Friday, 6 January 2012

Bridge International Academies - Software Production Designer - Nairobi, Kenya -

Position Title: Software Production Designer

Location: Nairobi

Number of Positions: 1

About Bridge International Academies

Bridge International Academies is a for-profit startup company revolutionizing education across Africa with a unique business model. The company runs a large-scale network of low-cost primary schools in Kenya that significantly outperforms other primary schools in the same areas because of our “school in a box” systems.

Our schools profitably deliver this high-quality education for less than $4 per child per month, which enable the schools to cover all their costs and create a profitable central organization at scale. We have launched 37 schools in Kenya, we will double in size in the next 6 months, and plan to rapidly scale the company to serve more than 1 million students across the continent.

About this position

We have and are continuing to develop one of the most sophisticated approaches to providing affordable education to MILLIONS of children in one of the most challenging environments in the world.

We have a need to recruit for the position of Software Production Designer whose duties will be to design and document business processes, workflows and user interfaces for software products.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Being the subject matter expert in one functional area of the business and owning all software and other tools developed for that area
  • Working with users and stakeholders in departments throughout the company to understand and document functional requirements for software systems
  • Writing software functional specifications
  • Designing user interfaces for software products
  • Creating wireframes and paper prototypes for user interfaces and testing them with users
  • Producing user interface design documents
  • Working with software engineers and quality assurance engineers to ensure to ensure that software is implemented following functional specifications and to troubleshoot design issues during development
  • Post-deployment follow up and evaluations of software with end users
  • End user training and support for software systems
Specialist knowledge required:
  • Knowledge and experience in the design and rollout of multiple enterprise software systems (ERP, CRM…) in a commercial environment, with particular emphasis on the workflow and interaction design
  • Ability to analyze business processes and translate them into software including requirements gathering, workflow design, and UI design
  • Ability to quickly understand and analyze business requirements
  • Solid understanding of user interface design principals and human factors and an innate sense of how people perceive and interact with software
About You
  • They should have good writing skills
  • Possess good problem solving skills
  • Ability to work with a team
  • Ability to be adaptable and flexible
  • Good communication skills
  • The individual should be detail oriented
  • They should have good planning, organizing as well as analytical skills
  • Ability to take initiative and to coordinate projects
  • Good writing, oral communication and presentation skills
In order to be considered for this position all candidates must register and upload their CV’s on our website at

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted



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