Senior User Experience Designer

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Barcelona (España)
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At TravelPerk, we want to become the most user-centric travel company on earth. To get there, we need exceptionally talented, bright, and driven people. If you'd like to help us disrupt the business travel industry and build the smartest platform to help companies of all sizes to save significant amounts of money on travel expenses while making employees happier, this is your chance to make history. We are looking for a dynamic, organized self-starter to join as a Senior User Experience Designer at our HQ in Barcelona.

You will be responsible for developing best-in-class experiences (user interface designs, interaction models, prototypes, etc.) in a fast-paced, startup environment. You will work closely with the founders and engineering team to successfully go from an early stage startup to becoming the market leader. You are a pragmatic visionary that can translate business needs into a fantastic customer-focused solution. You must be responsive, flexible, and able to succeed within an open and collaborative peer environment. The ideal candidate for this position will be at ease visualizing an experience in the abstract and then being able to drive that vision into solid design deliverables.

Do you particularly enjoy working with amazing people, having fun at work, and living by the beach? If so, this role may just be a fit.

What will you do in a typical day?

  • Work closely with the product and engineering team to help define business and feature requirements, user scenarios and use cases.
  • Relentlessly simplify and distill complex business processes into intuitive and elegant UIs.
  • Create process flows, conceptual diagrams, wireframes, and mockups to effectively communicate high-level design strategies and detailed interaction behaviors.
  • Drive the development and communication of design guidelines and patterns, with a focus on providing a consistent and intuitive experience across the product.
  • Provide design leadership to technical teams by fostering a shared understanding of the user-centric intersection between design, business and technology through on-going application reviews.

What do we offer?

  • Competitive compensation including base salary, bonus and equity in the company
  • No vacation policy and no work schedule: complete freedom to be productive and happy
  • Continuous learning is encouraged and you are more than welcome to dedicate time to learn things that interest you, even if they are not directly related to the day to day tasks
  • We use TravelPerk to manage our business travel, if you travel and beat the budget, 50% of the savings are yours!

    • This position requires full-time, in-house work in Barcelona, Spain. We can help with relocation from anywhere in the world.
    • English is the official language at the office. No prior knowledge of Spanish is required.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • 5 years industry experience providing interaction design solutions for web and/or software applications.
  • A strong portfolio demonstrating past work experience creating great user-centered design solutions.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, interpersonal and analytical skills including the ability to communicate complex, interactive design concepts clearly and persuasively across different audiences.
  • Experience working in a collaborative team and working directly with developers for implementation of designs.
  • Comprehensive understanding of the current state of web technology and best practices.
  • Strong practical knowledge of user-centered design methodologies, usability principles, web-based information architecture and design.
  • Ability to define patterns and advocate for consistency, without repressing inspiration or inhibiting innovation.
  • Ability to work gracefully and have a bias for action in a fast-paced, sometimes ambiguous environment.
  • An unfailing passion and capacity to advocate on behalf of our users.
  • Relentless desire for innovation, balanced with business needs, and customer expectations.
  • Visual design expertise demonstrated through mockups and style guides.
  • Proficiency in a variety of design tools such as Balsamiq, Invision, Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks and Dreamweaver
  • Bachelor's degree in design, human-computer interaction (HCI), or equivalent professional experience as an interactive/user experience designer.
  • Experience defining and maintaining design patterns and UX standards.
  • Demonstrated visual design expertise; capacity for creating fun, highly usable designs and layouts, and a propensity towards simplification

Bonus points for:

  • Ability to create functional prototypes in HTML, JavaScript, CSS.
  • Experience with agile/scrum.
  • Familiarity with the technical considerations involved in designing for complex systems.
  • Experience with Adobe tools is highly desirable

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