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Elsevier is hiring a

Senior UX Designer

  • Aalborg
  • full-time

Join us! At a time where fake news has run rampant, providing factual, valid and accurate information to the world has become more important than ever. This is what we do at Elsevier and you can be part of that and of Elsevier’s mission to Empower Knowledge.

Elsevier creates tools for professionals in academia. The system Pure is part of the Elsevier portfolio of such systems. Pure is the world’s leading research information system used by research institutions across the globe to manage and showcase their research, their researchers and their institution to the world.

For the right designer the prospect of supporting and enabling researchers in their research efforts is an exciting prospect. If you enjoy designing complex workflows for a demanding audience, if you have the patience and attention to detail to tackle these design problems, and you want to be part of a talented international team on a mission to significantly improve the information system for universities, then this is the job for you.

You will become part of a young local UX team, but this team is also part of a larger global and more mature UX organization within Elsevier. As part of our local UX team, you will help shape how we work and collaborate with the development teams, and you will be working with a dynamic and agile development team, collaborating with product manages, UX designers, developers, and testers to develop and deliver these improvements. As an example of such improvements, we currently have a strong focus on making Pure accessible by being WCAG 2.1 AA compliant.

What we offer

As an Elsevier employee you get a lot in return for what we ask of you:

  • Likeminded: Like to have fun and nerd out? Then you’ll fit right in with Pure’s 75+ friendly and helpful co-workers who are passionate about what they do.
  • Social: Like boardgames? Wine tastings? Boat trips? There’s something for every taste in our event calendar throughout the year.
  • Harmony: Avoid the guilty conscience towards your partner or kids for working too much – At Elsevier we treasure a good work-life balance.
  • Flexibility: Going to the dentist? Don’t worry, we offer flexibility for this type of errands.
  • Lunch: An army marches on its stomach. Therefore, we provide access to a great and varied lunch buffet every day to fuel your energy for work.
  • Strong organization: Want to be a UX world champion? Whatever your level or direction of ambition is, Elsevier is a big and strong org dedicated to developing the individuals within.
  • Cake: Birthday? Cake. Vacation? Cake. Anniversary? Cake. In short: There’s always a reason to have cake.

Who are you?

Not everyone can be a Senior UX designer. To be considered for this role, you should be able to check most of the following:


  • Education: Relevant educational background - preferably a university degree, within e.g. interactive digital media, information architecture, interaction design, engineering psychology or similar.
  • Experience: As this is a senior position, a minimum of 5 years of experience doing concrete design work is needed.
  • Professional skillset: Generalist with solid experience in interaction design and visual design for web applications. A minimum of user research experience is also required.
  • Communication: Good communication skills in English (and preferably also Danish), speaking, reading and writing.
  • Personal skillset: Self-driven, detail-oriented, sense of aesthetics, systematic, problem solving skills, team player.


  • Technology: Knowledge about HTML and CSS to assess the feasibility of your designs is an advantage.
  • Accessibility: Experience with accessibility and familiar with the WCAG 2.1 AA guidelines.
  • Domain knowledge: Knowledge with Pure and /or the research world.
  • Tools: Experience with one or more of the common design tools such as Sketch, InVision, Photoshop or Balsamiq.

The responsibilities you will have

  • Collaborate closely with the UX team, product managers, and developers to design and implement intuitive user experiences.
  • Mentor and support the more junior designers in the team.
  • Design new features and redesign existing functionality in collaboration with one of the development teams.
  • Create wireframes, functional prototypes and design specifications for your Pure designs.
  • Explore how different end-users use Pure, by running interviews, user tests and other user research activities.
  • Expand and maintain our living style guide for Pure, containing our design language, which is based on the Elsevier brand guidelines.


The position is a permanent fulltime position. You will be located at the Aalborg office, where the primary language is Danish, but you will collaborate in an international environment with colleagues from across the world. You can read more about us and check out some of your future colleagues here:

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Please send your application and CV to our Lead UX Designer, Janne Jul Jensen via the ‘Apply’ button. in English or Danish. You are welcome to contact us if you have any questions. Deadline for the application is August 19th, 2019. Interviews will be held on a continuous basis, and the job will be filled when we have found the right candidate. We expect to fill the position after two rounds of interviews, and you will hear from us no later than end of September.

Elsevier is a global information analytics company that helps institutions and professionals progress science, advance healthcare and improve performance for the benefit of humanity.

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