Senior Product Designer at Lilium

The Opportunity

A career at Lilium is for those who want to do something extraordinary. Every day we are pushing the very boundaries of technology and customer experience to deliver something that has never been done before.

What we do here is hard, but then very few things worth achieving are easy. By joining Lilium you will have the opportunity to work with our world-class team of more than 300 leaders, experts and engineers who are as passionate about changing the world as you are.

We’re also passionate about diversity: we want you to come as you are, no matter your background. As long as you share our desire to push the limits of what’s possible, you’ll fit right in.

Your role and your team:

In this position, you will report directly to our Head of Product Design, work closely with one of our Co-Founders, our Product Office, as well as the wider engineering team.

Our Product team creates everything that the customer sees, touches and feels around Lilium. We are building and optimizing the whole customer-facing experience and it's our responsibility to integrate the product design of our infrastructure, service and our core product, the Lilium Jet. We'll also ensure that our colleagues who work at the landing pads or who pilot and maintain our aircraft are taken care of with high-end employer products so that they're well placed to deliver our ultimate goal of creating a magical and fully-integrated customer experience.

Therefore you will be a team player, passionate about all aspects of design and creativity, and eager to make the impossible possible. As a Senior Product Designer, you will conduct and implement the design strategy and language for the Lilium jet and its product features.

We’re looking for individuals whose outstanding creativity matches their passion for clever solutions. You will be highly driven and motivated to envision and apply innovative design solutions and will roll up your sleeves and work hands-on to develop our full range of diverse products. Doing so you will help to shape the future of transportation with us.

Your Day to Day:

  • Understand and put customer needs first, applying your thinking and decision process around the design space of Lilium. This will include exterior, interior, package, materials, color and trim and lighting design of our entire eco-system
  • Create exceptional exterior designs and verify those with the latest advancements in design tools, including VR, AR, CAS and clay modeling
  • Create world-class interior designs, which represent Lilium’s values that create a truly magical experience for our customers
  • Understand and integrate ergonomic concepts
  • Design Class-A surfaces together with our CAS modeling team
  • Apply a strong knowledge of legislation and engineering requirements to achieve design feasibility
  • Demonstrate a strong respect for project timing schedules and budget constraints
  • Work on any ad hoc related projects or tasks provided by management

Your Profile:

  • S., B.A., M.S., M.A. or similar in product design, transportation design or similar with an exceptional track record of various design projects aimed at real and imaginary world solutions
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in product design or transportation design, preferably for a major international technology company, lifestyle company or design agency
  • Excellent skills in exterior and interior hand sketching and photoshop renderings and the ability to model and proof your design in 3D by using Alias and/or Maya, Rhino or CATIA
  • You have developed product concepts and accompanied them from the initial sketch phase over the prototype phase to market-ready phase. During this process, you were integrated in all facets of the design decision development, including package, engineering loops, CAS, clay phase, concept and prototyping.
  • Strong conceptual thinking, ideally also gathered experience in advance design projects
  • The ability to adapt to a new formal language and create outstanding design within that language
  • High level of self-reliance with the ability to work cohesively in a design team and interdepartmentally, as well as autonomously
  • Target-oriented, highly driven workstyle with analytical and creative problem-solving skills are required
  • You are highly proactive and like to challenge the status quo together with us
  • Fluent English language skills are essential. German and other languages would be beneficial

 

Please send us your up-to-date portfolio with your cover letter. We hereby inform you that within the application process you will have to fulfill a design task.

Life at Lilium:

Our HQ is designed to make working at Lilium as comfortable as possible. We’ve got the basics covered with ample parking and free transport links to local stations, but it’s also a fun place to work, with shared working spaces, rooms with sofas and hammocks, and a rooftop terrace where you can watch planes taking off all day long. Finally, we’re big believers in the idea that your health is central to your happiness, so we’ve invested in providing an extensive gym, free yoga sessions, bikes you can borrow to cycle around our campus, a relaxation room and three free meals a day.

Relocating:

In order to build a world-class team, we welcome people from all over the world. From free language tuition to relocation assistance and visa sponsorship, we’ll support you on every step of your journey.

Lilium is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals regardless of ethnicity, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age. 

Location

Munich, Germany

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