UX/UI Designer

Job description

Our UI/UX Designer plays a key role in the success of our product, a virtual Research & Development environment. You are expected to be the entrepreneur who generates inspiration through vision, and the researcher who understands the needs of our users. The interaction designer who finds the right patterns to solve problems, and the data analyst who makes informed decisions. With our company and product fast approaching maturity, you bring the skills and experience to lead our design process.

What you will do

  • Develop a design language to achieve a consistent and natural user experience;

  • Join the front-end team to enhance our UI and design new features;

  • Expand upon our design system to facilitate timely delivery of features;

  • Coordinate with stakeholders, and take ownership to deliver on expectations;

  • Help set the long term vision of our product, exploring different modes of interaction;


About Electric Ant Lab

Electric Ant Lab is a VC-backed simulation software company located at Amsterdam Science Park. Our product RheoCube is a cloud-based predictive chemistry platform. It offers a user-friendly alternative to the physical lab approach of trial-and-error, often used for prototyping new products and for applied material research. RheoCube’s virtual laboratory approach delivers deeper insights, increased productivity and cost savings for R&D scientists. The team of EAL is a gathering of interdisciplinary experts from around the world in the fields of: chemistry, computational physics, business, visualizations, and web development. Together we solve the tough problems that come with developing a product at the forefront of science.


Why join us?

You will join an enthusiastic and fast-growing team of experts. We are building a virtual laboratory for R&D scientists and this comes with a few unique challenges:

  • Finding elegant solutions for complex computational problems
  • Providing and validating physical parameters for our simulations
  • Maintaining a consistent User Experience, drawing from the physical lab environment
  • Giving scientists the analysis and visualization tools they need to improve the R&D workflow

Our product is completely new in the market and your work will have an actual impact on solving these challenges.

We offer an inspiring work and team environment with flexible working hours in a fast-paced scale-up with a can-do mentality. A competitive salary and a secondary benefits package are part of our offer.


About the application process

The process consists of up to three interview rounds and may involve an interactive session, to explore how well you do with our way of working.

Special note to Recruiting Agencies and/or recruiters in general: we absolutely do not appreciate any phone calls or cold outreaches with potential candidates. Thank you! We do invite ‘your’ candidates to apply themselves.

Requirements

  • 3+ years of professional experience

  • Strong user-centric design portfolio

  • Solid experience using design tools (e.g. Figma, Storybook)

  • Demonstrable knowledge of CSS and HTML

  • Experience in usability testing

  • Know-how of design systems

Points of interest

  • Affinity with scientific research is greatly appreciated

  • A broad interest in the future of human-machine interfaces