Full Stack Product Designer

| Chicago

ABOUT US

At NextCapital, we build financial software that helps everyday investors build and manage a world-class financial portfolio. Our work directly benefits the millions of Americans who can’t afford traditional financial advice, by providing them a solution driven by software. Working with the world’s leading financial institutions, our software tackles the complex challenges of providing financial advice through an intuitive and engaging user experience.

JOIN OUR TEAM

We're looking for a talented and highly motivated product designer to join our team. As a growth stage technology company, NextCapital is seeking candidates eager to be part of a team, working closely with every part of the company, from engineers to the executive team. Learn more about us at www.themuse.com/companies/nextcapital

WHAT YOU’LL DO

  • Gather and organize requirements from external partners and internal stakeholders
  • Design and document technical specifications for software engineers
  • Break down and document high-level requirements into detailed components
  • Write test cases that are complete and easy to understand
  • Is able to explain current state vs. ideal state of the platform
  • Create designs that handle errors well
  • Define granular development tasks based on design prototypes and test whether results meet stated requirements
  • Communicate effectively with UX designers, software engineers and financial advisors
  • Organize and prioritize project workflow and keep team members on track to meet deadlines
  • Work with wide-ranging design tasks, often quite technical in nature

Requirements

WHO WE’RE LOOKING FOR

  • You have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in technology design. Prior programming experience or an interest in learning is strongly desired.
  • You understand the software development life cycle and development methodologies such as agile, waterfall and lean
  • You are self-motivated and have experience maintaining your workflow independently
  • You are a strong critical thinker and able to translate end-user requirements into concrete, actionable development items
  • You are a creative and proactive problem solver and feel comfortable proposing multiple solutions to a variety of issues
  • You enjoy abstract logic problems and are ready to put those skills to use in a real-world environment
  • You possess strong communication skills and are eager to work with people across skill sets and seniority
  • You often consider ways to improve the technology you use in your everyday life, and can convincingly articulate these ideas to others
  • You have experience juggling multiple priorities and overlapping project timelines
  • You’re comfortable representing NextCapital in communication with partners
  • You are enthusiastic about the details of how different parts of a complex software system fit together, and becoming an expert in those details

Benefits

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT

  • Disrupt the financial advice industry by bringing affordable, easy to use financial tools to millions of people
  • Enjoy a laid back work environment & learn from FinTech’s best & brightest
  • Receive great benefits like stock options, 401(k) match, and employer contributions to health, dental and vision coverage
  • Join a fast growing company where you can have a real impact on the company's future
  • Participate in company-sponsored cornhole leagues, company outings, wine tastings, fantasy football leagues, hackathons and other fun events
  • Enjoy a newly built out office on Michigan Avenue with a view of Millennium Park and Lake Michigan.
  • Sip locally roasted coffee, kombucha, or craft beer at your modular sitting/standing desk
  • Participate in women in tech events and service days at local organizations
  • Enjoy monthly, company wide, guided meditation sessions
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • HTMLSLanguages
    • MATLAB Languages
    • ReactLibraries
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • JIRAManagement

Location

Located on Michigan Avenue, right across the street from Millennium Park and Pritzker Pavilion with an unobstructed view of the lake.
104 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60603

An Insider's view of NextCapital

What are some social events your company does?

Cornhole and ping pong tournaments, game nights, film and book clubs, music at the park in the summer, Whirlyball winter party, karaoke, wine tastings, an epic Halloween party.. just to name a few!

Emily

Employee Experience Assistant

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I started at NC as a FullStack Product Designer, which gave me insight into how models form NC’s stack – driving creation of features with value to partners. Then, I moved into leadership by owning the ideation of individual features and facilitating their scoping, design, and development. Now, I’m managing an Agile team for delivery of milestones.

Blake

Delivery Manager

What are NextCapital Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Happy Hours
Parking

Additional Perks + Benefits

120 degree sit/stand modular desks. Work/life balance. Local coffee, espresso, cold brew/iced tea, and beer. Stock options. A generous Parental Leave Policy.

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