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Senior / Lead Product Researcher & Designer (f/m/d)

Zenjob

Zenjob

Product, Design
Berlin, Germany
Posted on Wednesday, April 17, 2024

The Role

We are seeking a highly skilled Senior Product Researcher and Designer to join our team. This role is perfect for a creative and analytical product person with a strong background in user research within enterprise-facing startups or high-growth companies, as well as hands-on design experience. The ideal candidate will have a passion for understanding enterprise user needs and translating them into actionable design solutions that drive success.

Zenjob is on the mission to become the digital staffing platform delivering companies best staffing experience with the highest flexibility and reliability, and workers the best choice and fair pay for side jobs. Our service is available in over 39 cities in Germany. Our growth financing round of $50 million (€45 million) from February 2022 is helping us to scale our platform and add new data-based automation features for our rapidly growing customer base.

Your role in our team

  • Conduct user research to uncover insights into user behaviors, needs, and pain points, especially in enterprise contexts, and utilize these insights to inform product decisions and build great products.
  • Be a trusted partner to product managers, and collaborate closely with engineers and stakeholders to conceptualize and implement design solutions that meet business and user needs.
  • Demonstrated ability to creatively engage with enterprise customers and overcome challenges in sourcing research participants. This includes a proven track record of devising and implementing innovative outreach strategies.
  • Demonstrated experience in embracing changes and thriving in a fast and agile start-up-like environment, expect to iterate quickly and often, building on each customer conversation rather than treating research as discrete “projects”.
  • Leverage your SaaS or enterprise-facing background to inform research techniques and design decisions, ensuring our products not only meet user needs, but also make business sense.
  • Design and prototype with a focus on responsive and adaptive design principles, ensuring a seamless and accessible user experience across all devices.
  • Utilize Figma and other design tools to create wireframes, prototypes, and high-fidelity designs, incorporating feedback to refine the product continuously.
  • Mentor other designers and product managers on user research methodologies, while staying close to product and design trends to drive continuous improvement.

What you’ll bring

  • Over 5 years of relevant experience with product or user research in enterprise-facing or high-growth companies and some experience in hands-on design.
  • Previous experience in a SaaS environment or working on complex web-based enterprise applications, in particular enterprise user research and design.
  • Previous experience working in a start-up/ scale-up or fast growth environment, eager to embrace changes, iterate quickly, see challenges as opportunities.
  • Previous experience achieving meaningful impact (moving the needle of a key business or product metric) and being able to make good decisions based on business context, product data and user understanding.
  • Confident German speaker, able to conduct interviews in German.
  • Proficiency in Figma and other design and prototyping tools, backed by a strong grasp of design fundamentals.
  • A strong portfolio that showcases your skill in product design, user research, and your ability to tackle complex problems with strategic design thinking.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Design, Human-Computer Interaction, Product Management or a related field, or equivalent experience.

What we offer

  • A supportive, open, and fun team that will have your back from day 1.
  • Twenty-eight days of vacation (increases based on tenure to up to 30 days), 1-day special leave paid for charity work, five days of paid educational leave, and the option of unpaid leave.
  • Hybrid work setup combining office & remote work (3 days from office, 2 days home), flexible working hours, bring your dog policy.
  • Ongoing focus on your personal development (annual development budget of EUR 750, mentoring opportunities, continuous career conversations)
  • Monthly 30 EUR subsidy on Urban Sports Club, 25% discount on FitX gym membership
  • Monthly 40 EUR credit for NAVIT- a sustainable mobility solution spanning public transport bike-sharing.
  • Tax-free meal allowance (saving EUR ~50 net per month!)
  • Quarterly team get-togethers, budget for employees' birthdays, winter & summer parties plus regular cultural talks & events.

If this sounds good, then we'd love to find out more about you! Apply and send in your application.

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