VP of Product, App Platform at Carta | Powderkeg

The Company You’ll Join

Carta is a platform that helps people manage equity, build businesses, and invest in the companies of tomorrow. Our mission is to unlock the power of equity ownership for more people in more places.

Carta is trusted by more than 40,000 companies and over two million people in nearly 160 countries to manage cap tables, compensation, and valuations. Carta also supports nearly 7,000 funds and SPVs, and represents nearly $130B in assets under administration. Carta's tender offer solutions have returned $14B to shareholders in secondary transactions. Today, Carta’s platform manages nearly three trillion dollars in equity globally.

For more information about our offices and culture, check out our Carta careers page.

Problems You’ll Solve

At Carta, we’re building infrastructure for private capital, connecting companies, investors and capital allocators. We started with cap tables for Corporations but today we sell a suite of products across multiple nodes of the ecosystem. There are three business units - our Corp business unit (BU) sells products into C-Corps, Alternative Assets sells to a range of LLCs, and our Fund Administration BU sells to Venture Capital and Private Equity Funds.

The role of our platform team is to accelerate the business units. This is a unique platform role because you own both shared services and a P&L.

Today platform is made up of:

  • Equity platform - Owns our Securities API, financial reporting (of stock based compensation), and valuations platform
  • Identity and access management - Owns log-in, security, MFA and SSO.
  • Financial Products - Own key money movement and compliance infrastructure and the Capital Call Line and KYC business lines.
  • Developers Ecosystem - Owns our developer portal, infrastructure for Public APIs, and our developer ecosystem strategy.
  • Design Systems - Owns our robust design system, known as ink, and visual standards.

As the VP of Product, Platform, your work will impact thousands of funds, tens of thousands of startups, and millions of equity owners across the world. As you can see, this role is expansive. You’ll have to constantly make trade-offs as a capital allocator, a strategist, and an operator. You’ll tackle questions like:

  • How do we build for scale while ensuring a delightful customer experience across our businesses?
  • How can we define our developer platform strategy and ensure that we’re focused on the right things to make Carta deeply entrenched throughout the ecosystem
  • How do we ensure seamless integration and functionality of our platform components, from the Carta API and identity management to deployment systems, billing, and customer-service components?
  • How do we make the right product decisions for our customers while reducing redundancy across the platform?
  • How do we maintain a balance between accelerating business unit objectives and creating a cohesive, streamlined platform experience?

The right person for this job is deeply customer centric, business minded, and is bothered by inefficiency.

The Team You’ll Work With

The platform team at Carta is critical to our mission of building a comprehensive equity management ecosystem. You’ll be joining an organization that values creating delightful experiences for our users and has a deep understanding of the equity management space.

As VP of Product, Platform, you’ll have an experienced team of product leaders reporting to you. You’ll work with a broader team of engineers, designers, and customer facing teams to drive the Carta platform forward.

About You

Here are some of the attributes we’re looking for in our new leader.

You are:

  • An expert at financial infrastructure, API ecosystem strategy, or equity
  • Built systems at scale
  • A doer and owner, able to create momentum in the business.
  • A learner, independently curious about financial infrastructure and equity platforms.
  • A systems thinker who can break down complex processes and systems into simple models.
  • A leader of leaders, who knows how to tailor their approach to the stage of the business and the makeup of the team.
  • Someone with the product sense to build experiences that will transform user behavior for the industry.
  • A master in the craft of product management, and someone who can consistently up-level your team
  • Used to explaining your why, playing in the open, and great at bringing your team and organization along with you.
  • Perseverant, with the grit to withstand the ups and downs of a scaling business.

**If you are particularly interested in this role and believe you are the right person for the job, please share a cover letter explaining what sets the best platform product teams apart from the rest. **


Carta’s compensation package includes a market competitive salary, equity for all full time roles, exceptional benefits, and, for applicable roles, commissions plans. Our minimum cash compensation (salary + commission if applicable) range for this role is:

  • $315,000 - $420,000 USD salary range in San Francisco
  • $315,000 - $420,000 USD salary range in New York

Final offers may vary from the amount listed based on geography, candidate experience and expertise, and other factors.

We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to providing a positive interview experience for every candidate. If accommodations due to a disability or medical condition are needed, please connect with the recruiter via email. As a company, we value fairness, helpfulness, transparency, leadership and build our teams around these values. Check out our careers page to get to know us better as you think about your next step at Carta.

Important Security Notice for Candidates

Our company has been targeted by individuals creating fake domains similar to ours to scam prospects and candidates. Please note that all official communications from us will come from an @carta.com domain. Be cautious of any requests for sensitive information or payments outside of our official channels. For more information about this type of scam, please review [the guidelines ](https://consumer.ftc.gov/consumer-alerts/2023/08/scammers- impersonate-well-known-companies-recruit-fake-jobs-linkedin-and-other-job- platforms)provided by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). If you encounter any suspicious activity, please report it immediately to recruiting- systems@carta.com.

Awards and Acknowledgements

Companies and funds like Tribe and Pipe build their businesses on Carta. The company has been included on the Forbes World’s Best Cloud Companies, [Fast Company's Most Innovative](https://www.fastcompany.com/most-innovative- companies/2020) list, and Inc.’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies. We’ve also been recognized as a 2023 Built In Best Place to Work in the U.S., a [Muse VIBE Award winner in the Vacation and Time Off category](https://www.themuse.com/advice/vibe-awards-2022-vacation-time-off- benefits) and certified as a Great Place to Work.

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Job Summary
  • Job Title
    VP of Product, App Platform
  • Company
  • Location
    San Francisco, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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