Senior UX Specialist

We're looking for a skilled, curious and passionate Senior UX Specialist who wants to make a difference.

Cape Town, South Africa


Online since Jan 9, 2018

We are looking for a Senior UX Specialist, in our Product team, based in our great office in Cape Town.

Your opportunity:

As the Senior UX Specialist, you will exercise your creativity and help to craft the best experience for the best Classified’s brand in the world. Yes, you read that right: best in the world!

You will take the lead, conceptualize, create and deliver on:

  • Own end-to-end strategic UX design process for different products
  • Vision, user research, interaction design and user testing
  • Owning the UX roadmap, inclusive of facilitating workshops, user research, prototype development, crafting user interfaces and interactions
  • Design intuitive product flows, through the definition of interaction models, user task flows and interface specifications (wireframes, mock-ups, specs, final designs)
  • Extracting insights user testing/research + feeding them back into product team
  • Prototyping and UI designs, including wireframes and flowcharts
  • Set-up, facilitate and run UX research / User testing OLX

At OLX Group we have a clear ambition – to empower millions of people across the globe by helping them connect and share their goods and services. This inspiring purpose has helped us build one of the world’s leading Internet companies. This combination of business and purpose attracts a certain type of person. If you’ve got an entrepreneurial drive and think you can use that drive to contribute to our purpose, then we’d love to empower you to be successful. Want to know more?

Why OLX Group?

The OLX Group is a network of leading classifieds platforms in 45 markets, including brands like OLX, Avito, letgo, dubizzle, among others.

The OLX Group connects local people to buy, sell or exchange used goods and services by making it fast and easy for anyone to post a listing through their mobile phone or on the web. Hundreds of millions of people in local markets around the world generate more than 1.9 billion monthly visits, 37 billion monthly page views and 54 million listings every month on the OLX Group's online marketplaces.

Our 3000+ committed employees are making a difference from our 25 offices across the globe.

What will you need to be successful?

Experience with:

  • Building and testing prototypes
  • User testing
  • User Interviews
  • Product development
  • Enthographic research experience is a plus.

Experience and Qualifications  

  • 3-5 years of relevant experience relevant work experience with a diverse portfolio that exhibits excellent information architecture, attention to detail and understanding user needs.
  • A Post-Graduate Degree/ Diploma.

Broad skill set:

  • InVision, Sketch, Lookback or alikes
  • Full knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Knowledge of frontend markup: HTML/CSS.
  • Familiarity with GitHub.
  • Familiarity with Asana/Trello/JIRA
  • Your understanding and experience in managing interaction design, visual design and usability is exceptional
  • You have expert knowledge of human factors, user-centred design processes, interaction design guidelines, content strategy, usability methodologies, industry standards and trends, both formal and informal usability testing methods.
  • Your communication skills are excellent and you can evangelise UX.
  • You place a strong emphasis on quality.
  • Pushing boundaries of current technologies and creating progressive (yet practical) designs is your passion.

What can you expect from us and what do we offer?

  • You work as part of a global team… being part of one of the most exciting journeys in the field of ecommerce - online classifieds.
  • Being part of the biggest online classifieds businesses in Sub-Saharan Africa with a view to consolidating our position in the coming years to one of the biggest Online Classifieds businesses in the world.
  • We are focused on your professional development, providing access to conferences, online and classroom learning and growth opportunities.
  • Being part of a highly dynamic, fun team, delivering fast
  • Free monthly massages at your desk.
  • Ping-pong and pool tables.
  • …and lots more.

Inspired and interested in the job? Apply!

Are you ready to live your dream and apply for this role? It only takes a few minutes to apply using our simple application template. Once you’ve submitted it online, our talent scouts promise to give it serious consideration. We will try to get back to you within the next two weeks but we have to admit, sometimes it takes a bit longer than that. If it does please don’t worry we will respond to your application no matter what.

Empower yourself.

Improve the world.

Join OLX.

If you have any further questions with regards this career opportunity, please feel free to contact us through the contact form.