Senior UX Designer

Austin, Texas, United States · Product · DPD

Description

We're looking for the crazy ones that want to change the world. If you're just looking for a job, this isn't for you.

About Newchip:

Newchip is an investment aggregator and search engine for alternative investments such as Reg CF, Reg A+, and Reg D 506(c) that allows comparison of investments into startups across multiple industries. Think Kayak or Priceline for investments. We connect our users to investments based on their interest, preferences, and goals.

Our Mission:

Entrepreneurism is the #1 global factor for improving social mobility, creating jobs, improving access to education and healthcare. Our mission is to change the world by connecting entrepreneurs around the world with the capital they deserve to make their dreams come true and, most importantly, provide returns for their investors.

Industry Background:

The Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act was passed on April 5th 2012, as bipartisan support of entrepreneurship and small business growth. It is designed to encourage small business and startup funding by easing federal regulations and allowing individuals of many different economic backgrounds, to become investors. As impact goes, it was one of the largest changes to the business financing environment in over 75 years.

Since the passing of the JOBS Act, new marketplaces have opened up that act as the Broker Dealer, or funding platform. These marketplaces are some of the most important online equity creators for startups and small business owners, as they act as the means by which accredited and non-accredited investors alike, invest in startups and small businesses that need capital to grow out their business, operations, or product.

Market Size:

According to Crowdnetic, a crowdfunding and marketplace lending researcher, more than 6,000 U.S. companies have raised a total of nearly $1.4 billion in investor capital using these mediums since 2013. These numbers do tell: the JOBS Act opened up dried up capital for American dreamers and is allowing the crowd to decide which ideas work and which don’t.

We're at the precipice of a major global change in how people invest, how they interact with financial institutions, and manage their money. The U.S. industry alone is projected to have a global market cap of one hundred billion dollars by 2025. Newchip is perfectly positioned to gain a large piece of the market and we're building a team to go all the way with us to achieve it.

Newchip video introduction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9zMfS9jNDs.

JOBS Act SEC website: https://www.sec.gov/spotlight/jobs-act.shtml.

Role Overview:

As Senior UX Designer you will be responsible for solving user experience problems and creating engaging experiences across our products. You'll oversee product vision from a high level (how does this features design make sense for where we want to be in 3 months, 6 months, 2 years) to the execution level (how does the styling of this button impact how the user flows through this function, and how do we ensure our users know how to engage our product).

Our ideal candidate has strong conceptual thinking skills and the ability to work with customers to understand customer needs, motivations, and behaviors, and then translate them into interfaces. You must also have experience in creating information architecture and solving complex workflows for a variety of customer audiences.

Over time, your success will be measured by two key metrics:

  1. User conversion rates, engagement, and retention.
  2. The success of new features we launch.
This roll is full time only, no contractors or part-time. Newchip offers market-based compensation and incentives.

Culture Fit:

Our dream candidate's #1 trait is a compelling hunger and passion to achieve something great in life and change the world. Experience can be gained over time but your passion and drive are what will make you stand out in applying and in the job.

You’ll be working closely with the founders as we rapidly grow, deploy new technologies, and all of the birthing pains that come with it. We want team members that will do whatever it takes to get the job done. We're looking for people that can not only operate in the chaos of a startup, but thrive in it and earn a place in our family.

We're looking for someone who is hyper-organized, resourceful, and that truly enjoys working in a team to achieve the company vision. Building a multi-platform marketplace is a complex operation, with lots of cross functional minor details and tasks to track. You must be able to prioritize needs between executives and departments, proactively reach out to offer and receive guidance from your team members, and solve roadblocks on your own.

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