Senior User Experience Designer at Candy

| New York City, NY
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WHO ARE WE?

Candy’s mission is to deepen our connection to experiences that bring us joy. As fans. As collectors. As people creating lives, we’re passionate about living. We understand that connection because we’ve chased it since we were kids. We are unapologetic fans and serious collectors who see limitless possibilities in the digital revolution that’s disrupting – more like exploding – the way we engage and experience our favorite sports, music, art, and cultural icons.

We know the passion of being a die-hard fan and the need for the experience beyond the bleachers. We’re building a fully immersive storefront where fans can not only buy, sell, and trade their digital assets, but also experience a fully immersive marketplace that gives our users enablement beyond imagination with their digital assets. 

Fandom. Reimagined.

OUR INVESTORS:

  • Michael Rubin - Founder & CEO of Fanatics & Philadelphia 76ers Co-owner 
  • Mike Novogratz - CEO of Galaxy Digital, Pioneer Investor
  • Gary Vaynerchuk - CEO of VaynerMedia, Social Media Entrepreneur


SO YOU WANT TO JOIN CANDY?

We are creating a unique NFT ecosystem that will shift the way fans interact with their favorite cultural icons, music, art and sports. At Candy, we are in search of creative minds and storytellers who are excited to take on challenges in the immediate while providing vision to the future. 

Our product design organization is seeking an experienced mid-level UX Designer who is passionate about problem solving and creating effortless & delightful journeys for all of our users. At Candy, you will be a part of a rapidly growing UX/Product team that effortlessly collaborates with cross-functional teams, stakeholders, 3rd-party agencies & our users to create truly best-in-class, human-centered & delightful experiences. As a UX Designer, you will contribute to Candy's success by helping us build the premium blockchain-powered digital collectible experience. In our product experience design department, you will be a part of a work culture focused on authenticity, diversity, inclusion, collaboration, and innovation while creating lasting value for our clients and employees.



AS OUR MOST VALUABLE PLAYER, YOU WILL…

  • Create journey maps, develop personas, and craft user flows, wireframes and prototypes to effectively communicate and drive experience & design concepts.
  • Conduct foundational research, competitive analysis, and user testing including drafting research plans, conducting interviews, writing discussion guides for concept validation, and synthesizing feedback into actionable read-outs or reports.
  • Work alongside the Product Design, Product Management and Engineering teams, as well as other relevant business stakeholders to ideate on and deliver new concepts & features while making improvements to existing products.
  • ​​Facilitate workshops for internal teams and clients in-order to identify problems to solve, discover areas of opportunity, gather requirements, co-create, and initiate/evolve designs.
  • Participate in design reviews and ideation sessions, with a high comfort level for giving and receiving constructive feedback.
  • Work with the larger Design team to identify and create design patterns and components that contribute to our shared design system so as to maintain a cohesive brand and visual style across all customer-facing touchpoints.
  • Be a passionate advocate for our users, evangelizing a user-centered approach with cross-functional teams and clients to effectively solve problems and build products our customers love.

WHO ARE YOU?

  • You have at least 5+ years of experience working as a UX/UI Designer in-house or with an agency with a strong portfolio of work and/or case studies (include links and applicable passwords) of real-world work that highlights your role, process and outcomes in the project(s).
  • You have a Bachelor’s or Master's Degree in a relevant design field (UX/UI Design, HCI, Information Architecture, etc.) or equivalent experience. 
  • You have a solid grasp of human-centered design principles across web and mobile platforms (iOS and Android).
  • You have strong experience using industry standard design, prototyping & productivity tools (Figma, Adobe CC, JIRA, Miro, etc.).
  • You are adept at storytelling, problem solving, critical thinking and interpersonal skills with an impeccable attention to detail.
  • You are a collaborative team player that is happy to share ideas, is comfortable soliciting and giving constructive feedback from other designers & stakeholders, and are willing to support with additional work if/when required.
  • You have a firm understanding of W3C Accessibility standards.
  • You have an understanding of, and experience with basic front-end languages (HTML, CSS, JavaScript).


YOU’LL LOVE WORKING HERE BECAUSE…

  • Our People. You will be working with the top players who are the most talented, fun, supportive, and innovative leaders and teams. Aka, people you can be proud to work with!
  • Our Mission. We believe that we are building something great and that the best things we create will make the world a better place. Our goal is to deepen our connection through experiences to fans and collectors globally.
  • The Perks. Our team-based culture provides the foundation for people to do their best work and constantly learn and grow. We offer a full slate of benefits, including competitive salaries, stock options, health coverage, and unlimited vacation. Given that we’re an early-stage startup, our benefits package continues to evolve as we do. Your ideas and suggestions matter to us! 


CANDY’S CORE VALUES

  • Trust. We safeguard the goal. We believe we will only succeed if we earn trust – trust of our people, trust of our customers, trust of our partners. We will strive to achieve and keep faith at all times.
  • Innovation. We dream big. We’re endlessly curious and constantly searching for the best, the better, and the never-before imagined.
  • Excellence. We take big swings. We have high expectations of ourselves in everything we do.
  • Grit. We push past the finish line until the last second. But, giving up is not an option. We will always find a way. 
  • Inclusion. We are a team player, and we are in it together. We believe that diverse thinking comes from different thinkers, and we need all perspectives to come together and win.
  • Authenticity. We are the real deal and always authentic in what we create, our dealings with others, and in who we are as human beings. 
  • Accountability. We carry the ball. We hold ourselves to the highest moral and ethical standards. We will be fair and honest and take responsibility for our actions.
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An Insider's view of Candy

How does your team reward individual success?

Rewarding individual success is top of mind for Candy. With recognition of individual success comes team goal achievement, creating an environment where our team members thrive. People go where they are appreciated, and to win as an organization, your peers and associates must first win.

Joe

SVP, Operations

What projects are you most excited about?

The two projects I am working on, and feel super excited about, are the Collectible Gallery and the Candy Marketplace. We are not just creating another NFT marketplace, but we are creating a brand new, user-centered, immersive collecting experience that the community and our users want to have and feel excited about as well.

Chelsea

Senior User Experience Designer

How does the company support your career growth?

Since starting at Candy, the leadership team here, including my manager, have given me so much opportunity to accelerate my career. I have been given unlimited potential to make an impact when it comes to building out our talent acquisition team, contributing to our culture and uplifting our values. I have felt so welcomed and empowered!

Sara

Senior Technical Recruiter

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

I like to nurture open communication with my team. Brainstorming sessions can inspire team members and evolve ideas to a point where they can be fully realized.

I encourage people to look at ideas from totally different angles. I support people's diverse ways of working, allowing individuals to choose how they work can promote creative results.

Shane

SVP, Creative

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

Candy leadership always encourages us to put ourselves and our family on the top of our to-do list. We're expected to work to live, not live to work and that's so refreshing in a startup environment.

Maddie

Executive Assistant

What are Candy Perks + Benefits

Candy Benefits Overview

At Candy, we are people first. We want to make sure that our employees feel supported, involved and uplifted.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Part of Candy's culture is giving back. We put a focus on volunteering within our community with parks, people and the environment.
Partners with Nonprofits
We partner with nonprofits including Hudson River Park, keeping our community clean and sustainable!
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
We have intracompany committees involved in things like holiday parties, events, volunteer opportunities and more to come!
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Highly diverse management team
With Diversity Champions, Candy's staff is focused on diversity so we can ensure the most dynamic professional community.
Unconscious bias training
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Candy's wellness program is in the works and is coming soon!
Mental Health Benefits
We are currently implementing mental health benefits that employees can opt into.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
As part of our compensation plan, we are typically able to offer stock options within Candy.
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Candy offers a flexible schedule giving our associates the ability to balance work and life!
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
We have unlimited PTO here at Candy, take the time you need and unplug!
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Candy has quarterly outings that our team members love to participate in. We go to games, restaurants, and more!
Free Daily Meals
Candy provides free lunches in the office for those who come in.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Candy has regular happy hours inside and outside the office.
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Candy provides mentorship within and across teams, giving associates insight into all parts of the business and unlimited potential to grow.
Time allotted for learning
Customized development tracks

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