We are smava, the online loan comparison platform.  We are one of the three largest Fintech-employers in Germany. Our mission is to revolutionize the loans market by making it fair and transparent. smava finds the best loans for everyone: fast, convenient and cost effective. We are in the third stage of innovation in the finance industry: first ATM’s, then online-banking, now digital loans by smava! This is also why we were awarded as Innovator 2018. All of this was achieved thanks to almost 400 employees. Become a part of the smava-story now!

Senior UX Designer (m/f)


Are you looking to step up your UX career?  smava, one of the most successful German FinTech startups wants to go to the next level and is looking for you!

smava Design Team works closely with product managers, developers, business intelligence and web analytics in cross-functional teams to discover new products and to find best solutions on already existing ones observing user behaviors and understanding their needs and motivations. smava Design Team is the advocate for User Centered Design, spreading this new mindset across the company.
The individuals and teams are given as much as autonomy as possible so they can innovate quickly. Besides creating, learning and innovating you will actually have a lot of fun at work :)


As a User Experience Designer in smava Design Team you will play a key role in providing our customers a seamless and cross device experience in the digital loan market.
Collaborating close with other designers, researchers, product owners and developers you will design and deliver the best user experience to our customers, trying to convert their needs and pain points into new opportunities.


  • Sketch ideas and designs and communicate them clearly to work mates
  • Break down complex user journeys in simple wireframes to discuss them with all stakeholders
  • Translate designs in ready-to-be-tested prototypes with users
  • Understand user pain points and needs from user tests/research insights and KPIs tracking
  • Be an advocate for user-centric mindset and spread it with your workmates
  • Bring new fresh ideas and collaborate with workmates to improve user journeys and products
  • Strive for bringing consistency on experience, usability, interactions and design patterns across products and devices


If you have at least 2 years of experience as a UX Designer, we would like to see your projects from various stages of the process to check your skills regarding:

  • User Empathy
    How your designs address user needs and desires
  • Information Structure
    How do you shape the content of your designs
  • Wireframing & User Flows
    How do you represent the hierarchy of elements in user interfaces and how these interfaces compose the path users go through
  • Prototyping
    How do you test your designs
  • Interaction Design
    How do your designs communicate with users and devices
  • Collaboration and Communication
    How do you collaborate, for examples, with developers; How do you communicate what you designed and your ideas; How do you measure the “success” of your design/idea

What we offer

  • An exciting opportunity in an innovative and fast-growing Fintech company
  • Signing bonus, because every great decision should be rewarded
  • Relocation bonus (in case you are relocating to Berlin)
  • Onboarding support (e.g. visa sponsorship & accommodation)
  • Paid education (e. g. trainings, workshops, conferences)
  • Employer-funded pension
  • Subsidized Lunch offer (smunch.co) and subsidized public transport ticket (VBB Umweltkarte)
  • Discounted fitness offers close to the office
  • Flexible working hours
  • German courses
  • Brown Bag Lunches, Hackathons, Beer Friday, Cookie Friday, Mystery Lunch, Breakfast Club and team events
  • Open communication, flat hierarchy and fast execution
  • Smart colleagues from all around the world (30+ nationalities)
  • Choice between Mac or Windows laptop

Did we get your attention? Then we are looking forward to receiving your application including:

  • CV, salary expectations and the earliest starting date addressed to Natalia Nehring
  • In case you are not an EU citizen, we also need copies of your academic degree & valid passport
  • If you already have a Blue Card, Visa or Work Permit, please let us know

Note that it will be difficult to proceed with your application without the documents mentioned above.