Cytonn Investments is an independent investments management firm, with offices in Nairobi – Kenya and D.C. Metro – U.S. We are primarily focused on offering alternative investment solutions to global and local institutional investors, individual high net-worth investors, and diaspora investors interested in the East-African region.
Our investments are in real estate and private equity. Real estate investments are made through our development affiliate, Cytonn Real Estate, where we currently have over Kshs. 82 billion (USD 820 mn) of projects under mandate across ten projects. In private equity, we invest in banking, insurance, education, hospitality and technology. Our financial services investments in Sub Saharan Africa are made through our Cytonn Financial Services Fund (CFSF) through which we are the 5th largest shareholder in NIC Bank in Kenya. Investments in education and hospitality are made through Cytonn Education Services and Cytonn Hospitality, respectively.
Cytonn Technologies (CT) is the Technology affiliate of Cytonn Investments, an alternative investments management firm with offices in Nairobi – Kenya and the D.C. Metro Area in the US. Cytonn Technologies is a respected technology solutions provider that offers innovative, differentiated and efficient technology products and support, web-based solutions and integrated business solutions.
We are looking for a Junior UX Designer to support our software design and development team in production of interaction design and information architecture deliverables (flow diagrams, wireframes, prototypes, etc.). You will take part in brainstorming, ideation, and sketching activities throughout projects as well as planning and conducting user research and testing.
To be successful in this role, you should have experience with design software and wireframe tools. If you also have a portfolio of professional design projects that includes work with web/mobile applications, we’d like to meet you.
Ultimately, you’ll create both functional and appealing features that address our clients’ needs and help us improve our applications.
We provide workspace, fast internet, MacBook, books, and online resources to help you achieve your set deliverables while building on your skills.
Work with the UI and Service Designers to optimise products and services for a range of client touch points
Conduct user research and usability testing to ensure all designs meet client and user requirements
Analyse all research and feedback to gain user insight – and incorporate this feedback into new designs
Assist in the production of wireframes, prototypes, concept sketches, interaction designs and user flows using key tools such as XD, Sketch, Balsamiq and InVision
Help to create clean and simple user-centred designs
Work with developers and designers to build user-friendly web and mobile apps
Assist the Design lead in creating design rationale and specifications
Any other duties as may be prescribed from time to time
Passion for entering the world of UX design of web and mobile applications
Quick-learning, self-motivated and proactive attitude
Ability to accurately complete detail-oriented work both independently and with others
Stay up to date with new web and mobile design trends and technologies
Good written and verbal communication skills
Previous UX job experience
Experience with design and research tools (Good working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, UXPin, Sketch, Balsamiq, and InVision)
Understanding of user-centered design principles and practices
Proficient in wire-framing and comfortable producing concept sketches and user flows
A good working knowledge of HTML and CSS
Higher education (Professional Studies and/or Degree) background in a related field is a plus
Portfolio of design projects