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Product Design Lead

Berlin · Design

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At SumUp, we are driven to empower small businesses across the globe by de-hassling their lives and helping them to succeed. Our vision as a global FinTech company is to build the first-ever global card acceptance brand, and we are well on our way as small businesses in over 31 countries around the world rely on SumUp to get paid. To get there, we are putting together an awesome team that is committed to one another and to our merchants. You could be our missing link! Help us bring card acceptance to the masses!

Our team of 16 designers is split into two general departments covering Product and Brand design. Product Designers work in collocated cross-functional teams with designers situated in Berlin, Sofia and Saõ Paulo producing solutions for native mobile, web and our bespoke hardware. Recently, we spent some time developing our Design System; Circuit UI and redesigning our primary mobile app on iOS, as well as a bunch of other product features and improvements.

We pride ourselves on our close collaboration, transparency, fun-loving nature & most importantly; placing our merchant-base of over 1 million global business owners (36+ languages) at the heart of each and every decision we make.

What you're going to do

As Product Design Lead your responsible for helping create simple yet beautiful solutions which cater to real life problems. You will be leading a team of up to 5 Product Designers and collaborate closely with the product and tech leadership to shape our products. As we put the user at the centre of every decision we need a strong leader that constantly advocates and drives a human centred design approach. You will support squads by applying your craft, while also driving the evolution of our processes and guidelines to educate fellow designers in how to best approach problems.

  • Work directly with Product designers and engineering leadership
  • Lead and steer designers
  • Help shaping team roadmap and collaborate with product and engineering counterparts to lead the vision of the product
  • Collaborate with designers to make the whole team better
  • Advocate for design and drive a human centered design approcah
  • Support squads by applying your craft
  • Use and develop process to educate teams and fellow designers in how to approach problems
  • Giving strong direction on layout and visual hierarchy to other designers in team
  • Advocate for evolution of design principles and guidelines across all of our products
  • Strong understanding of information architecture across different platforms
  • Oversee holistic user experience
  • Good understanding of platform-specific patterns
  • Sharing early and often and encourage peers to seek out constructive feedback / facilitating feedback and healthy criticism in the team
  • Validate assumptions with qualitative and quantitative data and hold other designers accountable for validating though the lens of data


  • You have 6+ years experience as a UX & UI Designer
  • Experience leading a team of at least 3 Designers
  • You know the common design tools and services (we mainly use Figma)
  • You have experience in working in an agile environment and the ability to adapt quickly to changing product priorities
  • Your excellent communication and presentation skills will help you collaborate with team members from a wide range of countries and cultures
  • Knowledge of frontend technologies (e.g., CSS, HTML, JS), experience with prototyping tools or motion design is a plus
  • You are comfortable in English. Any other language is a bonus.


  • Flat hierarchies and the opportunity to have an impact, irrespective of your job description.
  • Convenient location in the heart of Alexanderplatz.
  • Our office has a strong sense of community; we get together regularly for breakfasts, brunches, soccer, German and yoga lessons.
  • Our team comes from 50 different countries building a fun, international environment.

We'll be happy to receive your application including your resume and portfolio that demonstrates your experience.

SumUp is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that proudly pursues and hires a diverse workforce. SumUp does not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion or religious belief, ethnic or national origin, nationality, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age or any other basis protected by applicable laws or prohibited by Company policy. SumUp also strives for a healthy and safe workplace and strictly prohibits harassment of any kind.

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