UX Designer - Placements

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Reference: 9005/KG/29042019

Are you a passionate UX Designer?

Do you want to join an exciting team?

We want to meet you!

Summary of Job:

This person is responsible for overseeing user experience (UX) work on projects and enhancements across learning environments, and the contribution towards and support in implementation of UX methodologies into product and business processes and strategy.

Key Role and Responsibilities:

Contributing towards and supporting in the full-stack of UX design disciplines at an intermediate level, including:

  • Creating design mock-ups and prototyping,
  • Solving user problems using design thinking,
  • Defining user flows and interactions,
  • Testing the usability of the product,
  • Researching, collecting and analysing user usage data,
  • Information architecture, and communicating user needs, as well as
  • Reporting back on project results
  • Contributing towards and helping to maintain UX guidelines and principles to be followed and adopted not only by the UX designers, but by anyone who is a part of influencing the development of a user experience within a product development life-cycle.

Education and Experience:

  • 2 or more years of experience in UX design while working closely with a software development team.
  • Portfolio of examples of UX design work, in order to demonstrate solving a problem through analysis and then design.
  • Experience working with software that creates mock-ups and prototypes. We use Sketch and InVision, but equivalents could also be considered as experience.
  • Experience working with user behavior data collection software. We use Google Analytics, Hotjar and UserTesting.com, but equivalents could also be considered as experience.
  • Nice-to-haves: Relevant degree or qualification, a backend language skill, database experience, basic understanding of API calls, exposure to product management. Ability to understand and write basic web application code, namely HTML, CSS and Javascript.

Join our Cape Town team

2U, Inc., a global leader in education technology, is a trusted partner and brand steward of great universities. We build, deliver, and support digital and in-person educational offerings, including graduate degrees, professional certificates, Trilogy boot camps, and GetSmarter short courses. Our Cape Town office is the homebase of operations for our short course product, GetSmarter, which was acquired by 2U in 2017.

The Systems and Technology team is responsible for all information systems supporting business processes, and  the greater company infrastructure to support staff and product offerings.

Systems & Tech is made up of the following Departments:

  • Business Systems
  • Engineering (Software Development)
  • Web Infrastructure (Devops)
  • Cyber Security
  • Data Systems
  • Data Analytics
  • Internal Infrastructure