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Lead Product Designer

At Saltside we're building leading online marketplaces in underserved markets, while creating sustainable value for the community. Currently Saltside operates top classified sites in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Ghana. In these markets the vast majority of people are yet to go online for the first time – and we think they should be greeted by high quality services and a great end-user experience when they do.

Our products are used by 5m people every month, and we are growing fast. We want you to be a part of our journey.

We are now looking for a senior Lead Product Designer with a true passion for design, user experience and branding. You will be play an important role in our product and design teams.

You have excellent communication skills, both verbally in English and visually. You are ambitious and motivated, with an obvious passion for creatively solving problems independently, as well as within a team environment. You are confident in working with others – both local and remote. You are up to date with current native and web design trends (including implementation practices), and realize that interaction design is a fluid field that requires constant adaptation and change.


  • This position requires over 10 years of relevant experience in UX design.
  • A good portfolio of web & mobile product design that has been built and shipped to users. If you have worked with applications that handles a lot of information that's a plus.
  • Excellent communication skills - you should be able to clearly articulate your design decisions both verbally and visually. At Saltside our main language is English.
  • Familiar with technical challenges on Android and iOS.
  • Dig simplicity and appreciate how hard it is to achieve it.
  • Always looking for the pixel perfect design and pays great attention to details.
  • If you don't have an education, that's OK! We take pride in a person who is self taught, curious, fast learner and fast to respond.
  • We work mainly in Sketch on Mac together with Invision. For some specific tasks we use both Photoshop and Illustrator, so you should be able to master those.

What you’ll do

  • Play an important role in the product team as the person responsible for the UX, visual design and branding of our products.
  • Being the brand guardian for Saltside, where you make sure everything we ship is up to our standards and on brand.
  • Mentoring, developing and coaching other members of the design team.
  • Participate in product design across android, iOS and web (both mobile and desktop).
  • Feel comfortable in discussions that take concepts through to production.
  • Partner with developers to make sure our design system is always up to date.
  • You will report directly to our CEO.

So you think you can ask bold questions, challenge conventional wisdom, value data and can think outside the box? Then here is the place for you to live your passion for technology and design!
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Why Saltside?

At Saltside, we believe there is a great opportunity to build valuable online products and businesses for emerging markets. In these countries, the vast majority of people have yet to go online for the first time.

Affordable cell phones and Internet access will enable them to have their first Internet experience in the coming years, and we think they should be greeted by high quality services and a great experience when they do.

There are as many reasons to join Saltside as there are employees, but here are some of the things our employees value:

  • Build something that matters!

    We believe in markets - each time a deal deal is done through our sites, two people walk away better off than before.

  • Get better at what you do

    You get freedom to find your own solutions and the support and structure necessary to succeed.

  • Get a fair deal

    Our employees are the only reason we are successful, so we make sure to give you a fair deal. That's a no-brainer.

Welcome to Saltside

Saltside has offices in Europe (Gothenburg), Africa (Accra & Lagos) and Asia (Bangalore, Dubai, Dhaka & Colombo), all with different cultural settings and ways of working and living.

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