Head of Design at Firstbase.io (W21)
All in one Company OS
New York, NY / Remote (United States)
6+ years
About Firstbase.io

Firstbase is building an all-in-one Company OS to help define how founders across the globe launch, manage and grow their businesses. More than ten thousand founders from over a hundred countries have used our product, Firstbase Start, to launch their startup. For many founders, "firstbase.io" has become what they type into their address bars when they think about incorporating a business.

About the role

About the role

Firstbase is looking for a Head of Design who will lead the team building remarkable experiences for startup founders all around the world.

What's Firstbase.io?

Firstbase is building an all-in-one Company OS to help define how founders across the globe launch, manage and grow their businesses.

More than twenty thousand founders from over two hundred countries have used our products: Firstbase Start to launch a company, Firstbase Agent and Firstbase Mailroom to manage ongoing compliance, and Firstbase Loop to get access to financial services in one click. We are building the future of company management.

Firstbase is backed by Y Combinator & our team, investors, and advisors include people from Apple, Gusto, Carta, Wise, Plaid, and many other great companies.

Why you should join

Our team is dedicated to building products & solving some of the startups' hardest problems, with particular focus on:

  • Democratizing access to financial infrastructure
  • Automating tasks every founder faces when running a business
  • Making tools and resources more accessible to everyone, everywhere
  • Building integrated solutions for founders and removing friction
  • Delivering opportunity to traditionally overlooked founders and companies
  • Democratizing access to knowledge

Join us on a mission to increase the number of growing companies.

Who are we looking for

We are looking for risk-takers with diverse experience able to provide fearless feedback.

You will have the following responsibilities

  • Working on the overall product strategy and decision making about company’s product direction
  • Leading the team designing beautiful, system-based solutions for challenging customer problems, and building remarkable software solutions
  • Sourcing, recruiting, managing, and retaining talented designers with high potential
  • Owning our brand and marketing design functions
  • Proactively tracking and improving key metrics — and providing weekly reports
  • Working closely with engineering and other teams to ensure high-quality of implementation
  • Making sure the operational components to support onboarding are in place, and designing ops processes in collaboration with Business Operations team

Minimum requirements

  • Experience managing teams of 6+ at a product company
  • Deep understanding of startups
  • Experience working cross-functionally with engineering, marketing, and design teams
  • Strong personal design portfolio, and several years of experience designing interactive apps

You stand out of the crowd if

  • You worked at a fintech company
  • You have experience owning (and managing) brand and marketing design

Some perks you will enjoy

  • Competitive salary & amazing equity package

We lean on some of the best market data to ensure that we offer the most competitive compensation.

  • Hybrid work environment

We work both remotely & from our offices in New York City in São Paulo – optimizing for collaboration while providing flexibility to team members.

  • PTO + birthday off

We offer flexibility to allow people to relax and recharge whenever they need it.

  • Build your ideal work setup

We understand that how you work is extremely important, so we provide a stipend to set yourself up for success here at Firstbase.

  • Health benefits

Firstbase offers health insurance reimbursements to both US and international team members.

  • Learning & development

We provide a stipend together with resources to help people grow and develop in their careers

  • Amazing quarterly bonuses

Every team member at Firstbase gets a bonus calculated based on personal KPIs and company growth.

If you think you’re unqualified or don’t meet all the requirements for this role, we encourage you to still apply. We celebrate diverse candidates, adjacent experiences, and simply put, good people who want to build great things. If that’s you, then we’d love to meet.


Current back-end tech stack:

PHP Laravel PostgreSQL Docker (Compose and Swarm) GitLab CI AWS S3 AWS EC2 GreyLog

Current front-end tech stack:

Vue (and Vue-Router) Vuex 3rd party libs for GTM/Stripe/etc.

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