Senior UX/UI Designer Lead

AcuityAds - Toronto, ON (30+ days ago)

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Picture this: a modern corporate culture intersects with state of the art technology in the fastest growing industry in the online advertising worldwide.

Our biggest investment is in people. At AcuityAds, you can expect the fast-paced excitement of an ever-growing environment with the rock-solid support from stellar Techies – with some nice perks on the side. If you are a passionate professional who can get a lot done while having fun, come join a team of like-minded, skilled professionals where you can learn and share your knowledge! We don’t just offer competitive salaries and benefits, at AcuityAds, we value the health and happiness of our employees from a holistic perspective. Our corporate wellness efforts span from an in-house registered massage therapy service, to weekly catered lunches, a fully stocked and functioning kitchen, team gatherings, and UNLIMITED vacation policy. We offer structured employee recognition awards and financial wellness programs.

Ranked on Deloitte’s Fast 50 and Fast 500 lists 4 years in a row, AcuityAds is one of the fastest growing technology companies in North America as well as Europe in the programmatic marketing space – which is the fastest growing segment of digital advertising in the world today. Acuity empowers marketers by offering transparency on costs and brand safety, and real-time reporting and analytics, bringing accountability to programmatic advertising to deliver business results. AcuityAds is headquartered in Toronto, Canada with sales offices in New York City, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Europe.


Acuity is searching for an experienced Senior UX/UI Designer-Lead to join our product team and lead the user experience and aesthetic appearance for Acuity products. We are seeking a seasoned professional who is committed to understanding the customer need and creating solutions that are easy to use and provide a highly engaging and visually pleasing experience. All candidates should be accustomed to delivering on a company’s strategic vision and insist on working closely with development to drive great execution. The main function of this role is to create meaningful and cohesive end-to-end experiences through a deep understanding of our customers and exceptional design execution. The ideal candidate will help us define all aspects of our projects: sitemaps (IA), user flows, customer journey maps, core UI elements, interaction patterns and intuitive visual design. The Senior UX/UI Designer-Lead will be expected to read and understand business requirements and work closely with internal stakeholders (e.g. Project Managers, Product Managers, Engineering Management, executives) to discover elegant design solutions, and deliver pixel perfect design specifications. This person will also play a critical role in mentoring junior UX/UI Designers, and other agile team members to ensure we are creating market-leading experiences and grow future talent within the agile teams.

What You'll Do:
Work with Product Management to review business requirements and scope out sprint level design efforts.
Develop mid-high fidelity renderings and clickable prototypes which put the project vision and design strategy into action.
Participate in and lead UX activities in an Agile environment such as user/design research, interviews and workshops
Translate findings into usable, useful, effective and efficient user experiences
Work with junior designers and developers to bring concepts to life while maintaining UX/UI best practices
Review competing products and recommend design solutions that differentiate the organization's products from those of competitors.
Work closely with Product and Engineering to help shape current feature development and influence future roadmap direction.
Stay current on emerging industry trends and the competitive landscape to provide insight on ways to improve usability and website functionality.
Lead junior UX/UI designers, review design work, and provide guidance as needed.
The person filling this role is expected to design and lead simultaneously.

What You'll Need:
Experience in user-centered/UI design with hands on experience throughout the process, from user research to prototype mock-ups, and collaborating on implementation.
Solve challenging UX design problems by applying strategic thinking and demonstrating awareness of user goals, business goals, technology parameters, and design constraints.
Experience in delivering detailed wireframes, UX flows, mock-ups, interactive prototypes, and final UI design specifications.
Ability and passion to understand distinct user groups quickly and iterate solutions to their needs.
Understanding of information architecture, design patterns, and interaction design.
Familiarity and ability to promote, manage, and conduct appropriate usability testing and user research endeavors.
Familiarity with Design and Prototyping software: Sketch, Zeplin, Plant, Axure, Omnigraffle, Adobe Creative Suite, Jira, and Confluence
Languages/Syntax: HTML, CSS. Javascript, React/Redux knowledge is desirable, but not required.


AcuityAds is certified as a Great Place to Work® after a thorough and independent analysis conducted by @Great Place to Work Canada. This certification is based on direct feedback from employees, provided as part of an extensive and anonymous survey about the workplace experience. Check us out at


We are growing fast, so this is the perfect time for you to join our team. You have the amazing opportunity to make an impact in a big way in a company that is poised for growth. Our Acuitian way is built on five core values:

Customer Service: We provide superior customer service to all those who we interact with.
Respect: We respect all individuals and businesses.
“Can-Do” Attitude: We exhibit a can-do attitude and always strive to say “yes”
Innovation: We push the limits of innovation and automation.
Fun: We understand our enthusiasm is part of a fun and thriving workplace.

This description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by the employee within this position. However; the actual responsibilities, duties, qualifications and experience may vary. Employee may perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the organization. Information contained in this job posting/description is subject to change.


AcuityAds is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all our people and to providing a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. We expect and require the cooperation of all our people in maintaining an environment with mutual respect by and for all our employees and applicants.

All employment decisions at AcuityAds are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, colour, ancestry, creed (religion), place of origin, ethnic origin, citizenship, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity), sexual orientation, age, marital status, family status, political belief, physical or mental disability, receipt of public assistance, or irrelevant record of offence.

AcuityAds provides accommodations for individuals with disabilities. If you require accommodation, please contact us by e-mail at This ensures that the appropriate accommodations are in place during the recruitment and selection process and before you begin your journey with us.

Let us know what we can do to help you be successful during your recruitment experience at AcuityAds.