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Akur8

Product Designer

Health insurance
Paid time off
RTT
Gym membership
On-site amenities
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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 2022
  • In Fintech Global’s Top 100 AIFinTech list 2022
  • 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 85 clients across 3 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.

To learn more about our Design Team, 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 looking for someone to participate in all stages of the product development process – from the discovery to the delivery - along with our existing Design team (1 Design Manager, 3 Product Designers and 1 UX Engineer), as well as working in collaboration with our Product Managers, Data Scientists and Software Engineers to make our product grow.

You'll contribute to the definition of the product vision, successfully drive the implementation of new features. and support the technical team to identify potential problems and opportunities.


As an experienced Product Designer, you're driven by goals and are meticulous in your attention to detail - whilst keeping an eye on the overall vision - and as this is a role for pure team players, show a capacity for collaborating with cross-functional teams.


At Akur8, our Product Designer's responsibilities include:


  • Analyse user interface problems and design solutions that meet business goals and requirements
  • Create process flows, wireframes, and visual design mockups as needed to effectively conceptualise and communicate detailed interaction behaviours
  • Monitoring user feedback and performing interface adaptations
  • Conduct usability testing or other user research tests
  • Animation of workshops (brainstorming, design sprints etc.)
  • Ensure the clarity of the graphic elements that compose the interface in preparation for deployment by the development team.
  • Contribute to our growing design system



Requirements


In order to be considered for this position within our Design team, you will be required to meet all of the following criteria:


  • You have a Bachelors or Masters degree in a UX/UI or Design related subject (Cognitive Science, Psychology, etc)
  • You're a UX Designer and have at least 3 years postgraduate professional experience with technical projects (B2B or tech)
  • You know how to grasp usage and users problems in complex environments and contexts
  • You have, through your experience, acquired knowledge of the methods necessary for user profiling (persona), and the creation of usage scenarios and proposals for interaction concepts (information architecture, tree structures, lo-fi prototyping, wireframes, hi-fi prototypes, etc.)
  • You have skills in user interface design and you know how to build a design system
  • You're proficient in prototyping software (in Akur8 we’re Figma advocates!)
  • You have a problem-solver spirit as well as a sense of constructive criticism.
  • You're precise, demanding and are not afraid to insist in order to achieve a result in line with user expectations
  • You're extremely organised, comfortable with multi-tasking and have a strong ability to prioritise your workload
  • You have fluent written and spoken English

IMPORTANT: Please join elements of / provide links to your Design portfolio that highlight case studies, as well as UX skills such as sketches, wireframes, user flows, etc

Benefits


You'll join a highly skilled and motivated team that is willing to share their knowledge and passion for advanced data science, computer science and actuarial sciences. In addition to this we provide:


  • Competitive salary
  • Annual bonus
  • Company shares / equity
  • Hybrid office / home office policy
  • 25 days of paid holidays + RTT
  • Gym membership with Gymlib
  • On-site gym facilities / corporate sporting activities
  • Swile lunch vouchers
  • Excellent health insurance (including possibility of family coverage)
  • Relocation support
  • Sponsored crèche access
  • Beautiful office in the heart of the 9th arrondissement of Paris
  • Free cafeteria with fresh fruit, drinks and snacks
Questions & answers for this position
  • What is the type of contract for this position?
    The contract for this position is a Full-time contract
  • Is telecommuting possible for this position?
    We're not sure if telecommuting 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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