UX Designer

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Athletigen is a user-focused business where education, awareness, and advancement of the field of personalized genetics are as important to us as great collaborative design solutions. We are seeking a User Experience Designer who recognizes this balance, has the experience in taking a product through user centric design life cycle, and visually displaying user behaviour. We need someone who is ready to take on challenge with a team and can also work alone to get things done.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Communicate design concept ideas through sketches, wireframes and clickable prototypes
  • Design seamless UI experiences
  • Meet with decision makers, systems owners, and end users to define UI/UX requirements, system goals and resolve UI/UX issues
  • Conceptualize original ideas that bring simplicity and user friendliness to complex design roadblocks
  • Take designs through an iterative design process, driven by group critique.
  • Compile and research current user experience trends
  • Conduct user interviews and create user personas
  • Conduct remote and onsite usability tests
  • Travel to customer and non-customer sites in North America and Canada (35%).

Core Skills

  • Experience and understanding of UI & UX Design Principles
  • Experience working directly with UI designers and design leads to envision and iterate on concepts
  • Experience taking products through full User Centric Design Life Cycle required
  • Familiar with visual presentation techniques creation of charts to convey user behavior
  • Experience in designing UI/UX experiences for iOS and Android from start to finish
  • Experience working with development teams using Agile frameworks and methodologies
  • Attention to detail when compiling finished designs
  • Able to function independently and in a team environment.

Minimum Qualifications

  • HCI or related UX/Design degree
  • 5+ years work experience creating world-class user interface design for responsive-web, iOS and Android app experiences.
  • Good understanding of the User Centric Design Life Cycle
  • Ability to create clickable prototypes using Axure, Invision, MarvelApp and other design tools
  • Highly skilled in Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, Sketch (2) and other design tools.
  • Ability to prototype in HTML/CSS/JavaScript
  • Excellent collaboration skills.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, and ability to present work to executives and large groups.
  • A passion for great mobile experiences is a must
  • Ability to plan and conduct user experience testing sessions

Strong Assets

  • Knowledgeable about up and coming technology trends and how to effectively apply them to design
  • Computer Science or Engineering degree or work experience a strong plus.

What We Offer:
We empower our employees to take independent initiative, to be creative with their problem solving and to be drivers of progress.  We believe good ideas can come from anyone regardless of their background and experience level.

We offer a competitive salary, group health benefits and  access to our Employee Share Option Plan.

Sound like a home for you? Send us your resume and help us accelerate discovery by delivering genetics to everyone.

Hours: Full-time

Location: Halifax, NS, Montreal, PQ or Toronto, ON

Contact: Please send cover letter, resume and a portfolio (online or in PDF format) to jobs@athletigen.comWe look forward to hearing from you.

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