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Product Designer

  • Leiden, Netherlands
Product Management

Job description

Hi, we are Samotics! With our unique, AI-driven solution we help many of the world's largest industrial companies reduce energy waste, water pollution events and unplanned downtime. Join us in our mission to make industrial companies more sustainable.

We are looking for a Product Designer. Are you interested in building on a cutting-edge product? Are you excited about solving our customers' most pressing problems? And do you want to make an impact in a fast-growing company? Then read on!

About the team 👋

You'll be a member of our Product Management team and work closely with our cross-functional Product teams. The Product teams are responsible for developing our product SAM4. They consist of various technical disciplines, such as Product Owners, ESA Specialists, Data Scientists and Software Engineers. In those teams, you’ll play a key role in development initiatives by making sure we solve our customers’ pain points with the right solutions. In those efforts, you’ll also work closely together with our broader Customer Success team and our customers directly. 

Your challenge 🎯

As our new Product Designer, you will play a pivotal role in bridging the gap between what users need and the solutions we deliver. In short, you will make sure we build a better product for our customers. Three main responsibilities are central to the role:

  1. UX research - to ensure that our product development process is guided by a deep understanding of our users and their pain points

  2. Interaction design - by exploring, refining and testing solutions as part of our development practices to ensure the identified pain points are solved in our product or service.

  3. UX as a discipline - embed user-centricity in our product teams in alignment with our company strategy, values, and product development practices.

Your activities will include:

  • Conduct user research to gather insights into user behaviors, needs, and motivations.

  • Translate research findings into concepts and actionable design solutions.

  • Prototype and test designs with users, iterating based on feedback.

  • Collaborate with product owners, developers, and other stakeholders to ensure designs are feasible and aligned with business goals.

  • Embed user-centered design principles in the product teams

  • Establish UX as a discipline and align with company strategy and values

Job requirements

What you'll bring ⭐

You possess a blend of UX expertise, entrepreneurial attitude and leadership qualities. Essential skills for this role include:

  • +5 years of UX experience

  • Strong skills in user research methodologies and user-centered design processes.

  • Proficiency in UX design and prototyping tools (e.g., Figma).

  • Strong communication and presentation skills, with the ability to articulate design decisions and research findings to diverse audiences.

  • Ability to work effectively in a cross-functional team environment.

  • Curious and empathetic, with a deep interest in understanding users.

  • Creative and analytical thinker with a problem-solving mindset and a keen eye for aesthetics.

  • Likes to collaborate and “teach as you go” to impart knowledge across the teams

What we offer 🚀

  • Work with cutting-edge technology transforming industry to make a positive environmental impact.

  • Vibrant and professional company culture based on freedom and responsibility.

  • Competitive salary, holidays, and benefits package (pension scheme, parental leave...).

  • Hybrid working opportunities.

  • On-site meals, snacks and drinks.

  • Company events: from pub quizzes to chess tournaments and wine tastings, there's always something fun happening at our company.

  • Enrolment in our Stock Appreciation Rights (SAR) scheme, allowing you to benefit from a potential exit event.

  • In line with our mission, our office is made with 90% recycled material. It is also a three-minute walk from Leiden Central train station.

Ready to join? Apply now!
We believe that diversity and inclusion are crucial to fostering innovation and creativity. Research shows that there is a tendency among women and individuals from underrepresented communities to apply for vacancies only when they meet all of the listed qualifications. If this role excites you, but you’re not sure whether you meet all the criteria, we would still encourage you to apply. Individuals of all backgrounds, genders, and communities are welcome :)


Applications from freelancers, employment agencies and recruitment agencies are not appreciated.

About us

Our mission is to make industrial companies more sustainable. Samotics provides unique AI-driven solutions which enable industrial companies to significantly reduce energy waste, water pollution events and unplanned downtime.

Globally 300 million industrial electric motors account for 30% of all energy consumption. These motors face three critical challenges: unexpected failures, inefficient operations, and inadequate selection. By tackling these issues, our products lead industrial companies worldwide to become more efficient while reducing their environmental footprint.

Since our launch in 2015, we have grown rapidly, with over 100% annual revenue growth and a global footprint of high-profile industrial customers. We are a scale-up with more than 100 talented individuals, working together in an energetic environment where professionalism, an open atmosphere and cutting-edge technology thrive.

Are you excited to tackle critical challenges facing industry in the 21st century? So are we! Join us in making industrial companies more sustainable.