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Acalais looking for

Product Designer UX & UI

Full-time

Remote

product
designer
ux/ui
DeFi

About company

About Acala Acala's mission is to build and nurture the autonomous financial infrastructure of the decentralized web. Delivering on this mission will bring more financial accessibility, opportunity, and prosperity to everyone on the planet through a new, open financial system. Our core project is the Acala Network itself, which we expect to become the de facto DeFi parachain and stablecoin of the Polkadot ecosystem. Polkadot provides the underlying trust primitives to our parachain, upon which we’ve built our suite of financial primitives including; decentralized, multi-collateral stablecoin; trustless staking derivatives, and Decentralized Exchange. These primitives will be used by us and other teams to power open DeFi innovations, and remove the need for the intermediaries that inhabit almost every conventional trust-based financial system. We have secured our support from eminent backers like Polychain, Coinbase Venture, Pantera and many more. Acala began its launch process on December 18, 2021, and we've got regular product launches and tokenomic incentive programs planned throughout 2022, so there’s no better time to join the DeFi mission and be a part of the future that we’re building...because we're building it for you, too.

Job description

About the role As a Product Designer at Acala your role will be split between UX and UI projects, designing intuitive user experiences and then building beautifully practical interfaces for them. Like many other startups our team is small but powerful, and you’ll always have a few different jobs to do; user research, application wire-framing, some web development to improve our landing pages, and much more. You’ll be expected to own and deliver these projects from end-to-end, although you will have lots of help from the rest of the team and our Senior Designer. To be successful you’ll need two things; A strong set of Design methods that you can apply based on your experience; and an understanding of the target users of our applications; the DeFi community. There’s no way to ‘tiptoe into crypto’ and we’ll need you to climb inside the minds of our users, from DeFi n00bs to daily trading experts. If you’re already a DeFi user at any level, then you’ll have an advantage. Our ideal candidate will have worked in a fintech startup before, and will know what it’s like to work alongside fast-paced company founders. Your experience will be valued and your ideas will be heard - but you’ll need to turn them into actions if you want them taken seriously. We’re very interested in hearing from people who have blockchain application design experience, but a competent and capable (and fun) Designer is our top priority. Competitive Salary | Full Time | Contract | Remote What you'll do Design beautiful-but-practical interfaces across multiple platforms Turn ideas into prototypes with tools like Figma, and eventually into production dApps Convert sketches into detailed UI designs with Sketch or other tools of your choice Constantly gather feedback from users and teammates to enhance the UI/UX Craft consistent and memorable design trends for use by our whole team What it takes MUST HAVE: A Portfolio of your work submitted as part of your application Minimum 3-5 years experience in UX / UI positions for multi-platform applications UX research experience with large datasets, Fintech products preferred Demonstrable examples of enabling complex functions via simple UI designs User level knowledge of DeFi apps, and the typical UX issues Bonus: Experience with Engineering teams that use: Typescript, React, Node.js, MongoDB What we offer Competitive contract-based compensation (you'll have to invoice us from wherever you are) Flexible working hours within Pacific timezones Collaborative, transparent and empowering work culture Meaningful work on creating better technologies for a fairer future Opportunity to work in a multinational, high-performance team with diverse backgrounds NB: For the fastest response to any of our positions, apply directly on our website: acala.network/jobs. For more information on this position, our employment conditions, or anything related to working for Acala, get in touch with our Talent Manager: [email protected] Our Team With approximately 50 full-time team members working across 8 different countries, our team is truly decentralised. We’re some of the leading blockchain innovators, Substrate & Rust engineers, full-stack dApp developers, & Economist Analysts. But we're just people like you, working from our shared desire for a fairer and more inclusive financial system, in direct contrast to the clear shortcomings of the current institutions that run our world. Our Values The community we’re building is shaped by our values and fuelled by the needs of all humans: - Inclusion, Care, Trust, and Respect - Empowerment - Guidance and Support - Friendship, Community, Real Relationships We’re building Acala based on a core set of values we believe are in line with the tenets of web3: - True decentralisation - Less Trust, More Truth - Integrity - Accountability - Empowering individuals with more autonomy What We Have Achieved Acala was founded in 2019 as an early Web3 Foundation grant recipient, and is an ecosystem and education partner of both the W3F and Polkadot. Throughout 2021 we have proven ourselves to be the DeFi hub(s) of the Polkadot Ecosystem & Community by securing the first crowdloan-funded parachain slots on both the Polkadot & Kusama blockchain networks. But even at this, our true work has only just begun... NOTE: To all external Recruiters who have 'exciting profiles' to share with us, please do so knowing that without signed terms & conditions Acala deem any introductions made to be a complimentary courtesy to the development of the world's Web3 infrastructure. Thank you for your support.