PNI Media is seeking a UX/UI Product Designer for a 12-month fixed-term contract in our Vancouver, BC office. We need someone who can be a core contributor in creating innovative costumer-facing applications that solve complex business challenges for our partners. The ideal candidate is self-motivated, has UX and UI design experience, is a detail-oriented problem solver, and has a passion for user-centered design.
This role requires a strong balance of visual design work alongside critical thinking skills. You are someone who can clearly frame a problem, collaborate to establish goals for success, and iterate on solutions. You should also be keen to carry out research and use data to inform and support your design decisions. You’ll collaborate with members of the product, marketing, development, and QA teams to ensure they take all areas of expertise into consideration.
What You’ll Do:
Advocate for, and execute, user-centered design
Communicate and collaborate closely with the lead, product managers (both in house and remote), and development teams on how to best intersect business and user goals
Understand the difference between long-term vision and MVP and is able to help break down a project into tasks and time estimates
Collect and use qualitative research and quantitative analysis to inform design decisions
Create rapid iterations that present many solutions to a design problem and show different approaches
Conduct usability tests and be able to iterate based off feedback observed
Establish a strong visual hierarchy, a cohesive layout, clear navigations and interactions with an emphasis on following Web Content Accessibility Guidelines
Produce user flows, wireframes, comps, prototypes, and other design artifacts throughout a product’s lifecycle
Build and reuse UI components from our existing library
Deliver pixel-perfect design, whether it is conceptual design, high-fidelity mockups or presentations
Play an integral role in large projects, taking them on independently with the ability to prioritize and assign tasks as needed
Divide tasks into action items with time estimates
Define and articulate design decisions and processes openly and clearly, regardless of the audience
Lead design thinking activities and design reviews
Review the work produced by fellow designers
Assist the Product Design Lead in planning activities and design sprints for the team
Focus on continuous education and skills development
Required Knowledge & Skills:
3+ years’ experience that can demonstrate proficiency in UX and UI design, web and multimedia software applications
Portfolio and/or experience designing and shipping mobile and web products
Diploma/Degree in Interaction Design or Digital Arts
Strong knowledge of user-centric design principles
Agile experience - Familiar with SAFe framework is a bonus
Familiarity with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines
Previous experience using analytics and data to inform design decisions
Clear understanding of Information Architecture and Content Strategy
Advanced knowledge with Adobe Creative Suite and Sketch
Proficiency with prototyping tools, i.e. InVision, Axure
Knowledge of HTML/HTML5, CSS/CSS3, JQuery
Previous experience designing for ecommerce is an asset
Must be able to work as a team or independently
Ability to stay on top of current trends, and ideally be in front of it
Strong communication and presentation skills
Ability to manage time effectively and efficiently
What’s it like to work with PNI’s Creative Team?
You’ll be part of a creative team with people from different corners of the world. We are a laid-back group who will support you and provide lots of learning opportunities. Accessibility is at the forefront of our work - with over 52 million users, inclusion is a top priority. We enjoy working in our awesome office to spend time collaborating, but we have a flexible work from home perk to boost our productivity. Weekly ‘crushing it awards’ and monthly Birthday cakes just for the creative crew! ‘Inspirational Friday’ sessions where all the Product Designers get our creative juices flowing and share cool fun things. We also love dogs and have a dog friendly office!
What's It Like to Work at PNI?
At PNI, we never settle for status quo. We’re efficient but diligent. We never forget that our customers are our business. We value teamwork. And above all, we know how to have fun. We love dogs, video games, karaoke, popcorn and foosball. We celebrate our successes, and we hold charity and fitness events throughout the year. In addition to a fitness subsidy, mat leave top-ups, and a dog-friendly workplace, we offer our staff free fitness and yoga classes each week. Come and find out why we’re a consistently award-winning employer. Some of our recent accolades:
Canada Top 100 Employers
BC's Top Employers
SME Canada Top Small & Medium Employers
BC's Top Technology Companies
Profit 500 Company
PNI Digital Media offers on-demand, personalized print products, transaction processing, and order routing services to the world's largest retailers. We connect consumer-ordered digital content, whether from online, in-store kiosks, desktop software, or mobile phones, with retailers that have on-demand manufacturing capabilities to produce personalized products.