User Experience Designer

ThoughtFarmer - Vancouver, BC (30+ days ago)

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Propel your user experience design career with ThoughtFarmer, an award-winning knowledge management and collaboration tool used by hundreds of organizations around the globe to make work better. We’re redefining the way organizations work and this is your chance to become a part of the next generation of product innovations.

You are someone who knows that “simple, intuitive, useful” are little words that take big effort to achieve. You have a passion for creating new kinds of user experiences that will help people work better. You are intrigued by how collaboration can work inside organizations and are excited about the UX design challenges product design brings. You're looking for a place that values your career as much as your contributions, offering you opportunities for mentorship, career development, and skill development.

As a User Experience Designer, you will:

  • Assist with user research and testing to guide design decisions and user flows.
  • Translate ideas and research into tangible artifacts like wireframes, user flows, and prototypes.
  • Gauge the usability of new and existing features, and make constructive suggestions for change.
  • Help define product requirements focusing on business benefit and ease of use.
  • Work closely with other designers and the ThoughtFarmer product team to brainstorm and design new features.
  • Help create and improve our design system and processes.
  • Work with ThoughtFarmer clients to help them implement their intranets.Requirements

You have great interpersonal skills and an ability to solve complex problems and think creatively. You're keen to learn new methods, and you keep on top of emerging trends in user-centred design methodologies and web application development. You're also open to considering different approaches to solving problems.

  • Experience designing websites, web apps, or digital products.
  • Understanding of user-centered design and interaction design.
  • Ability to distill complex problems and workflows into simple, intuitive designs.
  • Good communication and presentation skills, with the ability to communicate design rationale.
  • Experience in using UX design tools (for example Sketch, Axure, Zeplin).
  • Ability to work collaboratively with developers and other UX and visual designers.Set yourself apart
  • Experience in product design and working in an Agile development environment.
  • A degree in a related field, such as human-computer interaction, human factors, or interaction design.
  • Experience with developing and maintaining product design systems.
  • Understanding of information architecture for web sites and/or intranets.
  • Experience with user research techniques such as usability testing.
  • Experience with facilitating stakeholder workshops.

Why work at ThoughtFarmer?

At ThoughtFarmer, you’ll work with talented people and global brands like Oxfam, The Guardian, Cummins, Mountain Equipment Coop, Fokker, YVR, and United States Geological Survey. We offer competitive wages for staff, overtime pay (yes, you read that right—overtime pay), and great benefits. We also offer lots of perks like a fully stocked kitchen, a casual dress code, ample opportunities for growth and learning, as well as monthly staff events like go-karting, zip-lining, and massage.

How to apply

Send your resume to careers @ In your cover letter, please describe a recent design challenge you faced and how you solved it.

Only candidates that meet the minimum requirements will be considered. No phone calls please. Applicants must be eligible to work in Canada. High-five if you read and adhere to the small print.

Job Type: Full-time