Mid-Weight UI Developer
Cape Town, ZA
3d ago

What We’re Looking For :

The main purpose of a Mid-weight UI Developer is to conceptualise, design and develop web layouts, elements and interactions that optimise user experience and aid learning, and that align with the university partners' visual style guides, under the guidance of a Senior UI Developer or Lead Graphic Designer.

They are also required to collaborate with and support the Graphic Design team in conceptualising and designing the UI and UX of interactive learning components.

A Mid-weight UI Developer needs to be competent in the fundamentals of UI design and development including wireframing, prototyping, sitemaps, user-flows, interaction design and web development.

Additionally, they will need to work closely with learning designers to create the best learning experiences.

Responsibilities Include, But Are Not Limited To :

Conceptual (quality of problem-solving and brainstorming ability) :

  • Conceptualise and answer briefs autonomously and brainstorm solutions with Senior / Lead and Learning Designer.
  • Engage in team training to further personal & departmental development.
  • Communication (quality of written & verbal communication and relationships) :

  • Establish relationships with team and stakeholders.
  • Give and receive feedback effectively.
  • Effective, clear and professional communication of concepts, ideas and processes.
  • Initiative (quality of proactive ideas and innovations) :

  • Demonstrate proactive thinking within a brief or task e.g. suggesting an alternative design or solution.
  • Drive an implement innovations in collaboration with Senior / Lead and LD team.
  • Training and Knowledge Share (level of training, mentoring, managing and upskilling) - 10%

  • Staying informed of industry trends and sharing with the team.
  • Informal guidance to co-workers.
  • Lead specific training sessions in line with expertise.
  • Improve and build on skills gaps.
  • Quality (level of informal / formal reviewing to increase quality) :

  • Produce interactive educational components of an industry-leading standard.
  • QA of work against a brief.
  • Informal peer review of junior work.
  • Critically test development work against learning outcomes.
  • Things That Should Be In Your Background :

  • 3+ years of work experience.
  • Relevant tertiary qualification (Design Diploma / Degree).
  • Evidence of experience within the listed responsibilities.
  • Technical knowledge and computer literacy essential : Adobe CC, Sketch, Invision, an understanding of HTML and CSS.
  • About 2U Inc. (NASDAQ : TWOU)

    2U is comprised of 3 lines of business : Graduate Degree Programs, Short Course, and Boot Camps. Going beyond traditional learning management systems, we use tech, people, and data to help top universities and enterprise organizations transform in the digital era and eliminate the back row in higher ed.

    We support lifelong learning which means thinking beyond a single degree. It means finding ways for students to gain the skills they need to change careers, evolve their expertise, and meet the challenges of the changing world head-on.

    We help our partners fill those needs developing new digital education technologies and offerings capable of supporting students at different points in their lives.

    Whether they need a simple refresher, to learn something new, or to change their career trajectories completely, our partners are there to help them succeed.

    Together with our partners, 2U has positively transformed the lives of more than 275,000 students and lifelong learners.

    2U Diversity and Inclusion Statement

    2U is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion. Applicants from the previously disadvantaged groups and people with disabilities will be given preference.

    Why It’s Great to Work at 2U

    2U Cape Town offers a high-energy work environment that’s both challenging and fun. We work hard, but our offices are casual and social places.

    We wear jeans to work and fuel brainstorming sessions with coffee from our in-house barista. We have other in-house perks like subsidised healthy meals, a gym with free yoga sessions and social events all year round.

    We celebrate special milestones like birthdays and workaversaries, truly showing that #RelationshipsMatter.


    2U Cape Town offers a comprehensive benefits package :

  • 2 complimentary Getsmarter short courses per year
  • Subsidised medical aid with Discovery
  • 4% 2U contribution towards Discovery Life Pension Fund and Group Risk Benefit
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Generous leave policy including time off to volunteer for non-profit organizations
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