We are looking for a
Business Development Manager - Connected Living (f/m/x)

Join our Connected Living team and help us empower the citizens of tomorrow by enabling them to interact with their homes, cities and systems.
Who we are


IXDS is a collective of designers, technologists, researchers and entrepreneurs in Berlin and Munich. Collectively, we work towards a shared purpose: To create desirable and lasting impact by empowering individuals, teams, and businesses.

With a unique set of tools and methods, we uncover relevant user and market insights and leverage the best of existing technology to transform these insights into desirable product and service experiences. We work across the digital and analogue to create an enduring impact on organizations and people: Every day, we are getting our heads around how people will live their lives in the future – in smart homes or when they shop, how they manage their health intelligently or get from A to B in a seamless way, how they collaborate and live together in totally new formats. We think about how companies can offer smarter services to their clients and employees, finding smarter ways to manufacture and distribute goods. And we love to prototype this future, day by day: By continuously delivering reference experience prototypes we accelerate the invention and market readiness of meaningful products and services.

What you will contribute


  • You will be one of the driving forces pushing the IXDS Connected Living Venture forward
  • Together with other co-entrepreneurs/co-founders you will lead projects and teams, inspire clients and the larger community, build start-ups and push the discipline further.
  • You will also develop the Connected Living Venture as it would be your own business, e.g. decide how to invest, whom to hire, which strategic direction to take, with whom to partner or to collaborate and how to use the profit.
What you offer


  • You are an expert product manager, engineer, designer, creative technologist, or similar with several years of relevant work experience. 
  • You manage to not only develop innovative and sustainable solutions, but also to strategically position, implement and support these within our client organisations.
  • Your passion and background lie in the field of Connected Living.
  • You are interested in new technologies and industry projects and constantly ready to broaden your horizon.
  • You are confident leading multidisciplinary project teams of highly motivated individuals. 
  • Ideally, you have an understanding of one or more the following fields: service design, user research, industrial design and manufacturing methods, UX/UI design, business design or creative technology.
  • You are fluent in written and spoken English.


  • A purpose-driven, collaborative working culture and studio atmosphere
  • Work with clients ranging from startups to big corporates
  • Great variety of projects in diverse contexts and industries
  • Interdisciplinary teams to build and share knowledge and tackle complex challenges
  • Supportive team culture cultivated in collective team lunches, thirsty thursdays, coffee dates etc.
  • Balanced working hours and a 4-day work week (80%)
  • The opportunity to take over responsibility quickly and shape your own career
  • Fair pay and a bonus program for every team member
  • Flexible collaboration tools and working hours/places to take your personal life situation into account 
Join us


If you are interested in this exciting and challenging position we are keen on hearing about your visions and ideas! Please send your application to work@ixds.com including your CV/portfolio, links to prior work and your salary expectations (80%). If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch.