Product Designer in a Climate Tech Startup (f/m/d)

Permanent employee, Full or part-time · Darmstadt-Eberstadt

What you will be doing here
At MAGNOTHERM, we are developing a revolutionary refrigeration technology that has the potential to eliminate 40% of the energy demand and 100% of the direct greenhouse gas emissions in this sector. Our vision is to provide everyone with the cleanest and most sophisticated cooling solutions to reduce climate impact and costs. Founded in 2019, our start-up is a spin-off of the Technical University of Darmstadt.

We have built an outstanding technical team with expertise in various fields. With our first significant financing round, we are on the outlook to pair the technical team with a first-class business team to bring this highly ​efficient, carbon-saving technology to market. To make this happen, we are looking for you to help us realize our vision – join us!

  • You are responsible for designing, prototyping, and testing new products.
  • You conduct user research, testing, and analysis.
  • You translate our vision and mission as a company in a compelling product design.
  • You work closely with the development and production team to build the future of refrigeration systems.
  • You help the marketing team to create a strong brand for MAGNOTHERM and POLARIS within Europe and beyond.
  • You research newest trends in product design, refrigeration, and prototyping.
what you would ideally bring to the table
  • You have a keen eye for detail, ensuring that the final product meets design specifications and quality standards.
  • You have proficiency in various design software, including Adobe Photoshop, AutoCAD, Rhino, Blender, Cinema4D, and other 3D modeling programs.
  • You are able to think critically and problem-solving oriented, identifying design issues, and proposing effective solutions.
  • You have experience with user research, usability testing, and user-centered design methodologies.
  • You have a strong understanding of design principles, such as form, function, and aesthetics.
  • You are adaptable and open to feedback, able to iterate on designs and make improvements based on user and stakeholder feedback.You have excellent communication skills and are native-speaking English.
  • You are intrinsically motivated to improve the world and are convinced that we can make a difference in fighting global warming.
What you will get from the job
  • Competitive salary, employee benefits, and an option to virtual shares.
  • You will be part of an extraordinary team of bright minds with diverse and international backgrounds working at the forefront of climate tech.
  • This job opportunity allows you to take responsibility and grow as a person in an environment where mistakes are embraced to learn faster.
  • The opportunity to work in our HQ in Darmstadt and from home. 
  • You will work closely with the founders and know how a start-up grows over time.
  • Lots of humorous memes.
About us

We believe in science; we believe in the facts. Climate change is  speeding up more than ever and we need to do something about it. We are  convinced that we need better technologies to overcome this tremendous  challenge – or more precisely: this tremendous threat to humanity. We are on a  mission to decarbonize the refrigeration industry and reduce the 10% overall  emissions caused by the 5 billion cooling devices currently deployed. We have  built up a great technical team with excellent expertise in various fields.   To make this happen, we are looking for you to help us make our vision a  reality – join us!  

We  are material scientists, chemists, physicists, a lot of engineers as well as  product and graphic designers. We are a young and up-and-coming team of bright  minds with diverse  and international backgrounds. We love  hanging out together, we argue  about new technologies, politics, the best sport, and food trends. Basically,  we are human.

MAGNOTHERM is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We are open to all groups of people without regard to age, color, national origin,  religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, or any other legally protected characteristics.

Do I need to meet all the requirements to apply?

Studies by several different sources have shown that, on average, men will apply for a job if they meet 60% of the application requirements. In contrast, women/non-binary people will seek to match a much higher percentage of the requirements before applying.

We encourage everyone to apply and give us a chance to evaluate your skills and experience. We are all learning on the job, and although the listing above has been carefully compiled, we are also open-minded and interested to hear about the value you can bring to the role and MAGNOTHERM.

How can I demonstrate that I have particular needs in the application process?

For people living with disabilities, chronic illnesses, or neurodiversity, adjustments and support can make a decisive difference in the application process. If you need any specific accommodations (tools, time, etc.) and feel comfortable disclosing this, please let us know
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