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UX Designer Intermediate (1 year contract)

Are you interested in helping us to create human-centric designs and user experiences across a product ecosystem?

About the design team and the role: #

Our growing design team is looking for a highly motivated User Experience (UX) Designer who is excited to get to work solving complex problems for users on our product team! This is a contract-based engagement starting as soon as possible with opportunities for a full-time position after 1 year. You will play a role in designing user-focused solutions for our mobile application suite. This role is responsible for making the product vision a reality using a variety of user-centric design methods.

In your day-to-day, you’ll get to collaborate closely with a cross-functional agile product team, identifying and executing on opportunities to improve our user experience across the Cetaris mobile applications suite.

What you will do: #

✓ Advocate for good user experiences above all else.
✓ Work with the design team to define and refine the user experience of the Cetaris mobile suite of applications.
✓ Work closely with our team of designers and developers to maintain and enhance our design systems component library and help implement it across the Cetaris ecosystem.
✓ Collaborate and build innovative voice user interface (VUI) solutions.
✓ Contribute to the design process with: research, user personas, sitemaps, user-flows, wireframes, user testing plans, interface designs, UI design systems, and more.
✓ Communicate and present your designs to non-designers like customers and coworkers, so they understand the reason behind the design decisions you make.
✓ Research, design, test, release, learn, and repeat.
✓ As an intermediate designer, you will provide mentorship, guidance, and design reviews to other designers on the team

    What you need: #

    ✓ A graduate degree or certificate from a program in user experience design, human-computer interaction, web design, web development, or related field.
    ✓ 3-5+ years of UX and/or UI design experience working with digital products.
    ✓ A portfolio that displays experience in UX best practices and modern trends in UI design.
    ✓ Proficient skills with current design tools (we use Sketch) and prototyping tools like InVision.
    ✓ Experience designing for mobile, tablet experiences, and responsive web-based apps.
    ✓ Experience participating in usability testing and research, as well as an understanding of the value it brings to the work you do.
    ✓ Fundamental HTML and CSS to communicate with developers and support the implementation of your designs.

      About you: #

      ✓ You have an innate curiosity and a desire to do the hard work of making things simple for the user.
      ✓ You have excellent communication skills and the ability to convey and discuss design decisions.
      ✓ You are passionate about empathizing with customers, understanding user needs, motivations, and behaviours, and can translate that empathy into your work.

          Bonus: #

          🦄 You have a passion project on the side.
          🦄 You are active in the design community.
          🦄 You have experience working on a design system or with a design system.
          🦄 You have experience working at an enterprise software or software product company.

            Job summary: #

            ✓ City: Etobicoke
            ✓ Work Hours/Week: 40
            ✓ Work Environment: Office
            ✓ Employment Type: Contract (with potential for full-time at the time of renewal)
            ✓ Pay Type: Hourly

                  Accessibility #

                  At Cetaris, we believe in creating a safe, equitable, and accessible space for all. If you are an applicant with a disability, we welcome you to reach out to discuss your individual accessibility needs at any phase in the application process. Email us at [email protected] to begin the conversation.

                  How to Apply #

                  Send your cover letter, resume and a link to your portfolio to Michelle Farley, our Design Hiring Manager at [email protected]. We thank you for your interest in Cetaris, and will contact you if you are selected for an interview!