Product Design Lead, Platform

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Coinbase has built the world's leading compliant cryptocurrency platform serving over 30 million accounts in more than 100 countries. With multiple successful products, and our vocal advocacy for blockchain technology, we have played a major part in mainstream awareness and adoption of cryptocurrency. We are proud to offer an entire suite of products that are helping build the cryptoeconomy, and increase economic freedom around the world.

There are a few things we look for across all hires we make at Coinbase, regardless of role or team. First, we assess whether a candidate demonstrates our values: Clear Communication, Positive Energy, Efficient Execution, and Continuous Learning. Second, we look for signals that a candidate will thrive in a culture like ours, where we default to trust, embrace feedback, disrupt ourselves, and expect sustained high performance because we play as a championship team. Finally, we seek people with the desire and capacity to build and share expertise in the frontier technologies of crypto and blockchain, in whatever way is most relevant to their role.

Read more about our values and culture here.

We are hiring a Product Design Lead to join our Platform org, who will lead design across projects such as, Onboarding, Payments, Accounts, and International Expansion. This person will be the first designer on the team and will need to be comfortable working autonomously and collaborating very closely with Product and Eng to drive decision making and strategy. 

What You'll Be Doing (i.e. Job Duties) 

  • Work in a small team to iteratively improve user experience
  • Take new features from ideation, to prototyping, to user testing, to production
  • Design web and mobile experiences that are simple and intuitive
  • Participate in regular design reviews where you’ll seek out specific feedback on your designs and incorporate relevant feedback
  • Execute on the product roadmap and help define product strategy
  • Daily collaboration with Engineering, User Research, and Product 

What We Look For In You (ie. Job Requirements)

  • 5+ years of Product Design experience 
  • Full-stack designer - ability to own design process end-to-end (concept to implementation)
  • Mastery of craft - strong visual design skills and knowledge of web design best practices & standards
  • Systems thinker - deep knowledge of Information Architecture best practices
  • Proven track record of leading design for a product area
  • Ability to collaborate and partner strategically with PM and Eng to drive and influence product decisions
  • Must be an articulate and effective communicator, able to present to exec stakeholders
  • Fluency in Figma and prototyping tools
  • Low ego and open-minded

Nice to haves

  • Experience working in a growing startup 
  • Experience working in fintech or crypto
  • User of Coinbase products 

What to send:

  • A resume or portfolio


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