Superbalist - Ux/Ui Design Lead
Superbalist.com, South Africas fashion destination, is looking for aUX/UI Design Leadto join our team in Cape Town. We are looking for candidates who have a real passion for technology, who are constantly exploring, learning and improving their skills. Were a hyper growth company looking for smart, innovative, autonomous, and creative people to join us! We think big, and follow through!Scale: Over , happy shoppers shop online on Superbalist.com. Show them what you can do. Learn: We work with the best of the best, and then some. Code alongside industry leaders and upskill in record time. Grow: Expand your career in the fast-growing Takealot Group: takealot.com, Superbalist.com and Mr D Food. We like to promote from within: Heres your chance. The RoleWe are looking for candidates who have a real passion for technology, who are constantly exploring, learning and improving their skills. Were a hyper growth company looking for smart, innovative, autonomous, and creative people to join us! Do you have proven design leadership skills and a track record in experience design? Do you love nourishing teams to do their best work? Are you experienced at defining, planning and implementing design strategy across multiple projects? Do you love to be hands-on, in the works and getting stuff done? Are you interested in working in fashion? Leadership skills : Strategy, empathy, leadership, team management, design communication, planning, project management, mentorship, process design, budgeting, setting up research programmes, conceptual design and delivery frameworks In addition to managing the Superbalist UI/UX design team you should also be able to manage up and to your engineering, product, editorial, marketing, retail, planning, operations and customer support peers. Your responsibilities will include the following:Leading the design for several work streams Leading and conducting design research Leading and conducting usability testing Creation of complex working prototypes for designs Mapping out user flows and customer journeys Fostering a culture of data-driven decision making in design Advocating for users in day-to-day design Provide direction and mentorship for UX Designers. Lead by example to ensure UX metrics are used as part of the design process Leading the hiring process of UX designers. Collaborating with product managers, software engineers, and business to solve complex challenges and craft user-centric solutions. Building strong relationships and operating rhythms with leaders inside and outside the product team to efficiently implement user experiences that are cohesive, holistic and well-informed. Fundamental usability, human-computer interaction and accessibility skills are non-negotiable for this role. Systems thinker Critical thinking skills Good active listener Growth mindset Strong visual, verbal and presentation skills Able to conceptualise a vision and hold on to it throughout the life cycle Divergent to convergent thinking, conceptual to detailed design Guide teams on framing problems, solutions as part of critique and design reviews Must enable team work - codesign and collaboration essential Facilitation Business of design - understand revenue impact of your design decisions Experience working in cross-functional product teams Continuous delivery in Agile or scrum Design system implementation We like working with interesting, opinionated and well-rounded people. We want to work with people who share our love of experience design that we can learn from too. ToolsWe prioritise the life skill of learning to use new tools over specific software. We use the most appropriate tool for any given job. Be it whiteboard, paper, Excel spreadsheets, Miro, Sketch or something new and exciting. Your Qualifications & ExperienceBachelor's degree in computer science, information systems or a similar qualification in a related field. 4 - 7 years in experience design role 1 - 2 years in design leadership Proven track record of leading other designers An artefact that demonstrates experience in setting design direction and supporting design teams This job is for you, if youFollow human centred principles and care deeply for people Balance people, business and customer requirements Want to set the tone for design strategy Enable teamwork and collaboration Lead your team to design using data and based on verifiably customer behaviour Passionate about creating good experiences for everyone Work in a dynamic, rapidly growing team that focuses on processes for scaling 4 - 5 years of experience as an individual contributor 1 or more years as a lead managing more than 2 people This is a hands-on leadership role - the team is still growing so expect to do conceptual design, discovery and refinement work Lets talk about life @ Takealot GroupThe power is in your hands: We offer a market-related, Total Remuneration Package which allows full flexibility according to your needs. Go on, be the master of your own destiny. No doors: We arent fans of stuffy offices or siloed work environments. Collab and make something great. Remote work: Love water cooler chats and working from home? Superbalist.com offers a hybrid working model for the best of both worlds. Hat day:Take a day every two weeks to go learn something new, or work on a proof of concept; come up with a creative solution for a business or technical challenge! Naspers Tech Community& Online Learning: Share ideas and grow with global industry leaders who are all just a Slack message away. Love to learn? Up-skill with free access to courses on MyAcademy, Udacity, Udemy, Coursera and more. Good times: Get to know the other extraordinary minds at Superbalist.com during regular social events and out-of-office activities (think hikes, think mini golf, think lunch, think good times). Staff discount. The latest fashion at even better prices. What more could you ask for? Birthday leave: Enjoy your mandatory fun day off - you deserve it! Right tools, right job: Mac, Windows, Linux, two monitors or one. Whatever your preference, youll work on the latest tech, off the latest tech. Help when you need it most: Confidential counselling, legal support and financial guidance, for free, anytime, anywhere. Tech stack (for days):Vue.js, Python, PHP, Node.js, Kotlin, Swift, Google Cloud, Kubernetes, PubSub, and all things machine learning. If you build it, they will come. Free parking:No more 5km fun runs to your desk (unless you want to). Like what you see?Lets chat! Apply today -Have your CV and link to your portfolio handy! Superbalist is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants from the previously disadvantaged groups and people with disabilities will be given preference.