Head of Design (f/m/div)

Job description

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 Design leader for finleap build. We focus 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 fintech/insurtech 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 5 excellent Designers (mix of Visual and UX skills) in finleap build.  We are now searching for a hands-on leader who can take part in projects, coach, develop and increase the size of this team whilst taking ownership of further defining our design brand.

 

What will keep you challenged:

  • Raising the bar of digital design by developing our current talents ensuring their growth within the company.
  • Defining design within our venture development playbook by standardising our design system, ensuring best practices are shared as we build an environment where our Designers can excel and grow.
  • Participating in the Strategy/Business Design Sprints run by our Research, Venture Architecture and Product teams, 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 we believe in being hands-on at all levels!
  • Collaborate closely with our Product & Research teams to validate hypotheses, define the Product/Vision/Mission and  to design the most awesome digital products.
  • Shape the way we approach Design, collaborate with venture teams and evangelise our design 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!

Requirements

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 design teams with the ability to inspire and motivate individuals to produce their very best work.
  • Excellent communication in English.
  • Confident enough to be our design thought leader, humble enough to know when to compromise with our thought leaders from ResearchEngineering, Venture Architecture amongst others.
  • You are a leader, leading your team by example through hands on project work.