Senior Product Designer
Andela was founded on a simple truth: Brilliance is evenly distributed.
This is a pivotal moment in Andela’s mission to connect brilliance with opportunity. Now more than ever, we are committed to building a global talent network where we connect hundreds of the world’s top companies with thousands of talented engineers to accelerate their careers, provide access to long-term growth opportunities, and help them become leaders in their communities. To date, we’ve brought tens of thousands of engineers into the global technology ecosystem, and we’ve only just begun.
In this role, you’ll become part of a small but mighty product design team where you will work within the Technology organization to research, concept, design (and re-design!) a slew of world-class products (internal and external) that support Andela’s vision. We have no shortage of fascinating challenges that can only be solved by someone with innate product & UX sense, technical aptitude, great taste, and impeccable craftsmanship.
All of our people live and breathe our E.P.I.C values:
- Excellence: We are lifelong learners who strive for mastery of our craft
- Passion: We believe we are going to change the world and act accordingly
- Integrity: We choose extraordinary people and then trust them to do the right thing
- Collaboration: We know our sum is greater than our parts
We want you to bring your whole self to work every single day. We accept you for who you are and consider everyone on an equal opportunity basis without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
Your Day to Day
- Use human-centered design and design thinking to translate complexity into user-friendly experiences through user research, journey mapping, wireframing, prototyping, and elegant UI design
- Contribute to the development of Andela’s product strategy, thinking beyond screens and designing for the ecosystem in which our product exists
- Collaborate with our extraordinary product management team to conduct exploratory research—both qualitative and quantitative, including user interviews, user surveys, focus groups and observation, task analysis, card sorting, and more—to gain empathy for customer problems, user needs, and promote new mental models
- Design product concepts that balance vision, craft, speed, and business potential alongside a small group of talent product designers
- Partner with our PMs to formulate and conduct usability tests to understand the successes and failures of different design decisions
- Act as subject matter liaison and lead conversations with engineering teams, product managers, design teammates, and business stakeholders
- Advocate for an integrated, consistent UI throughout the product, and for a cohesive set of design principles and patterns
- Assist in the development and maintenance of Andela’s Design System using Figma
- Be yourself
- You have well-rounded skills and experience to run projects independently end-to-end with 5+ years of prior experience as a product designer working on web-based software.
- You hold a degree in Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Human Factors, Information Design, Graphic Design or a related field—preferred, but not required.
- You are obsessed with user experience, never settling for good enough and inspiring others on the team to do the same.
- You are comfortable in the early stages of product development, working through ambiguity to define new and exciting features.
- You come equipped with a stunning portfolio that displays a spectrum of innovative design solutions from concept to production and problem-solving skills. Applications without portfolios will not be considered.
- You understand how data and qualitative research inform product and design decisions.
- You are a self-starter who is highly proactive and displays a high degree of ownership. You have the ability to work across multiple projects, drive creative ideation, and bridge the development gap.
- You have strong beliefs that are loosely held. You're a good listener who collaborates well with different stakeholders. You observe and internalize all inputs and feedback to help you reach an optimal decision.
- You care about the business needs, implications, and practicality of your designs. You don't get stuck on pretty UI or high-level abstractions and are able to strike a balance between craft, speed, and the bottom line.
- You are comfortable working with distributed teams across multiple time zones.
- You have mastered numerous design tools, especially Figma.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
Building the next generation of tech leaders In the next ten years, there will be 1.3M software development jobs created and only 400,000 domestic computer science graduates to fill them. Africa, meanwhile, is home to the largest untapped talent pool and seven of the 10 fastest growing internet populations in the world. We founded Andela in 2014 to build a network of technology leaders on the African continent and bridge the divide between the U.S and African tech sectors. Leveraging a proven, data-driven approach, we build high-performing engineering teams with Africa’s top developers to help companies overcome the tech talent shortage and build better products, faster.
Want to learn more about Andela? Visit Andela's website.
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