🌎 Context

There is a simple idea behind Republic — provide everyday people access to the same investment opportunities as the “rich guys”, while also helping more founders get their businesses funded.

We started with startups — the hottest and also the least accessible sector — and over the past 6 years expanded into crypto, real estate, video games, music, art and more.

We’ve achieved a ton (1M+ users, reached $1B valuation, acquired 4 competitors, expanded overseas, grown from 3 to 250 people) and… we’ve stretched the limits of our design capacity and ability. It’s time to change in order to grow. That’s why we need you ✨.

✌️ About the role

We are seeking culture creators and inquisitive thinkers with a wealth of experience. We’ve done well so far, but we need someone even better to lead the next phase of growth.

  • 6+ years of Product Design or UX experience across web and mobile platforms
  • Experience leading a product/UX design team at a digital consumer company
  • A link to an inspiring portfolio demonstrating care and passion for your craft
  • Good communication and management skills
  • Track record of managing UX of complex products
  • Fluent English
  • Timezone: EST +/- 2 hours

🦾 What you’ll do

  • Build bridges between the design team and product, engineering and marketing teams to find consistent elegant but practical solutions
  • Be an equal participant in the rethinking of the product strategy and platform
  • Mentor product designers and take care of their growth
  • Build and integrate strong UX expertise for product development
  • Lead the scaling of the entire design system and UX of the platform
  • Recruit new talent and scale the design team

❌ What this role is not

  • Managers without recent design background — you will need to deeply understand design processes and earn respect of the current design team.
  • Communication designers without Product Design experience — Product Marketing is an important part of our platform, but not the only one.
  • “All of my work is delegated” — you’ll need to roll up your sleeves now and then.

🐾 Team

Built by a diverse team with deep expertise in private investing

Republic was founded by alumni from AngelList, the largest online platform for private investing. Grown from 3 to 250, it has attracted a number of industry-renowned experts as well as trailblazer startup talent, necessary to explore and develop the new market. The Product design team in the US is flat and consists of 3 product designers (more on way!), each collaborating with several PMs on various projects.

🤝 Why it’s interesting

  • growing team & business — a chance to get in before the next big chapter and scale yourself
  • mission-driven product that disrupts the investment paradigm and status-quo and lowers the barriers of entry for regular people
  • a team that recognizes the value and need for designers’ input and vision (company was co-founded by a product designer, so design is in our DNA)
  • our position at the intersection of the important trends (democratization of capital markets, crypto/web3) provides close contact with important players and understanding of the industry from the inside
  • employer benefits like unlimited PTO, fully subsidized medical, dental, and vision insurance, 4% 401k match, fitness stipend and weekly virtual meditation

🎯 What’s next? Apply here

When you apply, please provide:

  • “They call you when … … is needed.” Fill in what applies in your case.
  • *(Optional)* Describe, as you see them, the key design challenges you see with Republic right now
  • Share your top-3 list of strong Design Directors and design teams working on the market right now, and describe why
  • Include the portfolio with your best work (link or file)
  • Include your LinkedIn profile link or resume
  • Please mention where you heard about this job

To apply for this role, email your answers to peter+pdl@republic.co ⛳