Product Design / Design Lead

  • Interaction Design
  • Hamburg

ORBIT Ventures GmbH

ORBIT, a German technology startup, is expanding their team in Hamburg and is currently looking for product design lead (m/f).

Founded by two experienced entrepreneurs, ORBIT empowers large companies to benefit from the opportunities of the challenging and fast-moving world of digitalization.

ORBIT launches into 2017, ready to capitalize on the tremendous movement of digitalization, heavily impacting the digital future of large organizations.

If you are a passionate techie, eager to work within a team of digital leaders and an immense opportunity of personal development and growth, become part of our dynamic startup culture.

Job Purpose

Be the creative glue between our clients’ user problems and their business challenges to shape stunning and easy to use web and mobile concepts. Create state of the art technology-driven products in close collaboration with our development team.

About the position

We’re looking for an experienced design professional with a proven track record of creating interaction and visual design solutions at scale which will report directly to the management team.
The role presents an immense opportunity for growth, excelling the candidate as the company rapidly expands.

Summary of Key Responsibilities

  • Conceptualise and design stunning b2c and b2b products for mobile & web across various industries (e.g. real estate, insurance or retail).
  • Shape a strong product vision in collaboration with the heads of product and development.
  • Develop drafts, clickable prototypes, and final designs, based on concepts, wireframes, and product specifications you define with a cross-discipline team (onsite and remote).
  • Apply user-centric thinking to come up with solutions that users will love.
  • Use data from user tests and web analytics tools as well as user feedback to identify pain points and improve current solutions.
  • Create and establish beautiful designs and layouts with a consistent look and feel.
  • Conduct user tests of early and later stage concepts.
  • Facilitate workshops with internal and external partners along a product’s lifecycle (e.g. Design Sprint)

Required Skills & Abilities

  • A clear communicator who encourages a strong team bond.
  • You like to challenge the status quo.
  • A strong desire to solve complex problems step by step without losing the big picture and with multiple strong opinions involved.
  • You can justify your top-notch design solutions with clear and focussed logic – even when presenting in front of C-level management.
  • You’re ready to have design discussions which are backed-up by data and not only gut feeling.
  • You are self motivated to point out problems but always with a suggestion of how to approach the solution.
  • You are able to give an opinion on the visual/graphical side as well as having a strong understanding of underlying technologies.
  • You love to play with cutting-edge concepts and engaging with the design community on dribbble, Behance etc.
  • (Basic) coding skills (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Objective-C, Swift etc.)

What we offer

  • A dynamic startup environment with plenty of room to shape the way we work and grow over the coming years.
  • Flat hierarchies and decisions on eye level.
  • The perspective to grow – both in a personal and professional way.
  • All the hardware and creative tools you need.
  • A competitive salary.


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