Senior UX Designer

Job Description

We are seeking a Senior UX Designer with expert capabilities in interaction and visual design. The Senior UX Designer will help create and improve B2B and consumer applications for both web and mobile experiences. Tremendous opportunity to take a product from incubation into Production with the ability to influence the user experience and strategy along the way.

The ideal candidate will thrive in a work environment that requires strong independent problem-solving skills, self-direction, and innovative thinking coupled with an aptitude and affinity for team collaboration and open communication. This individual is both highly analytical as well as highly creative and consistently demonstrates superb design, writing, and presentation skills. This individual fosters collaboration both inside and outside the team, evangelizes and promotes UX within the company, and can juggle several high-level projects while delivering A-level work on all of them. This individual is confidently able to justify design decisions based on a thorough understanding of contemporary user-centered design methodologies.

Who you are

We are looking for someone who will be responsible for driving the direction of their part of the organization, assisting management and other senior technical leaders create strategic roadmaps, and driving priorities to meet various objectives. We are looking for someone who has: 

  • Experience building mobile experiences.
  • Startup experience or mentality is a plus. Ability to jump in where needed and expand the role.
  • Exercises independent judgment with minimal direction from supervisor.
  • Ability to prototype rapidly, be it with paper, hand-coded HTML/JavaScript, Figma, Sketch, Axure & AfterEffects 
  • Ability to work directly with engineers when needed
  • AI experience and its expression in the user experience is a huge plus.
  • Previous experience creating and launching mobile applications or taking a product from concept to production
  • An amazing portfolio that demonstrates the use of creative and novel solutions to solve complex problems

Essential Functions

  • ​​Designing usable, accessible, and engaging user experiences for mobile and web-based on research and best practices
  • Rapid creation of working prototypes or mockups for demonstration or pre-sales purposes
  • Participating in defining and driving strategic direction from a user experience perspective
  • Taking a product from the POC/Incubation phase into an enterprise-level paid service
  • Influencing cross-functional product teams and the organization to achieve solutions that are right for our customers and adhere to the product vision
  • Present design concepts to Senior Leadership and external partners

Why TopUp Mama 

We are venture-backed and growing fast. We launched less than 12-months ago and we are already serving thousands of restaurants monthly. You get an opportunity to jump onto the rocket ship near the ground floor. We believe that: 

  • Our team should grow as fast as the company. If you do well, you will have every opportunity to rocketship your career
  • Speed is a Virtue. We make decisions quickly and are not afraid of failing. We prioritize learning by doing
  • Everyone is an owner of their work. We do not micromanage, only challenge. We let you own your domain and drive your work independently.

If that sounds exciting, great! TopUp Mama may be the perfect place for you. But TopUp Mama is not for everyone. 

  • We are an early-stage start-up. It may be chaotic at times with shifting priorities 
  • This is not a 9-5 job. This a whatever it takes to get the job done
  • This is not a place where we will tell you exactly what to do. You will be expected to manage your own work to achieve the outcomes
  • We love being around our customers. If you enjoy sitting behind a desk all day, this may not be the best place for you.

TopUp Mama is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, gender identity or expression, marital status, physical disability, political affiliation, race, religion, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations, and ordinances.

Despite feeding half of Africa's population daily, small and medium restaurant owners struggle to access the financial services and inventory needed to grow their businesses. TopUp Mama is a venture-backed technology company on a mission to increase restaurant contribution to Africa’s GDP. Across Nigeria and Kenya, thousands of restaurants use our platform to access inventory and financial services. At TopUp Mama, your individuality fits right in. Working here gives you an opportunity to impact the world, invest in your career growth, and be part of an inclusive and diverse workplace. We are a global team of disruptors, trailblazers, innovators, and risk-takers who are helping drive economic growth in even the most remote parts of the world, creatively moving the industry forward, and doing meaningful work that brings provides access to inventory and financial services to our customers. You're an Individual. We're the team for you. Together, let's transform the way the world pays.