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Job: UX Designer at NetSuite

Posted: March 31st, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Jobs | No Comments »

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Why NetSuite?

To start, you’ll be surrounded by smart, innovative, caring people — invested in our customers and the community. If you’re looking to share your unique perspective and ideas at a collaborative table and help equip all kinds of businesses achieve their visions, check us out.

Position Summary

NetSuite is looking for a passionate and highly collaborative user experience designer to support our Human Capital Management (HCM) team in Waterloo, Canada.

The ideal candidate will be a creative person with an inquisitive mind who is energized to re-imagine the way people, brands and commerce intersect in the digital world.

At NetSuite, you will work in an environment that places a high value on design. You will also be encouraged to come up with new ideas and will be rewarded and recognized for your efforts.

Responsibilities

  • Work in a hands-on role producing stellar designs that negotiate the complexity of a cloud driven enterprise software system
  • Partner with designers, user researchers and product managers in usability and other customer feedback activities
  • Communicate with cross-functional team members, gather feedback, and iterate quickly
  • Apply creative problem solving and strategic thinking to complex design problems
  • Effectively present designs, communicate rationale, trade-offs, and be receptive to feedback
  • Produce high-quality design deliverables to communicate design solutions, open questions and facilitate discussion
  • Perform at a high level in a fast-paced, dynamic, agile environment and be open to change

Qualifications / Skills

  • Degree in Visual Design, Product/Industrial Design, Human Factors, Human Computer Interaction or related field, or equivalent professional experience
  • 3+ years working in the field of user experience design, visual design, interaction design, user interface design, etc.
  • Experience producing high quality wireframes, mock-ups, prototypes, etc.
  • E-Commerce experience working with clients in different verticals and understanding their needs a plus.
  • Experience in responsive design, mobile and tablets experience a plus.

To Apply

Learn more about working at NetSuite Waterloo, then apply directly by email to Gary Good (ggood at netsuite dot com. Note: Please include your resume and portfolio in order to be considered for this position.


Job: Team Lead, Senior UX Designer at NetSuite

Posted: March 31st, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Jobs, Uncategorized | No Comments »

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Why NetSuite?

To start, you’ll be surrounded by smart, innovative, caring people — invested in our customers and the community. If you’re looking to share your unique perspective and ideas at a collaborative table and help equip all kinds of businesses achieve their visions, check us out.

Position Summary

NetSuite is looking for a passionate and highly collaborative user experience designer to support our Cash Management/Financials team in Waterloo, Canada.

The mission of the Experience Design team is to bring delight to enterprise software. The ideal candidate is a creative problem solver with a passion for providing innovative and elegant designs. They will work with cross–functional teams in various locations to drive design process and design thinking efforts.

Responsibilities:

  • Hands-on creative problem solving in a cloud-driven enterprise software system.
  • Work with a multi-disciplined UX team of designers, user researchers and product managers in a fast-paced, dynamic, agile environment.
  • Produce high-quality design deliverables that communicate design solutions and facilitate discussion.
  • Presentation of design alternatives and effectively communicate rationale and trade-offs.
  • Demonstrate a passion for iteration and eager to receive feedback.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects of varying timelines, degrees of complexity and scope.
  • Responsible for managing remote and local employees.

Qualifications/Skills:

  • Degree in Product/Industrial Design, Human Factors, Human Computer Interaction or related field, or equivalent professional experience.
  • Minimum 5+ years working in the field of UX/UI design.
  • Online portfolio demonstrating experience producing sketches, wireframes, mock-ups, prototypes, task-flows or relevant design artifacts.
  • Experience producing high quality wireframes, mock-ups, prototypes, etc.
  • Experience working in Agile Development methodology a plus.
  • Experience managing local / remote employees.

To Apply

Learn more about working at NetSuite Waterloo, then apply directly by email to Gary Good (ggood at netsuite dot com. Note: Please include your resume and portfolio in order to be considered for this position.


Job: UI Visual Designer at Christie

Posted: March 15th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Jobs | No Comments »

Christie

Type: Full-time
Location: Kitchener, Ontario
Position: UI Visual Designer
Company: Christie

At Christie, we give bright minds the tools to be truly creative and innovative. The results can be amazing!

We keep raising the bar by consistently setting the standards and being first to market with some of the world’s most advanced projectors and complete system displays. Christie is recognized as one of the most innovative visual technology companies in the world and offers careers that allow you to exceed your potential and collaborate with some of the brightest minds in the industry.

The Visual Designer role calls for a strong background in graphic design for digital environments, a keen design sense, and a passion for bringing products to life. You will be an integral member of the UX design team — also comprised of interaction and industrial designers — through the creation of visual interface design concepts, specifications, and visual artifacts for web, desktop, and mobile product development. You will work with a senior visual designer to help apply and evolve visual design style guides that can span multiple product lines and that link to an overall Christie brand identify. You ideally have the ability to prototype at different levels of fidelity for use in evaluation and testing. You will also be expected to contribute to and bring consistency to physical product graphics, labeling and packaging. Ultimately, you will have a role in creating the face of Christie as seen through our product-related visual material.

Desired skills and experience

To meet the challenge of being a Visual Designer you will need:

  • A strong portfolio of UI and graphic design work. It should show a breadth of experience and illustrate the entire design process from ideation through to the final design. Note: Applicants must provide a portfolio with their application.
  • Exceptional graphic/visual design capabilities including typography, sketching, composition, layout, colour, presentation of information. You will be responsible for creating the final look and feel of our user interfaces.
  • Experience documenting design rationale, design specifications, and visual style guidelines.
  • Experience in motion graphics.
  • Experience in interaction design is an asset. Curiosity and a desire to understand the end user is a must.
  • Experience in print graphics is an asset but not necessary.
  • Excellent communication skills. Must be able to communicate your ideas at all stages of the design process to a wide variety of audiences.
    Proficiency in a variety of design software applications such as Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.
  • Experience creating interactive prototypes in Flash, HTML/XHTML, CSS, etc.
  • Degree in design or relevant field. Industry experience is an asset.

To apply

Please apply online here. Remember to include a portfolio with your application.

Christie is an equal opportunity employer that does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, religion, gender identity, gender expression, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, record of offences, marital status, family status or disability.

Christie is committed to a fair and inclusive work environment. We will endeavor to accommodate the needs of qualified applicants in all parts of the hiring process.

All offers of employment at Christie are conditional upon the successful completion of a background screening. Christie engages a third party vendor to complete all background screening. Your consent is required prior to the process beginning.


Job: UI/UX Designer at Brock Solutions

Posted: March 14th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Jobs | Tags: | No Comments »

Location: Kitchener, ON
Position: UI/UX Designer
Company: Brock Solutions

Brock Solutions is an engineering solutions and professional services company specializing in the design, build and implementation of real-time solutions for broad based industrial/manufacturing and transportation/logistics organizations globally. With approximately 400 employees in Canada and the U.S., Brock Solutions is a privately held, employee owned organization with over 30 years in the real-time solutions space.

As Brock Solutions continues to grow and respond to the on-going requirements of major clients, we need to add talent to our base of outstanding professionals. We are currently seeking a UI / UX Designer to join our team of experienced professionals located at our head office in Kitchener, ON.

As a UI / UX Designer, you will shape the future of Brock Solutions’ customer interface by creating compelling, effective, and innovative user experiences across all software-based customer touch points. All candidates under consideration must be able to present a comprehensive portfolio.

Duties Include:

  • Envision and design the user experience for new products and feature enhancements
  • Collaborate with teams to define customer needs and application screen flows for web, mobile, and desktop platforms
  • Construct working prototypes, page designs, graphics, and mock-ups to support development of client projects
  • Define analytics requirements to help monitor the customer user experience and use the metrics to drive suggestions for improvement
  • Collaborate with the internal software teams to ensure applications are programmed to meet design guidelines and meet both the client needs and technical constraints/requirements
  • Participate in the establishment and documentation of standards for the user experience

Requirements:

  • 2+ years of relevant experience in application UI design
  • Up to date knowledge on new trends in UI and accessibility design
  • Strong knowledge of web based technologies (HTML5, Sass, Less, CSS3, Bootstrap)
  • Experience with one or more prototyping and graphics tools (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, etc.)
  • Knowledge of user experience testing and analysis
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to collaborate and influence effectively across all levels of an organization
  • Organized, self-directed, efficient and able to manage complex projects in a timely manner
  • Be comfortable interacting with client managers
  • Degree or Certifications in Usability, Human Factors, Computer Science, Systems Design, or related discipline

Brock Solutions strives to create a respectful, accessible and inclusive work environment. Upon individual request, Brock Solutions will endeavour to remove barriers to the hiring process to accommodate those candidates with disabilities.

Sound interesting? Apply online at brocksolutions.com.


March 2016: A Spring gathering!

Posted: March 13th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Events | Tags: | No Comments »

This event has been cancelled due to weather!

Sometimes our plans get tripped up, and we need to go with an alternate.

For our March edition, we’re moving out of our usual third-Thursday-of-the-month in deference to St. Patrick’s Day consuming so much mind share that March day this year. Instead, we’ll be meeting the fourth Thursday, which happens to be the first Thursday of Spring 2016! Let’s celebrate Spring with conversation and debate over a beer or two (or whatever drinks you might prefer).

Welcome Spring!

Please register for this free event

Register

Thursday March 24, 2016
5:30 to 7:00 pm
Abe Erb Brewing
15 King Street South, Uptown Waterloo
Waterloo, ON