Head of Design

Yilu — backed by Lufthansa Group — is on a mission to make traveling truly seamless. Yilu is a powerful platform empowering the world’s leading travel brands to build functional and personalised experiences. With the aim of creating a truly reliable travel experience, we are offering connected services and accompanying our travellers throughout their journey.

We are looking for a Head of Design to join our motivated team in Berlin.

Your Tasks

  • Define bold, long-term vision for our products and services, and motivate teams and individual designers to achieve them;
  • Lead UX and visual design team to constantly improve user experience and satisfaction with our products;
  • Oversee concept development and assume hands-on strategic design role in ideation, planning and mapping for our product direction;
  • Collaborate with C-level stakeholders to develop product strategy and create business impact;
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams to ensure wide contribution to feature development;
  • Identify, develop and maintain best practices to be pursued within the design team;
  • Be detail-oriented but result-focused: keeping an eye on the overall outcome and desired impact, while maintaining a high standard of work;
  • Provide quality control during the agile process and for our design outputs and production;
  • Inspire, grow & teach fellow designers to be the best versions of themselves.

Requirements

  • 7+ years of proven design experience in a product startup or agency;
  • 3+ years of experience in managing a high-performing team;
  • Excellent UX skills and knowhow plus deep strategic design insights;
  • Strong understanding of how product, brand, and user research work together;
  • High design and quality standards, with proven experience from digital products and services;
  • A portfolio of work demonstrating strong human-centered design capabilities across a diverse range of projects is a must;
  • Experience both with frontend consumer facing applications and designing neat user interactions for backend business users;
  • Excited to contribute and take ownership at an early stage of a company;
  • Experience conceiving and iterating product features based on data, analytics, and strategy;
  • Knowledge with working with agile/Scrum is a bonus;
  • Fluency in English is a must, German is a plus.  

What we offer

  • Be an essential member of a smart, hard-working and constantly growing multinational team developing solutions for the traveler of tomorrow with one of the most iconic brands in aviation;
  • Centrally located office in Mitte, with great access to great food and transport connections;
  • Autonomous and empowering culture with high degree of creative freedom;
  • Extensive opportunities for professional growth and the chance to impact the success of the company;
  • Honest communication, combining thoughtfulness and pragmatism;
  • Competitive compensation with benefits;
  • Hardware of your choice to make the magic happen!