Head of Design

Product /
Full-Time /
About the Company
Hi, we're Ondo Finance. Our mission is to provide institutional-grade, blockchain-enabled investment products and services. We have both a technology arm that develops decentralized finance technology, and an asset management arm that creates and manages tokenized funds. We were the first company to tokenize exposure to US Treasuries, and have since expanded into several other assets. We are also focused on incubating protocols that can support both tokenized real-world assets and traditional crypto.

Founded by folks from Goldman Sachs Digital Assets Team, we’re backed by some of the best investors in the world including Founders Fund, Coinbase Ventures, Pantera Capital, Tiger Global, and more. We are currently the leaders in the space in terms of AUM and are well capitalized to continue to grow the firm. We're fully remote, with team members across the U.S.

About the Role
We are looking for a hands on Head of Design / Lead Product Designer who will own the look and feel of Ondo products as well as provide art direction towards the visual identity development of the Ondo experience and product communication. This role includes management of a small but strong design team spread across visual, motion, and web based ui/ux design. You will have the responsibility of setting the creative vision and direction for the company's products or services and ensuring that the design output aligns with the overall brand and business objectives.

What you'll achieve:

    • Both oversee and hands on design beautiful and sophisticated web experiences for our end users
    • Maintain brand excellence through visual design strategy and adherence to brand guidelines
    • Partner closely with product and engineering to drive product strategy
    • Facilitate the design of excellent end-to-end user journey (from idea, prototyping, testing to shipping)
    • Maintain and build upon existing UI component libraries
    • Illustrate design ideas using storyboards and process flows
    • Create clear graphics to accompany complex technical documentation

What we offer:

    • Competitive compensation including salary, future token rights, and/or equity (according to your preferences) — we're well-funded and believe that great talent deserves great compensation
    • Full benefits (medical, vision, and dental) and flexible vacation policy (PTO)
    • Small remote-first team across many countries — you'll be an early team member helping shape our vision, culture, and design practices
    • A+ colleagues — our team includes alumni from Goldman Sachs Digital Assets, Facebook, DeFi protocols like BadgerDAO, private equity funds, hedge funds, and various VC-backed startups
    • Best-in-class investors — we are proud to be backed by leading crypto experts (incl. founders of Aave, Quantstamp, and Anchorage) and funds (incl. Pantera, Genesis, DCG, Coin Fund, and CMS)

What we're looking for:

    • Partial (5hr) daily overlap with EST — typically this means you're located in the Americas unless you're willing to work unusual hours
    • Demonstrated interest in crypto / web3 — building, investing, yield farming, minting, voting, or whatever excites you in the space
    • 6+ years of demonstrated experience in UI/UX design roles
    • Proficiency in modern design tools (e.g. Figma, Sketch)
    • Proactively drive continuous user research and systematic feedback evaluation
    • Experience working cross-functionally with engineering and product
"Fixed income remains the missing piece that decentralized finance needs to go mainstream. Ondo unlocks downside protection and relative certainty in forecasting returns for institutional investors looking to allocate to the attractive yields in the DeFi space. We are excited to back the Ondo team in their mission to bridge the worlds of DeFi and institutional finance."
Paul Veradittakit, Partner at Pantera Capital