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Product Design Lead

Berlin, Germany · Design

Our global team of 90+ designers have deep expertise in User Experience Research, Product Design and Brand Design. We are building additional capabilities in areas including industrial design, motion design, data visualization, UX writing, UI systems and design operations. 

Our mission on Merchant Growth is to provide intuitive solutions that are as simple as possible for all SumUp merchants to use, because we want our merchants to succeed through growing their business. One of our domains within Merchant Growth is small business accounting.  We  are building a financial cockpit  for small businesses, by taking what is considered a complex and anxiety inducing process, and making it simple, automated, and delightful. This is not your typical accounting product with endless tables and spreadsheets, we are looking at innovating by transforming how we present that information in a more intuitive and meaningful way. This is a unique opportunity to get on the ground floor of Fintech innovation. This role will be instrumental in guiding and defining the new user experience both from a strategic perspective & design execution.

As we put our users at the center of every decision we need a strong leader that constantly advocates and drives a human-centered design approach. You will support your team by applying your craft, delivering on our commitment to design excellence, while also driving the evolution of our processes and guidelines to educate fellow designers on how to best approach problems. You will also need to work collaboratively with Designers and stakeholders from across the organization to ensure your solutions work seamlessly in the overall merchant journey.

You will facilitate strategic and pragmatic conversations about solving merchant problems via a variety of smart tools, and ensure that the continuous knowledge building of our merchants and their needs is the foundation for decision making.

You will mentor designers on your team and across the global design community for career development and design excellence.

Your Profile

  • You have 10+ years of experience as a UX & UI Designer with deep expertise in one and strong skills in the other.

  • You have experience leading a team of Designers

  • You know the common design tools and services (we mainly use Figma)

  • Your design process follows a human-centered approach and you apply both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies to validate your solutions

  • You execute across all phases of design work: participate in research, define conceptual foundation for design solutions, execute excellent UX flows, apply visual design systems, prototype using a variety of tools and methods, create production ready designs, participate or conduct usability testing and support multi-disciplinary teams during implementation. 

  • You work  independently on complex set of features, collaborate with product management and engineering to arrive at optimal solutions, and coordinate across teams to create a holistic merchant experience

  • You have experience in working in a fast paced agile environment and the ability to adapt quickly to changing product priorities.

  • You are flexible and comfortable with ambiguity, and see it as an opportunity to innovate

  • You proactively engage with your design chapter and peers to get feedback and optimize the end-2-end customer journey

  • You have designed and shipped complex web and mobile applications across the entire product development cycle

  • You contribute best-of-class design components and UX patterns to the global design system and commit to upholding the highest standards and a shared vision

  • Your excellent presentation and stakeholder management skills will help you communicate the value of design across the whole company

  • BA or MA in Design or related fields, or complementary studies with deep work experience in product design


  • Be part of a welcoming and international community of 3000+ people from over 50 nationalities across 12 global offices. 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!

  • BVG Corporate Ticket

  • Football, Bouldering & Running teams

  • SumUp Corporate Pension Scheme

  • Yoga classes

About SumUp

We believe in the everyday hero.

Small business owners are at the heart of all we do, so we're creating tools that help them run their businesses. With a founder’s mentality and a 'team-first’ attitude, our diverse teams across Europe, South America and the United States work together to ensure that the small business owners we partner with can be successful doing what they love. 

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, colour, 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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