Junior UX Designer

Cytonn Investments is an independent investments management firm, with offices in Nairobi - Kenya and D.C. Metro - U.S. We are primarily focused on offering alternative investment solutions to global and local institutional investors, individual high net-worth investors, and diaspora investors interested in the East-African region.

Our investments are in real estate and private equity. Real estate investments are made through our development affiliate, Cytonn Real Estate, where we currently have over Kshs. 82 billion (USD 820 mn) of projects under mandate across ten projects. In private equity, we invest in banking, insurance, education, hospitality and technology. Our financial services investments in Sub Saharan Africa are made through our Cytonn Financial Services Fund (CFSF) through which we are the 5th largest shareholder in NIC Bank in Kenya. Investments in education and hospitality are made through Cytonn Education Services and Cytonn Hospitality, respectively.

Cytonn Technologies (CT) is the Technology affiliate of Cytonn Investments, an alternative investments management firm with offices in Nairobi - Kenya and the D.C. Metro Area in the US. Cytonn Technologies is a respected technology solutions provider that offers innovative, differentiated and efficient technology products and support, web-based solutions and integrated business solutions.

We are looking for a Junior UX Designer to support our software design and development team in production of interaction design and information architecture deliverables (flow diagrams, wireframes, prototypes, etc.). You will take part in brainstorming, ideation, and sketching activities throughout projects as well as planning and conducting user research and testing.

To be successful in this role, you should have experience with design software and wireframe tools. If you also have a portfolio of professional design projects that includes work with web/mobile applications, we’d like to meet you.

Ultimately, you’ll create both functional and appealing features that address our clients’ needs and help us improve our applications.

We provide workspace, fast internet, MacBook, books, and online resources to help you achieve your set deliverables while building on your skills.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Work with the UI and Service Designers to optimise products and services for a range of client touch points
  2. Conduct user research and usability testing to ensure all designs meet client and user requirements
  3. Analyse all research and feedback to gain user insight – and incorporate this feedback into new designs
  4. Assist in the production of wireframes, prototypes, concept sketches, interaction designs and user flows using key tools such as XD, Sketch, Balsamiq and InVision
  5. Help to create clean and simple user-centred designs
  6. Work with developers and designers to build user-friendly web and mobile apps
  7. Assist the Design lead in creating design rationale and specifications
  8. Any other duties as may be prescribed from time to time

REQUIREMENTS

  1. Passion for entering the world of UX design of web and mobile applications
  2. Quick-learning, self-motivated and proactive attitude
  3. Ability to accurately complete detail-oriented work both independently and with others
  4. Stay up to date with new web and mobile design trends and technologies
  5. Good written and verbal communication skills
  6. Previous UX job experience
  7. Experience with design and research tools (Good working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, UXPin, Sketch, Balsamiq, and InVision)
  8. Understanding of user-centered design principles and practices
  9. Proficient in wire-framing and comfortable producing concept sketches and user flows
  10. A good working knowledge of HTML and CSS
  11. Higher education (Professional Studies and/or Degree) background in a related field is a plus
  12. Portfolio of design projects

How to Apply

To apply, visit https://careers.cytonn.com/jobs/835