Product Design (m/f/d)

Zeitgold was founded in 2015 and is based in Berlin and Tel Aviv. Co-founders Stefan Jeschonnek (MBA, Stanford) and Jan Deepen (PhD, WHU) previously co-founded fintech company SumUp. Stefan and Jan teamed up with Kobi Eldar (8200 alum), who led a cybersecurity unit in the Israeli Defense Forces and had leading roles in several Israeli tech companies.
We are backed by Battery Ventures (investor also in GoEuro and N26), Holtzbrinck Ventures (investor also in Zalando, Flixbus and SumUp) and a number of well-known business angels from Germany, Silicon Valley, and Israel.
Join us in our office in Berlin Mitte!

Your role

  • You are equally motivated by getting your hands dirty and by multiplying yourself
  • You drive all phases of product design work: user empathy and need finding, conceptual design, wireframing, prototyping, visual design, usability testing, and delivery
  • You work closely with product owners to act as both a source and a sparring partner for ideas and you work closely with our engineering team to support delivery to production
  • You are able to take a vision or a rough understanding of a user problem from scratch to a full-scope paper-product
  • You are an evangelist for a user-centered design process throughout the company
  • You lead ongoing customer and usability research to iterate and improve our product over time
  • You create delightful and intuitive user experiences with clean, beautiful, and refined visual designs
  • With a mindset of finding people that are even better than you are, you build a team of outstanding UI and UX designers
  • You lead your team with lean end-to-end principles

Your profile

  • This position requires a proven track record of product design and product design leadership, a deep knowledge of user-centered innovation and design-thinking, and hands-on experience with building products from inception to launch
  • You have extensive experience working as a designer with focus on UX for digital products
  • You have great instincts for making design decisions, supporting your intuition with the required research and data
  • You are familiar with the latest design patterns, trends, and guidelines especially on mobile, yet are not afraid of thinking out-of-the-box when there is reason to deviate from existing best practices
  • You enjoy working closely with an engineering team and have done that successfully in the past
  • You have experience in user research and validation
  • You have excellent communication skills and an ability to communicate your ideas to a variety of stakeholders
  • You genuinely care about small businesses, the people who run them, and solving the particular problems they face
  • You have strong verbal and written English language skills; good German skills are an additional advantage

What we offer

  • A leading role in one of the most important functions of a fast growing tech company
  • A fast paced environment with meaningful work
  • A feedback-seeking culture that fuels personal growth
  • The chance to make a major difference in our team and in our customers’ lives
  • A super transparent information policy with flat hierarchies (we call this “we treat each other as adults”)
  • A great, international team of people passionate about technology and small businesses
  • Cutting-edge technology stack
  • Amazing offices in Berlin Mitte and Tel Aviv with healthy food and drinks provided—weekly Ping Pong tournament included ☺
  • Competitive salary

Our tech stack

  • React web
  • React native - Android and iOS apps
  • Python and Django
  • GraphQL
  • node.js
  • Broad usage of AWS services
  • Serverless architecture - Docker containers and AWS lambda