Product Designer



Product, Design
South Africa
Posted on Monday, May 15, 2023

About Stitch

Creating innovative financial products is incredibly difficult today, and we believe that unlocking the way people interact with their finances starts with enabling developers with the tools and infrastructure needed to execute on their vision.

Stitch is a developer-first API startup with a mission to deeply connect financial systems with the wider world. We provide an API which allows third-party apps and websites to interact with their user's financial accounts in ways that unlocks the ability for companies across Africa to build innovative technology products quickly.

Product Designer

You will be working at the core of the product team, leading the design process and collaborating with multidisciplinary teams in a fast-paced environment. You’ll be designing and launching products at the forefront of fintech. Given our constantly evolving environment you will need to think on your feet and be flexible with your approach.

Reporting line

Head of Product


Product & Engineering



Notice Period

1 calendar month

Key responsibilities

  • Deliver large and ambitious design projects with minimum supervision
  • Work flexibly across products, taking broad, conceptual ideas and turn them into something tangible and valuable for our users
  • Design experiences that are delightful and that evolve overtime in line with the product strategy and development objectives
  • Partner with product managers, engineers, and strategists to define the user experience of a product from conception until launch
  • Give and solicit feedback from the broader product team in order to continually raise our bar for quality


  • Tertiary qualification and 5+ years experience working in product design
  • Designing complex end-to-end experiences, using appropriate prototyping tools (Miro, Figma, etc.) to demonstrate how a specific user flow and/or interactions will work
  • Running qualitative and quantitative research cycles with the ability to gather, analyse and synthesise large amounts of user insights to then translate them into design requirements and/or iterations.
  • Creating and working with design systems with good understanding of componentization, responsive design best practices, accessibility, as well as typography, colour patterns and iconography and how these elements impact product function.
  • Strategic product thinking with the ability to develop product goals, identify opportunities, and make decisions based on the impact to people and the company
  • Presenting work to a broader product team and other leaders, clearly articulating the goals and concepts while showcasing the end-to-end design process across multiple projects


🏖 Remote-Flexible

At Stitch, we want our team members to be able to work from anywhere. As a business with continental (and eventually global) ambitions, we firmly believe that putting the best team together involves letting both current and future Stitches work from where they want to. You’ll have the opportunity to work from one of our offices (Cape Town & Johannesburg) if you wish or remotely. Remote team members will have the opportunity to visit our offices regularly where we have team lunches every day! 🍜 Friends, family, pets - everyone's invited!

🎨 Stock Options

We want to ensure that you own a part of this company, as your work will drive the fabric of the business.

🩺 Medical Aid

Stitch contributes and provides medical aid coverage for all team members.

💻 Equipment

All Stitchers receive a state of the art laptop (e.g. MacBook Pro) along with a $200 budget to spend on a keyboard and mouse of your choice.

🔥 Culture & Values

Stitch has a culture that emphasizes sustainable processes, kindness, and work-life balance. We value diversity in all its forms and believe that a broad range of lived experiences makes our team and product stronger. This is especially important to us as our leadership team includes diverse racial backgrounds and members of the LGBTQ+ community.

Our Investors

Stitch is a well-funded venture-backed startup. Our network of global investors include the co-founders of Venmo, Klarna and Flutterwave, and founding team members from Plaid and Revolut.

Our network of investor funds include firstminute capital, Raba Partnership, CRE and Village Global, bringing backing from LPs such as Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Eric Schmidt and Jeff Bezos.

This funding gives us the capital to make sure that all employees are empowered to do their jobs, and incorporates industry veterans who will help us grow and operate a multinational fintech startup.

👩🏾‍💻 Developers!

We care deeply about developer experience and aim to provide tools and systems that software engineers will rave about. The team has collectively had a great deal of experience building fintech and developer-facing products in Africa and other emerging markets.