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Akur8

Lead Product Designer

Full-timeLead designer$180,000-$220,000*
Paris, France
Health insurance
Paid time off
RTT
Gym membership
On-site amenities
Visa sponsorship
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Akur8 is a young, dynamic, fast growing Insurtech startup that is revolutionizing insurance pricing with transparent AI.

Since 2016 our skilled R&D team of Data Scientists, Software Engineers and Actuaries has developed unique AI algorithms that automate the insurance pricing process in an unprecedented way.

Our solution is a SaaS platform which allows insurance companies to model their risks 10 times faster, with a higher predictive power than traditional methods. constituting a major game changer for the insurance industry.

Akur8 has been already been selected:

    • In CB Insights Top 50 World Insurtech Companies 2023
    • In Insurtech Global’s Top 100 AIFinTech list 2023
    • In Fintech Global’s Top 100 AIFinTech list 2023
    • As No.24 in Sønr’s World Top 100 Insurtech Companies 2022
    • As 3rd best overall (worldwide) in the CodinGame 2022 Software Engineering Fall Challenge

With 31 nationalities within our team, and offices in Paris, London, New York, Tokyo, Milan & Cologne, Akur8’s solution is international by design. Servicing 130 clients across 4 continents and targeting all non-life insurance carriers, we focus on more mature markets for faster expansion.

To learn more about Akur8, and what we do, click here.

Akur8 is, in all senses of the term, an equal opportunities employer. Akur8 puts diversity and inclusion at the heart of its values. We examine all applications based on equal skills and applying the principles of non-discrimination.

We’re seeking a talented Lead Product Designer to join our team in Paris, acting as a reference for the rest of the Product Design team. 

In this role, as well as contributing in an operational capacity, you’ll also work closely with the Head of Design to shape the design direction, processes, and strategic initiatives for our products. 

Your seniority will mean that you’re instrumental in driving high-quality design outcomes, both in terms of mentoring the design team, as well as advocating for design excellence across the organization.

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a reference for the Product Design team, demonstrating exceptional skills in Design craft, encompassing UX/UI design, user research, and design ops.
  • Tackle complex design problems by collaborating with cross-functional teams to develop innovative solutions.
  • Inform your designs with both qualitative and data-driven insights on user needs and pain points.
  • Uphold a high-quality bar for design deliverables, ensuring they meet user needs and align with business objectives with oversight from relevant stakeholders.

  • Lead and mentor the Product Design team in delivering high-quality design solutions, as well as planning and critiquing design work.

  • Support the Head of Design in defining design direction and strategic activities.
  • Identify areas for improvement in our principles, values, tooling, and processes, and collaborate with relevant stakeholders to implement necessary changes.

  • Manage stakeholders effectively, communicating design decisions, and evangelizing the value of design throughout the organization.
  • Be autonomous and responsible for your time and deliverables.

Requirements

For this key role within our Product Management team we’re keen to speak to applicants that meet the following criteria. You have:

    • 6+ years experience
    • Proven B2B / SaaS Product Design experience

    • Take a strategic view to everything you do - your work stands the test of time.
    • Expertise in UX/UI design principles, with a strong portfolio showcasing your design work.
    • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to tackle complex design challenges.
    • Knowledge of Agile methodologies and experience working in iterative design cycles.
    • Aptitude for addressing intricate design challenges and steering the development of innovative solutions.
    • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with a demonstrated ability to manage stakeholders effectively and influence decision-making processes.
    • Experience creating, using, and maintaining design systems.

    • Passionate about craftsmanship and the impact of design.
    • Exceptional leadership capabilities, including the ability to mentor and motivate a team towards achieving design excellence.

    • Based in Paris OR be willing to relocate.
    • Fluent level of spoken English.



IMPORTANT: Please include a link to your portfolio (including password if password protected)

Important: You must possess an employment status: French or Schengen area nationality or a ‘carte de séjour’ that will allow you to work from our Paris office. We are equally open to the visa sponsorship of non-EU candidates as long as they are already in possession of their final diploma / attestation of their final academic results.

Benefits

As a newcomer, you'll be joining a diverse, highly skilled and motivated team, with a strong Tech DNA, colleagues that are eager to share their knowledge and passion.

But it’s not all work, you’ll also be part of a dynamic team that enjoys spending time together and having fun, including karaoke, team lunches, playing sports as well as the occasional ‘happy hour’.

In addition to this, we will provide you with:

  • Competitive salary + annual bonus
  • Hybrid office / home office policy
  • 25 days of paid holidays + RTT
  • Gym membership with Gymlib
  • On-site gym facilities / corporate sporting activities
  • Excellent health insurance (including possibility of family coverage)
  • Swile lunch vouchers 
  • Public transportation reimbursement + sustainable mobility allowance
  • Relocation support
  • Sponsored crèche access
  • Free cafeteria with fresh fruit, drinks and snacks
  • Great office in the heart of the 9th arrondissement of Paris
Questions & answers for this position
  • What is the type of contract for this position?
    The contract for this position is a Full-time contract
  • What's the salary range for the Lead Product Designer position?
    The suggested salary for this position is $180,000-$220,000*
  • Is telecommuting possible for this position?
    No, telecommuting is not possible for this position
About Akur8
Akur8 leverages the power of Machine Learning & predictive analytics to inject game-changing speed and accuracy to insurers’ pricing process while maintaining full transparency, auditability and control over the models created.
Website
Industry
Financial Services, FinTech
Founded
2018
Size
51-250 employees

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