Ushahidi is looking for a designer to lead the direction of its users’ experience and design systems. As a designer, you’d work closely with product managers, engineers, and sales staff to develop solutions to users’ problems using primarily the web, iOS, and Android.
You’d be responsible for providing iterative design direction, including visual design (wireframes and mockups) user testing and detailed description of users’ workflow and interactions with Ushahidi.
Collaborate with product, engineering, and sales staff to scope, prototype, design, build, user test, and release software and communication material to users.Communicate design direction for solving users’ problems from concept to implementation.Lead the development and implementation of Ushahidi’s design systems, including those used in products and marketing collateral.Lead user testing process, from low-fidelity testing early in the design process, to high-fidelity tests to improve already-built features.Manage the brand and all creative assets of Ushahidi Inc.
Why you should apply
You are a thoughtful, creative product designer with a few years of work experience and an interest in international development and social justice. After hacking away at your own projects and/or busting your chops for a while in the corporate world and startups, you’re looking to use your skills to develop software that has a tangible social good.
New cultures, people and experiences give you energy; you work effectively and efficiently on distributed teams with diverse experience across many time zones. Given the freedom to work anywhere, you are self-guided and can work autonomously. You bring empathy and effective communication to you day to day work. Chaos gives you joy, order is your satisfaction.