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Product Designer

full-time BitPesa Berlin

Company Summary

BitPesa is a cutting-edge online payment platform that leverages Blockchain settlement to significantly lower cost and increases the speed of business payments to, from and within sub-Saharan Africa. Our clients range from African businesses and multinational companies paying suppliers as far as China and Dubai to international remittance companies using our API services for white-label payments to dozens of bank networks and mobile money operators across Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Senegal, and the DRC.

Our diverse team of 60 employees spans across Nairobi, Lagos, Dakar, London, Luxembourg, and Madrid, and includes former employees of Barclay’s, Credit Suisse, Wells Fargo, Moneygram, Deloitte Consulting, and PwC. We have raised nearly $10 million in funding from institutional investors including Greycroft Partners, Draper Associates, Pantera Capital, and Digital Currency Group.

Our core values are Accountability, Customer-Centricity, Flexibility, Resiliency, and Teamwork

Job Summary

The Product Designer is responsible for shaping and designing how users experience our platform through our website and apps, as well as, help defining the overall look and feel of our evolving brand communicated through our applications and marketing materials. You will utilize the best and most modern practices and tools to produce highly user-centered designs across a diverse set of requirements and features.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the development of best practices around user research, rapid prototyping and usability testing across multiple cross-functional product teams
  • Develop and explore concepts, storyboards and user flows through wire-frames and interactive prototypes across multiple cross-functional product teams
  • Develop navigation and information hierarchy concepts
  • Structure content and features in a meaningful way
  • Stay on top of changing UX/UI design technologies, as well as industry standards to ensure leading-edge interpretation and execution of design applications
  • Develop features and flows from concept discussion and wireframes through to beautiful designs
  • Validate your designs with customers and enhance it according to user feedback
  • You participate in regular design reviews and other team-wide design efforts
  • You collaborate directly with product managers and engineers to ensure all projects are developed in the best possible way


Your Profile

  • 3+ years of in-depth experience as a UX/UI Designer working across different digital products
  • A proven track record of well-documented work in your portfolio
  • Solid skills and experience with the most common methods and tools in your field
  • Functional leadership experience is a big plus
  • Hands-on mentality and a willingness to take an active role in our company
  • An open and flexible mind, quick learning ability and a structured way of thinking


What We Offer:

  • Be part of an international, ambitious and successful team
  • High level of responsibility
  • A technology-focused and permanently changing and adapting the environment
  • An opportunity to shape a product that will enable businesses in frontier markets to achieve their full potential
  • The ability to influence the design team and work culture at an exciting hyper-growth startup
  • Travel to Africa and other frontier markets
  • Flat hierarchies, as well as short and open channels of communication
  • Flexible working and all the gadgets you need
published: Nov. 15, 2018

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