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User Experience Designer (Vienna, Austria)

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Vienna, Austria • Full-time

We are looking for a User Experience Designer. Someone who can help us further develop and improve our customer’s experience using our products so they can produce a better cup of coffee.

We’re a fast growing business that is highly focused on our customers and the benefits we can bring them through close collaboration—with a successful history of over 10 years. We also believe that work-life balance is more than a catch phrase, it is a part of our success. We encourage empowerment and taking over responsibilities. We provide our team with room to grow within our organization, to develop their interests and expertise whatever their current experience level. We offer fair, competitive, and transparent pay. The range for this position is €34K to €46K gross and we look at factors like your experience and individual qualifications to determine our offer. We also make our best possible offer upfront—no games.

We are on the brink of embarking on a new venture. This means that the successful applicant will be part of a complete product journey from concept through delivery. They will have the rare opportunity to shape a sophisticated software product and bring it to market with a dedicated team. Join us and become part of a fun focused family that develops successful solutions for a great industry.

About the role

We follow a user centered design approach with the needs of our users front and center in all cases. This means that we develop a deep understanding of our users, before designing solutions for them. It also means that we evaluate our design solutions regularly with user testing. As a UX designer within our company you will have a big impact on how products look, work and stay consistent by establishing principles to deliver the best possible experience for users.

We use Sketch for all our UI designs. We use Adobe Illustrator for Illustrations and After Effects or CSS for animations/transitions. For prototyping we use inVision and Skype to conduct remote user testing with our customers worldwide.

What you’ll do

  • Create concepts and user flows for products
  • Create wireframes and prototypes in different fidelity levels
  • Help organize and conduct user research - users are front and center in our design process
  • Create UI designs based on wireframes and prototypes that are consistent with our design language
  • Work closely with the development team and supporting them with design assets (like icons and screenshots)
  • Collaborate in further developing a design-system

Requirements

We are looking for people with:

  • Experience in designing projects across the entire product lifecycle and multiple product launches
  • Experience with UI design and current design tools (Sketch, InVision, Illustrator and Photoshop)
  • Empathy for customer needs who can also considering technical constraints
  • An understanding that good design is not about trends but is built on top of principles and tradeoffs. We like well-reasoned design decisions
  • Experience designing in an iterative way to learn and adapt
  • An understanding of responsive design
  • Knowledge and competency in CSS and HTML
  • The ability to create developer ready artwork
  • An excellent command of written and spoken English

That said, we'd be particularly delighted to hire someone with:

  • Experience in data visualization
  • Javascript knowledge to bring UI animations to life
  • Experience in user research - conducting & evaluating user tests
  • A deep appreciation for a good cup of coffee

More about us

Working out of our new office in Vienna is awesome, here is why.

At our office in Vienna you get all the benefits of living in one of the worlds most livable cities and the chance to visit Innsbruck, the capital of the Alps.

Vienna is more than a world class city. In 2018 it was awarded city with the highest quality of life for the 9th time in a row! As the capital of Austria, Vienna sits at the heart of Europe. It combines nature and city with over 2000 parks. Well known for music, museums and coffee house culture, Vienna is also the home of the German speaking worlds largest University. It is an amazing University town with all the activities, resources and nightlife you could want. It is also a terrific city for families if that is your thing. An additional benefit to Vienna - Cropster's Innsbruck headquarters is only a few hours away by train making business trips combined with pleasure trips in the heart of the Austrian Alps a real possibility.

TL;DR It’s a fantastic place to live. That's why it keeps getting awards.

Flexible hours and work-life balance, what does that mean?

Work-life balance means that you'll have time to tend to the life stuff that comes up outside your job. Doctors appointment? Sick kid? Waiting for a handyman? We have all been there and you won't need to plan your life around your working hours to take care of your life. Beside flexible working hours, we also provide the option to work from home if you want or need to. Also 38.5 hour/week are the norm, not the exception.

How to apply

To apply, head over to our online form or send a current resume in HTML, Plain Text, or PDF format to jobs@cropster.com. In the body of the email tell us why you would be a great for this position. If you have a website, or Dribbble page, send us the URL.

After that, rest assured your application will be read by a real human being.

If we decide to move forward, we'll schedule a call with you, or if you are close by we'd be happy to have you in our office. We will talk more about what you've done and why you're interested in the role. This interview will also be an opportunity to ask any questions you have about the role or Cropster in general.

I'm interested

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You’ll work on interesting problems with passionate people.

We're always looking to move the coffee industry forward. With that comes a slew of fun, frustrating, and ultimately rewarding problems to solve. You'll always be covering new ground and surprising yourself with what you accomplish. Your work will influence the future of an entire industry.

We love our products and are dedicated to seeing them flourish. Along with a group of smart, passionate, and productive makers, your voice will be valued and you'll have a major say in the development of our products.

Cropster supports workplace diversity.

Cropster does not discriminate in employment matters on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other protected class.