About Opera Sports

Opera Sports is a new initiative by Opera that aims to improve the way we cater for our sports-mad users. In May 2021, we launched our first product - Apex Football - in the Play Store and as a standalone website. Thanks to access to Opera’s browser audience of more than 300m monthly active users, this new product already boasts a user-base of more than 12 million MAUs and its audience and engagement continues to grow quickly, with growth particularly strong in Africa and emerging markets.

As a Product Designer, you will be involved with every aspect of the product development process, from brainstorming new features to reviewing designs post-release. You’ll make use of strong interaction, visual design and prototyping skills, to push boundaries and deliver innovative, high-quality designs.

Role & Responsibilities

  • Leading and delivering design projects from conception to launch across a variety of platforms;
  • Ensuring that the products are fully optimised and meet the expected standard of quality and continuously reviewing the efficacy of design solutions post-release to deliver the best possible experience for our users;
  • Play a critical role in helping set the goals and product direction for the team; working with product managers and engineers to understand user requirements to boost product engagement and retention;
  • Creating original designs to present sports data in innovative, visually-appealing and digestible ways;
  • Assisting in the creation of mock-ups, prototypes and final screens for all sport products across app and web;
  • Managing and maintaining detailed design documentation.

Ideal Candidate’s Profile:

  • Proven history of playing a prominent role in the completion of multiple product design projects from conception to completion;
  • A strong aesthetic sense and extensive visual design experience, with proficiency in typography, colour, layout, iconography and a holistic understanding of how these elements impact the functionality of the product;
  • An exceptional knowledge of a UI/UX design and prototyping tools such as Figma, InVision, Adobe XD or Sketch;
  • Expertise in building and releasing applications across a variety of platforms, making a brand vision tangible through product design;
  • Exceptional verbal, written and visual communication skills and the ability to confidently present work to the wider product team and other senior stakeholders within the organisation.

Beneficial:

  • Experience of working in the sports/betting environments is a plus;
  • Experience with and a strong understanding of the principles of motion and animation;
  • A working knowledge of – or commitment to learning about - football, cricket and basketball would be highly desirable;
  • Profound knowledge of CSS and HTML.

About Us:

Opera is a leading global web innovator with an engaged and growing base of hundreds of millions of monthly active users who seek a better internet experience. Building on over 25 years of innovation that started with browser products, Opera is now leveraging its brand and highly engaged user base in order to expand its business into new segments. Today, Opera offers users around the world a range of products and services that include PC and mobile browsers, the newsreader Opera News, and apps dedicated to gaming, fintech, e-commerce and classifieds.