UI/UX Designer

| Greater NYC Area
YieldStreet is disrupting the trillion-dollar lending and investment industry. We recently raised $178m in financing from world-class venture capitalists to help us scale. Our investor demand is soaring, and our team is expected to double in size this year. Do you have what it takes to join a booming startup that is changing the investment industry?
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 and generate passive income.YieldStreet is giving unprecedented access to asset classes such as Real Estate, Marine Finance, Legal Finance & Commercial loans. We’re headquartered in New York City with offices in Brazil, Argentina and Greece. 
We believe top notch technology and data can help us build the world’s most robust alternative investment platform and create financial independence for all. Join us. 
About the role
YieldStreet is looking for an experienced UX/UI Designer with a strong sense of enthusiasm, and meticulous and wildly creative aesthetic. You are a team player with a high level of dedication and an infectious, positive personality who is experienced in designing complex UX/UI solutions to meet customer needs and constantly push creative boundaries. 
There’s no shortage of ideas under our roof, so your ability to help us meet our business goals in the face of infinite creative opportunity is what matters most. In order to be successful in this role you will be extremely creative, quick thinking, and resourceful, with high attention to detail and ability to thrive in a fast-paced startup environment. If this sounds like you, join us!
What you will do
  • Translate complex business ideas, needs and goals into simple, beautiful user-friendly high-fidelity UI designs.
  • Able to design and think through UI elements in multiple states so that a user can anticipate a seamless and cohesive experience.
  • Experience with best practices for micro animations and opinions on where we can drive results across our mobile app, web app, marketing site and other landing pages.
  • Work as a bridge for marketing and product design endeavors to ensure UI elements work as a system within all builds.
  • Investigate, and help lead user research strategies and exercises to develop concise 
    user personas that are both thoughtful and easily digested for stakeholders.
  • Think both long- and short-term to meet the constraints of a continuous release process while iterating toward a future vision.
  • Test, improve and optimize UI and UX for existing features and products.
  • Develop wireframes and designs for product (across platforms), our mobile app, website, landing pages, and emails.
  • Collaborate with Product, Design, and Growth Teams regularly to ensure business and user goals are met.
  • Manage, track and QA projects from conception to delivery with a proactive and collaborative attitude with Dev Team.
  • Bring our story to life with beautiful visuals that fully convey our brand and mission.
Required Skills
  • 4-6 years professional experience designing complex consumer based UI solutions.
  • Proficiency in Sketch, Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop) and understanding of code implementation, including CSS, Javascript, and HTML5 a plus.
  • Be autonomous, yet collaborative. Take ownership of your work and responsibility for every detail each step of the way. We value design team collaboration and never do your work in a vacuum.
  • Demonstrated experience working with product managers and software engineers in an agile environment.
  • Ability to work quickly and meticulously.
  • An insatiable desire to challenge oneself while having a restless, creative mind.
  • B2C background is a plus.
  • Digital portfolio of unique work, showcasing experience designing superior creative specifically for UI design and UX thinking that met its business objectives a must
What Makes You Successful
Own and Execute: 
  • Gets things done, with both a short and long-term view in mind
  • Be able to thrive in a fast-paced, agile environment with exceptional organizational skills and the ability to re-prioritize on a consistent basis
  • Exemplary planning and organizational skills, along with a high attention to detail
Decide with Data:
  • Be pragmatic and outcome-oriented, leveraging data to make decisions
  • Detect new or missed opportunities that will help YieldStreet grow and improve regularly
  • Be able to package data so it can be easily digested, analyzed and reacted to
Be Passionate:
  • Bring a focus of YieldStreet’s vision to your day to day tasks
  • Bet on your strengths; allow these skills to be absorbed by leaders on your team to make an impact
  • Be known for authenticity, honesty, and integrity
Stay Curious:
  • Never take no for an answer, be able to dissect an issue and come up with creative solutions 
  • Ask questions. At YieldStreet we believe that progress stops when you stop asking questions
  • Focus on team collaboration and communication
Benefits
We offer an attractive market salary, stock option plan, health & dental benefits, life insurance, 401(k) match, paid vacation and 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.
*** Please, no solicitors or recruiters. We're saving our dollars to pay the right candidate!
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Location

597 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10017

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 your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Technology is the great enabler for YieldStreet's core mission to democratize access to alternative investment products for all investors. This resonates very strongly with the product/tech group, both as the team that builds the software to make this mission a reality, and as current and potential users of the very software we build.

Hrishi

CTO

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
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
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
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
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
YieldStreet pays for fitness classes that we attend together as a team.
Professional Development Benefits
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
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