Hello ✨

We’re Happy Scribe, a 100% bootstrapped startup based in Barcelona.

We offer transcription and subtitling services by combining AI with the expertise of language professionals to create a 5 star product. We’re working on one of the fundamental problems of this decade: speech-to-text technology.

We’re just 14 people at the moment, but growing fast and profitable (€4M ARR, 110% YoY growth) and we’re building the team thoughtfully and with a lot of care.

What you’ll do

As a Product Design Lead at Happy Scribe you will take over a part of the job that André, our CEO and co-founder has done since starting Happy Scribe. At the moment there are no designers on our team, which means your will directly impact the future of our product and be the voice of design in the company. This is a great opportunity for a Senior Product Designer who wants to step up their level of impact without going into a people-management. Some of the things that you will be doing:

  • Fully autonomous from discovery to delivery; you will be in charge of pursuing user research and converting it into delightful product user experiences.
  • Be the center of user-empathy in the company; you’ll be the bridge between support, engineering, sales.
  • You have the roadmap under control, from discovering high-impact problems to solve, to measuring the success & failures of new releases.
  • Productise and standardise the transcription and subtitle market with consistent experiences that impact 10,000s of people.
  • As the voice of Design in the company in a small team of 14, you’ll fundamentally impact the future of our product

What you’ll bring

We are looking for exceptional individuals to join our team and believe that they can come from anywhere. Extensive CVs and endless cover letters don’t impress us. Driven people that have skin in the game do. If you feel like you don’t meet all of the requirements for this role, we encourage you to apply anyways.

  • You have a clear design methodology. You know where you’re going and you have a plan A, B and C on how to get there.
  • You have the communication skills to help set up roadmaps and make strategy come to life.
  • You truly enjoy getting to the heart of customer problems: you read support tickets, jump on sales calls and run unexpected customer interviews.
  • You have a strong entrepreneurial mindset: you enjoy being scrappy and aren’t scared of showing your work early.
  • You have worked on a complex UX project that had a big impact on the product, for example, redesigning an onboarding flow or a new feature.

🕊️ Happy Scribe is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all people and all walks of life. We believe a diverse team will be key to our success and we strongly encourage applications from under-represented groups in tech and marginalised groups in general: women, people of colour, LGBTQIA+, parents, career changers, refugees, people with disabilities… we want to hear from you!


✨ Have an impact on millions of people — Change how users and language professionals make transcriptions, translations and subtitles.

👫 Work with a small team of bright people — When we talk with most people, they have a hard time understanding how we got so far with so few people. Looking at [this](https://i.imgur.com/FOHsMTa.png), we’re close in ARR to a typical Series B company, but our ARR per employee is 10x the industry average.

🤝 A company culture built on trust, autonomy, and independence

💰 Competitive salary — our salaries in the top percentiles of the Barcelona startup scene.

📈 Equity — By joining the company when the team is so small, you’re helping us set the foundations of our future success. We’re asking you to come on an adventure, so if we find a treasure, we want you to get a piece.

🧠 Mental health support — We have partnered with Oliva to offer you the best mental health support, from day 1. You can access 1-1 online therapy as often as you need to and it’s 100% confidential.

⏱️Flexible working hours — Work on the schedule that makes you the most happy and productive.

🏖️ Flexible vacation time — So you can recharge your batteries whenever you need to, without having to count the days.

🌏 €1,000 per year travel bonus — We live in a distributed world where most people have friends and family spread around the globe. We don’t want finances or distances to get in the way of spending time with the people you care about. This perk will help you stay closer to them.

✊ We make it work — Have kids? Live far away? Do you have a non-normative life setup? The thing we care the most about is the team. Once we know we want to work with you, we make it work.

🍽️ In-Person culture — We believe nothing beats the magic of great people working together in person, in and outside of working hours. Expect meaningful, laughter-filled conversations over shared meals, cocktail nights, team-building activities like escape rooms, customised murder mysteries, and more!

🏰 Beautiful office in Gràcia — One of the best areas in Barcelona. Our offices are much more than just a place to work. We like to see them alive 24/7, filled with friends and creative activities. Want to organize a community event, a breakfast with other designers, developers, etc.? The place is yours. Office pool included.

🚚 Visa sponsorship and Relocation help — We want to work with the best people, regardless of where they’re from. We’ll help with your relocation costs and getting set up in Barcelona and will sponsor your visa if needed.

✈️ Team Retreats — So far we’ve been to Paris, Mallorca, the Pyrenees, Aran Islands, Dublin, and Sweden, where we had a small island to ourselves!

💻 The hardware that you need to be most productive.

📚 1 book/mo + e-learning platforms, conferences or courses of your choice — We truly want you to learn.

🌏 International, English-only speaking environment — We’re building an international team and want to create an inclusive environment where anyone can join any conversation at any time, even if it’s just a kitchen catch up. That’s why you’ll find Italian, French or Catalan people talking in English to each other.

💌 Interested? Send an email to careers@happyscribe.co

Include your CV, your portfolio and any links that best showcase the work you’re the proudest of.

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