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Software Engineer - UI/UX job at Raising The Village

About the Organization

Raising The Village works to end extreme poverty by eliminating immediate barriers of scarcity, nurturing income generation activities and building local capacity, while moving communities toward economic self-sufficiency. We partner with some of the most remote and impoverished communities in Sub-Saharan Africa. These “last mile” villages have limited access to basic services including health and water, operating outside of the economic pyramid. Partner villages survive on household incomes as low as $0.10/day. At these levels, families subsist without a safety net and are pushed back further into extreme poverty by circumstances and susceptible to the smallest of shocks including family illness, poor harvest or inflation.

Job Description

Raising The Village's PEAL department is seeking an experienced and highly skilled Software Engineer with a specialization in UI/UX to join our growing team. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in software development and a deep understanding of user interface and user experience design principles. This role requires a creative problem-solver who can collaborate with cross-functional teams to design and implement intuitive, user-friendly interfaces for our cutting-edge applications.

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Duties and Responsibilities

  • UI/UX Design Leadership: Drive the design process from concept to implementation, creating compelling, user-centered designs for web and mobile applications.

  • Design Prototyping: Create wireframes, prototypes, and high-fidelity mockups to communicate design ideas and gather feedback from stakeholders and end-users.

  • User Research and Testing: Conduct user research, usability testing, and gather user feedback to inform design decisions and improve existing interfaces.

  • Collaborative Design: Work closely with product managers, designers, and other engineers to define and implement innovative solutions for product direction, visuals, and experience.

  • Design Systems and Standards: Develop and maintain design systems, style guides, and UI patterns to ensure consistency across all platforms.

  • Performance and Usability Optimization: Ensure the technical feasibility of UI/UX designs and optimize applications for maximum speed, scalability, and usability.

  • Mentorship and Guidance: Mentor and guide engineers, fostering a collaborative and inclusive team environment.

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Qualification, Experiences and Competencies

  • Bachelor's degree in Software Engineering or Computer Science.

  • 3 years of experience in front end software development.

  • 3 years of experience specializing in UI/UX design.

  • Strong portfolio demonstrating expertise in UI/UX design and front-end development.

  • Extensive experience with UI/UX design tools like Sketch, Figma, Adobe XD, or similar.

  • Strong understanding of responsive design, accessibility standards, and cross-browser compatibility.

  • Excellent visual design skills with a keen eye for aesthetics and detail, with sensitivity to user-system interaction.

  • Ability to create wireframes, storyboards, user flows, process flows, and site maps.


Personal Qualities

  • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail.

  • Strong communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively in a cross-functional team environment.

  • Resilience and a determination to succeed

  • Independent thinker with a growth mindset

  • Must be passionate, self-motivated, and able to learn quickly. 

  • Strong sense of integrity.  

  • Personal values that match our organization's values.

How to Apply

APPLICATION FOR THIS POSITION MUST BE DONE ONLINE:
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