Senior Product Designer
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Shara is building the operating system for accessing African retailers. They have developed a digital platform designed to help send receipts and invoices on SMS or WhatsApp, track who owes money, send free reminders and statements to clients. The company's platform sends free scheduled reminders, customized professional statements, and provides a free and secure wallet, enabling clients to organize and grow their businesses in a systematic manner.
About The Role
Shara is looking to hire a Senior Product Designer who will focus on delivering high-quality user experiences across Shara mobile (iOS and Android) and web applications driven by customer behavioral insights
What do you need to be considered successful?
You will be pivotal to defining product specifications and designing fully functional products. To be successful in this role, you should have an eye for color and shape and be able to translate requirements into practical product features.
You will also be responsible for:
- Leading the Product Design team in user research, developing and delivering Shara mobile (Android and iOS) and web applications with exceptional user experience (UI/UX)
- Hire, mentor, and guide a team of experienced designers while building a strong team culture focused on consumer-centric design
- Leading and delivering end-to-end product design projects
- Setting user experience vision and working collaboratively with our product, engineering and business teams
- Supporting the implementation of your designs by collaborating closely with engineers as they build and release
- Driving high-quality solutions without sacrificing speed.
- Gathering and evaluating user requirements in collaboration with product managers and engineers
- Preparing and presenting rough drafts to internal teams and key stakeholders
- Identifying and troubleshooting UX problems (e.g. responsiveness)
How Important are you to the bottom line?
You will be responsible for delivering the best online user experience, which makes your role extremely important for their success and ensuring customer satisfaction and retention.
The biggest problem-solving duties on the Job
You’ll create both functional and appealing features that address their clients’ needs and help grow their customer base. You will design ideas using various methods and latest technology.
What do you need to have done In your career?
- 5+ years experience leading Product Design teams on all aspects of the design process to frame problems, define insights, create compelling visions, and getting your hands dirty making UX solutions, UI designs, graphic design while supporting creative direction overall for fintech and social startups
- Experience working closely with engineering and product management teams in designing high growth products (100k+ users)
- A solid understanding of design methodologies and practices such as user-centered design, interaction design, and information architecture with strong competencies across multiple areas.
- Proven experience in engaging with customers directly, and iterate quickly with testing & prototyping within the emerging markets for social and fintech products
- Experience in leading, from a design standpoint, initiatives that best serve our target personas and develop messaging to succinctly describe the unique value of Shara, plus individual features
- 7+ years of experience in digital product design for web and mobile applications
- In-depth knowledge of human-centered design methodologies, including user research, design sprints, and prototyping.
- Experience articulating and translating the role of data in product decisions.
What Do you stand to Gain?
- A nearly unlimited room for career growth with support along the way
- The exciting opportunity to be part of building something extraordinary
- Competitive Salary
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