Onsite or remote
Toronto, CA
Elevate one another
Check your ego
Bias towards action
Fight for simplicity
Embrace challenges
Work/life balance

What is the product you’re building?

A no-code platform to create and invest in automated trading strategies. Composer gives the average retail investor the power of hedge funds. Use AI to aid in the creative process, choose from a library pre-built strategies, and submit your strategies to the community or see what others are building and investing in.

What does your stack look like?

  • Clojure (backend)

  • ClojureScript, React (frontend)

  • GCP

  • Vercel

  • NextJS

  • TailwindCSS

What design tools do you use day to day?

  • Figma

  • Photoshop, Illustrator

  • Whatever gets the job done

Should designers code?

An understanding of the medium is essential. That does not require production-level coding abilities, but being able to write and understand simple code puts a designer at the next level when it comes to digital product design.

Fun fact: our Head of Design wrote a good chunk of the frontend code in the early days, and still contributes to the app codebase; he also codes our website (including the complex animations on the homepage). This ability to code allowed him to more easily translate Python and Clojure code to an intuitive UI.

What are the biggest challenges facing your team?

The infinitely complex nature of investing/trading. It is a massive engineering journey. Distilling everything into an intuitive, fun user interface while allowing for a powerful toolset, as well as heeding legal requirements, is a design challenge for the ages.