The Company You’ll Join

At Carta we create owners and make private markets liquid. 

We live in a world where some people live on the equity stack and enjoy exponential wealth growth and preferential tax treatment; others live on the debt stack and may work their entire lives for a company and retire only with the cash they’ve managed to save from their paychecks. Our contribution to solving the wealth inequality problem is moving people from the debt stack (payroll) to the equity stack. By making it as easy to issue equity to employees as it is to put them on payroll, we can create more owners. 

At Carta, we are helpful, transparent, fair, and kind. We are relentless executors, unconventional thinkers, and masters of our craft. 

Learn more about our Series G fundraising round here

The Team You’ll Work With

The VP of Design will unify and develop design teams across several Carta product verticals including Product Design, Visual Design, Design Technology and UX Research. Reporting into the Chief Product Office, The VP of Design will partner closely with Engineering and Product leads to build out design strategy, identify user pain points, and continue to grow Carta’s design practice. We nurture a team environment that promotes taking risks and being bold. 

The Problems You’ll Solve

As Carta expands its product portfolio you will leverage deep B2B product design expertise to build and coach a world-class design team and partner with the product management and engineering teams to design and deliver the product roadmap. Carta’s products and user experiences span across multiple groups (companies, investors, employees, law firms etc) and the VP of Design will be able to build in depth experiences individually per product, while also appreciating how workflows come together than span these users.

You will be setting the design vision for how we build simple, engaging and valuable products across Carta. You are passionate about building intuitive solutions to complex problems that drive direct value to users. You will partner with both R&D as well as the GTM teams to influence strategy and help define and execute the roadmap. Additionally you will:

  • Drive product design strategy anchored around core design principles of simplicity, persona driven, enterprise scale, clarity, and consistency across Carta’s suite of products. Ensure designers, product managers, and engineers develop products that are aligned to these principles.
  • Foster a design culture that encourages customer/prospective user research, product usage analytics, rapid design experimentation, and strong collaboration across product, engineering, sales, marketing, and customer success.
  • Lead generative design workshops and act as a mentor for other designers
  • Design to consistently scale and leverage shareable components for web and application
  • Inspire people and create forward momentum with your direct reports, and help people managers become even better leaders
  • Solve very large and very ambiguous problems independently
  • Deliver measurable results. Guide the team to set plans, measurement frameworks, and execute against those plans.
  • Build a world class design culture at Carta as a core contributor to the Design Leadership Team.

About You

We need a seasoned design leader to bring vision, strategy and direction to our design teams. If you are a passionate design leader who wants to help shape and define what world class user experience and design looks like for millions of users, then we want to talk to you. This position could be a good fit for you if the following resonates with you. You can or want to:

  • Build a world-class design practice and define what that means for Carta
  • Lead and develop a team of Design Directors by aligning design and product goals. Experience managing managers.
  • Guide the team to develop design best practices for ensuring a high bar of quality and a user experience that will delight our customers
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with product management and engineering leaders to ensure an end to end product development process.
  • Provide leadership to recruit new designers team members and drive the evaluation and hiring process
  • Have a bias to action and contribute as a designer to drive projects to completion.
  • Execute in a fast-paced, ambiguous and highly fluid environment.

 

We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to providing a positive interview experience for every candidate. If accommodations due to a disability or medical condition are needed, connect with us via email at recruiting@carta.com. As a company, we value fairness, helpfulness, transparency, leadership and build our teams around these values. Check out our careers page to get to know us better as you think about your next step at Carta.

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