Product Design Lead (m/f/x)

Job description

UP42 is changing the way geospatial data is accessed and analysed. The developer platform and marketplace bring together multiple sources of data such as satellite imagery, weather data, and more—with algorithms to identify objects, detect change, and find patterns. Industry leaders use UP42 to inform business decisions and build scalable customer solutions.


We are looking for a Product Design Lead (m/f/x) to join our growing and key UP42 team - the Product Design team. This role combines technical responsibility with people management. We’ll look to you to help us continue taking UP42’s product to the next level.

About the role:

  • Provide both people and product design leadership; developing the expertise of all product designers as well as the strategic needs of the team (hiring, mentoring, design processes, training, etc)

  • Be hands-on with the team, design end-to-end experiences that are useful and valuable for our users (geospatial experts and developers): UX and UI implementation, user research, discovery, usability assessments, etc.

  • Together with the team, build a culture of design excellence while implementing a global user/developer experience vision that supports the product strategy

  • Closely collaborate with the Head of Product in order to align work priorities

  • Help shape product strategy and vision and deliver on key internal and external projects

  • Being embedded inside one (or several) product teams, work closely with the product manager(s) and produce the necessary elements for the team(s) to implement a feature

Job requirements

About you:

  • Experience leading, developing and working with a team of product designers

  • Several years of experience shipping complex B2B products through the entire product development lifecycle

  • Experience with balancing multiple projects at different levels while always keeping execution and user value in mind

  • Experience working with engineers on a technical product and building complex systems that make it easy for developers to access a new set of tools

  • Experience leading product discovery and strategic thinking by investigating user needs, developing product goals, identifying opportunities, and delivering solutions based on the impact to users and the company

  • Track record of working with a user-centered approach and proven expertise and understanding of user research methods, usability, accessibility, as well as UI design and design systems

  • You understand that there is no perfect solution, that for a B2B product, interoperability and context are key, and that it is critical to benefit existing systems our users are already familiar with

  • Experience working with geospatial products is a plus

About us:

  • The chance to shape the state of the art geospatial processing platform and create a completely new planetary perspective

  • Modern office with everything you need to enjoy your work in the heart of Kreuzberg

  • Inspiring international team, fun and productive environment

  • Competitive salary package and other perks such as yoga lessons, Headspace subscription, public transportation discount, German classes, discounted Urban Sports Club membership, and counseling support.

  • Regular team events, team updates and get-togethers

  • Development budget: we help you grow as you grow UP42!

  • Challenges, space for creativity and taking ownership


Does this sound like a good next step into your geospatial career? If so, we look forward to receiving your application in English.


Our culture is one of belonging, where everyone feels welcome and where differences are celebrated. We seek to recruit the best talent regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background and/or belief—and strongly encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply. We also value more than the skills and experiences outlined in this job description. Even if you think you only fill 60% of the requirements for this role - we would still like to consider your application.