Lead Experience Designer (m/f)

About BCG Digital Ventures
BCG Digital Ventures is a corporate investment and incubation firm. We invent, build and invest in startups with the world’s most influential companies. We share risk and invest alongside our corporate and startup partners via a range of collaborative options.
Founded in 2014, we have major Innovation and Investment Centers in Manhattan Beach, Berlin, London, Sydney, San Francisco and New York, as well as DV Hatches in Silicon Valley, Seattle and Mexico City, with more locations opening in the coming quarters. Our Centers and Hatches are home to a diverse range of entrepreneurs, operators and investors who are building businesses, creating and expanding markets and developing new technologies that benefit millions of people across the globe.

To learn more, visit www.bcgdv.com
Introducing our Venture Teams
We have entered a decade of disruption of large corporate business models, driven by a step change in the power of technology and the audacity and speed of start-ups. To be fit for the future, visionary companies will deliberately re-imagine themselves by injecting or attacking established models with new ideas fuelled by technology. 
Our Venture Teams consist of world-class business leaders, designers, engineers, product specialists and technology experts. Together, we are helping corporations own the next horizon of innovation.

As a Lead Experience Designer (m/f) you will use your skills to:

  • Create unique products and services as well as relevant solutions together with your team to engage users with valuable experiences
  • Lead small to medium size (design) teams and ensure quality of output
  • Steer and plan (design) tasks, also including project budgeting as well as controlling
  • Motivate and develop your team throughout the project and establish a common culture that the team identifies with
  • Concisely communicate the venture vision to diverse stakeholders, including leadership and client
  • Be a driving force in workshop situations and inspire designers and venture team members alike
  • Encourage upwards and downwards communication to ensure alignment as well as knowledge transfer within the team
  • Use your qualitative as well as quantitative research knowledge to guide your team through our innovation phases and make results tangible through sustainable KPIs
  • Work hands-on whenever needed and prepare research as well as testing, map customer journeys, develop service blueprints, design desirable and feasible solutions for complex products and services that make opportunities tangible for multiple audiences

As a Lead Experience Designer (m/f) you will need:

  • Undergraduate degree in Interaction Design, Interface Design, Human Computer Interaction, Service Design, (Graphic) Design with emphasis on UX or equivalent qualification; Master graduates preferred
  • Min. 7-8 years of relevant experience in designing user experiences and building products; experience in a startup, tech company and/or agile environment is a plus
  • Experience and understanding of different platforms as well as responsive web design
  • Strong understanding of business models and economics
  • Startup curiosity and knowledge of startup dynamics
  • Leadership experience, teaming skills, empathy and willingness to work in interdisciplinary team
  • Positive attitude that inspires team members and an intrinsic motivation to deliver the highest quality
  • Experience in waterfall and agile/SCRUM methodologies alike
  • Knowledge in E-commerce, Mobile or Recommendation Systems (RecSys)
  • Experience in Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Augmented Reality (AR)/ Virtual Reality is a plus
  • Business fluent in German and English

What we offer:

  • International and interdisciplinary teams working on ventures for the world's leading companies
  • Opportunity to gain relevant experiences in building companies across different industries
  • Regular office and team events as well as constant exchange in the Berlin startup scene
  • Individual learning opportunities and a personalized mentoring program
  • Modern office in the vibrant heart of Berlin
  • Relocation assistance for internationals and free German language courses
  • In-house health and wellness initiatives, i.e. yoga, massage sessions, organic fruits, etc.

Does this match your profile? If so, we look forward to receiving your application in German or English.
BCG Digital Ventures is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under federal, state or local law.

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