Pay Rate: $23
Location: Toronto ON
Job Type: Contract

Title: Junior UX Designer

Contract with strong possibility of extension or being converted to FT

Location: Toronto- Must be willing to commute to Waterloo once a week every week or two weeks

 

IFG is looking for a Junior UX Designer to support a client in the FI industry.

 

Key Accountabilities

• Work with Product, Marketing, Business and IS teams to obtain and understand business, functional and technical requirements

• Report directly to the Director, User Experience Design with additional accountability to senior UX staff • Contribute to developing detailed user experience specifications

• Create and revise user flows, sitemaps and low and high fidelity wireframes based on specifications, goals, needs and limitations

• Assist with developing rapid interactional UX prototypes; verify design assumptions through concept and usability testing

• Participate in the design of the user interface by applying the fundamental principles of user experience design, research experience and industry best practices, in keeping with Manulife brand standards, UX guidelines and accessibility legislation (AODA/WCAG)

• Participate in design review sessions with project teams

• Provide final design assets and documentation to the development team; liaise to ensure final output matches UX specifications and visual design?

 

Experience & Skills Required

• Minimum 2 years’ experience as a user experience designer, user interface designer, or similar role

• Preferred 1+ years of experience working on large websites or complex projects with medium to large-sized teams

• Strong portfolio demonstrating expertise in UX design

• Bachelor's degree in design or a related field (communication arts, computer science, human-computer interaction (HCI), etc.)

• User-focused and analytical; the ideal person for this role will have a deep understanding and appreciation of the process of identifying users’ needs, coupled with the ability to balance the pros and cons of different designs, backed by research and analytics

• Experience creating screen UI flows, wireframes and prototypes

• Well versed in fundamental visual and interactive design disciplines & principles and user behavioural psychology

• Excellent proficiency in a variety of design tools such as Axure, InVision, Sketch

• Experience with Agile design/development methodology helpful

• Fastidious attention to detail

• Strong communication skills across disciplines and the ability to effectively articulate experiential principles

• Experience in user research techniques (e.g. user interviews, usability tests, focus groups) a plus

• Certification (or working on certification) from an industry-recognized user experience design institution highly preferred

• Understanding of web and mobile technologies; experience coding in HTML/CSS/JS an asset but not necessary

• Visual design skills (web design, UI design) a nice-to-have but not a requirement

 

For consideration, please email your resume to Jennifer@Ifgpr.com with "Junior UX designer" in the subject.

 

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