Lead Product Designer - Data Hub

Rotterdam

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Mendix is on a mission to enable anyone in any organization – from the marketing coordinator to the software developer to the CEO – to create things that are transformational for their company.  We are fundamentally reinventing the way applications are created and we’re reinventing the future of software development.  Sounds ambitious, right?  We agree.
Not to brag, but nearly 4,000 organizations worldwide, including KLM, Medtronic, Merck, and Philips, rely on Mendix to build web and mobile applications.  Thousands of our customers use our platform to delight their clients and empower their employees. It’s no surprise that we’re a recognized Leader by Gartner and Forrester in a red-hot market expected to exceed $21 billion by 2022.  Ok, maybe we did want to brag a little.  But we’re proud of what we’ve accomplished…and…we’re humble enough to admit that we need you to make us even more effective.
The position: Do you have a proven track record of designing and shipping user experiences and products? Are you a thoughtful creator who is passionate about user interactions, skilled at crafting interfaces, and able to shape an entire project from start to finish? We are looking for an ambitious and creative Lead Product Designer to join the Data Hub Group in Rotterdam.
Responsibilities:As a Lead Product Designer, you are responsible for product quality and design processes, with the ultimate goal of creating delightful, user-friendly products and services. You are involved in every user experience related aspect of the product development process, from contributing concepts to the next product innovation. You lead heuristic experience evaluations and communicate and collaborate well with stakeholders regarding experience trade-offs for a release. You help teams with strategic complex usability topics and guide them in the right direction in decisions regarding the developer experience. Your work is taking the developer experience to the next level in our journey of having the most loved low code platform.
Data Hub Group:In the Data Hub group, we’re working on building an inspiring and innovative low-code data integration platform. The Data Hub product aims to solve a fundamental challenge for businesses, enabling their people to take the data that they have available across their company and use it effectively. Data Hub takes on the challenge of getting rid of the high amount of friction that usually exists when trying to find and use data by offering a solution that simplifies this process from start to finish. 
Data Hub is the newest member of the Mendix Product family, therefore operating as a start-up and as autonomous as possible within Mendix. This unit's key to success focuses on exceptional product design and continuous learning. To support this, we are looking for a lead designer that drives innovation and growth while working closely with product management, being an integral part of the product leadership team.You’ll be working with developers, service designers, product managers, user researchers, customers and other stakeholders to create delightful and elegant user experiences.
Design team:The Design team is a distributed team across Boston, Pune, Shanghai, and Rotterdam, with many disciplines. From user experience research and service design to brand and product design, the Mendix design team is filled with creatives focused on elevating the user experience across our products. We believe that collaboration across the whole organization is the key to our success and have centralized partnerships with all R&D groups and units. 

Requirements:

  • 7+ years of experience as a product designer 
  • Contribute to product vision and product releases
  • Demonstrated experience designing enterprise solutions 
  • A proven track record of shipped products with a strong graphic design sensibility
  • Able to create novel solutions for hard usability problems
  • Must be highly skilled in Figma and other design tools
  • Self-motivated, able to work independently but also collaborative and driven by group critique
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to challenge others with creative ideas to get the best results
  • Ability to communicate design concept ideas through sketches, prototypes and wireframes
  • Basic knowledge of system integration and an understanding of programming concepts like object oriented programming, HTML and databases are a plus

Experience a culture like no other at Mendix

  • Great salary and secondary benefits
  • Training budget for personal development, team outings and opportunities to attend conferences
  • All the books, tools and technology you need to do your job
  • Monthly crafting days where you can explore side projects or try out cool new technologies
Our Guiding Principles
While we live on different continents, speak different languages, and work on different things, we are bound by our “MendixBlue” guiding principles.  Being “MendixBlue” means that you live the culture, and you consistently improve it as we grow.  It’s kind of a big deal.
We put the customer first.  Without our customers, we have no business.  So, if you act in the best interest of our customers, always…you belong here.
We think big. We work to have a meaningful, lasting impact on the world.  So, if you aim high and think long term…you belong here.
We innovate.  We want to be what happens next.  So, if you ask “what if?” and work to find a way or make one…you belong here. 
We nurture talent.  We look, not just at the sum of what an individual has done, but at the potential of who they can be.  So, if you’re up for learning from your failures…you belong here.
We hear every voice.  Inflated egos don’t last here, humility does.  So, if you share credit and ensure that the best ideas win – regardless of who they come from…you belong here.
We own it.  If something needs doing, we do it. So, if you focus on the outcome, and take initiative to get it done…you belong here.
We have fun.  We use laughter as a common language.  We can ask for help and we’re happy to give it.  So, if you find joy and purpose in what you do…you belong here.
Make your career at Mendix.
There are precious few jobs that let you create the future. But you’ll find one at Mendix. We are at a pivotal time in our company’s existence: where rapid growth meets stable funding.  This is the time for industrious people to raise their hands to solve the next generation of problems. Mendix is a place where ambitious people can thrive; where you can identify an issue, propose a solution, and build the structure to make it happen.
Important to know: Mendix is a Siemens business, which means we’re backed by the resources and stability of one of the world’s largest and most forward-looking enterprises. Think: job security.
Since our company was founded in 2005, our aim has been to create a great work environment for people at all stages in their careers. That’s why we are so pleased and honored that we were rated a top Cloud Computing Company to work for in 2019, based on feedback from our employees on Glassdoor. With offices in the Netherlands, the UK, Germany, and the US, (and more coming), we provide an international playground to truly impact the world through low-code.
Job tags: Figma Graphic design HTML Product design Product management Prototypes Research Service design Sketches User experience Wireframes
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