Do you know how to read a user’s mind and appreciate and understand the problems users face when interacting with a product, and can you then based on your knowledge find and execute solutions to better the user experience? Do you know that with such power comes great responsibility?
You are in true essence a front end developer with a passion and talent for crafting a beautiful UI that is going to wow the user – but in addition to that you have a keen as ketchup interest in understanding the user experience and the motivations behind human actions.
Interested in being part of a platform that is seen, used and loved by a millions of users every day? User-centered, data driven, responsive design with the ability to harness the power of a/b testing are all part of the daily gig.
dubizzle MENA now has true undertones of a startup sub-culture (obviously within the context of the wildly successful and renowned brand that makes up dubizzle as a whole). We pick fights with our competitors, move swiftly, nimbly and with agility - at a pace unmatchable by others (some might even say 88mph). We are here to build the best classifieds platform the Middle East has ever seen and anyone who doesn't have the same goals should look elsewhere!
You will be part of a small, ambitious and dedicated UX squad who tackle the toughest of problems. Clean, and easy experiences with a sophisticated design language is what we eat every single day. We also know when it's time to switch off, relax and play a game of foosball or have a sing-along with people jammin' on the guitar at the office. We encourage a play-hard/work-hard work culture. It's what truly makes dubizzle such a great place to work. Whether it's a FIFA competition or a coding competition, you know people are gonna give it 100%.
3 years prior experience in a similar user-focused role;
Experience with designing for web and mobile apps;
A solid understanding of HTML/XHTML and CSS. You know all the little tricks needed to get IE to display things properly;
Knowledge of Sass and Compass.
Proficient in Photoshop and Illustrator;
Ability to wireframe with pen and paper or a software and demonstrate the user flows and how the content will be viewed in context
Understanding of Responsive web design and the mobile first approach;
Ability to think at a high level about product strategy and vision and understand the needs of the user, not just 'how it should look';
Solid experience in conducting user research, concept testing, and usability testing;
Strong communication skills - you will be brainstorming, discussing and engaging in deep dialog - often;
Fluent in Arabic and English;
Liaise between the Product Leads and marketing department and ensure product requirements and tasks go through a complete UX cycle before handing it off to the engineering team;
Produce screen designs for the responsive site and mobile apps along with detailed implementation notes;
Write and maintain clean code following dubizzle’s front-end programming practices;
Facilitate user sessions, seminars and focus groups on a regular basis with learnings transferred into A/B test runs;
Work within the team to collaboratively develop prototypes for demonstration of concepts;
Plan and achieve goals to help improve the performance and quality of all of our sites across multiple platforms;
Pick your side, client centric or user centric, data-driven or instinct-driven?
Problem solver or Pixel Pusher?
Get it out fast or make it a masterpiece from day one?
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