Be a Part of Something Big

At Alto, we're changing the way people invest for the future.

For too long, only the ultra-wealthy could afford to benefit from alternative investments, and that meant a lot of missed opportunities for everyday investors. Alto was founded on the belief that a diversified portfolio is essential to investing for the future, and that's only possible if everyone can invest in the assets they're truly interested in. 

So we created a solution that allows ordinary people to invest their tax-advantaged retirement funds into non-traditional assets, like real estate, startups, securitized artworks, cryptocurrency, and more.

By joining Alto's growing team, you'll be helping to make our mission a reality. And you'll work with some truly unique people who are passionate about what they do. We're also pretty big on celebrating individuality—after all, one of our core values is "you do you." And we actually live it. Really.

To learn more about our team and working with us, please visit our Before You Apply page, which features videos of our CEO and other team members answering questions about working at Alto.

Job Summary: 

This role reports to the Head of Product and will be responsible for owning key parts of our core user experience, working cross functionally with engineers, PMs, other designers and business stakeholders to craft experiences that enable our users to be successful in their goals with Alto. An ideal candidate is comfortable with design ownership from initial research, usability testing and delivery, engaging users and working collaboratively with the cross-functional team throughout the process. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design thoughtful and functional user experiences from ideation through delivery
  • Drive a human centered design process that leverages design thinking to understand our audience and their needs and wants 
  • Work collaboratively with Design, PM, Engineering, Marketing and other business stakeholders to achieve valuable results 
  • Connect the qualitative and quantitative insights to make informed UX decisions and clearly communicate those decisions to the cross-functional team
  • Actively seek feedback and give feedback to relevant the work we do
  • Add to our vision for a cohesive product experience by having a perspective on where our product is going
  • Leverage existing brand and design systems, and identifying opportunities for improvement and expansion
  • Be an advocate for our users and design processes 

Leadership Responsibilities:

No people-leader responsibilities.

Education and Experience:

  • 6-10 years of experience in UX design
  • Experience in a growth stage startup, including going 1-10 on multiple product experiences
  • Experience in big tech or agency experience

Skills and Abilities:


  • Strong UX mindset to craft functional products
  • Experience performing user research and usability testing 
  • Ability to blend the qualitative and quantitative understanding to paint a picture of users and their needs 
  • Strong collaboration with PM, Engineering, Marketing and operations 
  • Experience using design systems 
  • Experience using Figma 

Nice to have, not required 

  • Experience with fintech
  • Previous ownership over performance-driven growth funnels
  • Experience building and scaling design systems 
  • Strong visual design capability
  • Experience with marketing and brand
  • Experience with Alternative investments or a particular interest in our space


Why Alto?

We answered your most pressing questions before you apply here. We are a dynamic and collaborative team, all working towards a common goal. With every interaction, you feel our culture throughout our company. We care about diversity, inclusion, and belonging, and every voice is heard. We also care most about our people. We show it through our actions, and we offer a lot of really great benefits, including:

  • A generous open PTO policy
  • Comprehensive health insurance options for employees
  • 401(k) with company match up to 3% yearly
  • Equity as a part of your compensation
  • A competitive compensation and benefits package
  • 12 paid holidays
  • Discounted and/or free Alto investor accounts
  • Four to 12 weeks paid parental leave 
  • A remote-first culture - work from home or our Nashville office
  • Flexibility to work from anywhere in the US
  • An emphasis on work-life balance
  • No-meeting Fridays

Well, what are you waiting for? Apply already! :)

Alto is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination of Any Kind

Alto is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Alto are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Alto will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Alto encourages applicants of all ages.

About Alto

Founded in 2015, AltoIRA aka Alto is a rapidly growing fintech startup based in Nashville, TN. At Alto, we’re building a next-generation platform to provide clients with the tools and opportunities they need to invest retirement funds into alternative assets. We’re empowering everyone to invest in what they choose and supporting their desire to take a more active role in shaping their financial future. The Alto platform streamlines the process for individual investors and advisors to access, research, and invest in alternative assets using retirement funds. It connects investors with private companies, fund managers, and over 50 recognized investment platforms, including Coinbase, Republic, Masterworks, and EquityZen, that offer access to a wide range of alternative assets, including startups, shares in artwork, real estate, cryptocurrency, and more.

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