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Senior User Experience Designer (Product Designer)



Product, Design
Cape Town, South Africa
Posted on Wednesday, August 30, 2023

What to expect:

We’re hiring a full- stack Senior User Experience Designer (Product Designer) to help create amazing and memorable experiences by expertly using the User Experience Design (UXD) process. You will use their skills to help lead, understand, empathise and create impactful solutions for our users across various touch points. Additionally, you will help build Ozow to be the most loved FinTech company in Africa. In this role, we encourage you to always have our users at the heart of all of your solutions (either using best practices and / or being informed based on data and insights).

You are an ideal candidate if you have:

  • 8+ years of experience in User Experience
  • Experience in fintech or technology companies
  • A portfolio or case study of previous work
  • A certification in User Experience (or something similar, i.e. Interaction Design or Design Thinking)
  • Has a clear understanding of Figma
  • A passion in solving problems for humans
  • The courage and patience to be in a fast-paced company that is scaling quickly
  • A fail early, fail quickly and fail inexpensively way of thinking
  • The ability to champion the user in all your solutions
  • The ability to customise the UXD process based on the problems we are trying to solve
  • Skills in both applying UX research process and creating visually aesthetic solutions
  • The ability to work closely within an Agile team and to deliver informed designs
  • The passion to always improve and iterate solutions

Your roles and responsibilities:

  • Identify user problems and challenges that needs to be solved
  • Facilitate gathering of requirements from stakeholders and team members
  • Unpack problems through various UX Research activities such as interviews, surveys, observational studies, etc
  • Read and interpret quantitative data from tools like Google Analytics and Looker
  • Analyse and synthesise user research and data
  • Follows a human-centric process to solve the problem
  • Visualise the process and solution through;
    • User Flows
    • Customer Journey Maps
    • Task Flows
    • Information Architecture
    • Low Fidelity Wireframes & Interactive Prototypes
  • Create high-fidelity solutions and building out User Interface designs
  • Create interaction solutions and how the user interacts with components
  • Contribute and create components in a Design System
  • Validate solutions using testing activities such as Usability Testing, Guerilla Testing, RITE Method, etc
  • Measure the success of the solution using various metrics

Your skills and competencies:

  • Accuracy & attention to detail
  • Ability to think creatively
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Lead the design for new experiences and improvements of existing experiences
  • Excellent skills with tools such as Figma
  • Access and optimise the performance of new and existing features by actively facilitating and participating in user research and accessing performance metrics
  • Excellent organisational, time and project management skills
  • An understanding of the latest trends and their role in a technology environment
  • Self-development skills to keep up to date with fast-changing trends
  • Professional approach to time, costs and deadlines
  • Contribute to improving the UX process and strategy within Ozow
  • Quickly iterate solutions based on feedback

In office perks

  • Free healthy breakfast, lunches and snacks (Cape Town)
  • Free healthy lunches and snacks (Johannesburg)
  • Free laundry service (Cape Town and still to launch in Johannesburg)
  • Monthly socials (Cape Town and Johannesburg)
  • On-site Barista (Cape Town and Johannesburg)
  • Workplace Concierge (Cape Town)
  • Ozow Library (Cape Town)
  • Ozow Playroom (Cape Town)

Perks for South African based employees

  • Medical aid subsidy (permanent staff)
  • Group Risk Insurance (permanent staff)
  • Paid annual leave
  • Employee Health and Wellness Assistance
  • Gym / Fitness sessions
  • Ozow Cookbook
  • Learning and Development opportunities
  • Mentorship programme
  • Community initiatives
  • Quarterly team retreats and annual company retreats
  • Employee gifting
  • Access to cutting edge technology
  • Hybrid

Sounds good? Apply now!

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