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User Experience Specialist and Software Engineer Front End2

  • Company: SIL
  • Deadline: Tuesday 21st January 2014
  • Location: Nairobi
Job Description

A fast growing software development firm wishes to recruit a user experience specialist and several software developers.


Our culture values creativity, independence and curiosity. We hire people who are articulate and who possess both breadth and depth of knowledge; the sort of person who would be as comfortable in a discussion of economics and geopolitics as they would be in the depths of an esoteric technical topic.


Common Requirements ( all positions)

All candidates must have a university degree from a recognized university ( any degree ). Each application should include a one page CV and a one-paragraph cover letter that indicates the position applied for and the expected remuneration.


The applications for all positions should include a brief essay ( the topics have been provided below ); we are looking for candidates with deep, assimilated knowledge and the ability to communicate it to other people.


User Experience Specialist

This is a senior position, whose holder will be charged with the responsibility of ensuring that our products delight our users. The successful candidate will be well versed in design thinking and human-computer interaction.


In order to apply for this position, send the following ( in addition to the common requirements ):

A brief essay expressing your views on the role of UX in software product development.

Some evidence of your previous work e.g links to an application whose design you participated in.


Software Engineer - Front End

The ideal candidate for this position should have extensive knowledge of the web and web technologies; the sort of person that “discovered” client side MVC before it was cool, can deliver an information packed three hour talk on mobile web performance optimization and gets annoyed when people treat browsers as black boxes ( how can they not understand the nuances in the behavior of different rendering engines? )


In order to apply for this position, send the following ( in addition to the common requirements ):

A brief essay expressing your views on the future of web technologies in mobile application development.

Some evidence of your previous work e.g a Github repository, URLs for live applications.


How to apply

Applications should be sent by email to sil.talented@gmail.com. The application period will end on Tuesday 21 January 2014. The preferred format for the CVs and essays is PDF.


Shortlisted candidates will be subjected to a rigorous interview process that may include whiteboard coding / design exercises.