User Interface (UI) /User Experience (UX) Designer Supervisor Job, Latest IT Job Vacancies in Kenya,

Department     Corporate Support Services

Division           Information and Communication Technology

Location /Work Station          Nairobi, Times Tower

Job Summary 

The job holder is responsible for;

  • User Interface Design and User Experience Design
  • Review of Application interfaces for usability improvement
  • Development of new user interfaces for systems that automate business processes and maintenance of existing
  • Providing continual UI/UX improvements to systems and supporting systems by ensuring that solutions designed to address business needs meet the required quality standards.
  • Developing User Interfaces for new systems as per the Requests for Change(RFC’s) and in line with procedures and standards
  • Coordinating with developers and UI designers
  • Performing usability tests on applications

Key Responsibilities  

  • Responsible for Hands-on design and delivery of UI/UX application design work
  • Designing graphic user interface elements, like menus, tabs and widgets.
  • Optimize existing user interface designs
  • Develop the information architecture of digital products
  • Develops new systems to automate business processes in conformity with design artefacts contained in System Change Requests (SCRs)
  • Conducts peer reviews and unit tests of developed solutions to guarantee quality before final submission to Quality Management
  • Prepares documentation (User manuals, Technical manuals, deployment instructions, roll back instructions, etc) to ensure that they meet set quality standards
  • Ensures that solutions that have been developed are properly packaged and that all the components and requisite documentation are included in the package, for submission to Quality Management.
  • Ensures that the approved coding standards are consistently applied in every solution developed.
  • Participates in system demonstration, and ensures issues arising in demos are addressed.
  • Addresses issues that arise during deployment of the newly developed solutions in the QA test environment.
  • Resolves issues arising from QA tests, for solutions that do not pass QA standards and Information System Security policies.
  • Ensure compliance to ISO (9001:2015 and 27001:2013) and data security requirements.

Academic and  Professional Qualifications   

Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Information Technology, Electrical / Electronic Engineering, Telecommunications or any other IT related field. 

Required Certifications/Trainings

  • Professional Certification or Training in any one of the following areas is required:
  • UI/UX training/Certification
  • Systems Development i.e. Java Programming, Web Design and Development, Oracle Developer etc.
  • Business Systems Analysis i.e. CBAP Certification / Training
  • Systems Modelling and Design Techniques
  • Process Modelling and Design Techniques

Desired Certifications

  • Certification or training in any of the following areas will be an added advantage:
  • Training in middle-level management / Supervisory Skills courses.
  • IT Governance i.e. ITIL or COBIT 4/5
  • Project Management i.e. PMP or Prince 2
  • Training or Certification in Database Administration i.e. Oracle, PostgreSQL, MySQL or Microsoft SQL Server.
  • Training in operating systems i.e. Windows, Linux or Unix.

Technical Skills Required:     

The Job holder must: 

Proven experience in User Experience (UX) design including

  • Customer and competitor analysis
  • User research on interacting with systems
  • Information architecting
  • Prototyping and wire-framing
  • Testing and iterating

 Proven experience in User Interface (UI) design including

  •   Branding
  •   Visual design
  •   Colour, typography, and layouts
  •   Design research
  •   Interactivity and animation
  •   UI prototyping

Proven skills in Oracle development and database management tools

  • Proficiency in Java programming language and PL/SQL
  • Expert knowledge of scripting languages (PHP, ASP, CSS, JAVASCRIPT, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of structured programming and database design concepts
  • Expert knowledge of web based technologies (HTML, XML, XHTML, DHTML, SOAP, JSON, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of internet and messaging protocols i.e. HTTP, FTP, SOAP and REST
  • Working knowledge of web development tools (Dreamweaver, Microsoft.NET, Drupal, Joomla, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of Linux/Unix and Windows operating system platforms
  • Working experience with relational databases (Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Microsoft SQL Server)
  • Knowledge of system design and modelling techniques
  • Working knowledge of systems design and modelling tools (Enterprise Architect, TraceCloud, etc.)
  • Basic knowledge of the following tools: process modelling (MS Visio, etc.), Project Management i.e. MS Project and Presentation i.e. MS PowerPoint

Relevant Work Experience

  • Required Proven experience in User interface/User Experience design, development and implementation of enterprise business systems.
  • Experience in design and development of systems for tax administration will be an added advantage.
  • At least three (3) years’ experience as a UI/UX designer and software developer in a busy organization.

Competencies

The Job holder must:

  • Have good understanding of the KRA’s goals and objectives.
  • Be resilient, focused, results oriented and a team player.
  • Have strong analytical, diagnostic, decision making and problem solving skills.
  • Have strong abilities to conduct research affecting business and propose suitable solutions/products.
  • Have ability to pay attention to details and work under minimum supervision and for long hours within constraints.
  • Have strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
  • Have good negotiation skills.
  • Be able to build and maintain strong relationships with contracted parties, third party organizations, users and staff.
  • Have Change management skills.
  • Ability to interact confidently with users to establish what the problem is and explain the solution
  • Ability to prioritize competing work commitments and deliver on time
  • Passion for innovation and creativity
  • High levels of integrity
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision

Note:

  • All applications from interested and qualified candidates must be submitted online via the process below.
  • ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • All applications should be submitted online by 2nd December 2021.
  • KRA is an equal opportunity employer committed to gender and disability mainstreaming. Persons with Disability are encouraged to apply.
  • KRA does not charge for application, processing, interviewing or any other fee in connection with our recruitment process.

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