Product Designer

About us...
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About the company...
At the click of a button, we provided a safe, more convenient, mobile-first transportation platform for Africa’s booming young population. On the high-frequency use of our transportation service, we are providing value to consumers, our drivers and passengers, with additional financial services, payments and other on-demand services to keep Africa moving forward. Based in Nairobi, Kampala and Barcelona, we are a venture-funded company that is already having a huge impact on millions of people in East Africa.

Note: This role will be based in either Nairobi or Kampala

About the work...
The product team is seeking a product designer with the right combination of skill and passion to work on our multi-platform mobile and web applications. 
 
Our ideal candidate must be passionate about great product design coupled with an amazing user experience while focusing on the customer throughout the product design process. You must equally be a problem solver, with demonstrated ability to take initiative and do great work without constant supervision. 
 
As a product designer, you will be responsible for bringing product ideas to life by using the right tools to design and create useful prototypes that can be used to validate these ideas.

Responsibilities:
  • Gathering information about feature requirements and design necessities during brainstorming sessions.
  • Designing fully fledged prototypes for new features and products for multi-platform [iOS & Android] mobile application and also for web applications.
  • Adapting and contributing to design guidelines & principles.
  • Conducting user testing to validate UI/UX solutions.
  • Identify and share your knowledge of new tools that will help us improve our product design process and innovate faster.
  • Making sure all design processes are well documented and updated.

Skills Required:
  • Solid understanding of good design principles and user experience. User experience research would be a big plus too.
  • Expert knowledge of user-centred design principles.
  • Expert knowledge of platform specific (iOS, Android, or Web) design principles.
  • Ability to do rapid prototyping with any prototyping tool (knowledge of Sketch* is a huge plus). 
  • An attitude of accountability and knowledge-sharing.
  • Outstanding portfolio that showcases creative and systematic design thinking and execution
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • 3+ years experience

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