Full-time, Milan, Italy
There is a large segment of the population which is underserved by the wealth management
industry: affluent people, typically people with investable assets between €50k and €5M, often busy families who lack time to do proper financial planning but who really would like to have a full tailored service, more digital, all in one place and that delivers protection for their capital while growing it without an excessive level of risk.
They are not well served by banks, for whom they are too small to be worth the more sophisticated but expensive services usually accessible by their large clients; hence ending up with standard products, high and hidden fees and often a lack of performance, especially during markets downturn.
They are not well served by existing robo advisors either, as those have been designed more for the masses and cannot address more complex needs. And typically package a standard investment strategy inside an app.
This is where Qadra comes in. We are building the next generation wealth management company, based on 3 core pillars:
An Alpha generating approach, i.e active investment strategies that deliver a positive return even in times of downturn. We power them through proprietary AI-based algorithms that have been up managing real money for a number of years already.
A user experience that is fully digital and smart but also empowers human wealth managers to onboard and manage clients if the clients wish to. Being digital but “human enabled” is important to establish trust with the customer base and to attract larger shares of their capital to us.
A platform designed for scratch, fully scalable and open to the Fintech ecosystem of third-party services that could be plugged into the Qadra proposition.
The affluent segment is worth €11 Trillion in Europe and in the more emerging markets is expected to triple in size over the next 10 years. We have been extensively validating our value proposition and we have strong indicators that confirm we are doing the right things to capture this massive opportunity. We are starting from Italy, a country with €200 Billion in investable assets from affluent people and we aim at expanding quickly in other countries.
We are financially backed by large shoulder super-angels, who have also been investing their money through the algorithms empowering Qadra for long-time now. Having some of our clients as investors in the company is a further confirmation by itself about the strengths of what we are building.
Our team combines a strong mix of competencies and decades of experiences in both the
technology, the digital and the wealth management spaces, a group of people who have built and scaled businesses and companies before.
We have now achieved the first MVP stage and we are looking for building a skilled product team who will take the current proposition further. As such, we are looking for our first UX hire, a UX Lead who will strategise and design the next steps of our user experience, with an approach that will put the user at the centre.
What you will do
Develop the Qadra user experience, taking it from the current MVP forward and creating design solutions that meet measurable business goals and requirements.
Work together with our Head of Products to constantly understand our users as well as our wealth managers, their needs and their pain-points and you will develop use cases and high-level requirements accordingly.
Design customer journeys and implement them following a fast iteration, MVP-based approach, moving quickly from storyboards to prototyping, testing and metrics measurement.
Present design work to the product team as well as other stakeholders for review and feedback.
Partner with development teams to build experiences: provide appropriate design specifications, create assets, and review finished interfaces.
Coordinate other design resources that at times will be needed to get the job done.
Own the Qadra look & feel in all its aspects and digital touch-points.
What we look for in you
A minimum 4 years of experience as a User Experience Designer for consumer products, ideally already or still in the market.
A passionate problem solver, have the customer at the heart, an expert in translating user needs into product features.
Advanced knowledge of the most used professional design software (such as Sketch, Illustrator), as well as of rapid prototyping tools (such as InVision, Framer, Balsaming) and front-end technologies (CSS, Bootstrap).
Excellent communication, presentation, interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with different stakeholders in product, development, marketing, support.
Ability to work efficiently, proactively and in autonomy in a fast-paced environment.
Relentless desire for innovation, balanced with business needs, and customer expectations.
Experience working in a collaborative team and working directly with developers for implementation of designs.
● BA or Master’s Degree in a design related discipline or computer science.
● Previous experience in the Fintech / Wealth-tech space and has a natural passion for this
Vue.js or similar.
● Can show a portfolio or samples of work demonstrating the process followed to create great user-centred design solutions.