Colonies

Colonies

Product designer (permanent contract - fluent English)

  • Permanent contract 
  • Starting date:  
  • Paris
  • Occasional remote authorized
  • Master's Degree
  • > 2 years

The company

Colonies

Colonies

    The job

    Product designer (permanent contract - fluent English)

    • Permanent contract 
    • Starting date:  
    • Paris
    • Occasional remote authorized
    • Master's Degree
    • > 2 years

    This position was filled!

    About

    Colonies’ mission is to create tomorrow‘s housing experience.

    People are progressively adopting new lifestyles as independence, flexibility, community and sharing are becoming key values. Meanwhile traditional housing offer has not evolved over the past decades and is still complex and inflexible. This is why we set out to bring flexible urban housing, making the most of what careful design, state of the art technology and a bustling community can provide.

    Created in Paris in 2017, Colonies designs and operates housing buildings located in large cities.
    Our places are fully furnished and equipped, mixing private studios for intimacy and common spaces for sharing. Our offer is all-included to make sure our tenants can focus on what really matters to them. Moving to a new place can be challenging and intimidating: this is why we foster community through regular events and activities.

    After raising a €11 million financing round with investors such as Idinvest Partners, Global Founders Capital, Kima Ventures and Financière Saint James, Colonies is accelerating its growth and will start launching developments and operations across Continental European markets with a focus on Germany, Benelux and Switzerland.

    Job description

    We are looking for a passionate and joyful Product Designer who will elevate the experience we offer to our tenants in a clever and inventive way. Creative at heart, you’ll never be out of ideas to make our tenants’ lives better. More than a thinker, you are a doer first! As a Product Designer, you’ll work collaboratively and iteratively with our Product Managers to turn our tenants’ everyday problems into intuitive user experiences. You’ll own projects from conception to launch with boldness and creativity while always keeping our tenants in mind and your ambition to take the projects to the finish line.

    WHAT WOULD YOU BE IN CHARGE OF? 💼

    As part of the Product Team, you will be in charge of building and continuously improving the digital platform of Colonies (tenant’s space, website, back-office) in collaboration with our Product Managers and our Tech Team to offer the best experience possible to our existing and future tenants.

    WHAT WOULD YOUR MAIN MISSIONS BE? 🎯

    • Work and iterate with Product Managers and Tech team to help raise the bar on the whole Colonies experience : define products (requirements, strategic functionality…), before translating them into design execution
    • Partner with the Operational teams to better understand the needs of our customers, find opportunities and translate insights into product requirements and substantial actions
    • Ensure UX and UI consistency of the whole digital experience, elevate overall product quality, design execution and build a top-notch user experience
    • Build wireframes, flows, mock ups and prototypes to tackle UX problems
    • Partner with our tech team to ship pixel-perfect designs
    • Own design problems end to end, from initial concept through shipping and beyond
    • Ship, measure and improve your designs based on quantitative and qualitative feedback
    • Identify future opportunities, working as a key thought partner to your counterparts in product, tech, and operations

    Preferred experience

    WHO ARE YOU? 👑

    Skills

    This position requires system thinking, great execution, bold innovation, obsession with quality, solving problems with creativity while keeping the user in mind and ambition to take projects to the finish line.

    • You have 2+ years experience in building product for mobile and web from A to Z
    • You have very strong UX and UI skills, visual taste and knowledge of Design Systems
    • You have experience building a cohesive experience across different products of a same company
    • You know how to simplify complexity and you never lack new ideas
    • You master the art of developing and conveying ideas clearly in a written and visual format
    • You have a track record of shipping top-notch design with an understanding of what details matter at each stage of the release cycle, and you know how to make tradeoff decisions
    • You have a portfolio showing your high quality, thoughtful UI and UX work
    • You’re fluent in English
    • Knowledge in code is a plus to communicate with our Tech team

    Qualities

    • You know how to handle complexity and evolve in a fast-paced environment by yourself, and take impactful initiatives
    • You love exploring new creative territories and believe that good design is not just functional or beautiful design : it is something that has the power to sparkle real emotions
    • You have developed your own universe and are confident to go off the beaten track
    • You understand the business side of things and can balance it out with the user needs
    • You easily work in collaboratively across cross-functional teams and levels
    • You are a real catalyzer to facilitate team discussions and help drive toward decisions
    • You are reliable and efficient, know how to organize yourself and ship regularly and on time
    • You enjoy learning and sharing continuously on design subjects

    Recruitment process

    HOW DO WE PROCEED? 🔎

    • Send over your CV or your LinkedIn profile with a link to your portfolio. We’ll go through the application beginning of September and the interviews will start at this moment.
    • If your profile fits, you’ll have a visio chat with Justine, our Talent Acquisition Manager and then one more vision with Sophie and Martin, our Product Managers Digital, for us to better understand who you are.
    • We’ll follow up with an at-home exercise which we’ll use as a base for a discussion with the Product team.
    • If all goes well, you’ll meet our Tech team and our CEO.
    • We’ll also have a quick chat with a few of your former coworkers, managers or teachers

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    Colonies

    Colonies

    • Residential Real Estate

    Product designer (permanent contract - fluent English)

    • Permanent contract 
    • Starting date:  
    • Paris
    • Occasional remote authorized
    • Master's Degree
    • > 2 years
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