Knowledge E is now hiring: Creative UX/UI Expert

Job description

The Role

You’ll be responsible to proactively drive the user interaction design development of our new platform. This means that you’ll work conceptually to gain input and validate designs with existing and potential end users (researchers, librarians, research managers), partner organisations (Coko, Ebsco, Summon, BrowZine, publishing houses, …) and internal team members (from sales to development), but also work hands-on with the implementation by developing wireframes, elaborating CSS-files and React-components for the User Interface, in close collaboration with the front-end developers and the graphical design agency we are working with.

To deliver excellent solutions, you should be able to stay up-to-date with latest trends and technologies in the research and publishing domain, and make informed recommendations to ensure our clients will benefit from an exceptional user experience.


You Are

A well-rounded, creative professional that have a profound passion to make the users love every moment they use the solutions you are designing.


Minimum Job Qualifications

  • At least five years of UX design experience of working closely with clients, partners and internal team members to elaborate an outstanding user experience
  • More than three years of hands-on UI implementation experience, with strong proficiency in at least one Javascript framework like Angular, React, Ember or Backbone
  • Experience with HTML5, CSS, wireframes and UI frameworks like Bootstrap
  • Fluent in English


Desired Extras

  • University degree, for example in Computer Science, Cognitive Science, and especially areas specializing in Interaction Design.
  • Experience with A/B-testing as well as unit testing frameworks
  • Experience of working with web-based solutions in the research and publishing domain.


About Knowledge E

At Knowledge E we are building the next generation platform bringing scientists, librarians and research managers together in a novel approach to research discovery, publishing and community engagement.

We’re a passionate team of 20+ hands-on entrepreneurs, engineers and research domain experts that want to make the lives of researchers a bit easier and a bit more fun, and make as significant behind-the-scene-contributions as possible to advancing the research front to the benefit for all of us on our little planet. We’re well funded through our existing content subscription-based business and grow steadily through new, dynamic research institutions turning to us for our more recent publishing, discovery and capacity-building training services.

We leverage leading edge technology in an open collaboration with the Coko Foundation and a range of other innovative partners in the publishing and research domain. The first version of the new platform will be released early 2017, after private beta testing with leading research institutions.

We’re now extending the development team with a Creative UX/UI Expert, a Data Scientist with extensive AI and Machine Learning experience, a Senior Frontend Developer, and a Support Specialist. We are looking for team members who get things done, not like talking about getting things done, and we invest in technologies that help us deliver great services and experiences, not just because they’re cool or because we feel comfortable in them.

We offer competitive salary and great benefits like healthcare, housing and schooling allowances, a flexible vacation policy, and more. We are based in the easily accessible X2 Tower in Jumeirah Lakes Towers, 5 minutes by foot from the metro, with splendid and inspiring views of Dubai.

To apply, please send your CV and motivation letter to