About Us and Why We’re Hiring
We build “You Need a Budget” the best budgeting software around. (But people in the know call us YNAB, which is pronounced “why-nab”). For more than a decade, people have been buying YNAB and then telling their friends what a difference it has made in their lives. Google us, or read some of our reviews on the app store, and you’ll see what we mean. We love building something that literally changes people’s lives.
YNAB is growing, and so is our HR and Operations team. Our new structure will have HR Specialists assigned to specific departments to serve as the main HR point of contact for those teams. They’ll facilitate the hiring and onboarding processes for those teams, help them with their HR questions and needs, and generally obsess over their teams’ overall work experience, engagement, and connectedness.
Requirements (these are real, actual requirements):
That’s a super-brief intro to what you’ll be working on. But first, you need to know if you’ll even like working with us. Let’s talk about life at YNAB and then we’ll go into detail about what we’re looking for.
We’re profitable, bootstrapped, and growing. YNAB started in 2004 and we haven’t taken any outside funding—we’re in it for the long haul. We have one overarching requirement when it comes to joining our team: our original Cultural Manifesto has to really click with you. If you’re nodding emphatically while reading it, you’ll probably fit right in, in which case, we can’t wait to hear from you!
Who you’d be working with:
You’ll be reporting to Chance, our Chief Operations Officer. He gets to obsess about building a great company and making sure that people really love their work at YNAB. He cares deeply about YNAB and the people who make it a success. For a long time now he’s quarterbacked the hiring at YNAB and he’s excited to make our hiring, and a million other things, even better by growing the Operations team. When he’s not championing the YNAB team experience, you’ll find him with his family outside in Southern Utah, usually on a hike, on a tennis court, or out at the lake.
Caitlin is our People Ops Generalist. You’d be the one taking a lot of things off her plate. She currently runs point on most things related to HR - payroll, comp, benefits, and state laws to name a few. She loves YNAB and that it allows her to work and be a mom to two ridiculously cute boys. Her happy place is on the beach (preferably Maui) with a Diet Coke in hand. When she’s stuck in the snow in Utah, you can find her reading a book, watching reality TV, and planning her next vacation.
Emma is our People Ops Specialist over the Support team. She has helped grow the support team over the last few years, and loves supporting them with all their HR needs. You’ll likely join forces with her to screen applications and brainstorm ways to improve onboarding, offboarding, and everything in-between. When not preparing for interviews, you’ll find her trying a new recipe in the kitchen, house hunting for her upcoming move, or taking yet another picture of her cats.
Emily is our Operations Specialist. She has what she considers the most fun responsibilities at YNAB - choosing Christmas and birthday gifts, sending welcome packages to new team members, planning team meetups, and working with Caitlin and Chance to pull off our ever-growing annual YNAB retreats (they’re magical!). You might take a few things off her to-do list like scheduling candidate interviews and other tasks to onboard new team members. Emily loves to cook, run & hike, spend time with family, and is currently busy planning her upcoming wedding!
And then of course you’ll cross paths with--well--probably everyone else at YNAB. People like Buffy and Sebastian (a couple of our developers), Niki or Alan (both designers), Angela (our Director of Customer Support), or Reema (our Marketing project manager).
How You’ll Work at YNAB
We work really hard to make working at YNAB an amazing experience (we’ve even been named Fortune’s #4 Best Small Company to Work For) and have a team full of truly exceptional people—the kind you’ll be excited to work with. Here’s how we operate:
Live Where You Want
We’ve always been a fully remote team, and have people all over the world. For this particular position, however, we’re looking for someone based in the United States due to the increased complexity of employing team members across the U.S. Anywhere in the U.S. is fair game though. Just make sure you have a reliable internet connection.
No Crazy Hours
We rarely work more than 40 hours per week. There have been a few occasions where things got a little crazy and people had to log some extra hours. But then they took some extra time off, so it all balances out. We work hard and smart but we’re in this for the long haul, no need to go crazy on the hours.
Take Vacation (Seriously)
We want you to take vacation. In fact, we have a minimum vacation policy of three weeks per year. Five weeks feels about right (plus two extra weeks for Holiday break). It’s important to get out and do something. We’ll look forward to seeing pictures of your vacation in our #office_wall Slack channel.
The YNAB Retreat
When the pandemic isn’t keeping us from travelling, we get the teams together once a year to catch up on spreadsheets and powerpoints in a Best Western conference room. Just kidding. So far, we’ve done Costa Rica, a gigantic cabin in the mountains, a beach house in the Outer Banks, a ranch in Montana, and most recently, Laguna Beach. We work together, play together, and reinforce the bonds we’ve made as a team and company. Every year, we leave refreshed, motivated, and excited for the year ahead together.
Up Your Game
We’re serious about helping you improve your craft. We budget for it (hey-o!). Think conferences, online courses and subscriptions, dedicated time away from work to learn something new… it’s really up to you and your manager. But we love to see our people growing.
You’ll be a W2 employee with fantastic health, dental, and vision insurance, where we cover 100% of the premium for you and your family. (No need to check your vision, you read that right, 100%. Although if you did need to check your vision, we’ve got you covered!)
We also have a Traditional and Roth 401k option. YNAB contributes three percent whether you choose to throw any money in there or not. It vests immediately. (Are you a personal finance junkie like our founder Jesse? He set up YNAB’s 401k to have the lowest fee structure possible, where all plan costs are paid by YNAB, not your retirementnest egg. The investment funds available are fantastic, passively-managed, ultra low-cost index funds. You’re not a PF junkie? Trust us, it’s awesome.
If this sounds like your ideal environment, read on because now we want to talk about you. You will play a big, big part in helping YNAB be a great place to work. You will change lives.
Now, back to you, our new People Operations Specialist...What Success Looks Like:
Our Operations team (what most people call HR) obsesses over making YNAB an exceptional place to work and you’ll play a crucial part in making that happen every day, especially for your team (or teams!). As an HR Specialist serving your teams, you keep a keen eye on the YNAB work experience, always looking for opportunities to make that experience a little better. That might look like dialing in an onboarding process so things run smoother. Or sending out a team-wide communication in a fun and engaging way. Or helping a team member figure out a tricky insurance claim issue. Whatever it is, it’s done in a spirit of service with a genuine desire to help your fellow teammates.
You are our ideal candidate if:
Some things you’ll be doing at YNAB:
YNAB is an equal opportunity employer. We believe diversity of backgrounds, beliefs, and experiences to be critical to our success and are passionate about creating a welcoming, supportive, and collaborative environment for all employees. All are encouraged to apply as we continue to grow a smart, hard-working, and diverse team who love working together to build something that matters.
How to Apply
P.S. If you’re not interested in or available for this position, but know someone who is, we would really appreciate it if you passed this along!