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Digital Product Designer (UI)

Salary Competitive

About Donkey

Founded in 2014, Donkey Republic is a purpose-driven impact business active in the micro-mobility industry. Donkey Republic provides a flexible, affordable and more sustainable way of transportation to the citizens by partnering with the cities.

Donkey Republic is a service and data-driven technology company facilitating bike sharing, and we are able to provide cities a reliable, responsible and customizable solution. Sustainable at its core the service integrates with the city’s public transportation system and facilitates both first and last-mile steps on a multimodal journey. Our Donkey Riders are able to enjoy a convenient, affordable and high quality ride designed for durability by an inhouse team of dedicated specialists. We strive for optimal maintenance of our fleet through our servicing software platform and a great user experience for the end-user through our mobile apps. This collaborative dedicated software solution together with our bikes, seeks to improve people's health & well-being, reducing carbon emissions, reducing traffic congestion across cities as well as public space optimisation.

About the role

We are looking for an experienced Digital Product Designer to join our Product team at the Donkey HQ in Copenhagen.

As a digital product designer at Donkey Republic, you will be responsible for user interface design of the Donkey Republic iOS and Android rider app and other backstage interfaces that enable the smooth running of our operation. 

You will define our first design system to help align existing UI patterns and ensure the app interface matches the brand guidelines, and you will work closely with developers, service design and user research on some exciting projects; sometimes small iterative experiments to optimise performance and some bigger new functionality as we grow Donkey Republic and improve user experience for our riders in 12 countries.

What you’ll do

  • Take the product design process from start to finish: Create design concepts from sketch through to pixel perfect designs and user flows that can be used by frontend and backend developers.  

  • Create low and high fidelity prototypes: Use prototyping to help inform interaction design, communicate ideas and test ideas with users.

  • Ensure designs meet user needs and are user friendly: Work alongside the UX designer and user researcher to partake in discovery research and regular usability testing. 

  • Technical feasibility and quality output: Work closely with developers to check technical feasibility of designs, and collaborate with QA to ensure built output aligns with designs and expected behaviours.

  • Establish and maintain a design system: Define a system that works across Donkey Republic’s iOS and Android native apps, whilst aligning with the Donkey brand.

Who you are

  • You have 3-4+ years in a digital product design role with a strong background in UI design, but interested in UX, research & product disciplines.

  • You have extensive experience designing for cross-platform design native apps and you know the latest iOS and Android Material design guidelines like the back of your hand.

  • You dream in components and modules and are experienced working with design systems. Bonus: If you have established and built a design system from scratch.

  • You are knowledgeable about accessibility standards and good practice to ensure UI designs are suitable for users of different abilities.

  • You are well practised in the basics of visual design including colour theory, typography and layout. 

  • You have strong attention to detail. You can spot missing states and component variations with your eyes closed.

  • You take an experimental approach to design and use insight/data to inform design decisions over opinion.

  • Figma is your tool of choice for designing, prototyping and doodling during meetings.

  • Like everyone at Donkey Republic, you are positive, kind and humble :-) 

A flavour of us

Join a growing team of more than 125 employees spread across 12 countries. We value and celebrate diversity and pride ourselves on an inclusive and informal atmosphere.

  • Nature lovers - We care about nature a lot. Our goal -  to be as sustainable as we can

  • Community - We love people! And everything we do we do with a thought about each person on this planet

  • Passion - Every person in our team is super passionate about what they/she/he do

  • Friendly - No matter what question, problem or request you have — you will get 100% support and help, because we care

We are a close-knit company of 20+ nationalities that like each other outside of work too. Enough to do morning swims, gin tastings, mystery tours, foraging and other social events together.

We have health care, pension plan, a well-equipped kitchen with snacks and coffee, Friday breakfast, free Donkey bike sharing membership, orchestrated from a nice centrally located office in the heart of Copenhagen, with plenty of opportunities for freedom and remote work.

We believe in individual ownership and don’t like micro-management. Everyone contributes to building a better product. Ideas are measured on impact not by who came up with it. Work should be fun and rewarding, we spend too much of our time there for it not to be enjoyable and fulfilling. We want to make bikes accessible to everyone and we want them to be used. We measure our success by the number of trips we generate and how many happy customers return. We also have ambitious plans to create a fully circular system. We are in control of our supply chain, work diligently with environmental sustainability governance and strive to improve every year.

Take a ride with us!

Application requirements:

You are eligible to work in Denmark and willing to relocate if needed. Remote work is not possible.

Please write a few sentences about why you are interested in the role and provide a portfolio with examples of work, including at least one project that you designed for a native mobile app. This can be PDF or link to website.

For more information or questions please contact us at juri@donkeyrepublic.com or phone number +4552235998

Perks and benefits

This job comes with several perks and benefits

Flexible working hours
Flexible working hours

Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.

Free coffee / tea
Free coffee / tea

Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.

Near public transit
Near public transit

Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace.

Social gatherings
Social gatherings

Social gatherings and games; hang out with your colleagues.

Free office snacks
Free office snacks

Peckish after lunch? We got your back with soft drinks, treats and fruit.

Free friday beers
Free friday beers

Friday is something special, let's enjoy a beer together.

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Working at
Donkey Republic

Donkey Republic is one of Europe's leading providers of end-to-end bike-sharing solutions providing both pedal- and e-bikes. The company is expanding across Europe with around 9,500 bikes and ebikes in 24 cities as a Mobility as-a-Service (“MaaS”) provider as well as licences its platform as Software-as-a-Service (“SaaS”) to partners operating 3.5k bikes across +60 cities. Based on its proprietary software, Donkey Republic offers cities and local partners a fully integrated turn-key solution, including software critical to all stakeholders, bikes, operations, and support services. The company provides affordable and sustainable mobility for the masses by partnering with cities to turn bikes into the hero of urban transportation and has a vision of making city life better for everyone with affordable and responsible bike-sharing.

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