Design Posted on 14 Sep, 2020

Head of Design (d/w/m)

TypeJob, Full time
Career levelExpert
LocationBerlin, Germany
Entry dateSeptember, 2020
Required skills
  • UI/UX Design
  • Communication
  • UI/UX
  • Design

Private equity owned businesses are at the forefront of modernisation - from developing robotic warehouses, pioneering clean technology, to commercialising virtual reality. The investment experience and process for private equity funds is another story as it is expensive, time consuming, and lacks transparency. In addition, most individual investors are not able to gain access to the best-performing funds due to a number of limiting market factors.

Moonfare is on a mission to enable individuals to invest in top-tier private equity funds through its innovative technology platform. Our team collectively brings decades of experience from leading investment institutions and successful technology companies. We are growing and developing at a fast pace, while staying true to and united by our core values:

  • We think and act like owners
  • We build a business by building people
  • We champion transparency and integrity
  • Everything that matters, we do 100% 

Your mission - Head of Design

User-experience is core to Moonfare being the leading platform for enabling individuals and their advisors to invest in private equity. The team is dedicated to ensuring that each feature we develop is intuitive, efficient and reflects our company brand. We are now looking for a talented Head of Design who will lead the Design team and work collaboratively with the Product and Engineering teams to take innovative ideas from iteration through to delivery. Understanding the importance of design to the success of the product, you will operate in a safe space for creativity whilst working with a team that is open to ideas and change. You will also have the opportunity to mentor a group of enthusiastic Designers and set the Design standards and processes, furthering your abilities to lead, to communicate whilst managing change, as we experience rapid growth. 

You will

  • Own the overall product design strategy, design roadmap and design processes
  • Sit on the Product Committee and play a key role in ideation, translation and delivery
  • Mentor, grow and lead our team of talented designers.
  • Lead qualitative and quantitative research to uncover insights and customer needs
  • Utilize usability studies, customer feedback and market analysis to make the most informed decisions
  • Be hands on and support the team to deliver

What you bring

  • Qualification in design/UX/UI preferred
  • Previous experience leading a Design team, or a senior who is ready to step up
  • Startup experience preferred
  • Previous experience working with a luxury or financial brand (advantageous)
  • Solid design theory knowledge related to practices, especially UX
  • Strategic and big picture thinker
  • Curious and comfort using IT platforms
  • Knowledge of innovation frameworks ie Google Sprint
  • Technical skills including UX/UI design, process design and user research
  • Exceptional English communication skills with the ability to persuade and motivate others
  • Diplomatic and comfortable handling outside ideas and suggestions

Why you should apply

  • Opportunity to make an active contribution to the growth story of one of the leading disruptors in the Fintech industry
  • Diverse and inclusive office with a team heralding from over 30 countries around the world
  • We actively empower staff to not only take ownership, but to be owners with our equity program
  • We treat our staff like owners by being open and providing regular communication about our direction and progress
  • We build our business by building our people with weekly team teach-ins and a dedicated fund for you to attend professional development training
  • Maintain peak energy with free Smunch ( lunches and snacks delivered daily to the office
  • Work in style and comfort from our modern office in Alexanderplatz, the heart of Berlin
  • Choose your own IT hardware so that you can be equipped for success