takealot.com, a leading South African online retailer, is looking for a highly talented Senior User Experience (UX) Designer to join our Product team in Cape Town.
We are a young, dynamic, hyper growth company looking for smart, creative, hard-working people with integrity to join us.
We offer a market related, Total Remuneration Package which allows full flexibility according to your needs, a great work environment and a promise that you won’t be bored as long as you are prepared for a challenge and want to build something great.
Reporting to the User Experience Manager
Your responsibilities will include :
Collaborate with product managers & business stakeholders to confirm business objectives and define user objectives & flows.
Build wireframes & convert wireframes into a working prototype.
Collaborate with technical leads in order to design innovative & engaging user experiences within platform constraints and technical limitations.
Work closely with the UI designers to ensure adherence to design guidelines & best practices across all platforms.
Facilitate user testing and evaluate user feedback to further improve the concept or existing products.
Work closely with the development & QA teams to ensure successful implementation of the specified designs.
Measure the effectiveness of each initiative & refine.
Research interaction design trends.
Research technology trends.
Skills required : Design skills
Information architecture & information design
Wireframing & prototyping
Strong understanding of common software development practices
Communication skills (written, verbal & visual)
Chairing workshops & meetings
Project & people management
Strong working knowledge of the following web design tools
Wireframing tools (e.g. Axure, Balsamiq, Sketch etc)
Experience & Qualifications :
At least 5 years’ experience in a UX design role, preferably in an e-commerce environment.
Proven experience designing user-centric iOS & Android native mobile applications.
Proven experience building wireframes & converting wireframes into a working prototype.
Experience with user interface design patterns and standard UCD methodologies across multiple platforms
Relevant tertiary qualifications
The Environment :
takealot.com employees are entrepreneurial and dynamic, smart, customer-centric, fun and have the shared ambition of takealot.
com being the leading e-commerce company in Africa.
We have fun, work hard, take ownership, work in teams to create solutions, and are always open to direct feedback / new ideas on where we can improve.
We are short on ego and high on output.
We are doers and not only thinkers, it's all in the execution after all.
We love what we do and what we are creating.
We seek to Employ an Extra Ordinary Mind who :
is respectful but forthright
is an expert at doing, who can not only design but also execute
is analytical, able to use data to make decisions
is competitive, self-directed and strive to be the BEST (GREAT requires a lot of work and does not only happen during business hours)
is passionate about the potential of e-commerce and delivering a world-class customer experience
is entrepreneurial , thrives under change and accepts it is a constant and always looks for solutions to do something better and faster
is business SMART. Able to think about problems from a business perspective using technical and product input;
is curious and challenge the status quo
is innovative and enjoys iteration
will be at the cutting edge of developing new concepts for takealot.com
thinks like an owner of the business
is SMART, has INTEGRITY and is HARD WORKING
If you meet the above you are an Extraordinary Mind so come and join us!
Takealot is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage applicants from the previously disadvantaged groups and people with disabilities,to apply.