Director, Equity Operations & Administration


  • Full Time

Figma is growing our team of passionate people on a mission to make design accessible to all. Born on the Web, Figma helps entire product teams brainstorm, create, test, and ship better designs, together. From great products to long-lasting companies, we believe that nothing great is made alone—come make with us!

We are searching for an exceptional technical and hands-on leader to lead our equity programs into the next chapter. You will strategize and plan for the continued growth at Figma globally and be accountable for all things equity, including data integrity and scaling systems and processes. You have a passion for excellent customer service to all equity participants and enjoy managing communication and assisting participants in education and training regarding Figma’s plans. You will develop and manage the equity administration team. 


What you’ll do at Figma:


  • Manage the administration of the Figma’s global equity programs, including capitalization table, equity activity, employee education and communication, and legal and tax compliance
  • Partner with People Operations, Legal, Finance, Tax and Payroll teams on the design, administration, and communication of the global equity programs
  • Partner with Legal to ensure timely and accurate legal compliance and reporting
  • Prepare and reconcile monthly, quarterly and custom reports on equity activity, including share availability for awards and projections for equity pool needs
  • Provide periodic educational sessions, presentations, and communications in order to promote an understanding of the Company’s equity program and policies
  • Provide support for ad hoc projects, such as merger and acquisitions and rolling out new programs

    We’d love to hear from you if you have:


  • 8+ years’ of experience in global equity administration working for late stage private companies and public companies
  • Certified Public Accounting(CPA) and Certified Equity Professional(CEP) designations preferred
  • Experience working directly with major third-party equity software systems(Carta, Shareworks)
  • Experience scaling equity at a fast growing company in both the private and public sector
  • Deep knowledge of global equity legal and tax compliance requirements
  • Broad experience with a range of equity compensation instruments and plans
  • Understanding of accounting standards relating to equity compensation
  • Strong communication skills and experience preparing employee communications
  • Excellent project management and process orientated skills, with an ability to prioritize effectively in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines
  • At Figma, one of our values is Grow as you go. We believe in hiring smart, curious people who are excited to learn and develop their skills. If you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with the points outlined in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.


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    About Figma
    Dylan Field and Evan Wallace co-founded Figma in 2012 with the vision of building tools for designers in the browser. Their goal was to create the first design tool that combined the accessibility of the Web with the functionality of a native app. Today Figma is a platform with tools and spaces to support the entire product development process—idea to design to build—and has simplified collaboration for companies like Microsoft, Uber, and The New York Times to name a few. 
    At Figma, we celebrate and support our differences. We know employing a team rich in diverse backgrounds, experiences, and opinions allows our employees, products, and community to flourish. Figma is an equal opportunity workplace—we are dedicated to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national orientation, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status.
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