We are looking for a
Director of Technology (f/m/x)

Berlin / Munich
You have experience in guiding and coaching developers and designers, and managing technology decisions? You are a thought leader and you know how to easily advise and actively support colleagues as well as clients? You have experience in helping non-technologists sell and plan technology projects? Let's talk! 
WHO WE ARE

 

IXDS is a passionate group of designers, technologists, researchers, and entrepreneurs in Berlin and Munich. Collectively, we work towards a shared purpose: to create desirable and lasting impact by empowering individuals, teams, and businesses. 

With a unique set of tools and methods, we uncover relevant user and market insights and leverage the best of existing technology to transform these insights into desirable product and service experiences. We work across the digital and analog to create an enduring impact on organizations and people: Every day, we are getting our heads around how people will live their lives in the future – in smart homes or when they shop, how they manage their health intelligently or get from A to B in a seamless way, how they collaborate and live together in totally new formats. We think about how companies can offer smarter services to their clients and employees, finding smarter ways to manufacture and distribute goods. And we love to prototype this future, day by day: By continuously delivering reference experience prototypes we accelerate the invention and market readiness of meaningful products and services. 

WHAT YOU WILL CONTRIBUTE

 

  • You'll be responsible to maintain great quality of deliverables within the Creative Technology Skill.
  • You'll be a mentor and guide providing support for the team to plan, evaluate, and track their professional development.  
  • You represent and report the team needs in terms of budget as well as headcount and help to plan, shape, and sell projects. 
  • You'll be driving technology innovation and delivery for our clients as well as IXDS itself, building first class digital products and services with great user experiences.
  • You will support our project teams in all stages from proposal to pitch through delivery and maintenance.  
  • You'll also develop IXDS’ offering and create new business opportunities together with the IXDS business development teams, our ventures. 
  • You maintain an environment that challenges traditional thinking, ensuring IXDS stays ahead of the competition whilst fostering a climate of trust and respect.  
  • Delivering a multitude of technical solutions from physical to digital prototyping. 
  • Setting the vision for clients to harness  technology alongside simple yet effective innovation.
  • Ability to find a balance between process and speed on several projects and clients.
  • You network and have access to a large network of collaborators.  
  • You establish and develop a client relationship that lead to successful projects.
WHAT YOU OFFER

 

  • You are a passionate and motivated technology expert with an engineering background.  
  • You are interested in the fields of user-centered design, service design, augmented and virtual reality, voice interfaces, business modelling, UX design or tangible interactions. 
  • You have 8-12 years of professional experience in building teams and solutions.  
  • You have experience guiding and coaching teams and developers as an Engineering Lead or Development Director but also like to get your hands dirty and jump in when needed. 
  • You are capable of critically assessing a product or service to pinpoint what it is that makes it great. 
  • You are a transformational leader, capable of driving change through an organization whilst nurturing strong relationships in ambiguous and challenging situations 
  • A deep understanding of technical project management and work flows.
  • You can talk nerdy and business. You don’t only understand technology but can argue why the technology is the right fit for the project and the client. 
  • You are great at building excellent client relationships and maintaining partnerships.  
  • Understanding of the client services mindset.
  • Experience in customer management and client presentations. 
  • Understanding of the different requirements of products and prototypes. 
  • You are business fluent in German and English. 
WHAT WE OFFER

 

  • A purpose-driven, collaborative working culture and studio atmosphere. 
  • Work with clients ranging from startups to big corporates. 
  • Great variety of projects in diverse contexts and industries. 
  • Interdisciplinary teams to build and share knowledge and tackle complex challenges. 
  • Supportive team culture cultivated in collective team lunches, thirsty thursdays, etc. 
  • Balanced working hours and a 4-day work week (80%). 
  • The opportunity to take over responsibility quickly and shape your own career. 
  • Fair pay and a bonus program for every team member. 
  • Flexible collaboration tools and working hours/places to take your personal life situation into account. 
JOIN US

 

Get in touch at work@ixds.com, ideally including a CV/portfolio, links to prior work and salary expectations (80%)!