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Associate Product Designer - 1 Year Limited Contract (m/w/x)



Product, Design
Berlin, Germany
Posted on Saturday, May 18, 2024

About Grover

Unlock the future of tech with Grover! We're revolutionizing access to cutting-edge technology, offering affordable and sustainable solutions through flexible tech rental subscriptions. No deposits, no commitments—just the latest tech on-demand, exactly when and where you need it. Join us in transforming the tech landscape across Germany, Austria, Spain, and The Netherlands. Your journey to limitless possibilities begins with Grover!

Our Mission & Vision

To date, Grover has circulated over 1.2 million devices, employs over 400 people, and stands as one of the fastest-growing scale-ups in Europe. We hit Unicorn status in 2022, and are scaling internationally!

We're proud to champion a more sustainable way to use tech. With an average of 3-4 rental cycles per device depending on the category, we estimate that the rental of our portfolio from 2015-2021 resulted in 160,000 fewer e-waste products and about 250 tons of e-waste.

To continue this incredible adventure, we are looking for a motivated Associate Product Designer (m/f/x) on a 1 year-limited contract for our talented Design team, at our Berlin HQ. You will work as part of a collaborative cross-functional product engineering team and a diverse design team. This role presents an exciting opportunity for a junior designer to gain experience in a fast-paced startup environment.

🎯 What you will contribute:

  • Have an understanding of the importance of user-centered design and design thinking, as well as understanding an initial level of information architecture, content strategy, usability, and accessibility
  • Collaborate in the design and delivery of wireframes, user journeys, and mockups across web, app, and internal touchpoints using Grover's design system and industry good practices - that create intuitive, elegant, and shippable product experiences
  • Support the connection between the customer needs and the product vision we are creating, through strong collaboration with the Product Manager, Engineering Manager, and team members
  • Develop design concepts and prototypes and test them with users by running user interviews, user testing, and usability sessions
  • Be a team player, self-motivated, and amazing at collaborating with other designers
  • Participate in cross-functional design reviews with the larger design team

🤝 What you bring:

  • At least 6 months of experience designing products for consumer-focused product companies
  • A strong understanding and focus on human-centered design, interaction design, visual design, and user experience
  • Consistently consider the holistic user experience and potential states (errors, successes, dead-ends) in your work
  • Ability to prototype your designs in tools like Figma, Sketch, Framer, or possibly even with real HTML, CSS, or JavaScript
  • An initial understanding of engineering and technical concepts, including front-end development
  • Interest in tech products have an interest in what Grover does, maybe you're already a Grover customer!
  • Strong English verbal and written communication skills, whether in one-on-one or group situations, including the ability to articulate the rationale for design decisions

❤️‍🔥 What you will love about us:

  • Hybrid model with 30 days per year to work abroad
  • 28 days of paid vacation, plus another additional day after 3 & 4 years
  • BVG monthly discount to drive you anywhere in Berlin
  • Company Pension Scheme and a top-up to Parental Leave (for both parents)
  • Online Mental Wellness support with Nilohealth
  • Urban Sports Club or ClassPass Corporate Discount
  • Annual learning budget of 1000€
  • 1 Paid Volunteering Day per Month
  • Online German Classes through LanguageHero and Babbel subscription
  • Exclusive Grover Tech discount for you & your loved ones
  • Engaging, open office located in Berlin-Schöneberg with a diverse global team of 72 nationalities (and counting!)

Embark on a rewarding journey with the Grover Rocketship, where your impact is felt, and together, we cultivate a more circular world. 💚

We are looking forward to e-meeting you! 🚀