Work with us at the Stellar Development Foundation

Join our dynamic team. Transform financial systems. Impact the world.
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The Story of SDF

Ever since its start, SDF has always attracted big-dreamers, big-thinkers, and big-doers. It didn’t matter what their backgrounds were or where they came from. So long as they wanted to create equitable access to the world’s financial systems, these individuals could find their calling at SDF.
Our team consists of technologists, scientists, engineers, designers, and business people, all dedicated to unlocking the world’s economic potential by making money more fluid, markets more open, and people more empowered. It’s our job to create greater financial inclusion for everyone, everywhere – we hope it will be yours too.

Our Values

Be outcome-oriented

We need to play to win. That means setting our sights on the outcome we want and going for it, working collaboratively to define the goal, and committing to driving all our efforts towards success.

Build with urgency

The world will move forward with or without us. We build with urgency to make an impact. We seek pragmatic solutions to difficult problems. We are iterative, learning and reinventing as we go and as we move towards our mission.

Speak with candor and listen with respect

We believe in openness and a culture rooted in feedback without hierarchy. We improve by listening to others, learning from them, and capturing the opportunity to improve. We improve by speaking with candor, offering our insights while valuing and supporting our colleagues.

Imagine yourself at SDF

We aim to ensure people from all different backgrounds feel included, valued, and celebrated as part of our team.
Our transparent and inclusive interview processes are designed to help us identify talented individuals that are well aligned with our mission and values, and who have the role specific skills necessary to be successful within our environment.
Our onboarding experience will provide you with a comprehensive overview of each department and, although the learning curve can be steep at times, we provide you with all the information and support you will need to quickly begin making an impact.
From our annual company retreats and regular team off-sites, to the employee spotlights during All Hands, and even our #pawrents, #food, #photos #donut-be-strangers #cheers-for-peers (and many more) Slack channels – we want you to feel comfortable showing up to work as your authentic self and for this to be a place you want to stay.
We have gorgeous offices in New York, San Francisco, and Austin, a hybrid work model, delicious snacks (and if you’re lucky, some of our talented colleagues/bakers might bring in a treat or two).
But don’t take our word for it. Hear what our employees have to say about working here!
Tiffany Stewart
Head of Design

"My two great passions are technology and beautiful things; and heading design for a visionary company like SDF is the best of both worlds."

Howard Chen
Sr. Software Engineer

"What I like most about working at SDF is the autonomy, flexibility, openness, and diversity that exists here."

Niroja Panda
Senior Technical Program Manager, Ecosystem

"Being raised in a country with limited access to traditional financial institutions and digital capabilities, I am proud to be helping the community and partners at SDF to build and support equitable access to the global financial system."


Health & Wellness

  • Competitive health, dental & vision coverage
  • Holistic wellness resources
  • Monthly gym allowance
  • Employee Assistance Program

Financial Planning

  • 401K with a 4% match
  • Pre-Tax Commuter Program
  • Life Insurance & ADD
  • Short & Long term disability coverage
  • Flexible Spending & Dependent Care Accounts

Family Support

  • Paid parental leave
  • Family building benefits

Personal Development

  • Semi-Annual Feedback Conversations
  • Learning & development budget of $1,500/year
  • Flexible vacation
  • Company holidays
  • Company-wide holiday break
  • Hybrid work model

Work Flexibility & Time to Re-charge

  • Beautiful offices in San Francisco & NYC
  • Daily lunch and snacks in-office
  • Company retreats & Team Off-sites
  • Home office stipend