Head of Product Design for the finleap Studio Team (f/m/div) // FinLeap

May 14, 2019

For you it’s a leap in your career, with us it’s the future of finance.

Founded in Berlin in 2014, finleap is Europe’s number one Fintech ecosystem. We are renowned for our fast execution in building successful, innovative and market-changing Fintech companies. Combining entrepreneurial execution, technological capabilities and diverse talent from over 60 different countries, finleap continuously challenges the status quo to reshape the way technology impacts the financial market. With 14 established ventures and new ones being launched each year, we have a wide variety of opportunities.

In this role, you will be the Product Design leader in the finleap Studio Team. Our studio team focuses on finleap’s new ideas and is usually involved during the first 6 – 12 months of a new venture. Whether you work on one of our early stage ventures, like our cybersecurity or digital banking ventures, or a venture yet to be founded, you can expect to have a direct impact on the establishment, direction and growth of the design that drives our ventures forward.

We currently have 4 excellent Product Designers in the finleap Studio and now we are searching for a hands-on leader who can coach, develop and increase the size of this team whilst taking ownership of further defining our brand of design.

What will keep you challenged:

  • Manage our growing & ambitious design team
  • Standardise our approaches, make sure best practices are shared and we build an environment where our Designers can excel and grow
  • Run Strategy/Business Design Sprints in collaboration with our Business Development team, deep diving around new ideas to ensure we select the right ideas for new ventures
  • Be part of a venture building cross-functional squad as a Product Designer as we believe in being hands at all levels!
  • Validate hypotheses through User Research, collaborate closely with our Product Managers to define the Product/Vision/Mission and design the most awesome User Interfaces
  • Shape the way we approach Product Design and collaborate with venture teams and evangelise our capabilities across the finleap ecosystem

Why build with finleap?

  •  Working on brand new topics, you’ll have the opportunity to see some of the most exciting FinTech and InsurTech start-up’s being born
  • A dynamic, fast-paced environment where you’ll be working across multiple organisations with a diverse workforce of 60 nationalities
  • We work hard, but we have fun along the way
  • Think we can do better? We’re all ears! A creative and progressive work environment is guaranteed – we’re in the business of disruption!
  • You’ll be joining a major player in Berlin’s famous start-up scene… and we’re only just getting started!

What will make you succeed?

  • Deep background of hands on digital design projects with an impressive portfolio to show for it
  • Multiple years of experience leading a design team with the ability to inspire and motivate individuals to produce their very best work
  • Excellent communication ability in English and German (C1+)
  • Confident enough to be our design thought leader, humble enough to know when to compromise with thought leaders from Engineering, Business Development amongst others
  • A passion to stay close to the design activities, leading your team by example through hands on project work
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