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Senior UX Designer

Senior UX Designer

Job Title: Senior UX Designer
Location: Gauteng
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Salary: 0.00
Reference: JN -082017-9451
Job Published: September 15, 2017 10:50

Job Description

The purpose of this job is to execute visual and interaction design web and/or mobile applications.

Key Performance Areas:

  • Customer Relations.
  • Analysis & elicitation of design & user experience requirements.
  • Documentation skills, i.e. the standard, quality and clarity of documents.
  • The ability to solve problems.
  • Billable hours.
  • Quality of designs artefacts
  • Communication skills, written and verbal
  • Quality of wireframes and mock-ups
  • Responsible for designing elegant, simple, hard-working interfaces that may be used by hundreds of thousands of people every day
  • Working with the business analysts, product owners, businesses, management and tech leads to understand and translate business problems into product features
  • Sketching on paper and whiteboards to help others develop an idea
  • Using Axure, Invision, balsamiq, or other tools to create high and low fidelity wireframes
  • Presenting prototypes to users to see how well your design works
  • Monitoring and reviewing the product team’s output at every stage
  • Making decisions that will push the team to produce a better product
  • Evangelizing UX design to your team’s business partners
  • Mentoring other UX designers
  • Helping to shape how the design team will grow and evolve as the product does


Qualifications:

  • Grade 12 Senior Certificate (Matric)
  • A relevant degree or diploma in graphical design and/or user experience design.
  • Courses/Certifications in related area of specialist (HTML5, mobile technologies, web design) advantageous
  • Courses/certifications in Usability (advantageous)
  • Courses/certifications in Graphic Design software (Adobe suite, etc) (advantageous)
  • Courses/certifications in Prototyping software (Axure, etc) (advantageous)
  • Courses/certifications in Digital Marketing (advantageous)


Knowledge:

  • Good knowledge of mobile UI guidelines for Web, Hybrid and Native Mobile applications and the nuances between them
  • An impressive background with experience creating interfaces, large-scale web or mobile apps
  • An intuitive feeling for the way products should be across apps, web, kiosk and other touch points
  • Experience leading interdisciplinary teams in creating products that consider innovation and usability
  • Digital Marketing
  • User Interface & User Experience Design
  • Web Design
  • Mobile Design (iOS phone & tablet, Android phone & tablet, Mobile Web, Web, Responsive Web, Hybrid)
  • User Journeys
  • Personas
  • Storyboarding
  • Wireframes, POCs, Mock-ups
  • Prototyping
  • Creation of graphical elements using graphic design software
     
    • Photoshop
    • Illustrator
    • Premiere
    • InDesign
       
  • Mobile Web technologies (HTML, HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, JQuery)
  • Development Best Practices.
  • Development Methodologies.
  • HTML5 and CSS
  • Understanding of Style Guides
  • Design languages
  • Conduct usability assessments
  • Rapid prototyping tools:
     
    • Axure
    • Balsamiq
    • Invision
       
  • Atlassian suite of products (JIRA, Confluence) (Advantageous)
  • Exposure to an AGILE software development environment (Advantageous)
  • Source Control Systems (Advantageous)
  • AGILE Software Development Practices (Advantageous)
  • Business Analysis Experience (Advantageous)


Experience:

  • Engaging presentation and visual communication skills
  • Requirements gathering workshops
  • Creation of POC’s
  • Creation of Wireframes
  • Information Architecture Definition
  • Site map design
  • Usability Reviews
  • Estimation of effort required to carry out design tasks
  • Digital Marketing
  • Creation of responsive designs
  • iOS (phone and tablet)
  • Android (phone and tablet)
  • Creating Corporate Identities
  • Colour Palate definition
  • Exposure to AGILE development practices
  • Atlassian tools or other task tracking & collaboration toolkits (advantageous)
  • Web & Mobile Analytics.(advantageous)
  • Source Control Systems (advantageous)


Skills:

  • Collaboration with clients at all levels
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Presentation skills
  • Research
  • User modelling (personas and scenarios)
  • Interaction design
  • Interface design
  • Graphical element definition and design
  • Logo and Icon design
  • Information architecture & information design
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent facilitation skills
  • Be able to give accurate estimates
  • Be able to interact well with management and colleagues
  • Be able to successfully adapt to changing demands and conditions
  • Usability testing principles and methods
  • Understanding of bit-depth, pixel density and resolutions
  • Graphical User Interface screen layout and composition
  • Page Layout and composition


Behavioural Competencies:

  • Openness to feedback with knowledge of when to defend design choices
  • Critical thinker, open minded
  • Strong design skills
  • Ability to rapidly sketch ideas in various media (verbal, whiteboard, electronically)
  • Strong articulation skills
  • Open to critique
  • Presentable
  • Pragmatic
  • Diligent
  • Perseverance
  • Proactive
  • Planning and organising
  • Individually driven and motivated
  • Reliable and responsible
  • Enthusiastic
  • Passionate about design
  • Approachable