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Engineering Lead

Location
Manhattan, New York City
Type
Full Time
Timing
Immediate
Sector
Financial Technology (FinTech)
Department
Engineering
Min. Experience
Experienced
Equity Grant
Yes

We're looking for an Engineering Lead eager to help us as we redefine private markets. Join us if you're looking to work alongside extremely brilliant engineers while rolling up your sleeves, diving into code, and driving our product vision.

EquityZen is an early-mid stage financial technology company, backed by leading venture and PE investors. Our platform enables large, private companies to deliver liquidity to their shareholders, while providing investors access to invest in these proven, pre-IPO companies. EquityZen has served 60+ premier tech and digital health companies, and is proud to be considered a liquidity provider by 1 out of 3 of the largest unicorns.

A testament to EquityZen's secure, paperless, and industry-defining online investment platform, we have successfully completed 1500+ private placement transactions. Focusing on automating an antiquated offline process has allowed us to lead the charge in building more efficient, cost-effective, and transparent private markets. Watch this short video to learn more: equityzen.com/press

EquityZen's investors include pedigreed investors like Tim Draper's Draper Associates and 500Startups, along with many veteran Wall St professionals. Members of our team have deep experience in both software engineering and financial technology, with prior experience at institutions such as AQR Capital Management, J.P. Morgan, and Symantec. Check out the team here: equityzen.com/team

 

WHAT YOU'LL GAIN

Engineering

  • Architect and implement the most secure private placement platform that can scale to trading $1B+
  • Demonstrable experience building robust infrastructure with our developers and data-driven business tools for other teams
  • Prototype and implement new product ideas with engineers, with initiatives such relying on NLP and ML based prediction
  • Keep technical debt low by reinforcing our Engineering culture of establishing sound practices for ensuring code reviews, high test coverage, and documentation

Product

  • Work closely with experienced developers who love discussing software & security
  • Collaborate with non-engineering teammates to solve difficult practical problems
  • Partner with Founders and Product Lead to set and manage expectations in delivering high quality technology at a fast pace
  • Gain exposure to all parts of the venture capital, private equity, and startup ecosystems

Generally

  • Recruit other talented engineers as we continue to grow
  • Own a part of the equity in the company you'd help build
  • Learn more than you thought possible about the inner-workings of private placements - a rapidly growing, rewarding, and lucrative business
  • Access corporate discounts (commute, gym, rental car, etc.)
  • Receive 100% premium paid full benefits (health, dental, vision),paid parental leave, flexible paid time off
  • Have fun and learn with our incredible team

 

THE RIGHT STUFF

  • At least, a 4-year undergraduate degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or a closely related field
  • 3+ years of experience as an Individual Contributor as a full-stack engineer, systems/data architect, or equivalent
  • 2+ years of experience as a Team Lead, Engineering Manager, or equivalent at an emerging technology company
  • Fluency in DevOps to Front-End and everything in between
  • Experience with best practices surrounding web security, version control, cloud-based computing, ...
  • Familiarity with employing creative uses of state of the art technology solutions to enhance business processes
  • Strong grasp of trade-offs involved in making architectural decisions (service-level APIs, web frameworks, ...)
  • Effective communication skills in distilling complex concepts with technical and non-technical teammates

 

*BONUS POINTS IF YOU HAVE

  • Entrepreneurial ambitions and drive
  • Engineering experience in financial services and/or FinTech sector
  • Fluency in AWS, Django, ElasticSearch

Front-End | Software Engineer

Location
Manhattan, New York City
Type
Full Time
Timing
Immediate
Sector
Financial Technology (FinTech)
Department
Engineering
Min. Experience
Experienced
Equity Grant
Yes

We're looking for a Front-End Software Engineer to join our company as we help bring private markets to the public. Join us if you're looking to work alongside brilliant engineers at a rapidly growing FinTech firm.

EquityZen is an early-mid stage financial technology company, backed by leading venture and PE investors. Our platform enables large, private companies to deliver liquidity to their shareholders, while providing investors access to invest in these proven, pre-IPO companies. EquityZen has served 60+ premier tech and digital health companies, and is proud to be considered a liquidity provider by 1 out of 3 of the largest unicorns.

A testament to EquityZen's secure, paperless, and industry-defining online investment platform, we have successfully completed 1500+ private placement transactions. Focusing on automating an antiquated offline process has allowed us to lead the charge in building more efficient, cost-effective, and transparent private markets. Watch this short video to learn more: equityzen.com/press

EquityZen's investors include pedigreed investors like Tim Draper's Draper Associates and 500Startups, along with many veteran Wall St professionals. Members of our team have deep experience in both software engineering and financial technology, with prior experience at institutions such as AQR Capital Management, J.P. Morgan, and Symantec. Check out the team here: equityzen.com/team

 

WHAT YOU'LL GAIN

  • Ship a feature starting your very first week
  • Implement and provide design input while building a seamless financial platform
  • Work closely with engineers who love talking security and user experience
  • Build interfaces that simplify the complex world of investing with clean layouts and beautiful graphs
  • Be an instrumental stakeholder during the build out of new features to help improve user experience
  • Partner with Business teams daily to incorporate (external) client feedback
  • Influence over how powerful (internal) tools are designed and implemented
  • Understand guts of the venture capital and startup ecosystems
  • Access to corporate discounts (commute, gym, rental car, groceries, etc.)
  • Equity, competitive salary, full benefits (health, dental, vision), flexible paid time off, paid parental leave, and fun with our team! 

THE RIGHT STUFF

  • Fluency in building responsive HTML, CSS, JavaScript (Bootstrap/jQuery) pages/templates from specs
  • Proficiency in efficiently managing highly sensitive data sets on the client-side
  • Experience in rendering responsive charts using D3/HighCharts/similar libraries
  • Ability to build on top of service-level APIs and build developer tools
  • Desire to integrate and introduce new front-end tools
  • Familiarity with tradeoffs related to usability on mobile devices
  • 2+ years experience in a software engineering role
  • 1+ years experience in a front-end heavy role
  • Pursuing a major in engineering as part of a strong undergraduate, four year engineering program

*BONUS POINTS IF YOU HAVE

  • Keen eye for design and experience with design tools (Photoshop, Illustrator) for web/marketing efforts
  • Fluency in AngularJS/Vue.js/similar framework
  • Entrepreneurial experience and drive
  • Prior work in financial services and/or FinTech sector

Capital Markets Counsel

Location
Manhattan, New York City
Type
Full Time
Timing
Immediate
Sector
Financial Technology (FinTech)
Department
Legal
Min. Experience
Experienced
Equity Grant
Yes

We're looking for an attorney to join us in a full-time capacity and help us to redefine the private investment industry. If capital markets and closing deals in the Fintech space excite you, let's talk!

EquityZen is a leading FinTech startup that sits at the intersection of law, finance, and technology. We help large, private tech companies deliver liquidity to their shareholders, while providing investors access to proven, pre-IPO companies. EquityZen has served 70+ premier tech companies, and is proud to be considered a liquidity provider by 1 out of 3 of the largest 25 Unicorns.

A testament to EquityZen's secure, paperless, and industry-defining online investment platform, we have successfully completed 2000+ private placement transactions. Focusing on automating an antiquated offline process has allowed us to lead the charge in building more efficient, cost-effective, and transparent private market. Watch this short video to learn more: https://equityzen.com/press/

We're looking for a hardworking and hustling Counsel, who loves closing deals and loves finding ways to make deals faster, more efficient, and more automated. The Capital Markets Counsel will focus on regulatory issues and managing transactions, while also contributing to corporate, product, and other legal matters.

EquityZen is backed by leading venture capital investors, including Draper Associates and 500 Startups. Members of the team have deep experience in finance, law and technology, with prior experience at institutions such as the Shearman & Sterling, AQR Capital Management, Barclays Capital, Ernst & Young, and J.P. Morgan.

The mission

  • Be EquityZen’s lead transactional attorney and close deals in the nascent private secondary markets
  • Lead legal efforts for EquityZen’s deal team, managing innovative private placement transactions and all deal documents
  • Work with the deal team and tech team to improve the deal process: make deals faster, more automated, and more efficient
  • Iterate on standard forms to remove friction and improve conversion
  • Negotiate and draft commercial contracts

What you'll gain

  • Project management skills. You’ll close complex transactions with multiple stakeholders
  • Client management. Direct client exposure, interfacing with leaders in the startup space
  • Second order drafting skills. The technology does the standard stuff, allowing you to focus on the real legal issues and negotiating points
  • Cross-team collaboration. You’ll be part of the Deal and Legal teams, and will work closely with members of those teams. You’ll work with the Product and Tech teams to iterate on our legal product.
  • Product skills. You’ll help make our product better by identifying ways to automate processes, remove friction, and improve conversion rates.
  • Gain strong experience in legal issues around the FinTech space
  • Access to corporate discounts (commute, gym, rental car, groceries, etc.)
  • Equity, competitive salary, full benefits (health, dental, vision), flexible paid time off, paid parental leave, and fun with our team!

The right stuff

  • You love being a lawyer
  • You love closing deals
  • You are a hustler and can do more with less
  • You are humble and believe that the client, mission, and team come before you
  • You love getting the details right and are process-oriented
  • You understand time-sensitive deal environment and can manage people and documents to timely close
  • 1-2 years (i) transactional experience in capital markets or investment funds at a top tier law firm; (ii) in-house transactional role at venture funded fintech startup; (iii) in-house capital markets role at an investment bank or hedge fund; or (iv) in-house transactional role at a private fund.
  • ’34 Act and/or ’40 Act experience a plus
  • JD with strong academic background (top 20% of graduating class)

                                                         

Deal Analyst

Location
Manhattan, New York City
Type
Full Time
Timing
Immediate
Sector
Financial Technology (FinTech)
Department
Corporate
Min. Experience
Experienced
Equity Grant
Yes
We're looking for a Deal Analyst to join us in a full-time capacity and help us to redefine the private investment industry. If deal-making in cutting edge transactions in big-name startups excites you, let's talk!
 
EquityZen is a leading FinTech startup that sits at the intersection of law, finance, and technology. We help large, private tech companies to deliver liquidity to their shareholders, while providing investors access to invest in these proven, pre-IPO companies. EquityZen has served 80+ premier tech companies, and is proud to be considered a liquidity provider by 1 out of 3 of the largest unicorns.
 
A testament to EquityZen's secure, paperless, and industry-defining online investment platform, we have successfully completed 1000's of private placement transactions. Focusing on automating an antiquated offline process has allowed us to lead the charge in building a more efficient, cost-effective, and transparent private market. Watch this short video to learn more: https://equityzen.com/press/
 
We're looking for an ambitious and hardworking Deal Analyst, who loves identifying new opportunities, deal-making, is interested in technology, finance, and also building a business. The Deal Analyst will assist in deals on EquityZen's cutting edge marketplace for investments in private technology companies.
 
EquityZen is backed by leading venture capital investors, including Draper Associates and 500 Startups. Members of the team have deep experience in finance, law and technology, with prior experience at institutions such as the AQR Capital Management, Barclays Capital, and J.P. Morgan.
 
 
What You'll Gain 
  • Assist in identifying investment opportunities on a cutting edge FinTech marketplace
  • Gain client exposure and communicate directly with shareholders
  • Work cross-functionally with deal, research, and legal teams
  • Contribute to research, analytics, and transaction optimization
  • Become an expert in deal making, private placements, and marketplaces
  • Learn about the most promising VC venture-backed companies and VC firms
  • Break into the startup, FinTech, and venture network
  • Opportunity to prove yourself and rise quickly within a growing team and business (we are not big on bureaucracy)
  • Access to corporate discounts (commute, gym, rental car, groceries, etc.)

 

The Right Stuff

  • Business Development experience at a technology company
  • Analyst experience in private equity or venture capital
  • Analyst experience at investment bank, or brokerage, or asset management firm
  • Experience as a paralegal or legal assistant in a transactional group at a top tier law firm
  • Experience at internet-based investment firm, crowdfunding, or P2P lending
  • Love for deal making and deal environment
  • Understands time-sensitive deal environment
  • Works hard and smart with attention to detail
  • Exceptional communicator, both internally and with clients

 

Bonus Points If You Have

  • Entrepreneurial or venture capital experience
  • Experience in private placements, capital markets, or FinTech marketplaces
  • Undergraduate degree from top university

Design | Consultant

Location
Manhattan, New York City
Type
Consultant
Timing
Immediate
Sector
Financial Technology (FinTech)
Department
Product
Min. Experience
Student
EquityZen's marketplace is functional. It makes sense and cents. We improve the way startup employees are paid. We unlock the value of their equity compensation in a way that benefits all key players: the shareholder, the company, and the investor. We build industry-defining technology as the premier platform for private placements. Watch this short video here to learn more: https://equityzen.com/press/
 
Some of EquityZen's investors include Dave McClure's 500Startups, sovereign wealth funds, family offices, wealth managers, and influential investors from Finance, Venture, Law around the world. Some of the smartest minds in the industry (from University of Pennsylvania (Wharton, Engineering), Carnegie Mellon University, Georgetown University, and more) have helped us conduct transactions worth tens of millions of dollars.
 
We're looking for a visual and graphics design intern. Meet our team (https://equityzen.com/team/). Past EquityZen interns have continued working even after the official internship.

 

WHAT YOU'LL GAIN

  • Implement and provide design input to help build a seamless financial platform
  • Work closely with the engineering and product teams to help improve our user experience
  • Partner with business teams daily to incorporate (external) client feedback
  • Work closely with our marketing team to create social media strategies
  • Help us expand our brand and image in the FinTech Industry
  • Direct involvement in day-to-day start-up activities
  • Work with Marketing, Business, HR and Investor Relations on a daily basis
  • Exposure working side-by-side with the founding team
  • Endless ability to learn and grow your craft, create your own experience
  • Ability to work directly on our product/service that will be seen by our clients
  • Recruit and build out the corporate team as we grow
  • Opportunity to work in a collaborative environment and a chance to be fully integrated into the organization
  • Open invitation to learn more about your peers at staff functions including outings, dinners, etc.
  • Make a big impact driving the business forward starting your very first week

THE RIGHT STUFF

  • Strong web design and web development skills
  • Expertise in responsive design
  • Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Microsoft Powerpoint
  • Proficiency in CSS and HTML
  • Familiarity with Javascript, including D3.js
  • Experience working in a team-based environment with other developers and engineers

*BONUS POINTS IF YOU HAVE

  • Entrepreneurial experience and drive
  • An interest in financial markets and investments
  • Experience working in a team that develops across the stack
  • Experience/Knowledge of the startup environment

General Application

Location
Manhattan, New York City
Type
Full Time
Timing
Rolling
Sector
Financial Technology (FinTech)
Department
Any
Min. Experience
Experienced
Equity Grant
Negotiable

We are always open to reviewing applications from individuals who feel they have the right stuff for the EquityZen team! If you have a qualification that will help the EquityZen team, send us your resume!

EquityZen is leveling the field in how startup employees get paid. With our premier marketplace, we unlock the value of their equity compensation in a way that benefits all key players: the shareholder, the company, and the investor. Watch the short video here to learn more.

Some of EquityZen's investors include Tim Draper's Draper Associates and 500Startups, sovereign wealth funds, family offices, wealth managers, and influential investors from Finance, Venture, Law around the world. Some of the smartest minds in the industry have helped us conduct transactions worth tens of millions of dollars.

Our team is our biggest asset, and we are always looking for new talent to join us.

What you'll gain

  • Make a big impact in increasing team happiness beginning your very first week
  • Learn more about the Secondary Markets
  • Gain an understanding of venture capital and startup ecosystems
  • Access to corporate discounts (commute, gym, rental car, groceries, etc.)
  • 100% Premium paid full benefits (health, dental, vision), paid parental leave, and flexible paid time off
  • Fun with our amazing team

The right stuff

  • Ability to wear multiple hats
  • Flexibility in role and responsibilities
  • Can do attitude
  • Interest in FinTech
  • Desire to work in a true start-up environment

*Bonus points if you have

  • Previous experience in a start-up
  • Degree in Business (finance) or Engineering

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Why join EquityZen?

Our promise to you: you will learn more, faster than you can imagine.

  • Learn from our investors (early Twilio, MakerBot, ...)
  • Access corporate discounts (commute, gym, rentals, ...)
  • Get paid. Competitive equity and salary, full benefits (health, dental, vision), flexible paid time off
  • Do good. Achieve a double bottom-line, bring education and access to millions

Our team is growing

Reach out if your are:

  • Creative and tenacious
  • Passionate about the capital markets
  • Not afraid to redefine an industry
  • Excited to take on many roles and excel
  • Ready to have fun with our team!


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EquityZen is a marketplace for pre-IPO investments. EquityZen has been featured, quoted, and covered in a number of publications.

EquityZen provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, EquityZen complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. EquityZen expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of EquityZen’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

EquityZen participates in the U.S. government's "E-Verify" program.

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