Senior UX Designer

FORM - Vancouver, BC (30+ days ago)

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FORM (www.formswim.com) is a sports technology company with a simple mission: to break down the barriers between what swimming is and what it could be. We’re looking for a Senior UX Designer to join our rapidly growing team.

At FORM, you’ll help us write the rulebook on augmented reality in a new market. You’ll have the freedom to shape your role, how you own it, and how you grow with us. You’ll get to wear many hats, to coach, and to learn. And you’ll be part of an amazing and diverse group of people who love to work and play together.

A Little Bit About Us

Founded in 2016 in Vancouver, Canada, FORM is the sports technology company behind the FORM Swim Goggles, a pair of premium swim goggles with a see-through, augmented-reality display that delivers performance metrics in real time.

Our founder and CEO, Dan Eisenhardt, swam competitively for 14 years before starting his career as a sports technology entrepreneur. His previous company, Recon Instruments, introduced the world’s first smart eyewear for sports in 2010 and was acquired by Intel in 2015. FORM employs many of the people from that original team, leveraging decades of combined expertise in sports-eyewear design, activity-tracking algorithms, and augmented-reality optics.

To learn more, visit www.formswim.com.

Position Overview

We are looking for a Senior UX Designer to help deepen FORM’s understanding of our customers to create clear, functional, beautiful and most importantly user-centred designs. You will use your skills in UX research, UX design, interaction and visual design, and prototyping to translate our users’ needs into great user experiences. Working closely with product managers and developers, you will be involved in every aspect of the product development process, from brainstorming and conducting UX research to pixel pushing.

You should be highly adept at all aspects of user experience design, including prototyping, wireframing interaction flows in Sketch, information architecture, and design-thinking methodology. You are a deep thinker with exceptional attention to detail, and know iOS, Android, and web design like the back of your hand.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the Creative Director and UI/UX team to brainstorm and design detailed site maps, user flows, user stories, pathways, and information architecture
  • Design UX for iOS, Android, and responsive web
  • Prototype using industry standard applications (i.e. InVision, etc.)
  • Wireframe and annotate designs that represent user-centric design flows and interactions
  • Collaborate with product managers and developers on requirements and implementation of designs
  • Understand trends and experiment with different forms of user-centric design, either by using pre-defined concepts or by developing new ideas and bringing them to the team

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • An awe-inspiring portfolio of desktop and mobile digital experiences with detailed descriptions of your process, role, and contributions
  • A BS/BA or BFA in a relevant field and at least 4+ years of industry experience in UX design and/or interaction design developing digital products that have been released to market
  • Knowledge of best practices and tools for developing deliverables such as user journeys, task flows, and wireframes for mobile and web applications
  • Ability to communicate with engineers and defend designs to ensure that UX wireframes are implemented correctly
  • Experience in information architecture, interaction strategy, customer research, and the construction of software
  • An aptitude for translating project needs and brand characteristics into an authentic interface solution
  • A demonstrated ability to prototype and qualify UI design concepts to meet functional UX design requirements
  • Experience using Sketch and wireframe prototyping tools such as InVision and Framer
  • A well-rounded knowledge of software technologies such as iOS, Android, and HTML5, and the ability to articulate how they can impact interaction design
  • Willingness to learn new programs and tools; eagerness to improve interaction design skills

Additional Skills

  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Experience in fast-paced, energetic startup environment
  • Great communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to effectively multitask and wear many hats
  • Entrepreneurial spirit—self-starter and proactive
  • Flexible and adaptable to rapidly changing business conditions and priorities

Job Type: Full-time