User Experience Designer (UX) Jobs at Kimberly-Ryan

On Thursday, April 18th, 2013
Position Title: User Experience Designer (UX)
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Schedule: Full time

Company Profile:

Our client is an established International market technology and service company, which is positioned to be the industry leader in building and sustaining commodity exchange eco-systems in the frontier markets.

 
They implement turnkey exchange projects on public-private partnership basis, offer unique developed technology suite of integrated business applications to provide Total Exchange Solutions and continuous innovation tailored to unique needs, as well as management support post-live to ensure business viability and impact.

Description

This position is located within the User experience group. You will play a key role in designing a friendly and powerful user experience for our commodity exchange eco-systems.

You will focus on thoroughly understanding all aspects of the user experience, from a customer’s initial evaluation, through installation, commissioning and its ongoing use.

The UX Designer will work closely with the product, engineering and user experience (UX) teams to turn project requirements into elements of the user interface design and apply an exciting, approachable and powerful experience on how the interface looks and works.

You will be responsible for technical design and implementation, with end-to-end responsibility for developing and maintaining our technology base and testing of the user experience in the field.

Responsibilities

  • Create wireframe, storyboards and information hierarchies
  • Apply user-centered design process to efficiently create high quality user experiences
  • Suggest designs improvements based on suability research and findings
  • Communicate conceptual ideas and design rationale
  • Participate in all phases of the software development cycle
Qualifications

Education

A Bachelors’ Degree in UX Design, Computer Science or any related design field.

Experience

  • A minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in software development and a strong portfolio of design work.
  • Must possess a thorough understanding of intersection design principles and best practices, with a strong understanding of how visual and interaction design work together to create a user interface.
Desired Characteristics and Skills
  • Attention to detail and exceptional organization skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Passion for outstanding, elegant design.
  • Understanding and appreciation of standard user interface design concepts and processes
  • Ability to develop new approaches to complex design problems.
  • Result-oriented, product focused.
  • Exceptional observation and listening skills; ability to recognize user experience needs and convert to product design.
  • Exceptional ability to work well with a team, values the project, company and co-workers.
  • Excellent communication (Oral and Verbal) and presentation skills.
  • Experience in web application framework.
  • Experience using new technology.
Note:

All applicants for the UX position must include a link to their portfolio and work samples in their application (Preferred), or bring a portfolio to the interview.

 
Samples should include mockups, wireframes, and information hierarchy documents.
Applicants without a portfolio will not be considered for an interview.

How to apply:

Interested candidates should apply for this vacancy, quoting the position/title as subject of the application and send resumes to [email protected] or [email protected] on or before Monday, 22nd April 2013.

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