Venture Builder (Technical Product Designer - Contract)

Berlin
Factory – Design /
Contract /
Hybrid
πŸ‘‹ Hey, we're Founders Factory

Founders Factory builds and funds startups together with exceptional entrepreneurs and the world’s leading companies. Created by IPO-exited founders, we offer founders capital, operational support from a team of hands-on experts, and unrivalled access to a coalition of industry leading corporate partners. Since 2015, our 300+ portfolio companies have raised $900mm follow on funding from a roster of notable investors. 

πŸ” Who are we looking for?

As a venture builder, you will operate like a co-founder and help turn possibilities into outcomes. You are an integral part of the businesses we build, building out concepts to create products that users love. You have a varied skill set and will have demonstrated an interest in tech and entrepreneurship. You will be an advocate for FF’s values and mission and be committed to supporting founders.

Please note this role is for a 6 month contract with the potential to develop into longer term. German language skills (fluency) are a must!

πŸ’ͺ Your responsibilities

    • Taking ownership of the end-to-end design process, getting an early MVP in market and bringing to life the customer experience and business vision/mission.
    • Having a human-focused approach to building technology businesses, balancing the customer needs and the business requirements
    • Within each venture ensure there is a clear vision and purpose and we are embodying and communicating the values
    • You will be aware of the studio stage gates and support the founders in working towards a positive IC decision
    • Prioritise learning. Ask the right questions and seek feedback when needed
    • Spotting opportunities by taking a keen interest in the business landscape

🎯 Required skills, competencies and experience

    • Managing your time and driving momentum by subscribing to lean methodologies. You will use tools and methods that help move faster and with confidence 
    • You will wear multiple hats ie design, tech, product and growth. You will be responsible for pulling in skillsets (internal or freelance) where you feel expertise is needed
    • You will be capable of producing no code/low code solutions to help get product in users hands quickly
    • You have a technical mindset with an interest in upskilling your knowledge of tooling, integrations and software to create functional prototypes/proof of concepts that accelerate the validation process.
    • Be solution-focused - make sense of a problem space by proposing and trying solutions. You can think creatively and are resourceful.
    • Communicating your ideas, progress and learnings to the team, seeking feedback when needed.
    • Sometimes you might need to treat requirements as assumptions and validate them.
    • You have the ability to deliver value across the ventures you work on
    • You will set the expectations with the founder/s around a working relationship and ensure that you maintain good working communication throughout the build phase 
    • Fluency in German

πŸ‘Œ We value

    • Quick thinking and intuition, someone who can balance creativity with objective data
    • A passion for creating products people love, caring about product performance is key
    • The ability to adapt and operate in an ambiguous environment
    • Comfortable with taking risks
    • Wanting to continuously improve your skills and productivity, challenging yourself when you can 
    • Strong leadership that drives outcomes 
    • Being approachable and optimistic