Head of Design

| Greater NYC Area
About the Role 
Yieldstreet is looking for a Head of Design to take our brand and product experience to the next level. We're building the largest global digital wealth management platform to change the way wealth is created. Our investor community builds a diversified portfolio of investments outside of the stock market to generate passive income. Ambitious goals require ambitious leadership. We need someone that can effectively scale the design team while ensuring the brand is represented across every touchpoint and the design system is harmonious and scalable.

What you'll do - Brand and Product Design Strategy:

  • Drive our YieldStreet design standards and design system forward, setting design as a core competency and differentiator.
  • Collaborate across functions to help set roadmaps that will achieve business goals through design.
  • Embody user focus and drive YieldStreet product and brand, through every touchpoint.
  • Own art direction rooted in visual design but also experienced in motion and interactive design. 
  • Develop brand concepts working closely with the marketing team (copywriters, marketers, marketing directors, etc.).
  • Lead user research and other experiments to inform design decisions.
  • Advocate for and teach product design skills across the organization.
  • Find ways to involve non-designers in the product design process through design sprints and other creative means.
  • Give back to the community via open source, blog posts, and sharing design team work.

What you'll do - Team Management:

  • Manage and build rapport with each member of the design team. Work hard to help them level up their skills. (Today, the design team is comprised of 3 product designers and 4 visual designers.)
  • Design and implement a process to effectively recruit and onboard new designers, ensuring that scaling the team is as efficient and deliberate as possible.
  • Foster a team culture of continuous growth and improvement -- providing training to designers and encouraging cross-team collaboration and skill-sharing. 
  • Provide constructive feedback on all design deliverables that ensures cohesion with the brand and design system. 

What you'll need:

  • You are a skilled UX and UI designer who can jump in if-needed. You've done it for years and have lots of stories and advice to share based on prior experience. 
  • You have both hands-on and leadership experience across all touchpoints of design; from branding and marketing design, to product design and research.
  • You have conducted user research and can combine qualitative and quantitative research to help drive decision making within the broader organization.
  • You can balance product, business, and design needs with a customer-focused mantra. You are able to relate to customers and deliver a superior user experience in a simple and clear manner while supporting business goals. 
  • You're a champion for doing things efficiently. The work you do will have a disproportionate impact on the business. We believe in systems and processes that let us scale our impact to be larger than ourselves.
  • You understand code well enough to know if design solutions are attainable and you can communicate with engineers to ensure designs are properly implemented. 

About Yieldstreet
Yieldstreet is building the largest global digital wealth management platform to change the way wealth is created. With an investor-first approach, our investor community builds a diversified portfolio of investments outside of the stock market to generate passive income. Yieldstreet is giving unprecedented access to asset classes such as Real Estate, Marine, Legal, Art & Commercial. We’re headquartered in New York City with offices in Brazil, Argentina, Malta and Greece.
Benefits 
We offer an attractive market compensation and benefits package including a stock option plan, health, dental & vision benefits, life insurance, 401(k) match, unlimited paid vacation, sabbatical and paid holidays and that's before you even step in the office! 
This is an opportunity to work with a group of diverse, smart, and friendly people from 8 different countries who speak a total of 17 different languages. Our team is comprised of successful entrepreneurs with combined exits of over $1B, and we get social with each other during happy hours, exercise classes and team off sites in our work hard/play hard culture. We're located in a beautiful new office in Midtown, our building is close to most major subway lines.

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Location

We're located in a beautiful new office in Midtown with a balcony overlooking Park Avenue, close to Grand Central and most major subway lines.
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An Insider's view of Yieldstreet

What are some social events your company does?

My favorite part of Yieldstreet is our camaraderie. It’s refreshing to be part of a team that likes spending time together vs bolting for the door as soon as the clock strikes 5. We do group workouts, host guest speakers, do team outings, and go for dinners at popular spots like Vandal, Lavo and Nobu.

Meg

Chief of Staff

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

We collaborate across functional differences (your normal departmental divisions) and geographic distances. We not only share documentation about features and strategy, but also about the best spots to grab a bite, a drink, or to catch a show! Yieldstreet folks look out for each other, so our teams in Brazil, Argentina, Malta have followed suit.

Charlie

Product Manager

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

My career has grown tremendously in the year and a half at Yieldstreet. I started as the only Product Manager on the team, and as we've scaled, I have had the opportunity to grow the product team to six people. I was recently promoted to Director and now have a wide-ranging set of responsibilities and the capability to impact company strategy.

Glenna

Director of Product Management

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

I sit amongst the team, grab lunch with the team, go to happy hours with the team and that is why I feel like I'm always in the know with the challenges and successes of the team. Being accessible doesn't have to just be scheduled and I expect that my team will / can come to me at any time or any place to address whatever needs to be addressed.

Matt

Head of Credit Underwriting

How does your team reward individual success?

I knew code wasn’t the only place I could contribute. Within a year I was involved on projects across 4 teams, was promoted to senior engineer, and now lead the mobile dev team. Last quarter I received our coveted Impala award, exemplifying that quarter’s mission: focus and blitz. My worst day at YS has been better than my best at any other job.

David

Senior Software Engineer

What are Yieldstreet Perks + Benefits

Yieldstreet Benefits Overview

We offer competitive compensation, stock options, robust healthcare benefits, 401(k) match, life insurance, paid vacation & holidays, free catered lunch, and other benefits that put your health and well being first such as a meditation app membership and healthcare concierge services paid for by the company!

Culture
Volunteer in Local Community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends Outside of Work
Eat Lunch Together
Intracompany Committees
Fun committee, Running club, Book club, Chess and Board Game club, Group Fitness
Open Door Policy
Team-Owned Deliverables
Team-Based Strategic Planning
Pair Programming
Open Office Floor Plan
Diversity
Highly-Diverse Management Team
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Yieldstreet employees can contribute up to $2750 annually to their FSA. Yieldstreet also contributes to your HSA.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team Workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
All Full Time Employees are granted stock options and have a chance to own part of the company.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Summer Fridays!
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Sabbatical
Eligible employees get 20 days of paid sabbatical after their first 4 years of working at the company.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Yieldstreet offers pre-tax commuter benefits for all employees.
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Employees get free lunch on Wednesday.
Happy Hours
Happy hours are frequently hosted by individual teams and company-wide.
Fitness Subsidies
Yieldstreet pays for fitness classes that we attend together as a team.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Yieldstreet offers employees professional development opportunities like the ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Lunch and Learns
For example, New York Times best selling author, Alexa von Tobel recently held a lunch & learn about her new book "Financially Forward". All of our employees received a free copy of her book
Cross Functional Training Encouraged
Promote from Within
Customized Development Tracks
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