IT – Digital Product Designer – Advanced – 126718-1

  • Location: Ville-Marie, QC
  • Type: Full-time
  • Job #183557
Information Technology
Ville-Marie, QC
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**Effective Nov 1st, 2021 all employees and non-employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (2 doses required). Client requires proof of Covid-19 vaccination to access job site. Providing proof of vaccination is a condition of employment with Ian Martin for this role**

Actual Job Title: Visual Product Designer

Start Date: 1/17/2022

End Date: 1/16/2023

What are the main responsibilities of the role?

The main responsibility of the role is collaborating with other designers on the team as well as Product and Technology in order to shape exceptional digital self-serve features for our clients.

What capabilities makes the designer you’re replacing (or current designers on your team) successful?

The ability and openness to collaborate with designers as well as our partners in product and technology. We work in an Agile framework where speed and efficiency are key to our success. The ability to communicate rationale for design decisions and exhibit the flexibility to understand business and development constraints and how these might affect the designs.

Looking for a flexible designer (i.e. Strong Visual + Skills in Interaction) with a product mindset. Collaborative, humble, open, critical thinkers, curious, data-driven.

What does the future state of success look like for the new designer?

A respected and collaborative partner within our design, product and technology teams who is able to influence design direction and ensure craft excellence while meeting the needs of the business and RBC clients to create exceptional and consistent client experiences.

What are the must have skills (4-5 max)?

• Strong communication, collaboration and influence kills

• Product Design focused (Strong Visual skills with basic interaction skills)

• Figma

• Has worked in an Agile setting and a proven track record of working closely with Product owners and developers.

• Has experience working with a Design System

What are the nice to have skills (3-4 max)?

• Has conducted or helped conduct qualitative or quantitative research

• Understands front-end development and its constraints

• Has content design skills

Tell us about your team experience level (0-2 years, 4-7 years, 7-10 years, 10+ years)

 IxD: 4-7 yrs

CxD: 4-7 yrs

VisD: 4-7 yrs

DR: 4-7 yrs

What skills would you like to build within your team?

Our goal is to encourage our designers to explore different disciplines to get an appreciation and create empathy for each other’s process and create more well-rounded Product Designers who are able to influence and help shape design direction without formal authority.

What skill level are you looking for in a candidate? (proficient, advance, expert)


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What type of research engagement model do you have?

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Has this role been open before? If yes, please provide the request number.No

What are the hours of work? Please specify break times as well.

9am to 5pm – 37.5 hours a week.

As a contractor there are no benefits, or paid vacation time, contractors will need to take 20 unpaid days off a year and do not get paid for statutory holidays.

Will overtime be required (Y/N):

If yes, please provide forecasted overtime. No

Is there opportunity or strong likelihood for an extension, or conversion to full time employee? Yes

Do you have upcoming planned vacation or absences? If yes, who will be backup in your absence?No

What program/technology/software knowledge is essential for this role? Describe in what capacity the selected candidate will be using it?

Figma will be used the majority of the time, we also use Mural, Keynote, Confluence and Jira.

Soft Skills:

Strong communication and presentation skills, ability to collaborate with other designers and cross-functional team members, ability to manage stakeholders and build relationships. Experience in facilitating workshops is a nice to have.


Please describe the level of proficiency required for each language (i.e. written, verbal, etc.)

Fluent in English is a must, and French is a strong bonus, but is not required

Please describe the work environment

(i.e. Is the position on-site or working from home?):

Does the candidate require personal equipment for the role (such as laptop?). Please request any equipment you require ASAP in myMarketPlace or with your manager.

Due to Covid all team members are working from. Once Covid subsides this will be re-evaluated as previously everyone was at the office at 1 Place Ville-Marie.

For our Toronto roles, all candidates must live in Ontario and within commuting distance for our Toronto office.

For our Montreal roles, all candidates must live in Quebec within commuting distance for our Montreal office.

All candidates must be willing to commute to the office regularly once Covid subsides and it is safe to do so. 

A company owned laptop will be provided.

Interview Process and Timelines:

Please note interview type(s) such as phone, WebEx or in-person. Will there be one or more interviews and with whom?

What is the interview time frame?

The CWM supplier is expected to screen candidates using the questions and scorecard provided.

The first interview will be a video call over webex for an hour with the hiring manager and 1-2 other people on the team. It will be conversational based where the candidate will present their portfolio and be asked a few questions.

There may be a second interview, again a video call over webex for 1 hours where the candidate will do a design activity or just have a conversation about their skillset and experience with 2 team members. This will give the candidate the opportunity to learn what it would be like as a member of our design team.

Is there flexibility should the candidate have any pre-scheduled required time off/vacations during the contract? Yes

Will there be training provided (Y/N):

If yes, briefly describe the training and schedule.

No, apart from onboarding onto RBC candidates are expected to be experts within their discipline.