Head of Design

Berlin, DE

Job Description / Skills Required

GoEuro makes you travel planning simple, flexible and personal. Fueled by a team from over 40 different countries, one search allows you to find the best travel options by train, bus, and flight to any city, town or village in Europe. We’ve already integrated over than 500 transportation partners across 12 countries in Europe. More than 10 million people use our product every month. And we keep on growing.
GoEuro is looking for a Head of Design to help scale and support a design team across brand and product. The perfect candidate will have a strong track record of building design teams from the ground up and will know how to guide, product, brand and user research.  We are looking for someone with that entrepreneurial mindset to come in and work with a solid foundation and grow the team around the unique challenges we face. The GoEuro design team is a small tight knit group of ambitious and grounded people. It goes without saying that egos won't fit on the team. We expect this person to lead by example and build a foundation that would be the heart of GoEuro design.  

Core Skills
Empathy: Design leaders should have the ability to step back and consider alternative perspectives. Empathy is core to design and as a design leader, it’s important to embody this in both product and brand as well as personal interactions with the team.
Communication:  Being able to articulate design decisions and strategic thoughts is critical for this role. We expect design leaders to be able to be transparent and highly communicative with the design team and rest of the company.
Collaboration: Design leaders should know how to build bridges to the rest of the organization.  They are quick to jump in and help people and frequently engage with other teams and parts of the product.
Vision: Leaders steep themselves in understanding the holistic vision for the product. They think about the long-term and how their decisions now will impact the design and product down the road. They also realize that their assumptions about the long-term are going to evolve over time.
Requirements
A designer with 7+ years of experience in the digital space.
Previous Director with experience setting long term vision and design strategy.
Strong understanding of how Product, Brand, and User research work.  
You’ve conceived and iterated product features based on data, analytics, and strategy.
Experience building products with multidisciplinary teams.
Capable of balancing user and business needs.
Excited to contribute and take ownership at an early stage of a company.
Flexible in a fast-changing startup environment (able to “roll with the punches”).
Great foundational design skills (typography, composition, overall good design sensibilities.)
Our offer to you…
An office in the centre of Berlin’s thriving start-up scene
Flat hierarchies and everyday opportunities to learn, grow and develop
A diverse team of over 40 nationalities
Free lunches, yoga, German lessons and more
Competitive compensation and relocation support