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Teamlead UX/UI Design (m/f/d)

Tech & Engineering
Remote Germany + 2 more locations
Full Time
Permanent
Experienced Professionals
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Teamlead UX/UI Design (m/f/d)

When applying for this position, you will have the opportunity to indicate your preferred work location from the following: Remote Germany, Hamburg, Munich


Grow with us – Start your career at IU International University!

As the Teamlead UX/UI Design (m/f/d), you’ll be spearheading our design team, creating a seamless user experience for our advanced digital MarTech products. Seize this opportunity and support our Team in Munich or Hamburg or at one of our other locations or remotely across Germany.

Your tasks

  • Providing leadership within the UX/UI design team, driving our design thinking culture forward and fostering a culture of creativity and innovation.

  • Overseeing the recruitment, mentoring, and performance evaluations of the team to ensure their continual growth and development.

  • Serving as the primary point of contact for all design-related queries and concerns.

  • Establishing, executing, and refining the UX/UI design process to maintain adherence to best practices and industry standards with timely delivery of projects of great quality.

  • Coordinating with multidisciplinary teams including product management, branding, engineering, and QA to ensure designs fulfil business objectives and user requirements.

  • Instituting and supervising user research and testing methods to validate design choices and collate feedback. Your role involves the ongoing refinement of the user experience.

  • Defining long-term design strategies and vision for our products, ensuring alignment with business objectives.

  • Conducting in-depth market analysis to identify industry trends and benchmark our performance accurately, fostering continual optimization.

Your Profile

  • A minimum of five years of professional experience, with an emphasis on customer-centricity, UX, website development, and product management.

  • Minimum two years of proven leadership skills, with experience in assembling and developing an accomplished design team.

  • An in-depth understanding of user-centered design principles and their application to product development.

  • Proficiency in accessibility principles, with a track record of designing for accessibility.

  • Hands-on experience in creating wireframes, prototypes and user flows.

  • Knowledge of various user research and testing methods, with a hands-on experience in user testing, including A/B testing.

  • Mastery of both web and mobile design principles, with a portfolio showcasing your designs for both platforms.

  • Familiarity with agile web development practices and methodologies (SCRUM, Kanban or LeSS / Agile Frameworks).

  • Knowledge of HTML, XML, CSS, JavaScript would be beneficial.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with ability to derive insights, decisions, and action plans from data.

  • Up-to-date knowledge of current UX/UI trends and a continuous learning mentality.

  • Professional communicator capable of articulating design choices and trade-offs to a wide array of audiences, both technical and non-technical.

  • A high level of motivation, with the ability to motivate the team and prepare them for growth.

  • A deep understanding of intercultural competence, complemented by excellent English language skills.

We offer

  • Shape your career: Rapid growth opens many new opportunities for you. Tell us about your dream career and we’ll help you make it happen.

  • Work from wherever you want …: Modern tools and video meetings make it possible: with IU, the boundaries between here and there blur. You want to work from abroad for a while? No problem thanks to our WorkFlex benefits.

  • … and flexible time: It’s your job: We trust you and give you the greatest possible freedom to organize yourself.

  • You have the choice: You are free to choose your equipment, because everyone has its own preferences when it comes to hardware.

  • Take your knowledge to a new level: Benefit from a 100% discount on tuition fees for an IU combined degree in the tech sector and many other free training courses. There is always something new to learn.

  • Get a good rest: we push ourselves every day to go above and beyond. But we also take the time to recharge our batteries: with 30 days of annual vacation for all employees. Need some time off? How about a sabbatical?

Join our UX/UI team at Germany’s largest university with over 120,000 students! If you thrive on challenges, possess an innovative mind, and have a passion for UX/UI design, we’d love to hear from you. You will have the unique opportunity to shape our product design strategy, leading a dedicated team of designers and making a significant impact.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact Bernhard at bernhard.schneider@iu.org.

Words are followed by actions: We take our “Culture Of Everyone” very seriously and would like to take this opportunity to expressly point out that you are welcome to join us, regardless of your origin, religion, gender, age or sexual orientation. Even if you have a disability, our doors are wide open to you. We look forward to a diverse community here at IU!

Your personal contact
Your personal contact - Bernhard Schneider

Bernhard Schneider

Senior Technical Recruiter

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What we’ll do for you
Shape your career
Rapid growth opens up many new opportunities for you. Tell us about your dream career and we will help you make it a reality.
Reach your destination sustainably
Germanys 9 euro ticket is history, we got the DeutschlandTicket for 7 €. You prefer to travel by bike? Then a Jobrad (bike leasing)might be the right choice. We offer many environmentally conscious options to be mobile both professionally and privately.
Use your own technology
You can choose your equipment freely. Because everyone has their own preferences when it comes to hardware and IDE.
Work wherever you want...
Digitalization is part of our DNA. So decide for yourself which place sparks the most productivity in you. You love remote work? No problem! Would you like to work abroad for a while? Our WorkFlex Benefit makes it possible.
...and flexible in terms of time
It's your job: We trust you and give you the greatest possible freedom to organize yourself.
Take your knowledge to a new level
Where if not with us? Enjoy free access to all our e-learning platforms. In addition, we will finance you a complete technology course of your choice<strong>.</strong>
Rest well
We make an effort every day, but we also take the time to recharge our batteries: with 30 days of annual vacation plus an extra day of vacation on your birthday. Do you need a longer break? How about a sabbatical?
Enjoy our brand of social
We love spending time together. Whether it’s yoga, team events, brown bag lunches or partying—there is something for everyone.
World’s best colleagues
We give each other a leg-up when needed, and we collectively go beyond expectations.
The location
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Remote Germany
With our positions, you don't have to decide where to work. Whether you want to work from home, at one of our offices across Germany or up to six months abroad. Enjoy maximum flexibility!
About the team
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Tech & Engineering
We push the outside of the envelope, challenge what exists, and do what hasn’t been done before—building an unbreakable connection between people and education. That’s how we roll in Tech & Engineering at IU International University of Applied Sciences (IU).

Unrestricted access to learning is a life-changing concept. We build solutions for digital education that are accessible wherever we go. They’re mobile, always on, and everywhere. Advancing through AI, NLP, Big Data Analytics, IoT, Cloud platforms, and Software Development, we are leading the digital transformation of education in the era of Industry 4.0.
Our core values
#1

Make collaboration standard practice.

We aim for the best solution as a team and have fun with it - without ego or politics.
#2

Be courageous and take risks.

We make courageous decisions and take calculated risks.
#3

Embrace innovation always.

We are always looking for ways to improve our offers for our customers.
#4

Strive for the empowerment of everyone.

We support each other’s development to become the best version of ourselves.
#5

Adopt a growth mindset for scale.

We aim to improve ourselves in everything we do and work hard to do so every day.
#6

Focus on getting things done on time.

We implement things quickly, pragmatically, effectively and goal-oriented.
#7

Put customer focus first.

In everything we do, our customers come first.

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    Tech & Engineering FAQs

    How is the IU-Tech Team structured?
    Starting with three Techies, we have grown to 60+ developers in three years. We are spread across 17 teams, in three technical clusters: IU EDU TECH, IU MAR TECH and IU ORG TECH.
    What are my responsibilities in the IU EDU Tech-Team?
    You will be responsible for building IT solutions for our 100,000+ students—ranging from Moodle based learning management systems, to portals based on vueJS and nestJS, to native iOS apps.
    What are my responsibilities in the IU MAR-Team?
    You will be responsible for developing high-performance websites and landing pages using Laravel, Tailwind, and vueJS. In addition, you will get to develop AI driven customer-centric solutions.
    What are my responsibilities in the IU ORG-Team?
    In Dev/Ops you will be responsible for developing complex ERP Solutions based fully on TypeScript, nestJS, and vueJS, and implementation in a Kafka event-sourcing driven micro-service architecture.
    Can I work remotely for the Tech-Team?
    Of course! We are happy to have you on board.
    What Tech-Stack is used at IU?
    We love PHP and JavaScript. You will find little jQuery here, mostly typed JavaScript in the form of vueJs and nestJS in the backend. From PHP in Moodle to micro-services in OOP PHP using the Laravel framework. All projects are GIT based and use CI/CD processes. No one is pushing code through the ether via FTP on Saturday night. Laravel / vueJs / Kafka / Tailwind / MariaDB / MongoDB / AWS / Docker / Atlassian (Jira, Confluence, BitBucket) / ...