UX Designer

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Date: May 21, 2024

Location: Pune, IN

Company: Springer Nature Group


About Springer Nature Group

Springer Nature opens the doors to discovery for researchers, educators, clinicians and other professionals. Every day, around the globe, our imprints, books, journals, platforms and technology solutions reach millions of people. For over 180 years our brands and imprints have been a trusted source of knowledge to these communities and today, more than ever, we see it as our responsibility to ensure that fundamental knowledge can be found, verified, understood and used by our communities – enabling them to improve outcomes, make progress, and benefit the generations that follow. Visit group.springernature.com and follow @SpringerNature / @SpringerNatureGroup


Job Title: UX Designer

Location(s): Pune


Years of Experience: 3 to 5 Years

Educational Qualification: B.Sc., BCA, BCS, B.E., B.Tech, M.Tech, MCA and M.Sc or a technology-related field or relevant experience.


About Us

Data & Analytics Solutions (DAS) - is the databases and shared services division of Springer Nature used by researchers, scientists and students around the globe. The global community spans Beijing, Berlin, Dordrecht, Heidelberg, Lisbon, London, Madrid, New York, Pune and more. We work in collaborative, multi-disciplinary delivery teams, developing digital products and services that aim to exceed user expectations and anticipate their needs.

The work is interesting and meaningful. Our culture is collaborative and friendly. We encourage and support growth, both personal and professional. This is a terrific opportunity for friendly, inquisitive people who want to get involved in our work, who love to learn, who will embrace and develop our culture, and help make DAS a place where people and ideas can thrive.

We are intentionally looking to create teams that are diverse and inclusive. Diversity is the mix of culture, background, experience and personality that we all bring; inclusion is getting the mix to work better together. We want every member of our teams to contribute to our common goals while respecting each other's skills, knowledge and needs.


About the Role


We're looking for a user experience designer who can help our Materials Solutions team design tools and services for the Materials Science community.

Materials Solutions flagship product, SpringerMaterials, focuses on improving Materials scientists experience working in energy & solar cell applications. SpringerMaterials provides a resource to effectively find trustworthy materials and properties information that precisely matches their context. So that they can efficiently design new, or improve on existing, materials to solve complex global challenges.

The job is based in our Pune hub, with team members also in London (UK), Heidelberg and Berlin (Germany), Beijing (China) and New York (USA). We offer hybrid working - from the office 3 days per week. You'll be part of our bigger community of UX practitioners and DAS community located in the various global locations listed above.





Supported by the UX Lead, UX Researcher and UI Designer, you will:

  • Recognise and articulate end-user problems, pain points, challenges and opportunities within the materials science domain.
  • Facilitate the creation of well thought through, low-fidelity diagrams that explore ideas and solutions across user flows and customer journeys.
  • Develop concepts from wireframes through to mid-fidelity mockups as well as interactive prototypes and present solutions to the team while taking on feedback and iteration based on insights.
  • Organize, plan, and conduct research activities.
  • Create a culture of sharing findings within the project, programme, and design teams.

What you'll be doing


You will be a champion for the customer, creating experiences that align with Materials Solutions vision and deliver user-centered design solutions.

Within 3 months, you will:

  • Learn about the Springer Nature group, our DAS group and the various domains.
  • Understand the Materials domain, meet stakeholders and grasp the background and context of various projects.
  • Begin to work with the DAS UX Lead and get to know your design peers/community.
  • Research - Familiarise yourself with what has been done till date, gathering the context and history of it.
  • Design - Familiarise yourself with the existing process and make contributions where possible.

By 3-6 months, you will:

  • Research - Begin to work with the UX Researcher, to plan and conduct continuous discovery.
  • Design - Delivery, prioritization, reviews and critique.
  • Collaborating regularly with the UX Lead, UX Researcher, UI Designer, members of the Materials Solutions team, design peers and wider community. 
  • Take the lead on UX Design within your team, provide design direction.
  • Actively participate in the UX community.

By 6-12 months you will:

  • Research - know where there are gaps and assumptions. You know the relative risk and potential effort of each that is clearly laid out in a plan for the foreseeable future.
  • Design - is informed by research and the design system, any new elements and insights are fed back into the design system.
  • Be involved in strategy planning sessions that help shape the product and its direction, by being the voice of, and expert on the user, through your design and research work.
  • Be proactive within your team, with the wider UX community and beyond.

About You



  • You have an appropriate number of years of UX Design experience in a mid-level capacity with at least 1 year of experience working on a task heavy related application.
  • You have a design portfolio (website or PDF) demonstrating critical thinking, analysis and sound decision-making as well as diverse UX methods and techniques.
  • You enjoy getting involved with every stage of the UX lifecycle.
  • You have experience working with stakeholders and non-designers and have an empathetic, articulate and open communication style.
  • You like working in a collaborative (remote and in-person) team, where there is collective ownership of the product.
  • You know your strengths and recognise opportunities to learn and improve.

Having a good command of English is important; collaboration is important in our day to day work, so being able to communicate your ideas and understand others’ is key. For all roles in all locations, we offer a competitive, industry-benchmarked salary. To find out more about the package provided at each location, please visit https://careers.springernature.com/



At Springer Nature, we value the diversity of our teams and work to build an inclusive culture, where people are treated fairly and can bring their differences to work and thrive. We empower our colleagues and value their diverse perspectives as we strive to attract, nurture and develop the very best talent. Springer Nature was awarded Diversity Team of the Year at the 2022 British Diversity Awards. Find out more about our DEI work here https://group.springernature.com/gp/group/taking-responsibility/diversity-equity-inclusion

If you have any access needs related to disability, neurodivergence or a chronic condition, please contact us so we can make all necessary accommodation.

For more information about career opportunities in Springer Nature please visit https://careers.springernature.com/

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