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UX Writer

Mendix, Rotterdam

We help enterprises achieve their digital goals

Duration: Full-Time


Mendix is on a mission to enable anyone in any organization – from the marketing coordinator to the software developer to the CEO – to create things that are transformational for their company.  We are fundamentally reinventing the way applications are created and we’re reinventing the future of software development.  Sounds ambitious, right?  We agree.

Not to brag, but nearly 4,000 organizations worldwide, including KLM, Medtronic, Merck, and Philips, rely on Mendix to build web and mobile applications.  Thousands of our customers use our platform to delight their clients and empower their employees. It’s no surprise that we’re a recognized Leader by Gartner and Forrester in a red-hot market expected to exceed $21 billion by 2022.  Ok, maybe we did want to brag a little.  But we’re proud of what we’ve accomplished…and…we’re humble enough to admit that we need you to make us even more effective.

Do you have a proven track record of writing for engaging user experiences and products? Are you a thoughtful creator who is passionate about words, skilled at crafting experiences that increase engagement, and able to write in a consistent tone of voice? We are looking for an ambitious and creative UX Writer to join our Design team.



Your work will be focused on the initiatives within the Community and Collaboration unit as part of R&D. This unit is responsible for the end-to-end platform experience for our developer community and the users of the apps built with our platform. You will help developers discover the Mendix Developer Portal: engage them with contents tailored to their needs, motivate them to learn and inspire them to build beautiful applications.



Design team:
The Design team is a distributed discipline across several units in Boston, Pune, Shanghai and Rotterdam, with many disciplines. From user experience research and service design to brand and product design, the Mendix design team is filled with creatives focused on elevating the user experience across our products. The team is always exploring new ways to be creative and tinkering with new technologies or techniques. We believe that cross-unit collaboration is the key to our success.

Responsibilities

  • Write clear, engaging and consistent copy across multiple products
  • Contribute to scaling our overall content strategy and design system
  • Work to understand the needs of all types of users: refine your ideas by seeking out user insights and team feedback
  • Collaborate with product designers, developers, product managers, and technical writers on understanding problems and creating solutions
  • Truly own the language of the Mendix Developer Portal by constantly testing out new ways of structuring and presenting information for optimal user experience
  • Collaborate with the Documentation team on defining/improving the platform terminology and making sure it’s used consistently.
  • Define and continuously improve the microcopy guide for the Mendix Developer Portal together with the Documentation team. Follow the microcopy guidelines to keep the style unified across the product.
  • Be the voice of the Mendix Brand, making the experience of using the Mendix Developer Portal match our brand identity and its attributes and associations 

Requirements:

  • English language is your playground and you play to win. You can write the same idea in 10 different ways, and you know exactly which 9 versions to drop.
  • You have more than 3 years of experience in UX writing
  • You can show a track record of improving user experience and achieving business goals by writing clear and engaging copy
  • You are genuinely passionate about the role of language in people’s interaction with software
  • You have an eye for detail and nuance, but are able to prioritize and pinpoint exactly which changes would lead to the biggest impact
  • Experience with localisation and content strategy is a plus 
Our Guiding Principles

While we live on different continents, speak different languages, and work on different things, we are bound by our “MendixBlue” guiding principles.  Being “MendixBlue” means that you live the culture, and you consistently improve it as we grow.  It’s kind of a big deal.

We put the customer first.  Without our customers, we have no business.  So, if you act in the best interest of our customers, always…you belong here.

We think big. We work to have a meaningful, lasting impact on the world.  So, if you aim high and think long term…you belong here.

We innovate.  We want to be what happens next.  So, if you ask “what if?” and work to find a way or make one…you belong here. 

We nurture talent.  We look, not just at the sum of what an individual has done, but at the potential of who they can be.  So, if you’re up for learning from your failures…you belong here.

We hear every voice.  Inflated egos don’t last here, humility does.  So, if you share credit and ensure that the best ideas win – regardless of who they come from…you belong here.

We own it.  If something needs doing, we do it. So, if you focus on the outcome, and take initiative to get it done…you belong here.

We have fun.  We use laughter as a common language.  We can ask for help and we’re happy to give it.  So, if you find joy and purpose in what you do…you belong here.

Make your career at Mendix.

There are precious few jobs that let you create the future. But you’ll find one at Mendix. We are at a pivotal time in our company’s existence: where rapid growth meets stable funding.  This is the time for industrious people to raise their hands to solve the next generation of problems. Mendix is a place where ambitious people can thrive; where you can identify an issue, propose a solution, and build the structure to make it happen.

Important to know: Mendix is a Siemens business, which means we’re backed by the resources and stability of one of the world’s largest and most forward-looking enterprises. Think: job security.

Since our company was founded in 2005, our aim has been to create a great work environment for people at all stages in their careers. That’s why we are so pleased and honored that we were rated a top Cloud Computing Company to work for in 2019, based on feedback from our employees on Glassdoor. With offices in the Netherlands, the UK, Germany, and the US, (and more coming), we provide an international playground to truly impact the world through low-code.

About Mendix

About us We are creating an application platform that empowers people to build and continuously improve apps at unprecedented speed and scale. Who we are We’ve been in your shoes We know firsthand how hard it can be to quickly build software your users love, while maintaining the control you need. Having worked with hundreds of enterprise customers, we also understand how difficult it is to successfully execute a digital strategy. Our mission Our founders created Mendix to solve the biggest challenge in digital innovation: to empower IT and Business teams to collaborate like never before, while experiencing unmatched speed and control. These principles are architected into the very core of our platform, and they drive our relentless focus on your success. We are here to help We love helping you build breakthrough digital experiences, rejecting the conventional approach of merely doing the same things faster. We seek a long-term partnership with your team so we can help you deliver transformative value through applications. Our conviction—and your success—is powered by a diverse team of passionate and exceptional talent.

Want to learn more about Mendix? Visit Mendix's website.