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Product Designer, Fund Admin



Product, Design
San Francisco, CA, USA · Seattle, WA, USA · New York, NY, USA · Santa Clara, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, May 17, 2024

The Company You’ll Join

Carta is a platform that helps people manage equity, build businesses, and invest in the companies of tomorrow. Our mission is to unlock the power of equity ownership for more people in more places.

Carta is trusted by more than 40,000 companies and over two million people in nearly 160 countries to manage cap tables, compensation, and valuations. Carta also supports nearly 7,000 funds and SPVs, and represents nearly $130B in assets under administration. Carta's tender offer solutions have returned $14B to shareholders in secondary transactions. Today, Carta’s platform manages nearly three trillion dollars in equity globally.

For more information about our offices and culture, check out our Carta careers page.

The Problems You'll Solve

At Carta, our employees set out on a mission to unlock the power of equity ownership for more people in more places. We believe that the problems we solve today unlock the opportunities of tomorrow.

Carta is in search of a Product Designer who is passionate about working on complex, high impact projects, and influencing product strategy through design artifacts. This person will work alongside an exceptional design team creating and shipping innovative digital product experiences in our Fund Administration business. Our ideal candidate is savvy, curious, enjoys working cross-functionally, and can effectively communicate vision to stakeholders. They can advocate for the nerdiness of design craft in addition to the business case of a given design direction. This person must be a self-starter who can work through ambiguity to collaborate on projects from start to finish. We are looking for someone who can inspire fellow designers and stakeholders, and lead with both user empathy and conviction.

As a Product Designer, you will play a crucial role throughout the organization— influencing the future of Carta products. You’ll have the opportunity to design for a range of customer and user archetypes including: fund managers, investors, tax experts, and our Carta service and delivery colleagues.

Additionally you will:

  • Collaborate closely with Design and Product to define features and contribute to the overall direction of your product area
  • Deeply understand user needs and drive alignment around core platform concepts by creating models, concept diagrams, workflow diagrams, and journey maps
  • Work with Product, Engineering, Legal, and Treasury to represent the design team, facilitate design discussions, and give feedback in planning and product discussions
  • Create and validate designs through sketches, prototypes, and testing
  • Determine the information architecture and flow for your product features
  • Create high-fidelity visuals and specifications for your final solutions
  • Work with partners to help summarize and communicate research findings to inform our decisions and build an even greater understanding of and empathy for our customers
  • Solicit feedback early and often from your peers, including other product designers and teammates in your product team. Participate in weekly design syncs with the design team
  • Help maintain our design system with other product designers and advocate for scalable design solutions

The Team You'll Work With

You’ll join a diverse team of Designers, Engineers, and Product Managers who are focused on delivering great experiences for our users across all of Carta’s products. As a designer on the Fund Administration team you will collaborate in creating efficient and seamless cross-platform journeys for our users while furthering the next strategic paradigm for the platform as a whole. You will be supported by Product Designers and Design Technologists across the organization and will be able to leverage the full range of resources that our Design organization has to offer.

About You

We are looking for a strong designer to help create the future of Fund Administration at Carta — someone who can help drive ideation, prioritization, problem solving, and design delivery. If you are passionate about building intuitive solutions that simplify complexity, we would love to talk with you.

What you’ll need:

  • 3+ years of professional work experience in an individual contributor role, on a Product Design team
  • Background in Graphic Design, Human-Computer Interaction, Computer Science, or a related field/equivalent experience
  • An outstanding portfolio showcasing shipped high quality products and/or features, demonstrating a depth of knowledge in user experience, UX research, interaction, and visual/user interface design
  • An end-to-end understanding of the product design process, from ideation to execution
  • Demonstrate autonomy and active ownership of projects and problem spaces
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate and collaborate with stakeholders across the organization, using high-quality strategic artifacts such as personas, journey maps, prioritization frameworks etc
  • The willingness to get curious about our domain and strive to become experts in our users’ business practices
  • Demonstrable experience working with complex SaaS platforms

At Carta, you’re not just an employee. You’re a builder who is creating infrastructure that accelerates innovation and empowers more ownership. Cartans are helpful, relentless, unconventional and kind; representing Carta’s Identity Traits. They work collaboratively and cross functionally to challenge the status quo; working towards a common goal of creating more owners in the private markets.


Carta’s compensation package includes a market competitive salary, equity for all full time roles, exceptional benefits, and, for applicable roles, commissions plans. Our minimum cash compensation (salary + commission if applicable) range for this role is:

  • $127,000 - $150,000 in [San Francisco, CA; Santa Clara, CA; New York, NY]
  • $115,000- $135,000 in [Seattle, WA]

Final offers may vary from the amount listed based on geography, candidate experience and expertise, and other factors.

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, please connect with the recruiter via email. 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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Awards and Acknowledgements

Companies and funds like Tribe and Pipe build their businesses on Carta. The company has been included on the Forbes World’s Best Cloud Companies, Fast Company's Most Innovative list, and Inc.’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies. We’ve also been recognized as a 2023 Built In Best Place to Work in the U.S., a Muse VIBE Award winner in the Vacation and Time Off category and certified as a Great Place to Work.

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