Senior Product Designer UX // Babbel

April 11, 2017
Babbel is at the center of a language learning revolution. We defined the market for online language learning, and we’re about to embark on an exciting new journey to change the way people learn. If you’ve got a passion for designing truly outstanding products, along with the portfolio to back it up, we want to hear from you. You’ll be an integral part of an interdisciplinary, international team with the opportunity to work on a variety of projects from learning through games to shaping habit change. In return, we offer fantastic opportunities to learn and evolve within a dynamic and fast-growing startup. And, of course, you’ll be working on a product that improves the lives of millions of people. This is a full time role, based in the heart of buzzing Berlin.

We are are looking for a Senior Product Designer (UX) who will define and design the appearance and behaviour of the future of digital language learning.

As a Product Designer at Babbel you will drive our interaction design vision. While working with didactics experts and Product Designers you will bring learning concepts to life through personas, scenarios, wireframes, storyboards and prototypes, iterating toward confidence-building language learning experiences.

You will be:

  • Defining user models and user interfaces for new and existing Babbel products and features
  • Creating high level and/or detailed storyboards, mockups and prototypes to effectively communicate interaction and design ideas
  • Mentoring and coaching colleagues, as well as reviewing their work and providing constructive feedback on it
  • Leading design projects and managing multiple work streams in a fast-paced, changing environment
  • Proactively driving cooperation within the Product Design chapter & fostering collaboration with other departments
  • Continuously improving design processes, knowledge sharing and tools to measurably enhance productivity and product quality
  • Ensuring that implementation quality meets design requirements

You are

  • A talented designer who has shipped excellent consumer-focused products
  • A great communicator who can express his/her thoughts well in English
  • Able to tackle complex tasks and transform them into intuitive, accessible and easy-to-use designs for millions of people around the world

You have:

  • Bachelors or Masters degree in a Design/UX-related field or equivalent practical experience
  • More than 5 years of interaction design experience in a consumer-focused, high performance organization
  • Experience in leading design projects, art direction, conducting design reviews and mentoring/coaching junior team members
  • An outstanding portfolio demonstrating user-centered design approach, problem solving skills and superior attention to detail
  • Expertise using industry-leading design and prototyping software
  • Extensive experience in designing and shipping for Android, iOS and web
  • Good prioritisation and time-management skills and experience working in scrum set-up

Nice to have:

  • Experience working with web or mobile based technologies such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Android Studio, XCode, etc.
  • Experience producing visual and/or interaction guidelines

Why Babbel?

  • Change the way people learn. Your ideas will impact the way millions of users experience a new language learning
  • Design to delight, as well as to serve. The actual needs of our users are at the core of every decision we make at Babbel
  • Design in an agile environment. You’ll collaborate with interdisciplinary teams to find innovative solutions to our users’ problems
  • A vibrant international team from over 36 different nationalities
  • Great company benefits (high-end company bike, fresh fruit & drinks)
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