Lead UI/UX Designer

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PeerStreet is seeking a Lead UI/UX Designer to help advance the development and adoption of our technology. 

The Lender Experience group works on creating the best origination and funding experience for our lenders. The team builds software that helps both internal and external users manage the loan origination process and track the entire lifecycle of a loan.

The Financial Operations group works on our banking and transactions systems that move hundreds of millions of dollars monthly all while managing the vast complexity, integrations and various reporting needs. These systems handle all purchase, payment, draw, and distribution transactions at PeerStreet and are the foundation for both sides of the marketplace.

The Investor Experience group is responsible for creating a world-class experience for our investors, from initial investment to portfolio management.

Each group consists of one or more self-sufficient teams that each include product managers, designers, engineers, quality assurance and data, and each works closely with both our internal stakeholders and our customers to develop innovative solutions.

We’re moving fast and transforming real estate finance. Join us if you want to make a huge impact on a very visible commercial product and transform an entire industry.

Key Responsibilities:

The Lead UI/UX Designer will be expected to contribute to the product with UX guidance, user research, designs (prototypes and production designs). The designer is the user experience branch of our 5 pronged team owning user experience while producing expedient business impact. You are expected to be a knowledgeable designer in the areas of web design, complex user flows, and user research. You’ll work hand in hand with your team’s leads and product managers to produce great designs for our product. We expect you to focus on delivery with the aim of producing impactful projects. As a Lead Product Designer you are expected to supplement the product manager(s) in design and lead ideation at times. 

Requirements:
  • MFA, BFA or BS in Interactive Design, Graphic Design, Industrial Design or equivalent experience.
  • 5+ years experience in product, graphic and interaction design.
  • Expert in Figma (our primary tool) Sketch3, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Invision.
  • Must show strong skills in designing and visualizing with data.
  • Must have a solid grasp of web services and application design.
  • Extensive knowledge in screen layouts, final production art, UI flow modeling, information design, typography, color, composition and UI specifications.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills, with an ability to defend design decisions.
  • Strong knowledge and a keen interest in emerging tools and technologies.
  • Strong user-focused problem-solving skills.
  • Experience in iterative design practices and platform-oriented design
Bonus Points:
  • A successful track record of UX mentorship
  • Experience in Fintech or Proptech 
  • A passion for the high growth companies
  • An interest in real estate or investing in general

PeerStreet is an award-winning software platform for investing in real estate debt, acting as a two-sided marketplace that serves both investors and private lenders. Much like Amazon and Airbnb have aligned buyers and sellers through their marketplace, PeerStreet does the same, connecting investors with unprecedented access to quality real estate investments and lenders with global, diversified capital sources. 

We’re a private financial technology company backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Thomvest, and Felicis Ventures, among others. Founded in 2013, PeerStreet continues to grow at a rapid pace, and has already funded well over $2 billion in loans through our platform. We strive to ensure our best-in-class company culture grows with us by investing in our employees so they can perform at their best. And we walk the walk, with company equity, unlimited PTO, full health coverage, company-wide celebrations (in and out of the office), and more. So join us at our sunny headquarters in El Segundo, CA, and help us transform the real estate investing industry—forever and for the better.

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An Insider's view of PeerStreet

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

At PeerStreet, everyone works really hard to hit our goals and meet our objectives. Leadership trusts the team to do what is needed to get the job done, as highlighted through their offering of unlimited PTO. They trust that we know when to take the time off and when we need to be working to get the job done.

Chris

Group Product Manager

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

We have several-- but we see these as opportunities instead! Our goal is to disrupt an industry so our team is working on building technology to attract customers to a new way of doing business. One of our many visions for this is to create a private lending marketplace using technology.

Anupama

Lead Program Manager

How does the company support your career growth?

At a fast growing startup like PeerStreet, there are way more interesting opportunities and challenges than there are people to work on them, So for us, growth is about connecting the unique interests of each individual to the opportunities that excite them the most. This allows for accelerated career growth compared to other companies.

Anukul

Lead Software Engineer

What is your vision for the company?

Our vision for PeerStreet is to level the playing field between Wall Street and Main Street. That means making real estate debt as accessible and easy to invest in as stocks. The way we’re approaching the space results in lenders and borrowers getting better access to capital and more communities being renovated, one house at a time.

Brett

CCO

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

I think the key to collaboration is asking questions and then listening. Not coming to the table with ego or assumptions, but wanting to learn and understand and ensure my co-workers that we are all here to support each other.

Marjorie

Head of Compliance and Operations Risk

What are PeerStreet Perks + Benefits

PeerStreet Benefits Overview

Our company culture grows as we invest in our employees so they can perform at their best: company equity, unlimited PTO, full health coverage, cellphone and internet reimbursement, company-wide celebrations, and more. Join us at our headquarters in Los Angeles or remote, and help us transform the real estate investing industry—forever and for the better.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Walk Marathon
Mental Health Benefits
Group Meditation sessions
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
If you work past 6:30, you get a free meal
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Weekly Meals
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Bay Club
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

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