Remote UX / UI / Visual Designer (ca EUR 70,000 / year)

Skynova Inc

Time zones: SBT (UTC +11), GMT (UTC +0), CET (UTC +1), EET (UTC +2), MSK (UTC +3)
Skynova has 60,000 happy customers, is bootstrapped and debt free! What a joy these days :-) Skynova ( provides online invoicing, accounting and 30+ other business modules to self-employed and small businesses. Our main focus is the US, but we have customers from around 100 countries. Our customers are very happy: The service is easy to use and they get a good selection of tools that they can combine to fit their specific needs - all at a very competitive price point. 
We were founded more than 10 years ago, but we think this is just the beginning! We have a long list of new modules to create, modules to improve, core systems to refactor, experiments to run, data crunching and page loads to speed up and more. The more we work on this, the more we think of - and our customers have some ideas as well :-) 
To step up our efforts, we are now looking for UI/UX/Visual Designer to work on all of the above! This is a fully remote position, so autonomy and independence would be required. We collaborate using uxpin, git, jira, e-mail, google meet and more. In addition you’ll be invited to occasional meet-ups at the office in Oslo, Norway.
There are in total 14 people working here, four in the US and ten in Europe.
As a Senior UI/UX you’ll be working directly with the person who previously did the wireframes as well as product managers, the technical team and others in the company - depending on what needs to be done. 
Your personal desire should be to strive for simplicity. We try to make the UI easy and intuitive to understand, and subscribe to Steve Krug’s “Don’t make me think” philosophy. Less is generally, but not always, more. The user is not interested in reading any documentation, help articles or contact support to figure out how things work. A non-computer literate person has to understand what to do by simply looking at it.
The product development team will hand over a resource document with some background information about a new module or feature, and a requirements specification document. It will be up to you to figure out the best UI to implement this. Maybe some of the requirements cannot be met? Maybe some changes to the requirements are required? Maybe some extra research is required? You’ll use your judgement. What is the essential thing that this module or feature is trying to make possible? Understand the problem, understand the customer, and make a simple solution that fits well into our UI. 
You may create intermediary UX sketches, but the main result of your work are pixel perfect visual designs that are handed back to the product development group. They will give you feedback, and perhaps after some back and forth, the design is finalised in a tool called uxpin. Thereafter the developers take over. 
We have never had a full time designer, so we hope you’ll bring us to a new level. 
Main responsibilities:
  • Figure out simple, intuitive solutions to solve complex real life problems in our UI.
  • Iterative improvements of existing designs
  • Research and clarify requirements / specifications
  • Document and be able articulate your design decisions
  • 5+ years as a UI/UX/Visual designer
  • Experience with web/saas applications
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent English skills
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Located in Europe (or same time zones)
We offer:
  • Stable, long-term contract
  • Fully remote (with occasional meet-ups)
  • Interesting, diverse projects
  • High degree of independence and impact
  • Competitive wage: EUR 40 / hour
If you have any questions, feel free to ask about anything you want. When applying, please include both a cover letter with some details about your design/ux philosophy, a resume/CV and perhaps a link or an attachment with some examples of your work / a portfolio. We look forward to hearing from you!
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