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UX Designer – Japanese localization experience

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Apply for this job Apply with LinkedIn Go to all jobs - planet Earth’s #1 accommodation website - is looking for the world’s smartest designers. As a member of our Front End team you’ll be given the freedom to make meaningful and measurable improvements impacting millions of people. You’ll join us at our beautiful Amsterdam HQ and work with some of our industry’s smartest people.

The Japanese travel market is growing fast – translating the website into the local languages is not enough - we need your unique insights in the market in order to help the business understand the key drivers and complexities of growing in the major Asian markets!

We're looking for experienced and user focused Japanese designers to help us create the best possible user experience for our Japanese customers. Both on desktop and mobile. You will create mockups, optimize existing features, build new features, setup experiments, test with users and work together with local teams. Your skills and knowledge will help to improve our Japanese product.


Our guiding principle is that by helping our users we help our business. As a designer in our Front End team you'll be a key part of the idea generation process, working in a small startup-like group which takes full ownership of their part of our platform. You'll work with developers, product owners, copywriters and user researchers to conceive, analyse, hand code & test your ideas.


‘Designer’ is just what it says on your CV - you’d be just as happy to be labeled an Engineer, or Analyst; a Builder, Hacker or Maker. Because what you really do, what you live for, is solving problems. Your portfolio isn’t a series of beautiful but generic templates - it’s a collection of stories that you can discuss with enthusiasm, and regret ... because you’re always getting better at what you do and you’re never satisfied with ‘good enough.’. You’re equally comfortable discussing colour theory, user psychology, or the semantic implications of the DIV tag, you're a writer of excellent HTML & CSS. You’re excited about the endless potential of the web, and being able to build things that millions of people can use every day.


Your core responsibility will be in combining your knowledge and expertise with the goals of our business to deliver a world-class user experience to our diverse, loyal user-base. You’ll be comfortable taking a data-led approach to design. You will be a passionate advocate for the user, dedicated to the craft of design and excited about working in an agile, collaborative environment.

  • Experience: You have at least two years of relevant experience
  • Simplicity: Good design is invisible.
  • Collaboration: You’ll be working alongside developers and copywriters to create elegant user experiences; you should thrive on feedback, critique and iteration.
  • Visual Design: Photoshop, Fireworks, Keynote, MS Paint - whatever works for you. Your process is your own; you get to decide which tools you use.
  • HTML/CSS: You’ll be given full ownership of your ideas, and so you’ll be required to both create beautiful mockups/wireframes/prototypes - and implement them.
  • Data: You are a successful Designer, but you like to measure your success with data and learn from it every day
  • E-Commerce: You understand the challenges and the opportunities that a large e-commerce website has to offer
  • You're excited to learn how to work with our templating and version control systems.


We are a performance-based company that offers career advancement and lucrative compensation, including bonuses and stock potential.  We also offer what we call the “Booking Deal” with other competitive perks and benefits.  IT also has monthly hackathons, training and attends/speaks at global conferences.

This position is open to worldwide candidates and in the case of relocation, we will assist you with a generous relocation package, ensuring a smooth transition to working and living in Amsterdam.  We have successfully relocated 200+ IT professionals to Amsterdam in the last year! BV, part of the Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN), is the global market leader in online hotel reservations.  Established in 1996, is available in 42 languages, offers more than 500,000 hotels and accommodations in 200 countries, features 27+ million reviews written by guests after their stay, and attracts online visitors from both leisure and business markets around the globe.  The group has over 8,500 dedicated employees in 120+ offices and offers a dynamic work environment with a culture that is open, innovative and performance oriented.  We believe our people and their passion is what makes us successful. 

  • Able to work on projects from start to finish here instead of on just a tiny piece. You have a lot more ownership. It’s why I chose #empowerment #noregrets

    Zoe Gillenwater

    UX Designer in Amsterdam

  • My cycle to work inspires me every day — especially when the light is beautiful. Great way to start the day! #lovemycommute #loveamsterdam #lovemyjob

    Jonathan Stephens

    Team Lead & UX Designer in Amsterdam

  • Designing, developing and testing on real customers — improving my ideas all the time while working with the smartest people. #lovingit

    Krisztian Toth

    UX Designer in Amsterdam

  • Working here feels like when you book a Hotel room and there's a gift waiting for you... a small detail but Booking awesome.


    UX Designer in Amsterdam

  • We have a huge amount of training at our disposal, tailored towards employees’ career path with the aim of having not only good technical people, but also well-rounded individuals.


    UX Designer in Amsterdam

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