Product Designer

  • full_time
  • Germany


Who we are

At SovTech, we believe the future of software lies in the talent, innovation, and creativity found on the African continent. Headquartered in South Africa, our team of highly-skilled engineers, designers and strategists span the continent, tapping into Africa’s diversity to fuel a collaborative culture of disruptive thinking and technical excellence.For over a decade, we have been pioneering world-class software development for a global audience, with a mission to become Earth’s leading software company from the world’s fastest growing continent. We design and develop solutions that empower our clients to digitally transform and thrive globally and are the leading custom software development company from Africa that, like any great tech company, was founded in a garage.

SovTech has now grown to more than 300 of the best software engineering experts, building world-class platforms for growing businesses across four cities on three continents. We are always actively searching for the continent’s most talented and driven techies to join our growing team- those who benchmark themselves against the best on the planet and wake up hungry to master their craft and continue advancement.

Position details:

Location: Fully remote/ Hybrid

Engagement details: We are recruiting independent contractors for a 12 month engagement or permanent employees for this opportunity.

  • Work together with product management and engineering to build innovative solutions for the product direction, visuals, and experience
  • Participate in all visual design stages from concept to final hand-off to engineering
  • Develop original ideas that bring simplicity and user-friendliness to complex design roadblocks
  • Prepare wireframes, storyboards, user flows, process flows and site maps to effectively communicate interaction and design ideas
  • Discuss designs and key milestone deliverables with peers and executive level stakeholders
  • Perform user research and evaluate user feedback
  • Set design guidelines, best practices, and standards
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest UI trends, techniques, and technologies
  • The production of high-fidelity prototypes
  • Gathering and evaluating user requirements, in collaboration with our Product and Engineering teams, including the adjustment of specs and deliverables to meet product requirements and limitations.
  • Working with the Product, Engineering, and Project Management teams to bring new product features to life
  • Working as a UX Researcher and utilize a variety of testing techniques to inform and validate the direction of your design.
  • Keep abreast of competitors’ products and industry trends.


Seniority Level: Intermediate

  • Demonstrable work experience as a Product/UI/UX Designer.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills make you adept at working to tight deadlines.
  • Passionate about all things design, with the ability to demonstrate this through your work and when communicating with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Constantly looking to hone your design instinct through user feedback, whether through hands-on user research or designing options for multi-variant testing.
  • Proficient in industry-standard tools for producing designs, assets, and clickable prototypes; including Figma.
  • Fluent in current UX best practices and usability principles, interaction, and UI design trends.
  • Good understanding of front-end development to inform high-quality, implementable solutions. N.B. Programming skills are not a requirement, but certainly beneficial.
  • Confident in presenting and promoting your ideas, thinking, and design processes to a wider team, both across Product and Engineering, even with strong-willed and fast-paced teams
  • Profound UI design skills with a solid portfolio of design projects
  • Experience in creating wireframes, storyboards, user flows, process flows, and site maps
  • Significant experience with Figma (bonus)
  • Strong visual design skills with a good understanding of user-system interaction
  • Strong presentational and team player abilities
  • Strong problem-solving skills with a creative approach
  • A passion to be an incredible Product Designer and design incredible products!

Technologies you will be working with

Programming language: X

At SovTech, we leverage a range of industry-leading tools to enhance our development process and ensure efficiency. Some of the key tools and technologies you will work with include:

  • Jira
  • Figma
  • Slack
  • Gsuite

Work Environment:

At SovTech, we foster a self-directed and inspiring work environment where our team members have the freedom to innovate and create. We believe in empowering our teams to take ownership of their projects and drive them to success. Collaboration and knowledge-sharing are at the core of our team’s values, and we encourage continuous learning and growth. Join us to be part of a team that thrives on pushing the boundaries.

Our Interview Process:

  1. Introductory call with one of our Talent Partners

  2. Technical skills screening & evaluation

  3. Hiring team interview

Why Join us:

Join SovTech and become part of a forward-thinking team that values innovation, collaboration, and personal growth. Here’s why you should consider joining us:

Exciting Projects: Work on diverse and challenging projects for leading clients across various industries, pushing the boundaries of web development.

Collaborative Environment: Be part of a team that encourages collaboration, knowledge-sharing, and continuous learning, fostering personal and professional growth.

Impactful Work: Your contributions will directly impact the success of our projects and clients, allowing you to make a tangible difference.

Professional Development: We provide opportunities for training and workshops to enhance your skills and keep you at the forefront of industry trends.

Competitive Compensation & medical aid contribution: We offer a competitive salary package with additional benefits.

Hybrid & flexibility: We’re a hybrid company, and as such we need to have a set of how that works (as it can be very grey!). Fluid aims to encourage flexibility in where and how we work. In true SovTech words, ‘We don’t value how or where something is done, only that it is’ #RESULTS

If you are passionate about Software development, enjoy working with cutting-edge technologies, and want to be part of an inspiring team, SovTech is the place for you. Join us as we shape the future of software innovation.

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