Takealot User Experience - UX Designer Jobs in South Africa

Takealot User Experience - UX Designer Jobs in South Africa

  • takealot.com, a leading South African online retailer, is looking for a talented User Experience (UX) Designer to join our team in Cape Town.

  • 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.

  • We are looking for a UX Designer with strong interests and capabilities in the design and development of engaging user experiences.

  • The ideal candidate will thrive in a work environment that requires strong problem solving skills and independent self-direction, coupled with an aptitude for team collaboration and open communication.

  • This individual excels at providing both highly analytical as well as highly creative ideas to a design project.

  • The candidate will also have extensive experience in a fast-paced and innovative development environment.

  • A thorough understanding of contemporary user-centered design methodologies is a must.

    This position reports to the UX Team Lead


  • Collaborate with product managers & business stakeholders to confirm business objectives and define user objectives & flows.

  • Build wireframes & convert wireframes into a working prototype.

  • Collaborate with technical leads in order to design innovative & engaging user experiences within platform constraints and technical limitations.

  • Work closely with the UI designers to ensure adherence to design guidelines & best practices across all platforms.

  • Facilitate user testing and evaluate user feedback to further improve the concept or existing products.

  • Work closely with the development & QA teams to ensure successful implementation of the specified designs.

  • Measure the effectiveness of each initiative & refine.

  • Research interaction design trends.

  • Research technology trends.


    Design skills

  • Information architecture & information design

  • Interaction design

  • Persona creation

  • User-centered design

  • UI design (low fidelity)

  • Wireframing & prototyping

  • Copy writing

    Research skills

  • Task analysis

  • Market research

  • Usability testing

  • A/B testing

  • Data analysis

  • Web analytics

    Technical Skills

  • Deep understanding of what’s possible and doable in HTML, CSS & JavaScript

  • Strong understanding of common software development practices

    Business Skills

  • Business analysis

  • Communication skills (written, verbal & visual)

  • Chairing workshops & meetings

  • Project & people management

  • Collaboration


  • Strong working knowledge of the following web design tools

  • Wireframing tools (e.g. Axure, Balsamiq, Sketch etc)

  • Process flow tools

    Experience & Qualifications

  • 3 to 5 years’ experience in a UX design role, preferably in an e-commerce environment.

  • Proven experience designing user-centric iOS & Android native mobile applications.

  • Proven experience building wireframes & converting wireframes into a working prototype.

  • Experience with user interface design patterns and standard UCD methodologies across multiple platforms

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications

    The Environment

  • takealot.com employees are entrepreneurial and dynamic, smart, customer- centric, fun and have the shared ambition of takealot.com being the leading e- commerce company in Africa.

  • We have fun, work hard, take ownership, work in teams to create solutions, and are always open to direct feedback/new ideas on where we can improve.

  • We are short on ego and high on output.

  • We are doers and not only thinkers, its all in the execution after all.

  • We love what we do and what we are creating.

    We seek to Employ an Extra Ordinary Mind who

  • is forthright but respectful

  • is an expert at doing, who can not only design but also execute

  • is analytical, able to use data to make decisions

  • is competitive, self-directed and strive to be the BEST (GREAT requires a lot of work and does not only happen during business hours

  • is passionate about the potential of e-commerce and delivering a world-class customer experience

  • is entrepreneurial, thrives under change and accepts it is a constant and always looks for solutions to do something better and faster

  • is able to think about problems from a business perspective using technical and product input

  • is curious and challenge the status quo

  • is innovative and enjoys iteration

  • is collaborative

  • will be at the cutting edge of developing new concepts for takealot.com.

  • thinks like an owner of the business.


    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Takealot User Experience - UX Designer Jobs in South Africa

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