Junior Digital Product Designer

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Junior Digital Product Designer

At Open Social we're looking for a Junior Digital Product Designer to join our team.

Full-time / Part-time · Amsterdam

Hi there 👋!

We are Open Social. We develop online community software (think: your own private Facebook platform) that helps organizations like Greenpeace and the United Nations fulfill their missions.

Open Social is growing fast! Because of the recent 1.25M euro investment from Peak Capital and Nimbus Ventures, we are growing our position and accelerating our rapid growth in Europe and the US. That's why we are looking for a new Junior Digital Product Designer with a passion for creating engaging community experiences all over the world. 

Sounds cool? Keep scrolling 👇🏻!

What's the job?

As a Junior Digital Product Designer, you will be one of the key members in the development of our software. You will be working on improving the current software and bringing new exciting features to life. You will help clarify the business objectives of each assignment, discover the missing information, explore the best solutions, and then facilitate the process to make it happen.

You will collaborate with great colleagues from different disciplines and cultural backgrounds. They will provide you with useful insights and challenge you, so you can reach your full potential.

Do these responsibilities sound too challenging? Don’t worry, the Senior Digital Product Designer is always there to help and mentor you! Do you accept this challenge 💪🏻?

Scroll down for the job requirements and what we offer!

A bit about us

Open Social empowers people by providing an open-source platform to build online communities of like-minded individuals. Replacing traditional intranets, Open Social fuels bottom-up innovation within organizations.

Early versions of our offering have won the prestigious Dutch Interactive Awards. The project, Greenpeace Greenwire, helps more than 100 000 Greenpeace volunteers bring positive change to the world around the globe. In The Netherlands alone, the software increased volunteering by 600%.

We offer our software in different versions: a free open-source distribution, a fully maintained software-as-a-service, and an enterprise edition. It's built with the platform Drupal, a web technology for creating ambitious digital experiences and has more than a hundred thousand active contributors worldwide. With ambitious new plans in our product roadmap, we aim to decouple our software’s front-end and back-end and create a more customizable and flexible headless platform.

The project is developed by a team of 25 people in The Netherlands and remote across Europe. Our mainoffice is based on the old market square in the middle of Enschede.

Our mission

We are an open adoption software company, meaning our products are free to adopt and open to modify. We believe that open adoption drives the next wave of software. Our collective pace of innovation will be world-changing. Success for us means being the global leader in online community software for NGOs, social intranets and ideation communities. We power social change and innovate with open-source software at scale.

Your responsibilities

  • Work on design assignments in collaboration with multidisciplinary teams.
  • Create, verify, communicate and iterate design proposals with clients and colleagues.
  • Assist the development process by providing the necessary materials and participate in detailed discussions.
  • Contribute to the Open Social design system with your own insights.

The experience you bring to the team

  • You have a bachelor's degree (or higher) in Design or similar studies

  • You speak English fluently and have good communication skills
  • You can communicate your design ideas clearly and convincingly
  • You have good analytical skills
  • You have good visual design skills
  • You have experience studying or working in a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary environment
  • You are able to self-manage and take initiative

(do you have examples of your designs? Cool! Impress us with your portfolio 😉)

We offer you these benefits:

  • A position for 32-40 hours per week

  • Salary indication full time position: € 2,000-€ 2,500 gross per month
  • Travel allowance and a modern pension plan
  • Plenty of opportunities for personal growth and development. According to 'the best employer ranking' of the NRC we even belong to the top 30 'new heroes' in The Netherlands, which we mainly owe to our high score on the personal development section.
  • Inspiring workplaces in the heart of Enschede and/or Amsterdam (but we are flexible in working locations & due to COVID-19 remotely is the norm!)
  • Excellent hardware
  • Support for your comfortable home office due to COVID-19
  • Fun team (online) activities such as digital drinks and online games
  • A contribution for your gym or sports membership

What are you waiting for? Apply now!

Apply for the job

Do you want to join our team as our new Junior Digital Product Designer? Then we'd love to hear about you!

Please submit your application by sending your cover letter, resume and portfolio to hiring@getopensocial.com.

@Recruiters: thank you for your interest, but we got this!