Product Design Lead (remote option)

Unchained Capital

Austin, TX, USA Remote

Full time

Sep 24

At Unchained Capital, our mission is to help bitcoin holders achieve unprecedented financial freedom and control. Unchained products include originating loans backed by bitcoin, and providing multi-signature vaults utilizing collaborative custody. We’re looking for a Product Design Lead to level up our talented design team and make multisig self-custody simpler for non-technical users.  

The Lead design position at Unchained Capital offers a unique opportunity build out a design system and component library around novel problems with few to no comps. This is decidedly a hands on role. You’ll contribute directly to product development, but will take an outsized role in defining our design system and working through other designers to execute your vision for sovereign multisig usability. This is a highly creative role where you’ll be able to attack problems from first principles. In this role you’ll work closely with your design team, product management, product marketers, and an experienced engineering team to delight bitcoiners around the world.

You’ll have the opportunity to do a lot at Unchained. You can expect in your first year:

  • First Month: Get onboarded and learn about our current plans. You’ll spend a lot of time with fellow designers, engineers and product managers who are building our design system from scratch. You’ll also work with the Chief Product Officer in understanding and augmenting our current product strategy. While learning is the focus, we’re moving fast and you can expect your first contributions to ship in the first month.
  • Next 3 Months: You’ll acquire a deep understanding of customer needs and how design can lead the charge in solving some of the hardest problems in bitcoin. You’ll be cemented as the leader on the design team and will be working drive your vision forward in multiple product and feature development threads.
  • Next 8 Months: It will be clear that you’re making a big impact on daily customer experiences, and your focus will increasingly be on our top novel design priorities, and enabling the rest of the design team through our design system and design best practices. You’ll have set a standard for UI and UX excellence that is tangible and the team consistently drives towards.

WHAT YOU'LL DO:

  • Have a “wholesale” effect on design by leading our design system and component library efforts (in conjunction with other designers and engineers).
  • Have a more narrow focus on a particular bitcoin financial services product line.
  • Provide leadership to the design team, projecting an articulated vision of how to remove friction from the multisig process, and make it beautiful at the same time.
  • Set the standard for high quality visuals and interaction design for core products.
  • Help recruit and hire future designers
  • Maintain relationships with customers and potential customers to help solve novel UX problems.
  • Help shepherd projects from MVPs to robust functionality while maintaining the overall information architecture and design standards as we rapidly iterate.  

WHAT WE WANT TO SEE:

  • Minimum 6 years experience in web design
  • A deep understanding of bitcoin and familiarity with existing bitcoin wallets/applications
  • Experience with front-end development (HTML, CSS, some JavaScript nice to have)
  • Evidence of high-quality visual designs
  • Excellent remote/telecommuting skills. Even if you work from our Austin office, many of your team members will be remote
  • Previous leadership experience as a design lead or manager
  • The ability to both produce high quality designs, and work with/through others to achieve a specific vision

THE PERKS:

In addition to competitive pay, Unchained offers best-in-class benefits including:

  • Bonus plan, 401k, and stock options
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Training & development opportunities
  • Flexible work arrangements

Not to mention, you’ll be working alongside the most talented, passionate, and hard-working people in our industry!

Unchained Capital, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and do not discriminate based on race, gender, color, religion, age, or any other basis protected by law.

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Unchained Capital

The first Bitcoin native financial services company offering collaborative multisig vaults, loans, and buy bitcoin OTC. Not your keys, not your coins.

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