Product Designer / Schibsted
THE OPPORTUNITY IN A NUTSHELL
You? Background in UX design of digital products, experience in leading design projects on your own and facilitating user research. Curious & problem-solving mindset.
Role? Product Designer leading real estate focused design work: collecting user & business insights, prototyping & validating new concepts, and creating final designs.
Location? We work in a hybrid way and meet up as a team at our Helsinki office once, twice per week. We’re just a few steps away from the Helsinki railway station and Tuesdays you find most of us here thanks to our afternoon buns tradition!
Company? Schibsted: you’re about to dive into our Nordic Marketplaces’ Real Estate business represented by our well known brands Blocket, FINN & Oikotie Asunnot targeting millions of monthly users in the Nordics with the aim of empowering people in their journey to find a home in every stage of life.
Why us? Have you been waiting for a possibility to leave putting down fires behind and focusing on envisioning the future of a digital product with millions of monthly users? Here it is! On top of that, we welcome you to our startup style, people-centric community where there’s no space for unnecessary bureaucracy and you’re encouraged to try out and grow.
Sounds like your work home? Check out the details below!
WHO ARE YOU?
- Background in UX / Product design and experience in developing digital products with agile & data driven methods.
- Mastering a variety of research methods which help you to get into users’ minds, collect and put together insights & spot opportunities for innovation.
- As you work in a cross-functional team together with product manager, developers and analyst, it is important that you’re used to talking the same language with them.
- Fluency in English (even on Monday mornings;-). Our official language is English and we gather people together from multiple backgrounds (memes in Spanish, Indian cooking recipes, database parodies, and dog videos circulate on our Slack channels!). Fluency in Finnish would be an asset since the majority of our customers and external partners prefer to do business with us in Finnish.
- As a person, you are a curious problem-solver with a win-it-together mindset who shares our passion to constantly develop ourselves. Here’s a motivated, development-oriented bunch of positive thinkers waiting for you to share the journey!
WHAT’S THE JOB LIKE?
Day-to-day work & projects cookingAs our new Product Designer, you help millions of people across the Nordics to find, sell and rent their homes on our Marketplaces Oikotie Asunnot in Finland, Blocket in Sweden and FINN in Norway. To start with, your focus is on pro home sellers (realtors, constructors, investors) and their user experien_ce._ You can also expect to discover other parts of our real estate business when projects touch their end and it’s time to swift focus on other parts of the product.
You cover the user-centric design process from end to end and we dare to say that there’s no day alike (cliché, we know!). You’re responsible for the user experience, and let qualitative insights and behavioural data drive your designs. You identify and prioritise design problems, explore new concepts and validate them with mock-ups & prototypes with the help of our end-users. Furthermore, you identify and prioritise design problems, explore new concepts and validate them with our end-users and finalise them as tangible designs. Constant improvement is always in your mind, thus you keep on measuring and analysing the usage of the newest launches and sharing your findings with Product Managers and developers.
During your first six months, we expect you to settle in our team & the community and start taking over your role. With our help (ofc!), we see you starting contributing on a team level to user research and product design while getting to know how our cross-functional teams work. Further down the road, we hope that you can continuously help us to improve our working methods as well!
Not everything is cotton candy clouds, so here’s the main opportunity to improveWe are transforming into a next generation marketplace and only recently in January 2023, brought our strengths together from Norway, Sweden and Finland and started working in cross-country teams. There are still many moving parts and the changing environment comes with unsolved questions and needs to build new habits and processes. On the other hand, it brings along a great opportunity to leave your fingerprint on how the new setup is drafted! Is your curious mind asking for this kind of adventure?
80 design experts in our Nordic Design Community are eagerly awaiting your arrival! Your home team is a dynamic group of nine experts from Norway, Sweden and Finland working in different teams across our Real Estate business vertical. We work in cross-functional, empowered teams that have a lot of freedom and responsibility to make the magic happen with the help of OKRs (Objectives- Key Results). As a designer community we’re driven by the will to create products that users love and to keep on sharing knowledge and growing.
Schibsted Nordic MarketplacesBilbasen, Blocket, DBA, FINN, Oikotie, Rakentaja & Tori. Did you spot any familiar names? Then you already know a bit about Schibsted and our Nordic Marketplaces! We pulled our strengths together in January 2023 and are now collaborating tightly at the Nordic level to innovate further our marketplaces user-friendliness in mind to empower millions of people interacting with us in their daily lives. Our goal is to increase the positive impact on society and the planet tenfold by 2035. We also aim to transform services into a next-gen marketplace by taking on a larger role and responsibility in key user journeys.
There are 1400 of us across the Nordic Marketplaces and we’re lucky to work with colleagues who share the passion for their work, are friendly and caring. Our community embraces curiosity, teamwork, a problem-solving mindset, and continuous learning. Have a sneak peek at our boogie on LinkedIn & Instagram, get to know the Schibsted Tech & Shetech Communities along with the Schibsted Talks podcast hosted by our very own colleagues.
Inclusion at Schibsted means creating a fair workspace where each of us is respected and celebrated by the stories we bring within us and given equal opportunities to thrive. Check our commitment to Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging on our sustainability page.
GOT YOUR ATTENTION? Let us hear from you!
If you are looking for a workplace and the role in which you could share your knowledge and expertise, learn and grow, get inspired, be yourself, and feel good, let us hear from you! We’re eagerly waiting for you to turn yourself in bySunday, March 5th. We’d also love to get a sneak peak on your portfolio so please do not hesitate to include it!
Your future leader & our UX Manager – Real Estate Ylva Berghem is happy to tell you about the daily work. Ylva is best available over the phone (+46 703 090437) on Friday 24.2. and 3.3. 10:00-13:00 EET or by email flexibly (ylva.berghem(at)schibsted.com).
RECRUITMENT PROCESS?1. 45 min meeting with Ylva, the hiring manager (quick intro about Schibsted & the role, your background in short, what drives you forward)
2. 60 min chat with the team (get to know each other, how it would be to work as part of the team, discussion around design practices)
3. 60 min meeting with Marja, UX Director – Real Estate, and the Talent Acquisition Lead Venla (Product Division’s future & Schibsted culture, your growth goals)