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UX Specialist

Job Information
LocationRecruitment Agency / Vacancy in SA. Johannesburg
Job TypePermanent
EducationRelated Degree or Diploma
Experience3- 5 years experience

Job Description

Opportunity available for a UX Specialist with a great specialized services company that support their clients in delivering services to their customers more efficiently and effectively.


• 3 - 5 years experience

• BS/BA or higher in Computer Science or related field (not required but advantageous)

• A solid design background with an obsessive eye for visual and interaction details

• Experience designing web apps

• Ability to think at a high level about product strategy and vision

• Self-motivated and able to efficiently run with a project without close supervision

• Basic knowledge of HTML & CSS

• Understanding of basic SEO

• Excellent communication skills – you should be able to clearly articulate your design decisions.

Roles and Responsibilities

• Be capable of translating functional specifications into workable project deliverables

• Work well under pressure and motivate others on the team

• Seeks and participates in development opportunities above and beyond required training

• Communicates effectively with clients to identify needs and evaluate alternative solutions with project management

• Broadening own technical, functional, and industry skill base

• Working effectively as part of a team and seeks to support the teams goals

• Keep the interface beautiful and easy to use. Direct the visual appearance of all new features and enhancements on our software application

• Initiate, suggest, and spearhead major UI re-factorings for a more intuitive user-experience

• Design elegant solutions to complex workflows. Design things that people will talk about

• Act as the user-advocate during the development process, subjecting early-stage designs to usability testing or expert review, and offering implementation suggestions from a user-centered perspective

• Act as “go to” with in-depth knowledge of user interface best practices and standards. Use research-related services, theories and methods to support your recommendations

• Take the initiative in providing input and feedback in both departmental discussions and on issues relating to other departments

• Develop wireframes, behavioral specifications and personas

• Overall responsibility for understanding a customer's brief and converting that into appealing, highly usable interfaces.

• Engages with the business development team and/or customer early on to seek a deeper appreciation of the customers’ business problem/goals.

• Develops understanding of the end users of the website/application through secondary and primary research (user interviews, traffic data).

• Capable of generating user personas and user scenarios.

• Prepares low fidelity prototypes of sites/features (ranging from paper-and-pencil concepts to wireframes or interactive prototypes) for internal review and brain storming.

• Capable of gauging technical feasibility of the prototype.

• Presents high fidelity designs/mock-ups to the customer for review/iteration/approval.

• Capable of working directly with customers in an iterative/agile manner to dramatically improve the prototypes in a short time

• Able to explain his/her design philosophy verbally and in writing

Interested candidates can forward their comprehensive written applications to the following e-mail: or fax to: 086 600 7977, you can also contact Sharne on 011 807 8064

Correspondence will only be conducted with short listed candidates. Should you not hear from us within 3 working days after the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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