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Lead UX Designer (m/f/x)

Permanent Hires, full-time
Munich, Germany

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The Role

As the Lead UX Designer, you will be responsible for setting the UX strategy, priorities, and deliverables to ensure the success of the KONUX product portfolio.  You will act as a mentor to a team of UX designers and UI developers, and you will focus on solving complex design problems with a focus on our customers’ needs. You will be responsible for ensuring UX design standards across products and for maintaining a user-centric design focus in all aspects of the product life-cycle.  

The ideal candidate has the ability to both broadly analyze complex problems as well as to dive into the interactions and visual details that are crucial to a successful product offering. You are comfortable sharing early and frequent feedback with your team and you enjoy collaborating with cross-functional stakeholders to establish a world-class user experience for our customers across our product portfolio. You have a clean design sense and are a systems-level thinker dedicated to creating intuitive, delightful user experiences.

Your Responsibilities

  • Contribute to strategic decisions working closely with the product and executive teams

  • Influence and contribute to the definition of the product-design-engineering process

  • Establish the UX design team as an integral team in delivering successful products to market

  • Partner with product, engineering, and research to ensure projects are well-defined, highly impactful, and successfully executed

  • Mentor less experienced UX and UI team members

  • Take broad, conceptual ideas and turn them into something useful and valuable in the form of solutions that are simple and intuitive for our users

  • Define and execute approaches to understand our customers and their problems, needs, and mental models

  • Translate complexity into user-friendly experiences by journey mapping, wireframing, prototyping, and visually refining designs

  • Create a framework to ensure regular user research and testing of KONUX solutions

  • Support design decisions by testing internally and leading user testing sessions with customers. 

  • Collaborate with engineers to refine all use cases and ship quality products

Your Profile

  • Minimum of 7 years of relevant experience designing web-based tools or applications. 

  • A track record of launching and shipping successful projects, especially in agile environments

  • The ability to explore and test a breadth of approaches with a pen or prototype

  • A body of work that shows the process behind the result and a user-centered approach

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and a collaborative working style

  • Passion for typography, information hierarchy, interaction design, data/information design and usability heuristics

  • Full working proficiency in English

Nice to have:

  • Experience designing AI and IoT related products

  • Knowledge of HTML, CSS, and Javascript 

  • Experience designing SAAS products

  • Experience with enterprise products and customers

  • Fluency in Sketch and other design tools (e.g. Invision, Zeplin, etc)

Please include your design portfolio in your application documents. Applications without a portfolio will not be reviewed.

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About us

At KONUX, we are empowering the rail industry by building the best possible predictive analytics solutions for our customers. We strive to help industrial companies improve their maintenance and performance decision making in a data-driven world. A career at KONUX is for those who want to be at the forefront of analytics, working to make notable improvements to train reliability which affects hundreds of commuters every day. Our culture prioritizes the customer first, and all employees are expected and empowered to take ownership of their daily responsibilities. If this sounds like the type of environment you thrive in, then we want to hear from you!

What we offer:

  • The opportunity to play a decisive role in shaping a company during its pivotal growth stage alongside a diverse, multinational team
  • A competitive salary with equity (all permanent KONUX employees have equity!)
  • 3600€ personal development budget annually so that you can hone your craft
  • 27 paid vacation days/year from your first day, +1 per year with KONUX
  • Regular team events, including quarterly all-team getaways, after-hours dinner parties, and networking events
  • Flexible working conditions with opportunities for home office
  • Subsidized gym membership
  • A big kitchen with a fully-stocked breakfast bar and professional-grade espresso machine
  • Comfortable and modern offices in beautiful Munich, Germany and Cluj, Romania
  • Relocation support for international candidates

Equal opportunity

At KONUX, we focus on results. We believe that a diverse team achieves better results faster. So here’s the deal: You bring in your very own perspective. We promise to judge your qualifications and performance, not your age, sex, religion, skin color, gender identity, family status or disability.

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