us to succeed in demanding markets. Come join our team! Visit to find a position for you.