UX Designer
Off Grid Electric
Amsterdam, Netherlands
28 dagen geleden

Company Description

Uncover hidden opportunities to make a global impact. Zola Electric is a growth-stage start up that’s on track to light a million homes in Africa over the next couple of years with clean, affordable solar energy.

At the heart of our business is innovative solutions that delight our customers. We are looking for a UX Designer to join our team in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, to support our growth strategy in Africa, changing the lives of millions with our innovative products.

This may be your dream job if you’re someone who dreams of combining your knowledge and skills enabling Zola Electric to change the renewable energy landscape.

You’ll also need to be passionate about bringing solar energy to off-grid and other underserved markets (billions of people around the world) with the unique social, technical, and business challenges that come along with it.

You are inspired by the opportunity to unleash whole continents of human potential, and motivated to help build a truly epic business.


You will conduct design research, lead project implementations and diagnose improvement opportunities in the development of innovative solutions for ZOLA markets.

  • Liaise with design systems, architecture, product and engineering teams to deliver new experiences through effective artefacts (from Customer Journeys & Ecosystem Maps to Participatory Design Prototypes & Wireframes).
  • Lead design workshops with internal teams to harness collective intelligence.
  • Communicate designs and improvement recommendations to multiple audiences including IT, business partners and executive leadership
  • Requirements

  • Bachelor in related field
  • 5+ year’s experience in experience design and UI development
  • 2 year’s experience with documenting processes and practices, often in accepted project methodology artefacts, while effectively prioritizing multiple tasks, priorities, projects, and deadlines
  • Experience with behavioral data-driven approaches to iterating designs, including the use of web analytics tools such as Mix panel and Google Analytics
  • Knowledge of experience design for digital products and services of all kinds, sizes, shapes and contexts
  • Knowledge of current technologies and their application and relevance to digital experiences
  • Knowledge of responsive web & mobile application design and wireframe development
  • Knowledge of strategy, research, interaction and visual design
  • Ability to synthesize complex, interdependent, and sometimes competing needs
  • Ability to influence others and provide thought leadership on design
  • Knowledge of Agile / Lean UX development practices
  • Knowledge of industry standard design tools such as Adobe Creative Suite, as well as quick-and-dirty UI prototyping tools
  • Intermediate level of proficiency with Microsoft (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and Google Apps productivity tools
  • Communication and time management skills
  • Collaborative, team-oriented, customer focused and able to work under pressure
  • Other information

    Zola Electric, through its consumer brand Zola, combines Silicon Valley technology with local expertise to offer African homes and businesses a long-

    term solar solution to an unreliable grid. Adaptable to both energy needs and income, Zola Electric’s solution can be bought over time through a leasing structure.

    The first few watts starts a chain reaction that enables people to achieve commonly held aspirations : security, education, access to information, and a longer and more efficient day.

    Today, Zola Electric powers more than 100,000 homes and businesses across Tanzania, Rwanda and Côte d’Ivoire. Zola Electric’s investors include : SolarCity, Vulcan Capital, DBL Partners, The Packard Foundation, Helios Investment Partners, and responsibility.

    Zola Electric is the recipient of the 2016 UN Momentum for Change Award, Zayed Future Energy Prize, and the 2015 Global Cleantech 100.

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    Let’s Connect

    Are you interested in this position and join our team in Amsterdam, let’s connect and send your resume via our career page.

    Applications that include a resume / curriculum vitae have preference.

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