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Senior Product Designer



Product, Design
Posted on Saturday, August 12, 2023

The Company

Stears is an intelligence startup of 25+ people using data to answer questions about Africa. Our mission is to become the world's most trusted provider of African data & insight to global businesses, finance and policy professionals.

We make this possible by integrating all our intelligence (news & analysis, proprietary data, aggregated public data, licensed data, forecasts and reports) into a searchable platform, complemented by a rich mobile experience.

Our customers currently pay for access to Stears’ intelligence through a web platform that includes daily insight and data. Our experts are always ready to answer client data questions about any sector, market or African country.

Along the path to achieve our mission, we have created these popular products that have been used by millions of individuals world-wide, all seeking to understand African data.

Our products and their respective user experiences are carefully and incrementally designed and developed by our in-house team to achieve our mission of becoming the most trusted provider of African data & insight to global businesses, finance and policy professionals.

We are looking for a Product Designer who loves learning, being challenged, and working in a high performing team where he or she is supported, given responsibility, and held to high standards.

Join us to ensure that global businesses can get the high quality data and insights they need to make the right decisions on Africa.

The Role

Why it’s important: At Stears, the Product Designer will play a key role in the company, as we produce high quality information which can only be delivered through a high quality medium and a rich user experience. Therefore, we need you to

  • Contribute to the design life-cycle of multiple live products.
  • Work closely with the Product and Engineering teams to deliver various Stears products.
  • Identify new product improvement opportunities.
  • Maintain the design system ensuring there is consistency in component usage across our products.
  • Represent the design team, goals and constraints while shaping the product development roadmap.
  • Lead and collaborate with the team on user experience research and usability testing.
  • Gather internal and external feedback on designs and use it to manage and improve your design process in a transparent and organized fashion.
  • Present product design ideas to cross-functional teams and senior leadership.
  • Raise the bar for product design at Stears. Consistently challenge, simplify, and standardize our design choices to make them simpler, faster, better, and more valuable.

Who you will work with: This role is part of the Design team, reporting to the Head of Design, who you will be working closely with alongside other designers in the design team. Additionally, you will work with many internal stakeholders, including Head of Product, Engineering Manager, CEO, COO, CTO, Marketing, and Insights.

Our ideal hire has:

  • At least 5 years experience in Product design using
    • Figma and Figjam for product designs
    • Powerpoint/Google Slides for presentations
    • Webflow for no-code development
  • An eye for excellence, strong attention to details and high standards for work output.
  • Proven experience in all phases of the design process including user research, copywriting, wireframing, prototyping, visual design, interaction design, and usability testing.
  • Experience working on data products and dashboards.
  • Ability to collect and interpret both qualitative and quantitative feedback
  • A well-rounded portfolio of A well rounded portfolio of design work, demonstrating a strong understanding of client objective
  • Experience working remotely and in-person with teams of product managers and engineers to create delightful user experiences.
  • Experience in product design handoff to engineering teams.
  • Ability to work with, and maintain a design system.
  • Strong communication skills and ability to partner with cross-functional teams
  • Experience creating scalable design templates.


  • Unlimited access to Stears Premium
  • Hybrid working (office and remote as required)
  • Stears branded merchandise and swag
  • Onboarding allowance to facilitate workstation setup
  • Access to Stears Employee Hardship Fund
  • Annual off-site team bonding
  • Special emphasis on learning and development
  • Comprehensive health insurance
  • Competitive salaries at junior, intermediate and senior levels
  • Paid time off - 25 days excluding public holidays and sick days
  • Access to an expert Intelligence team - Stears Intelligence team includes some of the brightest knowledge experts in Nigeria covering a wide range of sectors, all with a passion for delivering the highest quality of intelligence on the African continent.
  • The Stears Experience - These are the top reasons team members report having the best experience of their careers at Stears:
    • Deepen their analytical & critical thinking skills which apply beyond a specific domain
    • Gain a high level of autonomy and responsibility by taking on responsibility for an entire industry
    • Do something meaningful by being part of a team making African data more widely available


Stears is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants regardless of color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital or family status, disability, gender identity or expression, veteran status, actual or presumed belonging to an ethnic group, or any other legally protected status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.