NextCapital Product Design & Development Analyst Intern - Summer 2018 in Chicago, Illinois


NextCapital is seeking a Product Design & Development Analyst Intern to support our Financial Methodology Group of NextCapital. You will work in close collaboration with Financial Engineers, Data Scientists, Software Developers and Executive Management on proprietary and partner-specific Structured Investor Lifecycle Advice Products.


  • Develop an understanding of business requirements from both key external and internal stakeholders and translating those into precisely formulated technical specifications for Financial Engineers involving all areas of finance, economics and the regulatory framework

  • Define granular development tasks based on designed or yet to be designed prototypes and verifying whether results meet stated requirements

  • Design logic frameworks to ensure design prototypes support required use cases

  • Obtain, document, enhance financial methodology domain knowledge from internal experts

  • Grow into the role by solving smaller tasks which will be becoming more and more complex over time and assist team members in daily tasks



  • You have completed, or on track to completing, a degree in Finance, Economics, Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Physics, Philosophy or equivalent experience

  • You are comfortable with or can quickly become comfortable with equations, code and ability to read and write pseudo-code

  • You have strong abstract thinking abilities

  • You have excellent written and oral communication skills



  • Work on solutions that combine innovative technology and financial theory

  • Disrupt the financial advice industry by bringing affordable, easy to use financial tools to millions of people

  • Work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment

  • Experience building exciting new fintech solutions

  • Avoid the bureaucracy that slows down larger companies

  • Enjoy a laid back work environment surrounded by top quality researchers & engineers that enjoy working with each other

  • Get in on the ground floor of a growth stage company where you can have a real impact on the company's future

  • Participate in company-sponsored cornhole leagues, Thursday After Hours (trivia, wine tasting, treats), book club, film club, fantasy football leagues, hackathons and other fun events.

  • Sip locally roasted coffee, cold brew, iced tea, or espresso at your modular sitting/standing desk