UI-UX Designer Intern

The Descartes - Waterloo, ON (30+ days ago)

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UX Designer Co-op

Descartes (TSX:DSG) (Nasdaq:DSGX) is the global leader in providing on-demand, software-as-a-service solutions focused on improving the productivity, performance and security of logistics-intensive businesses. Descartes has over 147,000 parties using its cloud based services. Customers use our modular, software-as-a-service solutions to route, schedule, track and measure delivery resources; plan, allocate and execute shipments; rate, audit and pay transportation invoices; file customs and security documents for imports and exports; and complete numerous other logistics processes by participating in the world's largest, collaborative multimodal logistics community. Our headquarters are in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and we have offices and partners around the world. Learn more at www.descartes.com.


Working out of our Waterloo, Ontario location, the successful incumbent will report to the Manager of Software Development and Architecture. You will work with our Principal UX Designer to maintain the user experience guidelines for Descartes' software-as-a-service platforms. You will have creative influence on customer-facing solutions, and will be engaged in design, research, development and product delivery with various product teams.


Assist in designing and maintaining an intuitive experience and modern style for highly scalable web applications.
Conceptualize design solutions, bringing them to life through rapid prototypes and final designs.
Plan and execute usability evaluation.
Advocate for user-centric research and act as evangelist for the final product.
Provide suggestions on incorporating contemporary methodologies into the user experience.
Identify and implement opportunities to improve the user interface.
Identify opportunities for continuous improvement of the user experience.
Enhance, maintain, present, and promote the centralized repository of standards, guidelines, and other UX resources.


Enrolled in a degree program in a related field. Preference will be given to senior-level students.
Knowledge of common design patters for web design and mobile web design.
Experience with one or more of Adobe XD, Photoshop, Illustrator and Balsamiq or similar prototyping software. Some familiarity with JavaScript/HTML/CSS.
A design thinking mindset with experience in building web applications using the latest technologies.
Knowledge of web accessibility and UI design guidelines.
Creativity or an artistic aptitude would be an asset.
Familiarity with solution delivery of software-as-a-service is beneficial.
Self-starter with ability to work with minimal supervision.
The ability to multi-task and react quickly to business needs is required

Waterloo, Ontario

Why You Should Work Here?

Descartes is a global company and we offer a flexible and casual work environment, as well as mentorship and on-the-job training to support your personal growth. You will have an opportunity to contribute new ideas and we welcome your fresh perspective.

Here are some of the testimonials from our last co-op students!

"My experience at Descartes has been amazing. I've learnt and grew so much during my four-month co-op term and was able to work on core projects that I really enjoyed. I had a great relationship with my colleagues and my manager, who is one of the best managers I've worked with. My manager has been incredibly helpful and caring and made me felt less nervous for my first work term. I felt really lucky to get this job. " - Sarah Yu

"At Descartes, I have the opportunity to do what I love most. I have written many software components, that will be deployed to production and will be used by many projects in Descartes. I get the privilege to actively participate in daily scrums and weekly developer meetings where I can discuss and present my ideas with senior developers. Every day I am expanding my knowledge and experience which helps me to streamline my career goal." - Divyang Dankhara

" Descartes is fast paced and flourishing company. It is one of the top companies who is giving a very positive and enthusiastic working atmosphere. It is giving you an opportunity to work remotely and implements your thoughts in real world. I am so please to get a chance to work here and explore myself. I had a great manager and the skills he taught me will help me throughout my career going forward. Descartes gave me competitive salary and a good place to grow." - Naupul Shah


We ask all candidates to apply to the "UX Designer Intern" position on the Descartes Career website at https://careers.descartes.com/.

All final candidates will be required to provide professional references and complete a background check, which will include a criminal background check and may include a credit check and verification of education and previous employment.

Descartes is committed to equity and diversity. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from qualified individuals regardless of race, colour, ancestry, age, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, citizenship, ethnic origin, family or marital status. If you require accommodation at any time during the hiring process or would like a copy of this job posting in an accessible format, please contact Human Resources at jobsna@descartes.com or 1-800-419-8495.