Head of UI/UX Design

Head of UI/UX Design

Job Title: Head of UI/UX Design
Location: Western Cape
Salary: 600000.00
Reference: JN -082017-9383
Job Published: September 27, 2017 10:37

Job Description

Be part of a marketing-focused organization with an unapologetic drive to ensure that our customers become raving fans. The Head of UI/UX Design reports directly to the Head of Customer Experience and is responsible for leading a team of UI/UX specialists. The primary purpose of the role is to develop delightful end-to-end customer experiences across the entire device landscape.

Minimum Requirements:
• A degree or diploma in Graphic Design, Human-Computer Interaction or related work experience
• 5+ years’ experience in user-centred design with hands-on experience from initial wireframes to developing prototypes and providing final assets
• Professional background as a UI/UX designer in mass-market web and mobile products
• Strong UX skill set including strategy, information architecture, design aesthetic, and usability testing
• Proven understanding of interaction design concepts and a unique sense of design principles
• Familiarity with Agile Development with JIRA

Skills & Competencies:
• Proficiency in Adobe Suite and wire-framing tools like Axure 
• Able to multi-task in a fast-paced team environment
• Strong leadership skills to successfully run the UI/UX Team
• Very strong communication skills, both written and oral, with natural ability to articulate and defend design decisions and run work sessions.
• Problem-solving skills
• A good working knowledge of HTML 5, CSS3 and JavaScript Libraries
• Understanding of responsive design principals and device specific best practices
• Positive attitude and ability to provide and receive constructive feedback

Duties & Responsibilities:
• Design, plan, and refine user experience and flow for multiple devices, through preproduction, release, and live operations
• Work closely with Product Managers, Developers and Designers to create delightful user experiences
• Lead a team of UI/UX specialists
• Conceptualize UI/UX designs through wireframes, flow diagrams, prototyping and designs
• Communicate designs and design rationale clearly, to the team and to management or others as needed
• Orchestrate feedback loops including user testing and respond to the results to improve on designs
• Understand the user, how they use the product and enhance the user interface design to better help the division meet business goals
• Finally, have fun!

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