Product Designer at EquityZen

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EquityZen is an early-mid stage financial technology company, backed by leading venture and private equity investors. We’re looking for a talented Product Designer who is eager to lead our design efforts as we redefine private markets. Join us if you are a data-driven, creative problem solver with a passion for designing elegant user experiences and collaborating across multiple teams.

Our platform enables large, private companies to deliver liquidity to their shareholders while providing investors access to invest in these proven, pre-IPO companies. EquityZen has served over 200 pre-IPO technology companies and is proud to be considered a liquidity provider for 1 out of 2 of the largest unicorns. A testament to EquityZen's secure, paperless, and industry-defining online investment platform, we have successfully completed 14,000+ private placement transactions. Focusing on automating an antiquated offline process has allowed us to lead the charge in building more efficient, cost-effective, and transparent private markets. Watch this short video to learn more: equityzen.com/press.

WHAT YOU’LL DO

  • Discover insights, opportunities, and requirements while advocating for the best user experience and incrementally improving the product. 
  • Rapidly create prototypes to test hypotheses with users to collect feedback.
  • Present your work to peers and leadership, asynchronous and in-person.
  • Promote best practices, a consistent look/feel, and ultimately champion the ideal usability over our portfolio of products.
  • Contribute to, and continually evolve, our design system. 
  • Think and write about your process and document your decisions.

THE RIGHT STUFF 

  • 2+ years in a UX design role at a data-driven, consumer facing company
  • A strong eye for visual and interaction design with cross-platform experience (desktop, responsive mobile, native mobile, email)
  • Experience collaborating directly with PMs, engineers, business stakeholders, and end users to develop design concepts
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with both technical and non-technical team members
  • Highly skilled at creating both lo-fi and hi-fi wireframes as well as interactive prototypes for idea iteration and interaction design
  • A data-driven mentality with at least intermediate experience running experiments (e.g. A/B tests), researching user behavior, and analyzing data across analytical platforms (e.g. SQL, Excel, Kibana, Mixpanel, Google Analytics, and Optimizely)  
  • Demonstrated experience improving conversion across various stages of the funnel
  • Good understanding of development languages for designing with technical implementation in mind (e.g. HTML and CSS, Javascript, React.js, and React Native)

BONUS POINTS IF YOU HAVE 

  • Understanding of the financial services/FinTech industries or marketplace business models
  • Good understanding of development languages for designing with technical implementation in mind (e.g. HTML and CSS, Javascript, React.js, and React Native)
  • Experience sourcing, recruiting, and hiring other designers
  • Entrepreneurial experience and drive

EquityZen offers a competitive salary, stock options, full employee benefits (health, dental, vision), individual professional development and wellness budget, flexible paid time off, and more! 

We are dedicated to prioritizing all employees’ health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. We have a new, socially-distant friendly office space in NYC’s financial district where we have established strict protocols to protect the health and safety of all employees; however, working from the office is strictly voluntary until further notice.

EquityZen provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, EquityZen complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. EquityZen expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of EquityZen’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • TensorFlowFrameworks
    • MemcachedDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • MixpanelAnalytics
    • SketchDesign
    • FigmaDesign
    • AsanaManagement
    • IntercomCRM
    • SalesforceCRM

Location

We have a new social-distance friendly space just doors from the New York Stock Exchange! Right in the heart of where good things happen for EquityZen

An Insider's view of EquityZen

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Our team is tackling the challenge of creating greater accessibility to Pre-IPO marketplaces. By developing technologies that streamline the process of private investing, we generate value for shareholders and investors. Additionally, by creating intuitive experiences we attract market participants with varying financial management expertise.

Shanie

Senior Front End Engineer

What are some things you learned at the company?

Since joining EquityZen, I've learned to have more of an analytical mindset when making decisions and proposing solutions. Coming from a client-facing background at a large company, tools like SQL were things I never touched or knew about. At EquityZen, we're empowered and encouraged to look at that data to make quantitative decisions.

Roy

Senior Investment Associate

What projects are you most excited about?

We’re trying to make complex processes such as selling private equity and investing in private companies more accessible and intuitive, and I’m most excited when working across multidisciplinary teams to design and build our investment platform to improve the customer experience and create value for our users - which, luckily, happens to be my job!

Huilin

Product Manager

What are EquityZen Perks + Benefits

EquityZen Benefits Overview

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has put most of our office perks on hold, our vision and resilience of our team remain the most important perks of working at EquityZen.

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Our Founders generously matched donations in 2020 to support our belief in the fight against racial and social injustice.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
In these COVID times, we support each employees' individual needs.
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Some Meals Provided
EquityZen brings in a catered lunch every Friday. Cinco de Mayo? Bring on the tacos!
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications
EquityZen ensures that everyone has the licenses and certifications they need to do their job.
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