UI/UX Designer

About the company:
 
The company has developed a solution that combines affordable solar water pumping and customized irrigation systems. They are taking an active part in improving not only the lives of farmers, but also the environment by reducing CO2 emissions and water usage. The company's flagship product is called the RainMaker, a world-class solar-powered irrigation system for smallholder farmers.


About the role: 
The lead UX designer will primarily involved interviewing farmers to iterate on an AgOptimized application which provides agronomic advisory and a marketplace for purchasing products for their farm and house. This role will involve interfacing with engineers, developers, data scientists, and project managers to build a product (software and hardware) for and with farmers in Kenya. 

Lead UX Designer

  • Capable of using human-centred design approach to understand farmer’s needs
  • Create UX concepts, wireframes, and prototypes based on user feedback and recommendations
  • Able to do user testing and iterate prototypes with users as it goes 
  • Interdisciplinary, international work environment with engineers, developers, data scientists, and project managers
  • Comfortable with fast-paced, iterative development cycle
  • Able to synthesize and balance between users and stakeholders needs
  • Highly skilled in paper and digital prototyping
  • Flexible to travel between field (Nanyuki) and office (Nairobi) as needed
  • Strong analytical skills

Plus:

  • Experienced in web/mobile app development and/or IoT hardware 
  • Familiar with IoT, ML, and AI is a plus
  • Knowledge / experience in Agriculture & Agritech & Fintech
  • Understands systems thinking & business development cycles
  • International project exposure, working with people from different time zones
  • UX/design portfolio (personal site or pdf) with detailed design process is recommended


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