Design Lead at EquityZen

Posted on: 06/01/2022

Location: (ON-SITE)

full time

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EquityZen is a mid stage FinTech company, backed by leading venture and private equity investors. We’re looking for a talented Design Lead who is eager to own 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 30,000+ 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: <>. WHAT YOU’LL DO * Lead a team of two product designers and work in close collaboration with the rest of the product and engineering teams * 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 * Promote best practices, a consistent look/feel, and ultimately champion the ideal usability over our portfolio of products * Collaborate closely with PMs and FE Engineers to ensure Design remains integrated in our technology development workflow THE RIGHT STUFF * 5+ years of experience in a UX design role at a data-driven, consumer facing company * 3+ years of experience managing UX and/or other designers through converting ideas into shipped product * A strong portfolio that demonstrates how design decisions have led to positive outcomes in a product * 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 execute on the ideas of others * 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) * Entrepreneurial training, mentoring, and developing teams EquityZen offers a competitive salary, stock options, full employee benefits (health, dental, vision), 401k match, individual professional development and wellness budget, generous time off policies and more! To maximize cross-team collaboration, productivity and engagement, unless otherwise stated, it is expected that all employees work in our spacious new office in the financial district on a hybrid schedule. We appreciate that different teams and roles may have different requirements, so we focus on “presence with a purpose”. Working from the office requires being fully vaccinated, signing an attestation stating as such and providing proof of vaccination. We are always dedicated to prioritizing all employees’ health and safety and accommodations will be made as required. 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.