trivago UX Designer

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trivago is looking for a UI Designer to join their team in Düsseldorf, Germany! You’ll work with a team of designers, researchers, engineers and product managers to improve the user experience of our @trivago’s hotel search product.

Are you an experienced UX designer with exquisite taste for building user-centric products? Do you want to evolve a product that is used by millions of people worldwide?

In this role, you'll work with a team of designers, researchers, engineers and product managers to improve the experience of our core product. You'll design for cross-channel user journeys, and contribute to evolve the user experience of trivago's hotel search product.

If you're looking for a highly impactful position in a dynamic environment where no two days are the same, read on.

What you'll do:

  • Define evidence-based problem statements and success metrics. Host workshops with stakeholders to ideate, define and facilitate a shared understanding on the solutions. Use methods, such as prototyping, to validate solutions before delivery. 
  • Solve complex interaction problems and define the user experience of new features from initial ideas to production-ready designs.
  • Be the voice of the user and drive the UX decisions in a cross-functional team to ensure usability, consistency, and continuity across our product.
  • Demonstrate your ideas in tangible formats such as sketches, prototypes, wireframes and UI Designs.
  • Iterate, see users fail to understand your concepts, and learn from it.
  • Make use of user research and quantitative data to make informed decisions.
  • Participate and deliver on the day to day production of design solutions.
  • Work with, maintain, and challenge our design system.
  • Keep a strong connections to your design peers and be an integral part of the design community.

What you'll need:

  • 3+ years' experience in Digital Product Design.
  • Minimum of a bachelor's in Interaction Design, HCI, Digital Design or gained relevant work experience in the design field.
  • A portfolio demonstrating your work. Clearly showing the problems you worked on, the process to solve the problems and the impact made.
  • Excellent UX knowledge (Information Architecture, Usability, Prototyping, Design process, UX research, etc).
  • Sharp, up-to-date UI skills. Expert knowledge of Sketch, Invision and every relevant design tool.
  • To have been part of several iterations, with product teams and developers, on a live product.
  • Able to design autonomously in a responsive, fluid environment and have experience working in agile and fast paced surroundings.
  • Experience with A/B testing.
  • Experience in discovery phase, experimentation, including concept testing and validation.

What we'd love you to have:

  • Worked in-house for a company with a great UX culture.
  • Experience working with a team on a new opportunity; working with the team in the discovery phase to ideate and validate solutions before building it; successfully delivering the solution; and iterating on the solution.
  • A mind filled with beautiful, simple, innovative ideas and a high interest solving complex product challenges.
  • Experience working in the tourism or hospitality sectors would be considered a plus.

What you can expect from life at trivago:

  • Entrepreneurship: The freedom to take ownership of your work and drive initiatives independently. It's the idea that counts, not the position. 
  • Growth: Support for your development, constant new opportunities, regular peer feedback, mentorship and training.
  • International workforce: Collaboration with international talents from 80+ nations bringing different perspectives, backgrounds and expertise together to ensure a truly global focus.
  • Flexibility: Self-determined working hours and the opportunity to split your time between home and our campus in Düsseldorf: 2 days on campus and 3 days at home per week. 
  • Relocation and integration: Support with relocation costs, work permit and visa questions, insurance and free language classes.
  • Equal opportunity: Commitment to creating an all-inclusive workplace, because we know representing the diversity of our users in our talent base enables us to create a more meaningful product. 

Additional information:

A note regarding COVID-19:

We understand that there is a lot of uncertainty around the future of the travel industry. If you want more insight into our current strategy and outlook, follow our LinkedIn company updates.

Our recruiting team will be on hand every step of the way, but if you have any questions or concerns before applying, feel free to reach out to us at

We look forward to your application!

About trivago
At trivago, we're a little unconventional. We are entrepreneurs, powered by a shared passion to stay ahead of the game. We are a diverse, inquisitive and versatile team from over 80 different countries, who come together to work towards one common goal.

This year we're working towards the restart of the travel-tech industry by building a product that meet users' new expectations and needs by adapting quickly and focusing on their users. Our metasearch empowers users to see what's out there, compare the possibilities, and confidently choose their destination

We're very much a people-focused company and we want to empower people to get more out of life. With the values as our foundation, we provide opportunities for talents to have an impact on business, cultivate a culture of trust within a diverse, international environment, gain new skills, maintain a balanced and flexible lifestyle and feel at home. Our unique culture built on human learning and emotional intelligence is what truly sets us apart ─ we live it and shape it every day with our actions and decisions.