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Product Designer

Products | Amsterdam, Netherlands | Full Time

Job Description

Backbase is hiring | Product Designer

The team

The Research & Development team is responsible for the entire software development lifecycle of Backbase's portal product suite including out-of-the-box portal solutions. With your experience and skills you will contribute to the quality of our software products, helping to realize successful customer implementations by our Expert Services consultants and partners. You will also benefit from the knowledge and experience of your R&D colleagues. We work in Scrum teams in order to deliver new functionality in every release, closely cooperating with Product Managers and the Expert Services team. The complexity and nature of the product combined with the latest technology trends makes working in R&D at Backbase a great and challenging experience.


The goal

The Product Designer is a member of the R&D team. As our Product Designer you will work closely with the Developers, Customers & Implementation Team to create consistent and well annotated end-to-end user interaction design that form the basis for the end user experiences. You will be working as part of the CXP (Customer Experience Platform) and DBP (Digital Banking Platform) development teams. You will be part of the core product team and help build out our big ambitions for these products: we are in this to change the online presence for our financial customers drastically. The global disruption in the financial services industry is now becoming a local concern. Worldwide, many banks seek the help of Backbase to successfully transform their business into a true omni-channel online experience. We support banks with both the CXP and DBP platform products. During development, one question keeps arising: how do we visualize and present contextual financial services?


Your profile

You have a track record at functional prototyping on different levels and care about sustainable design. You are able to walk us through your recent design work and portfolio. You are passionate about Interaction Design for all platforms, being it mobile web or apps.

You need to use some - your choice - wire-framing tool - and next to that, most important, for prototyping you have experience building with an interactive prototyping tool.

You are practical in adapting your work process and comfortable in an Agile R&D Organisation, using Story Boarding, Rapid Prototyping, Competitive Analysis, etc.


What we need you to have:

  • Degree in Human-Computer Interaction Design, Product Design or comparable;

  • 5+ years experience in designing intuitive and engaging user experiences;

  • Experience with cross channel solutions (web, mobile web, and mobile native);

  • Understanding of, and experience with, financial products is a plus.
  • Strong understanding of interactive design fundamentals;

  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite (or similar)  and Prototyping tools;

  • It is a big plus if you can also use javascript, HTML, and CSS in addition;

  • Excellent collaborative skills;

  • Excellent communication skills in English;

  • You are able to walk us through your recent design work and portfolio;

  • Experience as a designer working in an Agile team environment is a plus;

  • Passion with latest in design methodologies and technologies;

  • Experienced in managing internal documentation, pattern libraries and style libraries.


The offer

Backbase provides excellent company benefits for this role including:

  • Market rate salary (depending on experience);

  • 25 holidays (based upon a 40hr work week);

  • Contributory pension scheme;

  • Free lunch, drinks, snacks and fruit;

  • Company fitness plan;

  • Potential International career opportunities.

Backbase offers you a challenging job in an informal and ambitious environment where personal development is highly valued. This is all within a successful, young and growing organization with a matching company spirit.

Next steps

If this job appeals to you and you think you are up for the challenge, please use the apply button on this page.

For more information please contact Justyna Adamczyk at +31 (0)20 465 8888 or by email: justyna(at)