Product Designer Junior [Intern or Apprentice] F/H
October

October

Product Designer Junior [Intern or Apprentice] F/H

  • Internship 
  • Paris
  • Bachelor's Degree

The company

October

October

  • FinTech / InsurTech
  • From 50 to 250 employees

The job

Product Designer Junior [Intern or Apprentice] F/H

  • Internship 
  • Paris
  • Bachelor's Degree

Who are they?

October ( www.october.eu ) is a leading European data driven FinTech company. Our mission is to empower businesses by simplifying and democratizing their funding. We diversify the way SME access financing, and deliver faster and better value than traditional banks. We are passionate about making SME grow and have provided over €580 million to more than 1500 different SME since our launch in 2015.

October is growing fast. Our team currently consists of 90+ (and counting!) people in Paris, Madrid, Milan, Amsterdam and Munich. We are proud to have been included in the 2019 and 2020 NEXT40 index, created by the government to create world-class technology leaders.

At October we believe that a great culture is fundamental to our success and therefore put a strong emphasis on our company values.

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Job description

Product at October

We think reinventing financing is a massive challenge, that’s why we built October as a tech and data-driven startup. Today, 10 people in product teams are working on building the best financing experience ever made, very closely with the Technical team of 20 developers and Data team of 4 people.

The objective of Product team at October is to develop and deliver products that are aligned with October’s vision, resonates with our end-users and provides value for our customers. We always have our user’s problems at heart and find innovative solutions.

We love data !! Data is at the center of all product phases from specification to delivery. We follow OKR Methodology to define product’s vision.

We also believe in Learning at Product. We have weekly product sessions to discuss on topics linked to product skills and product process in order for the team to improve.

We follow the Scrum methodology: the Tech and Product teams are split in 3 squads, a 4th squad being built currently.

Your daily work

We are looking for an Intern Product Designer under the responsability of the Lead Designer to help us develop a modular SaaS solution to shape the FinTech of tomorrow.

You will work with a dedicated Product Manager, the Lead Designer and a team of developers. It’s a highly collaborative environment, where you work hand in hand with your squad and all the members of the product team!

Your role in the team

To design comprehensive and intuitive interfaces that will help us deliver simple user journeys in complex finance processes. You will be participating in all phases of the development life cycle, from initial discovery to production and iteration.

Missions

  • Conduct user research and draw concrete conclusions for the evolution of our products
  • Optimize and design a smooth User experience which gives to Users a central place in the product
  • Ensure design consistency across all October platforms
  • Delivering designs ready to be integrated
  • Help to maintain the Design System

What you will learn with us

  • Work in collaboration with a PM and other designers
  • Solve problems by the user research and design
  • Design little features with big impacts for users
  • Build a design strategy
  • Gain perspective on the product designer’s job

Preferred experience

  • You are in your last year and you are finishing your studies in a school / university / program dedicated to the web or design
  • You have a work authorization and live in Paris
  • You have a portfolio (Website or PDF to link with your application)
  • You are able to conceptualize innovative interfaces, identify new functionalities, prioritize user needs, communicate your ideas and be proactive.
  • You speak English and understanding French is a prerequisite
  • You like working in a team and are a good communicator.
  • Skills in UX and UI design (User research, User tests,…)
  • You desire to progress as a product designer
  • You know how to use Figma

Recruitment process

We follow a 2-steps interview process (1-2 weeks):

  1. First, an introduction call with our Talent Acquisition Manager (30min)
  2. Interview with a PM and a Product Designer (1h)

    1. Discussion around your portfolio and projects you did
    2. Live design exercise

We don’t believe in resumés and motivation letters. Just send us a link to your portfolio (website or PDF)

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