RELX Group User Experience Designer in Amsterdam, Netherlands

User Experience Designer

Category: IT/Technical & Product Development

Location: Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

Medior User Experience Designer, fulltime

We are offering an outstanding opportunity for a Dutch speaking User Experience Designer.

The role

We are looking for a medior UX designer to design, communicate and shape how users interact with our products. You will be part of the UX team for our successful XpertHR and Nextens brands which deliver data services and cloud applications to HR and fiscal professionals ( www.xperthr.nl at http://www.xperthr.nl/ ,www.nextens.nl). In addition, you will work with a range of departments, evangelizing the importance of UX throughout the business and creating deliverables that will help us to build products that deliver great user experiences, both national and international. You will be based in Amsterdam as part of a team consisting of four other UX colleagues with external researchers and designers where needed.

Your role will include:

  • Running creative workshops and brainstorm sessions to gather requirements with internal stakeholders and/or end-users.

  • Running user research and usability testing to validate designs and update designs based on customer feedback.

  • Identifying user goals, user journeys and information architecture for web/software/mobile app interfaces.

  • Analysis, presentation and documentation of research results to all stakeholders.

  • Creating low-fidelity sketches and wireflows to demonstrate how users could interact with products.

  • Creating detailed wireframes and interactive prototypes to evolve product design.

  • Close collaboration with RBI colleagues in six scrum teams at Product Development.

  • Collaborating with (among others) product owners, customer service, content creators and upper management.

  • Coaching interns, Jr. UX designers and projects handled by external parties.

What makes us better than the rest

There are all sorts of roles out there but we are confident that few (if any) can match the combination of benefits that we offer; here are a few examples:

  • Cutting edge : Many ofRBI’s products and services are market leaders. Now, we push the envelope by developing exciting new and innovative solutions for our customers using the latest data analytics and machine learning technologies.

  • UX community : Being a large international company, we have our own UX community with over 50 colleagues worldwide. Sharing ideas or ask for support from an overseas colleague is a click away through our Yammer and Slack groups. Closer to home are our colleagues in Doetinchem and London with which we have face-to-face events to support each other in work and – of course – have a drink or two.

  • Training : We offer numerous training opportunities that equips you with the technical and soft skills to help accelerate your success

  • Global Reach : You will be working on an international scale with e.g. UX-colleagues in London and on other top-brands like ICIS and Acquity

  • Work-life balance : We want you to enjoy yourself and to be happy and relaxed in your work. This does not mean that you won’t be ‘stretched’ and encouraged, it simply means that we know that balance is important.

  • Culture/Social : It’s not all about work, we also encourage a strong social side to working here from drinks and dinner get-togethers to our annual end-of-year extravaganza! We also run a variety of charity groups and encourage everybody to get involved – we even give you two extra ‘charity days’ each year!

And what about your career

Career development is a big thing for us and we take our PDP (personal development plan) process very seriously; we want you to learn and progress quickly in the direction you want to go and we will provide you with the training and support to achieve that at the right pace. The great thing about RBI career-wise is that we’re a company made up of leading online businesses so you can develop in three dimensions: vertically through the business, across different products/markets, and across different functions (if you fancy a change). We’re also a global business and are often able to offer overseas opportunities either as secondments or on a permanent basis.

Company information

RBI is a global business and we provide vital information, analytics and data solutions to our customers across globe. We have offices in London, Amsterdam, New York, Chicago, Paris, Shanghai, Dubai and Singapore – to name just a few.

We’re a technology business with a keen focus on innovation and product development, and we work closely with our customers to grow their businesses, so we’re looking for people who want to grow too. We never stand still.

We’re also part of RELX Group, a FTSE-100 company and a world-leading provider of information and analytics to a huge range of industries. And with over 28,000 employees in over 30 countries, and revenues approaching $10 billion, there’s a lot of opportunity for you to succeed.

Qualifications and experience requirements

Empathy for users and passion for helping to create new digital products

  • At least 2 years of experience in UX (both research and design).

  • A Bachelor degree or higher qualification in a related discipline is desirable e.g. product design, graphic design, interaction design, usability, HCI, user experience. Candidates from other backgrounds are encouraged if you can demonstrate that you have design skills and interest.

  • Passionate about User Experience.

  • Excellent communication and team work skills.

  • A thorough understanding of UX design methodologies and trends.

  • Excellent ability to run various types of research sessions, design or research sprints and translate the results into successful designs.

  • Experience with qualitative user research, analytics and A / B testing.

  • Ability to learn quickly and work in a fast-paced environment.

  • Familiarity with design software such as Axure, Adobe XD, Balsamiq or similar.

  • A portfolio showing examples of your work throughout the entire design process.

  • Experience in a related field such as HR, finances or accounting is a big plus!

Salary

RBI offers a good set of primary and secondary labour conditions including a fixed 13th month, profit share, 34 days holidays and two days a year to spend on charity work. Of course a laptop and smartphone are provided.

More information

For more information contact Tristan Weevers, User Experience Lead, tristan.weevers@reedbusiness.com .

A pre-employment screening and on-line assessment will be part of the application process.