UI/UX Designer / Product Manager at Crowdlinker Inc. in Toronto, Canada

We are looking for a UI/UX Designer to turn our software into easy-to-use products for our clients. Responsibilities include gathering user requirements, designing graphic elements and building navigation components. To be successful in this role, you should have experience with design software and wireframe tools as well as Agile Project Management / Product Management methodologies, since you will be leading agile development teams to implement your designs. A portfolio of professional design projects that includes work with web/mobile applications is an asset.


RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Gather and evaluate user requirements in collaboration with product owners and developers
  • Illustrate design ideas using storyboards, process flows and sitemaps
  • Design graphic user interface elements, like menus, tabs and widgets
  • Build page navigation buttons and search fields
  • Develop UI mockups and prototypes that clearly illustrate how sites function and look like
  • Create original graphic designs (e.g. images, sketches and tables)
  • Prepare and present rough drafts to internal teams and key stakeholders
  • Identify and troubleshoot UX problems (e.g. responsiveness)
  • Conduct layout adjustments based on user feedback
  • Adhere to style standards on fonts, colors and images
  • Oversee development teams to implement your designs to code
  • Enter and track user stories in Agile Project Management software, e.g. Jira

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Proven work experience as a UI/UX Designer or similar role
  • Portfolio of design projects
  • Knowledge of wireframe tools (e.g. Balsamiq and InVision)
  • Up-to-date knowledge of design software like Sketch, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Team spirit; strong communication skills to collaborate with various stakeholders
  • Good time-management skills
  • Experience with or a willingness to learn Agile Project Management software such as Jira
  • A related degree or diploma is a plus

PERKS:

  • Competitive compensation.
  • Comprehensive medical and dental plan, which includes $800 per practitioner (e.g. massage therapy, physiotherapy, orthotics, acupuncture, etc...)
  • Downtown office in trendy King West area at 548 King Street West.
  • Flexible hours with an option to work from home once a week.
  • Optional company GoodLife gym membership.
  • Optional computer hardware.
  • Optional company mobile hardware and phone plan.

TERMS:

This is a 3 month contract position leading to full-time employment conditional on evaluation.


ABOUT US:

Crowdlinker is a full-service digital agency, specializing in the design and development of web and mobile applications, as well as SEO and Digital Marketing. We work on cutting-edge digital projects for our clients which include some of the hottest startups, as well as established corporations and Fortune 500 companies.

Crowdlinker is recognized as a leader in the local tech community, having just celebrated its 5 year anniversary. We are a 20-person company and are well funded, having raised $1 million to-date. We are growing quickly, which means there are always new and exciting challenges at Crowdlinker, with the opportunity for rapid advancement.

This is the exact opposite of a slow, boring enterprise job. We are looking for someone who is comfortable taking risks and solving burning problems. We embrace change, see challenges as opportunities and focus on solutions. We do offer great pay, benefits and potential stock options, but we won’t hire someone “just looking for a paycheck”. We hire people who want to build a career. We are confident that you will learn more and advance your career further by working with Crowdlinker and our many varied clients. Are you up for the challenge?



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