Akur8 is hiringProduct Designer

Full TimeProduct Design
Posted 10mo ago


Akur8 is a young, dynamic, fast growing Insurtech startup that is revolutionizing insurance pricing with transparent AI.

Since 2016 our skilled R&D team of Data Scientists, Software Engineers and Actuaries has developed unique AI algorithms that automate the insurance pricing process in an unprecedented way.

Our solution is a SaaS platform which allows insurance companies to model their risks 10 times faster, with a higher predictive power than traditional methods. constituting a major game changer for the insurance industry.

Akur8 has been already been selected:

  • In CB Insights Top 50 World Insurtech Companies 2022
  • In Fintech Global’s Top 100 AIFinTech list 2022
  • As No.24 in Sønr’s World Top 100 Insurtech Companies 2022
  • As 3rd best overall (worldwide) in the CodinGame 2022 Software Engineering Fall Challenge

With 31 nationalities within our team, and offices in Paris, London, New York, Tokyo, Milan & Cologne, Akur8’s solution is international by design. Servicing 85 clients across 3 continents and targeting all non-life insurance carriers, we focus on more mature markets for faster expansion.

To learn more about Akur8, and what we do, click here.

To learn more about our Design Team, click here.

Akur8 is, in all senses of the term, an equal opportunities employer. Akur8 puts diversity and inclusion at the heart of its values. We examine all applications based on equal skills and applying the principles of non-discrimination.

We're looking for someone to participate in all stages of the product development process – from the discovery to the delivery - along with our existing Design team (1 Design Manager, 3 Product Designers and 1 UX Engineer), as well as working in collaboration with our Product Managers, Data Scientists and Software Engineers to make our product grow.

You'll contribute to the definition of the product vision, successfully drive the implementation of new features. and support the technical team to identify potential problems and opportunities.

As an experienced Product Designer, you're driven by goals and are meticulous in your attention to detail - whilst keeping an eye on the overall vision - and as this is a role for pure team players, show a capacity for collaborating with cross-functional teams.

At Akur8, our Product Designer's responsibilities include:

  • Analysing user interface problems and design solutions that meet business goals and technical requirements
  • Conducting usability testing or other user research tests to obtain user insights
  • Monitoring user feedback and performing interface adaptations
  • Creating process flows, wireframes, and designing mockups as needed to effectively conceptualise and communicate detailed interaction behaviours
  • Animating workshops to key stakeholders to tackle complex problems and find new ideas (brainstorming sessions, HMW, card sorting, design sprints etc.)
  • Creating high-fidelity prototypes and being responsible for the design handoff to the development team.
  • Contributing to the DesignOps topics such as: creating new components in the design system, supporting the UX Engineer, writing documentation and guidelines for new interfaces, etc


In order to be considered for this position within our Design team, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • A BSc or MSc in a UX/UI or Design related subject (Cognitive Science, Psychology, etc)
  • 3+ years professional experience as a UX / Product Designer on technical projects (B2B or Tech)
  • Excellent working knowledge of Figma
  • Knowledge of usage and user problems in complex environments and contexts
  • Practical knowledge of the methods necessary for user profiling (persona), creation of usage scenarios & proposals for interaction concepts (information architecture, tree structures, lo-fi prototyping, wireframes, hi-fi prototypes, etc.)
  • Skills in UI design and knowledge of how to build and maintain a design system

  • A problem-solving spirit as well as a sense of constructive criticism.
  • Precise, demanding and not afraid to insist in order to achieve results in line with user expectations
  • Well organised, comfortable with multi-tasking and an ability to prioritise your workload
  • You have fluent written and spoken English

IMPORTANT: Please join elements of / be prepared to provide links to your Design portfolio that highlight case studies, as well as UX skills such as sketches, wireframes, user flows, etc


You'll join a highly skilled and motivated team that is willing to share their knowledge and passion for advanced data science, computer science and actuarial sciences. In addition to this we provide:

  • Competitive salary
  • Annual bonus
  • Company shares / equity
  • Hybrid office / home office policy
  • 25 days of paid holidays + RTT
  • Gym membership with Gymlib
  • On-site gym facilities / corporate sporting activities
  • Swile lunch vouchers
  • Excellent health insurance (including possibility of family coverage)
  • Relocation support
  • Sponsored crèche access
  • Beautiful office in the heart of the 9th arrondissement of Paris
  • Free cafeteria with fresh fruit, drinks and snacks
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