1. Why should I work at Origin?
Let’s cut to the chase: the top reason to work at Origin is that you want to build great products at an industry-changing company.
You will work on a legacy-free design system, build state-of-the-art products from scratch and have an outsized impact on our product decisions. You will be part of an all-star team of designers reporting directly to Origin’s CTO, who has 10 years of experience as co-founder and a product leader at venture-backed companies.
Origin is not your standard startup. It has raised over 10M dollars and is backed by some of the world’s best investors. Its founding team is comprised of serial entrepreneurs who have done it before and want to do it better. This is a unique opportunity to work at a hyper-growth high-potential Silicon Valley company while staying in Brazil, close to your friends and family.
If you are up for the challenge, keep reading!
2. What does Origin do?
Origin is a financial well-being platform that partners with employers to keep employees happy, healthy, and on the road to financial success. We believe that protecting your assets, family, and future shouldn’t require a Ph.D. in finance, so we built a company that puts financial management on autopilot. We are the only holistic financial benefit that helps employees create personalized financial plans, manage their student loans, 401k, savings & debt, and get access to on-demand financial advisors.
3. How will my day to day be?
You will be designing 70% of your time, be it on research, benchmarking competitors, documenting our product, building wireframes or designing screens. You will be supporting two development teams who are shipping loads of stuff every week, so expect to get yours dirty soon and often.
20% of your time will (unfortunately, we know) be taken by meetings. You are expected to over-communicate with your PM partner and with the engineering managers of the teams you work with, preventing bottlenecks and making sure projects are delivered on time & with quality. You will also join the rest of our rituals, be it daily standups, our weekly all-hands or our biweekly sprint planning, plus an individual one on one with our CTO every other week.
The remaining 10% of your time will be dedicated to keeping (and raising) the design bar inside Origin. You will do design reviews, take part in product discussions, recommend books & articles to your colleagues (and read their recommendations), interview candidates and raise product problems before those happen.
4. What else will I love about Origin?
Origin’s culture is unlike most startups (and next-to-all big companies) in Brazil. We give, receive and act on feedback all the time, holding no grudges and keeping no filter – all of us are aligned around the same mission and have the same objectives. We value work-life balance, so we do not track hours and have an open vacation policy. We know knowledge workers like yourself need to rest and take breaks, so we expect your time in the office to be time working so your time away can belong entirely to you. We keep a quiet environment and avoid interrupting each other. We go straight to the point and talk about problems when we see it.
Origin also offers:
- Competitive salary
- Meaningful equity package
- Health, vision and dental annual stipend
- Mental and physical health annual stipend
- English tuition
- Office at the best Wework in the city
- New Apple gear
- Open vacation policy
- Flexible hours
- Regular off sites
5. Who is Origin looking for?
Origin's mission requires us to build multiple consumer-facing products in a regulated fault-intolerant industry. We won't accomplish that without having a design team that is customer-centric to a fault, putting themselves into someone else's shoes and innovating into a foreign domain. This hasn’t been accomplished before for a reason, and we will succeed only if we build a team with never seem before determination, flexibility, intellectual rigor and excellence.
So you need to be a great designer who is:
- Intellectually rigorous, especially with regards to attention to detail;
- Relentlessly resourceful;
- Technically excellent;
- Professional, jumping between contexts quickly and communicating directly;
- A good English speaker; and,
- Willing to live in the biggest city of the Southern Hemisphere, São Paulo.
6. How do I apply?
Interested? Just apply here or email our Chief of Staff at firstname.lastname@example.org – you won’t ever have to talk to a recruiter and we promise we will get back to you quickly.