USER EXPERIENCE DESIGNER

Allstate Canada - Markham, ON (30+ days ago)

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Through our core values, Opportunity, Flexibility, Community, Diversity and Family, we have worked hard to develop and nurture a culture where employees feel valued, experience personal growth, have career options and truly enjoy the work they do.

Benefits to joining Allstate

Complete Group Benefits Program customizable to your needs

Strong Brand Recognition (listed as best Employer with Kincentric since 2012).

Working within the community and giving back!

Opportunity for career development and growth.

We work a 37.5 hour work week and we are proud to offer work from home opportunities once you have demonstrated knowledge and the required skills.

Our team is growing and we are actively looking to hire a User Experience (UX) Product Designer to join our team! Reporting to the Manager, Product Delivery, you will be w orking in a user-centered design and agile development environment, the role works across multiple teams to create and redesign digital experiences to improve the user experience and better achieve our business goals. Through iterative design and development, the UX Product Designer works diligently to incorporate user and stakeholder feedback into appealing solutions in a highly collaborative setting.

Accountabilities:
Develop prototypes, work flows, wireframes, storyboards, and mock-ups to effectively communicate interaction design paradigms

Design and envision experiences iteratively in an agile environment

Contribute to visual design, rapid testing/prototyping, and market launch efforts for new products and features

Maintain a user-centered approach in design perspective and practice

Guide product decisions through user research, customer development and iterative feedback loop

Translate ambiguous directives into creative, polished, compelling design for new applications

Assess potential outcomes for new products and features using structured, hypothesis-driven approach, while maintaining speed and agility

Compile, organize, analyze, and synthesize inputs from varied sources to inform design concepts

Manage design research and analysis, drawing actionable conclusions based on end user interactions

Manage the end-to-end user experience process on engagements

Conduct appropriate user research and analysis methods to answer the research questions at hand

Qualifications and Experience:
College Degree in Graphic design or computer science and three to five years working experience as a UX product designer

Experience in design, product development, and innovation roles

Experience in both wireframe and visual design development

Proven experience as a UX Designer, UI Designer or similar role

Comprehensive portfolio of previous work

Familiarity with UX trends, methodologies and expert skill with UX tools

Experience in developing rapid prototypes

Ability to empathize with end-users and understand how their needs impact product design

Project management skills, including the ability to manage design projects with a high degree of autonomy

Excellent communication skills including storytelling, writing, and presentation

Ability to gather and analyze evidence to support claims as they relate to design concepts and research

Strong willingness to learn

Strong work ethic with an inherent sense of ownership and responsibility

Interested in and conversant about technology

Collaborates effectively across organizations with a warm, engaging style

Comfortable operating in an ambiguous, “start-up-like” environment

Collaborate effectively as a team player, facilitating positive energy/engagement

Pivot as needed to different workstreams; able to add value with limited knowledge on a topic

A solid grasp of human-centered design and testing methodologies

Ability to iterate designs and solutions efficiently and intelligently

Have an entrepreneurial spirit and aren't afraid to stand up for what they believe is right for the product based on user feedback

Experience working as part of a globally distributed team

Allstate Canada Group has policies and practices that provide workplace accommodations. If you require accommodation please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.

Allstate Insurance Company of Canada is one of the country's leading producers and distributors of home and auto insurance products, serving Canadians since 1953. The company strives to keep its customers in "Good Hands®" as well as its employees, and is proud to be named a Best Employer in Canada for the sixth consecutive year. Allstate Canada is committed to making a positive difference in the communities in which it operates and has partnered with organizations such as MADD Canada, United Way and Junior Achievement. To learn more about Allstate Canada, visit www.allstate.ca . For safety tips and advice, visit www.goodhandsadvice.ca .

For the eighth consecutive year, we are proud to be recognized as a #Kincentric Best Employer!