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Sr. User Experience Designer @ metr

Permanent employee, Full-time · Berlin - Lohmühlenstraße 65

About us
Next Big Thing AG is a Berlin-based IoT company builder offering a complete framework for the acceleration of IoT ventures. We are an operational VC, technology provider, and innovation partner made up of a strong team of business architects, tech experts, and experienced founders.

Fascinated by the potential of IoT? We are too. We gather the best and brightest minds across industries to collaborate on connected ideas for the future. As part of the German de:hub initiative, NBT is the center of gravity for all things IoT. We enable rapid prototyping, disruptive innovation, and entrepreneurship. In short, we support and promote all elements of the IoT-blockchain ecosystem to develop new companies.

Whether you’re looking to solder hardware, tackle key innovation challenges across industries, or lead a venture into a steady IoT future, you’ll find a home at NBT. Have a look at our current openings below and get in touch!
Drive our venture to success!

METR is developing an IoT-platform that enables connected use cases in the residential building industry. Our hardware and software solutions provide device connectivity, data collection and analysis and based on this, the development of new business cases for housing companies. Examples include sub-metering, smart locks, central heating optimisation, and predictive maintenance – everything that helps housing companies make their administrative processes more efficient. Our solutions support property managers in simplifying the complex management of residential buildings.

Join our Team!
We are looking for a Senior UX Designer to create a holistic user experience for METR’s IoT supported Submetering, Smart Packing, Smart Access and Technician’s Cockpit applications.

At the heart of METR, we Help, Grow, and Share:
Help: We help users and customers get jobs done. We’re tech experts, but our drive comes from addressing user needs.
Grow: Everyday our team gets smarter. Having a personal growth plan is deeply encouraged at METR.
Share: We stay human; sharing knowledge and energy makes us lovable to work with!
Your tasks
  • Translate uncertainty and ambiguity into actionable user-experience recommendations and ideas; ensure product design decisions are centered around human needs, based on research and observation

  • Work in close collaboration with our CPO analysing and developing user scenarios personas, user journeys, and user stories, service blueprints, user flow diagrams

  • Research and analyze industry strategies as well as competition and include them in the recommendations


  • Observe users, develop quick, interactive, low-fidelity wireframes, prototypes, click dummies and test them 

  • Design for mobile, tablets or desktop applications following some of our internal design conventions

  • Create informal architectures, flowcharts, wireframes and first prototypes for web and mobile apps

  • Ideally, you will design the final versions of our web-app UI

Requirements

  • At least 5 years of experience in UX/UI design, preferably in early stage startups

  • Degree in Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Industrial Design, Engineering or equivalent qualification. Practical experience in Design Thinking is a plus.

  • A user-centric approach, comfortable to test, to experiment and to observe users

  • Worked on at least 3+ use cases taking full ownership of UX design and can showcase, designed for web as well as native applications (iOS/Android)

  • Excellent knowledge prototyping tools such as Sketch, InVision, Principle, Adobe Creative Suite etc.

  • Demonstrated knowledge in design patterns (e.g material design) and grid-based page layouts, experienced with analytics-based graphics: you know when to use which graph types 

  • An entrepreneurial attitude, sense of responsibility and will to be a sparring partner to the product team 

  • Self-starter, flexible and enthusiastic about solving complex strategic problems

  • Fluent in German

Our Offer
A sweet deal
  • Full-time unlimited contract
  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible working hours
  • Free drinks & fruits
  • Hardware of your choice
  • Subsidized membership to a Berlin sports club with 450+ locations
  • Access to Factory Community events: lectures, social events, networking, great restaurant and café, and a ball-pit!
Work with the best
  • Join an agile, cross-functional, dedicated team
  • Take responsibility for your projects. No micromanagement.
  • Work within a flat hierarchy among international team members from 21 countries
  • Collaborate with experienced founders and internationally established partners, ranging from the Fraunhofer Institute, GlobalFoundries, to Consensys.
Recruitment agency
We do not work with recruitment agencies.
Relocation & EU work visa
We offer relocation assistance for this position regarding paperwork, visa and first steps in Germany.

Your application

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