UX Designer

  • Development
  • Rotterdam, Netherlands

UX Designer

Job description

Shypple is revolutionizing the conservative logistics sector by making shipping simple. We offer companies a modern and easy-to-use, in-house developed web application that offers real-time visibility in every aspect of the supply chain. From our web app, logistics teams can search, compare, book and track shipments for air, rail and sea freight directly. As a "digital forwarder" we offer companies a leap in efficiency that is unprecedented within the sector. Shypple minimizes traditional error margins and saves direct and indirect costs throughout the entire process. 


Our strong growth has been acknowledged with various nominations, including EU Startups - Dutch Startups to Watch in 2019, and most recently we were elected Sprout - Startup of the year. Our culture and our corporate values are the backbone of our success. Shyppleness is based on our 5 beliefs - The High Five - and gives direction to all our decisions and actions.

The customer is our rocket fuel
- Focus on the customer and everything else will follow.
Together is more than the sum
- The collective genius is our leverage.
Be in it to win it
- Take ownership and hold yourself - and each other - accountable for the results.
Simplify and go
- Don't over-analyze. Execution is everything.
Always move forward
- Live on the solution side of life. Challenge the status quo.

'Creating complex solutions is easy, making complexity simple without compromise; that's the real challenge. That's true Shyppleness'   Jarell Habets - Founder & CEO Shypple


Shypple is now at the forefront of scaling on a global scale and hyper-growth. To further our progressive growth we are looking for an inspired UX designer.

Purpose & Goal

As UX designer you make everything that has to do with global shipping understandable, insightful and even fun for all our customers around the globe. The global supply chain is large and complex. That is why our enthusiastic team of professionals create meaningful new solutions and features that make shipping simple. Outstanding design is essential for our platform and that is why we are looking for an inspired designer that wants to excel. You get a proactive role within a professional team with different disciplines. You are responsible for the design and execution of flows and interaction designs and always put the customer at the center.

Critical results / KPI's

As UX designer your critical results are:

  • Create key UX deliverables such as wireframes, prototypes, sitemaps, personas, customer journey maps and workflows
  • Solve problems and design features that amaze our customers and colleagues
  • Create and manage design standards, guidelines, and reusable components

Responsibilities

  • Build product concepts through research, sketching, prototyping, workshops, and user testing
  • Participate in testing new ideas before implementation
  • Design and develop new user interfaces
  • Ensure design consistency across our products
  • Communicate with clients and different business departments to understand their business goals and objectives
  • Develop technical and business requirements and always strive to deliver intuitive and user-centered solutions
  • Conduct ongoing user research
  • Create and update a style guide that dictates the colors, fonts, and design patterns that are used in our products
  • Optimize existing user interface designs

Requirements

  • 3+ years of experience as an exceptional product designer with a proven track record leading design for multiple interconnected products 
  • Bachelor's degree in digital media and/or design
  • Experience with designing for SaaS software or, at minimum, operationally complicated software (i.e. products beyond single-purpose apps)
  • Experience with building and maintaining complex design systems, style guides and workflows
  • Basic understanding of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and/or other programming languages
  • Preferably experienced with the Agile and Scrum development process
  • Preferably experienced with React, Material UI, Zeplin and Marvel
  • Excellent proficiency - verbal and written - in the English language

Skills

  • A strong appreciation for user-centered design
  • Excellent collaboration skills to work with teams across Marketing, Development, and Business
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and planning abilities 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work well with ambiguity in a fast-paced environment
  • Willingness to wear multiple hats and go beyond your own role
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Creativity and willingness to work on own initiatives

Personality

  • You thrive in a fast-paced and collaborative environment
  • You demonstrate a solution-driven mindset
  • You are passionate, curious and open to candid performance feedback 
  • You are an optimistic go-getter with a getting things done mentality
  • You are proactive and a self-starter with a high energy level
  • You are tech-savvy and interested in technology
  • You are open-minded and flexible
  • You must be able to critically question your own and others’ data and results

Our Offer 

Shypple offers you the opportunity to be a part of a great adventure in which you can grow, develop, and get the best out of yourself. We continuously invest in developing and professionalizing our organization, teams, and individuals. In this we, of course, offer attractive employment conditions; excellent salary, stock option plan, well rounded secondary employment conditions and interesting additions such as your own high-end laptop, phone, and a personal development budget.
Next to this, you will be working at a beautiful office in the heart of Rotterdam with a sunny rooftop terrace and an in-house gym with changing rooms and showers. We are located in the middle of an energetic, international neighborhood with bars, diners, and restaurants.

Interested

If you are convinced that you are the right person for this role, we are delighted to receive your application. You can apply by submitting your resume and answering a few questions on our application form.