UX Designer

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Aiven is a cloud technology startup launched in 2016 and headquartered in Helsinki, Finland. Aiven’s mission is to enable businesses to build awesome, data-intensive applications with self-managing data infrastructure on the cloud, leveraging leading open source technologies. We democratise access to open source databases and data technologies such as Apache Kafka and Cassandra, Elasticsearch, PostgreSQL and MySQL with our managed cloud services.

Aiven in a nutshell:

We are open-source and cloud experts
Our platform delivers bullet-proof data ops
Global service footprint & support organization
Security in our DNA
500+ customers in 50+ countries
$50M in VC funding

To support the growth of the company, we are now looking for a UI/UX Designer to support our Aiven Product team based in our headquarters in Helsinki, Finland. As a UI/UX Designer, you will work closely with Product team, Customer Service and Operations and others to ensure we build software that is not only visually appealing, but is intuitive and addresses the needs of our users.

Daily tasks:

  • Interact closely with users to transform problems in to hypothesis and working prototypes
  • Conduct user research and know when user research is critical
  • Design new features and enhancements by creating wireframes, high-fidelity mockups, IA diagrams, interaction specifications, prototypes
  • Work with users to understand pain points and iterate on potential solutions
  • Close work with heavy-tech internal team to understand the current technology stack, learn more about the product
  • Establishing a constant workflow procedure between design and development from the software team side
  • Provide potential solutions and designs possibly in some tools preferably like Figma and Storybook for Design System


  • 4+ years of experience working in direct collaboration with product managers, front and back-end engineers, and business or editorial stakeholders
  • You are both a great UI designer and a UX researcher to understand flows, user wants and needs
  • Experience in creating polished mockups and detailed interactive prototypes
  • Ability to communicate design solutions and rationale to stakeholders and customers
  • Understanding on how Design System works and be able to contribute on that
  • Being able to support workshops facilitation, user interviews and UX research

Nice to have:

  • Ability to write HTML/CSS/JSX React Components
  • Ability to facilitate workshops, user interviews.
  • Passion in B2B and backend service


  • Participation in our employee stock option plan
  • Mobile phone and subscription
  • Home Internet subscription
  • Private health and dental care
  • Sports, cultural events and massage benefits
  • Office snacks, soft drinks, treats and fruits

You will be part of a highly-skilled, tight-knit and growing diverse team, making your contribution essential to what is becoming a truly unique success story. If you’re interested, please send us your application. Apply