At Futurice, we create digital services that people love. We are builders at heart and the end-user experience is at the forefront of everything we do. Our UX Designers transform complex demands into intuitive and elegant digital services for millions of people around the world. Be part of our internationally awarded working culture and join our team of brilliant minds and creative thinkers.
We are human first. And ethics matter tremendously. Mutual respect is an essential condition, as is passion, talent and energy. All team members need to be ambitious self-starters and have a desire to be part of a workplace with a lean, flat structure, built on a foundation of Nordic straightforwardness. Individuals are constantly given opportunities to learn and grow in collaboration with wonderfully nice and extremely talented people.
Above all, designers need to share an excitement about innovative and beautifully crafted digital experiences that have a positive impact on people’s lives and deliver real value. Take a look at what we do and what we've done and get in touch. Tell us who you are and where you are heading and what you can bring to the Futurice design team. Describe what you already know and what you want to learn next and take a look at how to write a great job application.
As a Lead UX/UI Designer, you will be working closely with our design directors/Principal Designer in Germany, focusing on two equally important aspects - digital product/service development and mentoring designers.
Here are some practical things that would definitely help in this job:
Advise and support our clients on projects to achieve their strategic goals and work closely with our business development team to plan, prepare and win pitches for digital projects
From service design strategies to structuring and leading our design projects, you bring together the perfect blend of UI craft expertise and UX thinking
Capable of identifying problems and turning user problems into simple and functional solutions
Successfully nurture our client relationships, building long-term strategic partnerships
Ensure the growth and development of our designers, mentoring is a key part of your role
Contribute to our internal best practises and skill sharing to ensure impactful deliverable work
Practical working knowledge of agile development methodology
Advanced level user of common design software (e.g. Figma, Adobe, Framer, Invision, Principle)
Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to eloquently articulate design strategy and concepts
At least 5 years of relevant professional experience developing digital products
Experience with agile and lean project methodologies, design processes and digital product development
Experience in multiple agencies and/or product design studios
Confidence in leading clients even in complex projects
Excellent user research, UX, interaction and visual design skills
AI, robotics or other emerging technologies (AR, VR, IoT ...)
digital health, energy or mobility projects
cloud and data platforms
intelligent services and ecosystems
One Nice-to-have would be excellent. Two would blow our minds. Three may bring us to tears. Your superpower is not on the list? Surprise and convince us!
We are proud of our lean, flat organization and distinctive organizational culture – one that has been selected as the best place to work in Europe twice. Besides our people and our culture that has been awarded internationally, we have even more multiple benefits for you
And last but not least - our Futurice specialities!
Your salary is attached to our transparent career path model. Once we have gotten to know you better, we are making an individual career-level-assessment, based on your skills, responsibilities and impact.
Additionally, you are eligible to receive a company-wide bonus and several other benefits not listed above.
Next steps Please share a few lines about yourself, your up-to-date CV, and your portfolio. A strong portfolio is a crucial accompaniment to your application, including several examples of successfully launched products, services and results that demonstrate strategic, conceptual and creative thinking, reflecting an extensive and comprehensive understanding of the design process.
We would love to hear from you!
Come as you are
As an ultimate learning platform that empowers people to become a better version of themselves, we believe that diversity and inclusion are important to our company's success. We seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse pool of candidates. We welcome applications from everyone, regardless of their race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, medical condition, or other non-merit factors - we care for each other!
Futurice is a new breed of innovation consultancy that has digital values at its core. We inject life into digital solutions by designing innovative mobile apps and online software – all with a focus on user experience and interaction. We believe that the winning recipe for digital projects is happy people, happy customers, and happy users. We are co-creating the future. Our work has meaning and makes an impact on society. By helping our clients thrive, we co-create a better future.
Founded in 2000 we are over 650-strong and growing. We are all about people. We trust each other and care about each other. We are open and honest. We empower and encourage each other. We are committed to helping you become a better version of you. We challenge each other to find a path of personal growth. We support each other as we learn and grow as people and professionals.
We are cultivating a diverse and proud community, and committed to building an inclusive environment where everyone can thrive and grow.
As an international company with Nordic roots, our HQ is in Helsinki and we have offices in Tampere, Stockholm, Berlin, Munich and Stuttgart. We come from all over the world. Our clients are international, as are the opportunities we provide. Our culture is built on a Nordic heritage of trust and transparency.