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Takealot is hiringSenior User Interface Designer

Full TimeUI Design
Posted 8mo ago

Mr D, a 100% subsidiary of takealot.com, is looking for a talented, motivated and results-oriented Senior UI Designer.

We are a young, dynamic, hyper growth company looking for smart, creative, hard-working people with integrity to join us. We offer a market related, Total Remuneration Package which allows full flexibility according to your needs, a great work environment and a promise that you won’t be bored as long as you are prepared for a challenge and want to build something great.

Think you’ve been challenged before? Think again!

  • Scale: Show the millions of Mr D customers 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. We like to promote from within: Here’s your chance.

This position reports to the UI Team Lead

Your mission, should you choose to accept it: 

  • Explore ideas for how to solve UI design challenges and then refine it into a coherent solution. 
  • Carry out research, brainstorming, sketching, prototyping, and collaboration with our designers and engineers to ship great products.
  • Design clear, simple and elegant interfaces.
  • Own the process of taking in wireframes from UX and producing UI design assets for development.
  • Maintain components in the design system, acting as custodian of UI design assets.
  • Own design reviews of your work with the Design team and key stakeholders.
  • We are empathetic user advocates and respect our users’ opinions. Act as the user advocate during the development process.

The skills we need:

  • Ability to work independently but also to collaborate with the team when required.
  • Ability to produce quality UI work on a consistent basis.
  • Bringing a positive attitude to the team
  • Being a considerate team player
  • Passion and diligence to produce high quality work

Qualifications and experience:

  • You have at least 3 years experience in a UI/Product Design or similar role with a portfolio that demonstrates experience in product thinking where you have previously shipped UX/UI design for digital products.
  • Relevant tertiary qualification required or equivalent experience.
  • You are a designer that is constantly inspired - motivating those around you through your passion and drive for what you do.
  • You shine through your designs and you're excited by regularly coming up with new ideas, shipping new products and features that address your users’ real needs.
  • You thrive in a collaborative workplace; partnering with other designers, engineers, product owners and other disciplines throughout the company.
  • You appreciate big picture thinking. While details are everything, creating an experience that always keeps our users in mind is equally as important.
  • You are a problem solver that’s excited by a challenge. You enjoy sitting in a room and white-boarding ideas to confidently come up with simple, elegant solutions that everyone can move forward with.
  • You enjoy a little flexibility in your work. Our growth means there are constantly new things to work on every day, as such it’s likely that you’ll often be working across the board on new and exciting projects.
  • Proficient in Figma or Sketch
  • Experience motion design is beneficial but not required.

Let’s talk about life @ Mr D

  • The 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 aren’t fans of stuffy offices or siloed work environments. See someone you like? High five, collab and make something great.
  • Remote working: Love water cooler chats and working from home? We offer the best of both worlds.
  • Mentorship programme: We aren’t kidding when we say the people with the best people win. Now’s your chance to be one of the best, by learning from the best.
  • 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, Coursera and more.
  • Good times: Get to know the other extraordinary minds in the takealot group during regular social events and out-of-office activities (think hikes, think mini golf, think good times).
  • Birthday leave: Cake Day all the way. Enjoy your day off - you deserve it. 
  • Right tools, right job: Mac or Windows, two monitors or one. Whatever your preference, you’ll 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): Angular, Python, Kotlin, Swift, AWS, Kafka, Redis, Docker, Kubernetes, IOT 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? If you meet the above you are an Extraordinary Mind. Apply today!!

Mr D is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants from previously disadvantaged groups and people with disabilities will be given preference

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