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Design Engineer

Product Development • Utrecht • Full-time

Key about us
Keylane is a European supplier of modern, customer-centric, SaaS software to the insurance and pension industry. Our in-depth knowledge and expertise allows us to help clients transform the way they run their day to day technology and operations. By implementing state of the art solutions, we help companies to reduce costs, deliver new and innovative products to market fast and increase customer satisfaction.

Therefore we offer best-in-class SaaS solutions, with 24/7 availability of an expert team and in a fully controlled and secured private cloud environment.

We are experts, who are cooperative and eager to do the best for our clients. Keylane drives industry standards by developing best practices in standardized migrations, implementations, and comprehensive project management. We have our own competence centers for product design and configuration, data migration and architecture, enabling us to be completely in control of execution of complex legacy migrations.

Key about your team
Your team is a modern scrum team within the Product Development department and develops one or more modules in our non-life insurance product Axon. It is the responsibility of your team to deliver a high-value, high-quality product that really fits the needs of our customers. By creating and maintaining state-of-the-art software that models the insurers’ business, your team provides the best solution that supports insurance processes.

As a self-organizing scrum team, your team organizes their work in such a way that customer satisfaction is achieved through developing high quality software in an optimal way.

Key about your role
As a design engineer within a multi-disciplinary scrum team you use your design skills to determine what is next for our product. Together with the product owner, customers, and other stakeholders you design software that meets their needs. Together with developers and testers you make software that satisfies.

You use your design skills and knowledge of technology to create solutions. Not only to solve a problem or fulfill a need, but also to add value for the non-life insurance industry as a whole. You actively help Keylane to become the leading SaaS software provider.

During your career path you start as an engineer within your team, with a focus on the functional aspects of our product. By testing new functionality you get to know the ins and outs of the software, and by assisting in making design decisions and documenting them you learn about the way we design software. You learn and apply standards, guidelines, best practices, and innovations.

You grow into a proficient solution designer who analyses processes, identifies requirements, and participates in workshops. By collaborating with other designers you help to improve the way we work.

During your daily work you pick up design tasks and tests in your team’s sprint. You give demos of new functionality to customers and colleagues, and assist our delivery teams in implementing our software for customers. You write clear documentation for both internal and external stakeholders. Most importantly, you support your team’s developers and testers in realizing your designs, and use their feedback and support to improve your designs.

Key about you

We think it is important that;


  • You have at least a college degree
  • You are ready to kick-start your career, or you already have some relevant design experience and want to grow your skills
  • You have a passion for IT and are eager to learn new things
  • You are a team player and work pro-actively
  • You have strong analytical- and communicative skills
  • You are fluent in English. German proficiency is a plus
  • You have a keen eye for quality
  • You think in terms of challenges rather than problems
  • The dynamic environment of a fast growing company is attractive to you.

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In short

This job offers you

A great opportunity to use all your capabilities to influence and help shape this role. You’ll be a part of a growing, private equity backed organisation. You will join a company where technology, people, and customer focus meet. But we’re not a company with masks and uniforms. We prefer that people are themselves. That’s why we’ve agreed to behave exactly the same way at work, as we do at home. Simply because it makes us happy and we believe a company is only as awesome as the people within it. That’s why we strive to bring onboard passionate people with amazing talent and work hard to support them in both professional and personal development & health. We acknowledge it is a fast-paced and tough industry. So we take good care of our own. So, just be yourself.

Key benefits

We will ask a lot, but we’ll offer you a lot too.
This is a career challenge in a dynamic, tech savvy organisation, wanting to grow in Europe.

That is why we offer more than just a job:

  • Develop yourself as a committed expert
  • Upgrade your skills via specific learning journey
  • Explore our Keylane Academy
  • Work from home frequently
  • Get daily free & healthy lunches at our Appèl Café
  • Join our Playground activities
  • Attend (or host )Expert talks
Be Yourself

At Keylane, we take pride in upholding diversity and inclusion. We make a virtue of celebrating our differences. Granted – we are all similar in the sense that every single one of us is a committed expert  each in their own field of expertise. But that aside, we are all quite different – and we cherish that!

So no matter whether you are Dungeons & Dragons fanatic, a square dancer, Pokémon player, board gamer or sports fanatic, you are welcome here. The only thing we ask is that you are the best at what you do. And in Keylane’s true spirit, it is of course up to you, whether you want to define yourself as a committed expert.

Connect with me

If you have any general questions about Keylane or want to have a quick chat before applying.

Just reach out to
Selcan Batman
Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist

Apply now!

Right now, we need people who are passionate about change through technology. This is not as easy as it sounds, but we’ve made a great start. If you have what it takes to turn good ideas into even better solutions, we need you!

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