Cape Town, Western CapeJob Summary The Senior UI designer will be responsible for designing and shaping unique, user-centric products and experiences in the financial services space.
The role requires the candidate to have experience working in agile teams, working closely with a UI Lead, UX designers, developers and business analysts.
The designer will be able to make deliberate design decisions and will be expected to translate any given user-experience journey into a smooth and intuitive interaction with optimal affordance.
The environment is fast moving, constantly pivoting and he / she is expected to handle high pressure situations, while maintaining excellent quality output that is on-
time as determined by rigorous project schedules. (We are not looking for a UI designer who is only focused on marketing and campaign work -
he / she should have company / corporate experience working on apps.) Job Responsibilities Collaborate with product managers, business stakeholders and UX Designers to confirm business objectives and define user objectives & flows.
Collaborate with AGO technical leads in order to design innovative & engaging designs within platform constraints and technical limitations.
Work closely with the UX designers to ensure adherence to design guidelines & best practices across all platforms. Present and defend your design decisions.
All your design decisions should be based on the overall design roadmap as well as your own design thinking and fundamental principles.
Work closely with the development & QA teams to ensure successful implementation of the specified designs. Measure the effectiveness of each initiative & refine.
Research interface design and technology trends and keep your design team updated Add new components to our style guide as you create them.
Champion the importance of design. Skills & Competencies Proven UI experience and the ability to demonstrate how you have managed to enhance user satisfaction by improving the affordance, interaction and accessibility of previous tools, products or systems you have designed.
Demonstrable UI skills with sensitivity to user-system interaction and a strong verifiable portfolio which must be presented for review.
Experience with user interface design patterns, principles, techniques and standard UCD methodologies across multiple platforms Good understanding of HTML5, Java script and CSS.
Understanding of the technical consequences of design decisions, with the ability to compromise but also to stand your ground to defend your designs.
Proficiency in tools such as Invision, Sketch, Principle, Adobe Creative Suite or similar apps. Experience with responsive and adaptive design Ability to present your designs and solutions to various stakeholders.
Ability to solve problems creatively and effectively. Up-to-date knowledge of the latest UI trends, techniques, and technologies.
Experience working in an Agile / Scrum development process. Education At least 8 - 10 years’ experience in a UI design role for apps, (finance or investment environment advantageous) Strong portfolio to be presented and defended during interview Experience working in an agile / scrum development process Relevant tertiary qualifications (for example BS / MS in Human-
Computer Interaction, Interaction Design, or related