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Product Designer: Design System Lead

My client is a rapidly expanding Fintec based here in South Africa. With a newly appointed Product Design Lead they are looking to build out their Design team and capability in the business.

They want to begin at the beginning and build a fully integrated Design System that will not only serves clients but lay foundations internally.

There has been some development already but they are in need of a custodian to take the System under their wing and build it out…

Responsibilities Include

  • Create a unified, cohesive set of UX and visual guidelines for all mobile & web products
  • Plan strategically as a partner with engineering, product and brand to define the future of design systems
  • Create high-quality mocks and interactive prototypes to communicate your work. Use user research and data to inform your reasonings
  • Take ownership of, and collaboratively develop our user personas, user journey maps, and design principles.
  • Advocate for design by sharing your work and presenting cross-functionally. Be able to precisely articulate design rationale and goals
  • Inspire the entire team and our internal partners by bringing new ideas to the table and defining next-generation interfaces, be the voice of our customers and advocate for their needs and abilities.
  • Conduct your own research via a range of techniques such as usability & user testing, guerilla testing, customer interviews or using qualitative or quantitative product data
  • Recruit, and coach junior designers
  • Work closely with the Product Manager in a cross-functional agile environment
  • Champion UX within the Agile planning process, and ensure that the best solutions are delivered, even in the face of technical constraints


  • Minimum of 10 years experience in a Design System/ Product Design
  • Outstanding portfolio of design projects
  • Solid knowledge of Figma and prototyping tools
  • Team spirit; strong communication skills to collaborate with various stakeholders
  • Good time-management skills
  • Ability to clearly and effectively communicate design processes, ideas, and solutions
  • Ability to initiate and drive design projects to completion with minimal guidance

Salary And Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Work from home with regular get-togethers with team members at one of our South African offices
  • Medical aid and insurance contribution
  • Paid maternity leave
  • Optional shares
  • Days off for work wellness
  • Flexible working hours
  • A company that focuses on the result of your work vs. the hours you put in
  • An opportunity to work at one of South Africa’s leading FinTech start ups, which means, as the company continues to grow, so will you.

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Job Information

Job Reference: JO-2208-257998
Salary per: annum
Job Duration:
Job Start Date: 2022-11-01
Job Industries: Technology
Job Locations: Cape Town
Job Types: Permanent
Job Skills: Product Design, User Experience, User Interface

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