Head of UX & Design (m/f/d)

  • Product
  • Munich, Germany

Head of UX & Design (m/f/d)

Job description

We are looking for a Head of UX & Design to join our awesome team in the beautiful city of Munich. As a Head of UX & Design you will be involved in the development of the product and new features, from the creation of design concepts to the final launch of the product. You will lead our design team and work closely with our product managers as well as our designers to bring forward UX and UI design projects and collaborate to create a unified shape our design and work-processes.


This is a role for people who love what they do. You should have a passion for design trends, be serious about design and user experience, have great attention to detail and a love for making things the highest quality as the resources allow.


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

As a Head of UX & Design at optile you will lead a small team of designers that are distributed to several cross-functional teams. You will also act as an adviser for them, providing guidance in the performance of their individual functions. Together with the design team, you will help shape the design culture at optile by being an essential stakeholder and carrying our brand throughout the organisation.


You will design apps and sites, while using and evolving our UI Design framework. You will design interfaces that match the optile look and feel or one of our customers, incorporating your own flair into something that will be truly unique. You will communicate concepts and ideas using appropriate tools, such as sketches, wireframes, flows, prototypes etc., while engaging internal stakeholders and customers to define a long-term strategy. You will also need to conduct internal and external user tests to get input and iterate on concepts you and your team work on, by building low and high-fidelity prototypes. 

Requirements

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • 5+ years of professional experience in the area of UX Design
  • Knowledge of user interface guidelines and patterns (for example web, iOS, and Android, and how platforms differ) and evaluation heuristics
  • Experience with prototyping, usability reviews (for example evaluation heuristics) and user tests (user interviews, A/B testing)
  • Ability to produce visual mock-ups using graphical tools
  • Technical understanding of web technologies
  • High sense of responsibility and ability to work independently within time and resource constraints
  • Good English skills in written and oral communication
  • Attention to detail and ability to write in a structured, analytical manner
  • Knowledge of web and mobile patterns, and how the platforms differ


DESIRED SKILLS

  • Knowledge of HTML and CSS to collaborate with our developers
  • Knowledge of project process management tools (for example Jira)
  • Interested in the payment industry and creative marketing
  • Enthusiastic team player with team management experience
  • Good German skills in written and oral communication, other languages are a plus


WHAT WE OFFER

  • a dynamic and spirited team that knows how to have fun
  • high potential for personal development
  • the ability to have an impact and shape the future of optile
  • a working environment built around people
  • other extraordinary benefits reaching from free beverages and weekly team dinners to a flexible working style and a spacious, naturally lit office space


Once your application is complete, kindly respond back to the confirmation email with your portfolio for our reference.