We integrate global finance into local economies
Ponto is building the pipes for the next generation of assets, banks, wallets, and mobile financial experiences anywhere in the world.
Ponto, meaning bridge in Esperanto, connects fiat currencies and digital money. We help entrepreneurs and enterprises focus on creating great financial products instead of the regulatory and technical challenges involved with moving value around the world. This way, new companies and technologies can deliver on the promise of improving and democratizing access to financial infrastructure for everyone.
Our initial focus is on our pluggable payments network for wallets and next-gen financial services across Southeast Asia, Latin America, and Africa.
We are fortunate to be backed by the best firms and individuals with deep expertise across our focus areas. Thank you for contributing to this story.
Ponto is built by successful hands-on entrepreneurs and fintech veterans. We have a world-class advisory team that spans finance, compliance, decentralized currencies, storytelling, and emerging markets.
We are assembling our core founding team, and are looking for individuals with diverse perspectives and useful experience that can share in and execute on Ponto's mission.
The people building and guiding Ponto come from institutions such as MIT, Oxford, Cambridge, Carnegie Mellon, Celo, the U.S. Department of Justice, Blockchain at Facebook, Wilson Sonsini, M-PESA, BNP Paribas, Citi, JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs, Rothschild, Bank of America, Five Rings, Lehman Brothers, Apple, Google, and Stripe.
You don't need to have experience with fintech or blockchain, though that is valuable, but you will be passionate about financial inclusion and building a service with global reach. You will be ready to thrive in an unstructured environment, be used to taking initiative, and have amazing attention to detail.
You'll help set our destiny, you'll create just enough process to get stuff done, you'll have fun, and will always assume good intent.
Founded in San Francisco and New York, Ponto will grow to diverse locations around the world. We believe our offices exist to allow us to share our energy and support our social and emotional journey together. At the same time, talented people don't all exist in one place. We are committed to remote-first practices and are looking for individuals keen to refine and develop this culture. We encourage applications from wherever you are in the world.
Interested? Come join us!
Open Roles at Ponto
Customer Success Manager
Ponto is looking for a Customer Success Manager responsible for the post-sales lifecycle of Ponto customers. The role is critical in empowering customers to unlock the maximum value from their use of Ponto's products. You will become a trusted partner to our customers, working to understand the nuances of their businesses and the opportunities to best leverage Ponto. Working closely with Customer Success Engineers, you will be responsible for onboarding new customers, conducting quarterly business and website reviews, managing the renewal process, helping customers understand and implement new features, and working directly with our product team to collect and act on customer feedback. You will directly impact Ponto's expansion and customer experience like few roles do.
Director or VP, People Operations
Ponto is looking for a senior expert who will be responsible for leading the Ponto HR function and roadmap, advancing organizational design, recruiting (in-house and outsourced), employee engagement and experience, learning and development, and onboarding. A world-class organization is our core product, and the people who comprise that organization are essential to our product's success. Ponto is seeking to grow from twelve to thirty people in coming months; this role will be critical for the sustainable and rapid growth of Ponto's team.
Ponto is looking for a designer with visual design skills ranging from product to brand. Ponto's audience is global and spans across a wide demographic of user types. Designing for all takes deep empathy, patience, and humility. The Ponto Design Team develops the Ponto Story, consistent in principle and distinct in application. Each member of the team contributes their unique gifts to their projects toward the greater story. This role will guide Ponto's visual communication. Ponto has a product obsessed culture. The Visual Designer is expected to play a big role in moving this culture forward and producing excellent designs.
Engineer or Senior Engineer - Full Stack
If you have worked on web services, thought hard about making APIs simple and elegant, and worked closely with front-end engineers to building amazing user experiences, we would love to chat. Ideally, you'll also love instrumenting and operating the services you build. We use JS/TS/Node, Go, queueing, databases and public clouds, but if you're a good fit for us, you'll be able to figure this out quickly anyway, and help inform the technical decisions we make. You don't need to have experience of fintech or crypto, though that is valuable, but you will be passionate about financial inclusion and building a service with global reach.
Principal or Director, Product
We are seeking a senior product leader to help shape the course of Ponto's offerings. You'll be responsible for overseeing decisions from across product strategy, prioritization, goal setting, and sprint execution. As an early hire on the product team, you’ll help shape the direction of the API and be directly responsible for numerous critical pieces of Ponto's products. You’ll understand customer needs and work with the team to identify elegant solutions which balance usability, security, and other requirements amidst a cross-functional team.
Principal or Director, Recruiting
We are looking for a consultative and creative recruiter to grow and scale our teams. You can expect high impact and wide-ranging responsibility: owning full-cycle recruiting, driving hiring strategy, leading first-in-kind searches, and delivering best-in-class candidate experience. This person must be a builder who thrives in a learning environment—unafraid to try new things, embrace new ideas, and welcome suggestions for how we can iterate on our processes.
Principal Product Manager
Ponto's Product Manager will define the customer experience, working closely with both engineering and our customers to develop and refine our product offering. You are technically minded and possess the ability to put yourself in the shoes of our developer customers, ensuring that the use of Ponto's product is as frictionless as possible. Ideally, a senior PM at Ponto has previously worked on large-scale technical projects with the constant desire to exceed users' needs. You are a creative and enjoy collaborating with engineering, design, analytics, marketing, and sales, working to carry high level ideas into releasable products.
Staff Engineer - Backend
If you have worked on robust, highly-available, distributed systems or data pipelines, we would love to chat. Ideally, you'll also love instrumenting and operating the services you build. We use JS/TS/Node, OCaml, queueing, databases and public clouds, but if you're a good fit for us, you'll be able to figure this out quickly anyway, and help inform the technical decisions we make. We are also very keen to chat if you have a background in security engineering. You don't need to have experience of fintech or crypto, though that is valuable, but you will be passionate about financial inclusion and building a service with global reach.
Don't see a role that fits you?
We're always interested in hearing from anyone with a passion for what we're building, no matter their background. Send an email outlining who you are and why you're interested in Ponto to firstname.lastname@example.org