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Senior UX Concepter (m/f/d/-)

Concepting for apps, web, and maybe even embedded technologies is no problem because you let your creativity and skills shine on every platform and touch millions of users.

What you'll do

  • You are the go-to-person and sparring partner for all concept-related questions, discussions, and other topics regarding your projects to ensure the best quality possible.
  • You identify potential to improve personally, our daily business of UX and the cooperation with our clients and jointly gear our overall processes with the Croatian colleagues.
  • You are a consultant for the clients and project teams, a mentor for less experienced concepter and give feedback to whomever your feedback matters.
  • You are an important force behind reaching our concept-relevant 4-month-goals (OKRs), regularly educate yourself with the budget we provide, share your knowledge among colleagues and carry it out to the world (e.g, through meetups, articles, blogposts etc.).
  • You are always on top of UX news about different technologies, platforms, guidelines, agile software development and have an understanding of the branche’s future.
  • You are actively involved in our recruiting process and mentor new colleagues.
  • You are the owner and moderator of important concept presentations and pitches.
  • The output you and your teams create is always perceived to be outstanding yet fitting for every stakeholder (e.g. making sure no castles in the sky are being built).
  • You consult the customers in regard to the product roadmap and offer valuable additional services  (e.g. usability tests, store materials) to enhance the overall experience and therefore the product’s success.

What you bring

  • You have at least 4 years of experience as a UX concepter / UX designer in an agency or department of a company.
  • You are fluent in German and English so you can consult, discuss with and present to our multinational customers in both languages.
  • You have a meaningful portfolio with a variety of digital projects from your working experience, spare time projects, university etc.
  • You have deep experience in concepting for web and app products, supported by your knowledge about important contemporary guidelines (e.g. Google’s Material Design and Apple’s Human Interface Guidelines), as well as usability heuristics (e.g. Nielsen Norman Group).
  • You have knowledge in creating and maintaining design systems and are an expert with current design tools (e.g. Sketch, Figma), prototyping tools (e.g. ProtoPie, Flinto, Principle), management tools (like Jira, Confluence, Linear, Asana) and bring new ones to the table if necessary.
  • You already had the main UX ownership of a project and ensured the concept’s feasibility as well as the cooperation between POs, conzepters, designers and developers.
  • Your competent and confident personality iswell- known among your peers.
  • Hands down you are a problem solver and love to convince others of your solution, the right solution.
  • Your drive for excellence and consistency did always come up in feedback talks.

Nice to have

What we offer

Next steps

Your Holacracy Circle

At COBE we have different circles you can be part of. As UX concepter you’d generally be in the “UX Circle”. This circle has the following purpose: Highest quality experiences for our clients' products and services. Strongly UXi-driven and truly user-centered. You will start there as a silent member but as soon as you innate the process, possibilities and overall organisation of COBE, we’re eager to see what you will make of it!

Our Mindset

We communicate clearly

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Let’s communicate our ideas, reasoning, opinions, and decisions in a precise and transparent way to avoid misunderstandings. Let’s talk, design, code, and write in a clear way. Let’s seek to understand first, then to be understood, so we can test our assumptions and see the full picture. We consider that everything is a hypothesis and that we could be wrong. Let’s ask ourselves: “Am I giving and receiving enough information to do a great job and to empower others to do a great job?”

We are team players

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Let’s not attach ourselves to our own ideas, but search for the best solution. Staying humble allows us to focus on our team’s success, not on our ego. Let’s make sure that our team can count on us. We have each others’ back and offer each other help proactively. By giving our best to let our teamwork run smoothly, we do not only offer clients the best quality, but we also let our teammates have the best working experience. Let’s ask ourselves: “What can I do today to support others?”

We are self-managers

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In order to achieve success, each individual has to work as a proactive problem solver. Let’s take full responsibility for accepting, estimating, solving, and communicating our tasks to the team. And, when something goes wrong, we make sure to suggest a solution to problems at an early stage in order to keep things working. To improve our productivity and reliability continuously, let’s ask ourselves: “Am I organized and structured enough to take full care of my accountabilities?”

We have a constant beta mindset

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As ever improvable and evolving subjects, we want to learn every day. We challenge ourselves, react to new circumstances innovatively, and are willing to leave our comfort zones. This helps us grow personally and professionally. Let’s make time for reflection and constructive feedback to give ourselves the chance to improve. Let’s not attack each other and let’s not feel attacked by feedback. Instead, we give feedback with respect and receive feedback with gratitude. Let’s share knowledge and experience in order to teach each other in soft and hard skills. Let’s ask ourselves: “How can I help myself, others, and the company to improve?

We make an impact

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We carry an entrepreneurial mindset to detect potential for improvement, make suggestions for improvement, and ultimately turn our suggestions into action. We put ideas into practice by being persistent and by overcoming barriers along the way. We support others in their ideas and excite others to support our ideas. Let’s ask ourselves: “What can I do and what do I need to make a positive impact on my team, my company, and on our clients?”

We are authentic and optimistic

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Let’s be grateful for our team, our clients, and our impact on their work and life. We approach clients with humility, appreciation, and excitement. We do not condemn clients, partners, team members, or users, but seek to empathize with them in order to learn. When things go wrong, we stay positive by turning the situation into a lesson for further improvement. Instead of complaining, we make suggestions, instead of hiding flaws behind a shiny facade, we admit mistakes, and use them as a chance to get better and better. Let’s ask ourselves: “How can I have a positive perspective on my work, my team, and myself?”

Our Munich Office

Work above the
rooftops of Munich

Join forces with our designers, strategists, concepters, researchers, writers and project managers, who mastered the art of creating beautiful digital experiences. Above the city of Munich, our COBE Castle is the place where ideas and concepts are passionately crafted into unique brand-driven design. Sounds exciting? Then hit us up.

“I’m looking forward to meeting you for a coffee at our cozy office space.”

Dominik

Chief Happiness Officer

View of a bar table in the office lobby in front of a light-flooded window.

Our Hiring Process

From contact to contract: Here’s how things go down

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First Contact

As soon as we get your application, we’ll be on it! Since we don’t use automatic replies, please give us a day or two to get back to you to discuss the upcoming steps.

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Coffee Date

We want to see your true colors and show you an honest glimpse behind the curtain. Having a casual cup coffee or a beer with our HR representative is the right occasion for that.

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The Interview

We’d love to learn more about your passion, goals and skills, and we’ll give you a deep dive into the COBE Culture, Holacracy, and OKRs, our processes and clients. We’ll evaluate your skill fit and are happy to be evaluated by you as well.

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The Challenge

Now’s your time to shine! Show us your problem solving skills and your creativity by tackling our practical challenge. You can prepare for some days and then present your outcome in front of your future COBE colleagues.

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Negotiations

You passed our tests, congrats! Now, things get serious. We’ll be absolutely transparent with you regarding our organisational compensation model and we’ll meet eye to eye. And if we’re both happy, let’s tie the knot!

Our Osijek Office

Work in the heart of
Osijek Software City

Founded in 2012, COBE delivers successful web and mobile applications for clients all around the world. With headquarters in Munich and an office in Osijek, our team consists of 70+ experts in development and design. Their satisfaction, personal and professional growth is our number one priority - two “Best Employer” awards, given in the annual survey by MojPosao, can support that.

Office space in Osijek, Kroatia.

“I’m looking forward to meeting you!"

Dominik

Chief Happiness Officer

Person painting an office mural.

Our Hiring Process

From contact to contract: Here’s how things go down

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Contact

As soon as our inbox shows the incoming application, we’ll be on it! Since we have no automatic reply, please give us a day or two to get back to you. We’ll fill you up on the next steps asap.

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Application Review

Once we get your application, our HR team will review it together with the team lead of the department you’re applying for. If you have the right skills, proper education, and/or relevant work experience, you’ll proceed to the next round of the selection process, which is getting the assignment. Congrats!

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The Assignment

It’s time to get out the big guns! Meaning, you’ll get an assignment, that will challenge your skills, creativity, and approach to things. This is our way of testing if you have what it takes to join our team. Don’t worry, you will have enough time to solve the task, and we’ll be here for any questions if you have them.

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Interview

We finally meet! Preferably in person, but if that’s not the case, then online - via Skype, Hangouts, Zoom - whatever you choose. You will sit down with our HR manager and your future team lead, get to know each other, talk benefits, paycheck, work hours – as transparent as possible. You’ll get a deep dive into our process, clients, and how we do things around here. We’ll evaluate your skill fit and are happy to be evaluated by you as well. This is also where we’ll discuss your assignment.

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Job Offer

Congrats, you’re almost there. And by there, we mean at the COBE castle. Obviously, we want you on our team, so let’s talk details – your start date, paid time off, our working remotely policy, final salary. If we’re on the same page regarding everything, we’ll offer you a job, and boom – you’re hired! :)