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User Experience Designer

Century City, Cape Town · Computer/Software
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced User-Experience (UX) Designer who has a passion for understanding how users interact with software and creating a user experience that users will praise.
 
Key Responsibilities / Accountabilities
 
  • Perform strategic UX research consisting of the following
    • Stakeholder interviews
    • Competitor product reviews
    • User interviews
    • Existing product audits
    • Analysis and review of research
  • Create requirements for content and functionality.
  • Explore contextual user scenarios
  • Document the scope of the UX which includes a common understanding of features, schedules and milestones.
  • Interaction design
  • Information architecture
  • Interface design
  • Navigation design
  • Visual design
 
Technical Skills / Expertise
 
  • Knowledge of wireframe tools (e.g. Balsamiq, Axure)
  • Up-to-date knowledge of design software like Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Illustrate design ideas using storyboards and process flows
 
Preferred Qualifications & Experience:
 
  • Proven work experience as a UX Designer (5+ years)
  • Portfolio of design projects
  • Tertiary degree in BSc Computer Science, B.IT or Informatics related degrees.
 
The candidate will also need to have the following attributes:
 
  • A passion to learn and extend knowledge outside of the work sphere
  • Good at problem solving (core to the role)
  • The ability to self-manage and self-motivate
  • The ability to communicate clearly with clients and the team
  • Be a Team player
  • Be adaptable
  • Be able to efficiently and effectively plan and structure tasks
  • Execute assignments against deadlines
  • Thrive in an agile environment
 
Industry Experience
  • Information and technology services
  • Asset management and financial services (advantage)
Reporting
  • The candidate will report to Desmond Nyenes (Client Operations)
Salary
  • Market related based on candidate experience and proficiency
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