Head of Design

  • Amun 21Shares
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Sep 29, 2021
Full time Design

Job Description

Amun is a leading cryptocurrency issuer which aims to make purchasing crypto more accessible, and efficient. Under its 21Shares brand, Amun is the world's largest issuer of crypto exchange-traded products (ETPs). The 21Shares suite of ETPs has simplified access to crypto for both institutional and retail investors in the traditional finance community. In a similar fashion, Amun aims to provide tokens that will make it easy for the crypto community to access sophisticated strategies that are not otherwise readily available in this space. 

Amun 21Shares is a team of entrepreneurs, engineers, and financial product developers who are uniquely placed to revolutionize cryptocurrency investing through the issuance of our broad range of tokens. Our goal is to make these tokens present a new paradigm in cryptocurrency investing and to facilitate their use. 

Our investment in superior technology and automation has enabled us to both release products, as well as work directly with top organizations including the Bitcoin Cash Foundation, Bitcoin Suisse, Binance, Bitwise, Coinbase, FlowTraders, Sygnum, and the Tezos Foundation as launch partners or customers of Onyx, our full stack issuance platform.

Amun 21Shares is looking for a Head of Design to lead our expanding design department. Candidates should be comfortable managing marketing, brand, and product design. This role will be based in our NYC office. 

What You'll Do:

  • Lead, inspire, and challenge a talented team of designers across a diverse product landscape
  • Collaborate with other leaders as a vocal and principled design advocate, helping define long-term vision for products and the strategies to accomplish them
  • Mentor and support both individual contributors and people managers in their technical, strategic, collaborative, and leadership skills
  • Develop competency and behavioral frameworks for designers to excel and advance their careers
  • Cultivate an environment that makes research and experimentation core to creative development
  • Evolve design collaboration and critiques and introduce new ways for the team to learn and grow
  • Foster a culture of empathy, safety, and belonging where all voices are heard
  • Develop design principles and design language that can be leveraged by the larger organization
  • Attract and recruit the best designers in the industry, growing a diverse team that can scale and thrive

Who You Are:

  • 5 years of relevant industry experience
  • 2+ years in leadership role
  • Startup mentality, required
  • Experience building innovative products in the fin-tech space, a plus
  • Interest in crypto, a plus