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Design Manager Hardware

Berlin · Design

We believe in the everyday hero. Those who have the courage to follow their passion and who have the strength and determination to realize their dreams. Small business owners are at the heart of all we do, so we're creating powerful, easy-to-use financial solutions to help them run their business. With a founders mentality and a 'team-first attitude' our diverse teams across Europe, South America, and the United States work together to ensure that small business owners can be successful doing what they love.

Our team of 20+ designers is split into three departments covering User Experience Research, Product- and Brand Design. All Product Designers work in co-located cross-functional teams with designers situated in Berlin, Warsaw, Cologne, Copenhagen, Sofia and Saõ Paulo producing solutions for native mobile, web and our bespoke hardware. Our goal is to design and develop both digital and hardware products that empower small merchants all over the world.

What you're going to do

As Design Manager Hardware you will be joining our Proprietary terminals team and you will play an essential role in SumUp’s Hardware Tribe - a group of product development teams focusing on delivering bespoke hardware for our merchants. You will be leading a team of up to 5 Product Designers and collaborate closely with the product and tech leaders to shape our products. As we put the user at the center of every decision we need a strong leader that constantly advocates and drives a human-centered design approach. You will support cross-functional teams by applying your craft, while also driving the evolution of our processes and guidelines to educate fellow designers on how to best approach problems.


  • You have 6+ years of 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)

  • Experience in working in agile environment and 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

  • Experience working with GUIs is a plus

  • You are fluent in English. Any other language is a bonus.


  • Be part of a welcoming and international community of 1500 people from over 50 nationalities. We get together regularly for breakfast, brunches, cocktail nights and office parties

  • Visa and relocation support for a smooth transition to living and working in Berlin

  • Budget for attending conferences and advancing your career. We encourage you to speak at conferences and give talks!

  • Biweekly knowledge sharing session for the whole design team

  • Football, Bouldering & Running teams

  • SumUp Corporate Pension Scheme

  • Free German classes & Yoga classes

  • All the startup swag you expect: kicker table, unlimited drinks & fruits

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