Head of UX Design
Media24
Cape Town, Western Cape
Permanent
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Posted 01 April 2019 - Closing Date 30 April 2019

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Job Description

Job Description
24.com is hiring! We’re looking for a Head of UX Design who provides strong leadership skills to successfully lead a team of UX Designers and has a passion for crafting intuitive, consistent, and delightful user experiences for the 24.com ecosystem. You should be an excellent communicator, self-starter, and collaborative enthusiast. You should also have a knack for visual details as much as holistic systems thinking.

Minimum Requirements
- A Bachelor's degree with a focus on design would be highly desirable, however, we believe equivalent industry experience and a can-do attitude goes a long way. 
- 3+ years as a UX Design leader & manager. 
- 5+ years UX design experience with apps and web.
- Experience in application user interface design and interactive application design. 
- Experience designing wireframes and creating interactive prototypes with InVision app, Flinto or Principle. 

Skills & Competencies
- Professional and positive approach, self-motivated, strong in building relationships, team player, dynamic, creative with the ability to work on own initiative.
- Ability to translate well-defined user problems into delightful user experiences.
- User and mobile first evangelist.
- User-centred design mentality.
- Constantly looking to hone your design instinct through user feedback (hands-on user research, A/B testing…).
- Ability to work within and extend a design system.
- Design and iterate based off of qualitative and quantitative insights.
- Superior knowledge of user experience principles, graphic design standards, design trends, and techniques for app and web products.
- Ability to articulate and defend design decisions.
- Constructive, collaborative and inspiring approach to teamwork.
- Expert knowledge of design software, Adobe Creative Cloud and Sketch.
- Excellent visual (sketches, wireframes, screen mock-ups, flow diagrams, etc.), oral, written communication and presentation skills.


Duties & Responsibilities
- Direct, manage, motivate and mentor a team of UX designers.
- Advise on best practices to design delightful user experiences.
- Put in place right-sized processes and standards to scale team capabilities and productivity.
- Take ownership of designing and developing UX designs across 24.com’s app & web portfolio.
- Responsible for wireframing, designing and producing UX/UI designs.
- Rapidly produce multiple concepts and prototypes; knowing when to apply pixel-perfect attention to detail, and when to make low-fi sketches and prototypes.
- Produce interactive prototypes using InVision app, Flinto or Principle.
- Refine and iterate designs based on outcomes of user testing to create the delightful user experiences.
- Work with small multi-disciplinary teams. You’ll partner closely with engineering, product, and business folks to find elegant but practical solutions to design challenges.
- Ensure products have a consistent look and feel across platforms with platform specific enhancements, ensuring platform specific best practices are adhered to.
- Create and maintain design systems, guidelines for visual assets and style guides.
- Ensure smooth handover to engineering using Zeplin or Sympli.

About Us
Media24 is a leading media company in Africa with interests in digital media, newspapers, magazines, printing, distribution, book publishing, job classifieds and ecommerce. Media24’s digital media division, 24.com, is a leading African network of popular digital publishing brands and online services across internet, mobile and applications. 24.com is dedicated to creating and sustaining uniquely African online and mobile communities. As South Africa’s largest digital publishing house, the network welcomes over 16 million local unique browsers monthly. Media24 is part of Naspers, a multinational group of media and ecommerce platforms.

Disclaimer: Preference will be given to employment equity candidates.