User Experience Designer at CrowdStreet
Austin, TX, US / Portland, OR, US

Role Summary:

At CrowdStreet, we're reinventing real estate investing. As we continue to scale, we're hiring a (remote) User Experience Designer to join our rapidly growing product and engineering teams actively shaping an exciting and already successful business strategy for customers and internal users.

Being a member of the UX Team means you are highly collaborative, visionary and up to the challenge of bringing a consumer-oriented UX to a highly sophisticated B2B/B2C platform working alongside some of the brightest product, engineering and business stakeholders in the industry. We are data-driven, employing user research methodologies to develop innovative designs that drive the goals of the business directly impacting the revenue of our customers.

Be an innovator. Join the CrowdStreet team and become an integral part of a company that is changing the way the world invests. We offer great employee benefits and are committed to fostering a fantastic culture, including moving to a permanent hybrid work environment. We need people like you — problem-solvers, big thinkers, game-changers — to shape the future of our company and our industry.

The Success You'll Build—Primary Responsibilities and Impact:

  • Work cross functionality with Product Managers and Engineers, own and execute on design aspects of our CRE web applications

  • Produce wireframes, user flows, mockups, and other deliverables that will guide the work of the software engineering team

  • Conduct user research, interviews, and surveys as needed to validate and iterate your designs.

  • Communicate early ideas through flows and low fi sketches to facilitate discussions and get early feedback

  • Guide identified product initiatives from conception to conclusion, including ideation, user research, flowcharts, prototypes, wireframes, functional specifications, and high-fidelity renderings as an integral member of the Product Team

  • Coordinate multiple design projects simultaneously to completion

  • Partner with multiple stakeholders, including product managers, engineers, organizational leaders, and customers to brainstorm and draft new product concepts

The Experiences That Will Help You Succeed:

  • 5+ years experience creating digital interface design solutions for the web, mobile and hand-held devices, ideally as a member of an SaaS product design team at a web application company

  • Experience with business, FinTech or SaaS applications and dashboards that synthesize complex data into static and interactive visualizations

  • Strong portfolio demonstrating design thinking and problem solving for a web application

  • Highly collaborative professional who can synthesize the collective objectives and opinions of others, use best practices to propose multiple solutions and guide effective decision making

The Competencies You’ll Need:

  • Experience using qualitative and quantitative data to inform and validate design decisions

  • Experience breaking down big problems into smaller experiments to validate assumptions faster

  • Experience designing both highly graphical B2C solutions that are initially intuitive, and transactional B2B solutions that manage transactional workflows and administrative tasks

The What—Technical/Functional:

  • Expertise in Figma, Sketch, Miro, UserTesting and other design and prototyping tools

  • Experience multi-tasking and managing multiple projects with various timelines

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in user interface development, graphic design or a related web design field

The How—Values:

We are a diverse and collaborative organization We are connected and motivated by our common mission and goals:

  • Collaboration: Seek diverse input, engage in healthy discussion, commit to decisions

  • Respect: Treat others with kindness, practice empathy and inclusion, be a positive influence on others

  • Impact: Embrace the entrepreneurial journey, focus on what matters, build something meaningful Harassment, sexism, racism, bullying, aggression, intolerance & corrosive internal politics are unacceptable.

Our values and beliefs are reflected in how we hire, coach, train, lead, reward, recognize and work together as a team.

CrowdStreet Benefits and Perks:

  • Be Healthy, Be Happy: We support the health of our employees and families through our Medical, Dental, and Vision plans which include HSA and FSA options.

  • Take A Break: We offer a Flexible Time Off policy to encourage you to take a break when needed. Our policy also provides time off for you to volunteer and parental leave to support your growing family.

  • Work Where You Work Best: We know that great work can happen anywhere which is why we offer a hybrid work model. Work from home, anywhere in the continental U.S., from one of our offices (Austin, TX or Portland, OR) or some combination of the two. CrowdStreet Equity: We provide stock option grants for all of our new employees to keep you connected to the ongoing success of our company.

  • How You Work: We provide all of our employees with a monthly stipend to use for your home office needs or support how you choose to commute to the office. Need something else to do your job? Our People Ops team can help!

  • Build Your Career: We supply a monthly stipend for your continuous learning and development. Is there a course you’ve always wanted to take? A certification you’ve wanted to achieve? A conference you’ve wanted to attend? Work with your manager to tee it up!

Working At CrowdStreet:

CrowdStreet is a FinTech company dedicated to transforming the world of investing in commercial real estate (CRE) through their online marketplace. CrowdStreet gives individual investors direct access to commercial real estate investment opportunities, while simultaneously helping real estate developers and operators (sponsors) raise capital online.

Since 2014, CrowdStreet has established itself as the leading online marketplace for institutional-quality CRE investment, generating over $2.4B of equity invested across 560 projects spanning 200+ sponsors and 13,000 active investors. The total project value that has appeared on CrowdStreet has exceeded $20B covering all asset types (office, industrial, multi-family, storage, etc), risk profile (development, opportunistic, value-add, core-plus, core), and regions of the US (40 states). Today CrowdStreet’s average investment per project is over $10 million with many raises exceeding $20 million, making it an attractive alternative funding source to institutional capital.

CrowdStreet has been recognized as a leader in the commercial real estate and technology spaces. Recent accolades include:

  • Forbes Top 500 Best Startup Employer

  • Deloitte Technology Fast 500

  • 2020 Top Places to Work, The Oregonian

  • 2020 Oregon Technology Awards Accelerate Company of the Year

  • #5 for "Fastest Growing Private Companies in Oregon & SW Washington" by the Portland Business Journal

  • We are proud to support ‘Work Where You Work Best’ and are enthusiastically adding to our team throughout the US. We also offer two locations (AUS and PDX) for those who work best in an office.

At CrowdStreet, inclusion, equity, and diversity are critical in achieving our goals. Our differences in age, race, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, physical ability, thinking style and background bring a breadth of knowledge that makes us collectively smarter and better able to compete. We are committed to recruiting, developing, and advancing a diverse staff and engaging in the hard work that makes that possible.