Visual Product Designer – 121901-1

  • Location: Toronto, ON
  • Type: Full-time
  • Job #183558
Information Technology
Toronto, ON
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Our client, one of the largest financial industry clients in Canada, has an immediate need for a Visual Product Designer. This is a contract position for one (1) year located in Toronto, ON.

What are the main responsibilities of the role?

This person is responsible for the Visual Design of the work across the two squads. But, as a member of the Design team, she/he/they are also a key contributor to the conceptual and strategic work of those squads.

At the abstract level, the ideal candidate will help to define the value we want our clients to recognize in their relationships with client and to map out the pieces of the experiences that support that promise.

At an executional level, this person will use the specific skills of the craft to bring meaning and understanding to the digital experiences we create, establishing visual hierarchies of importance in order that our clients can engage more easily and in more meaningful ways with our digital products.

Besides tactical activities, this person will participate in ideation and other collaborative activities, contributing her/his/their expertise to help broaden the group’s perspective on the work at hand.

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

• The ability both to build bridges across the different functions and roles of the team, to help to manage our peers, partners and stakeholders and to make them feel a part of our work

• The ability to remind the team of the objectives we’re trying to achieve and to help everyone to focus on them

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

This person will have earned the confidence of her/his/their) Product Owner, Tech Lead and Design peers. 

This person will have helped them to organize around a common understanding of their goals and how to reach them. 

And this person will have found a cadence and rhythm for managing the work across two squads.

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

• Strong communication and collaboration skills

• UI design

•  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 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 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.

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 and Keynote.

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.

Additional Information

  • 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 opportunity.
  • The resource can work from home to start but will be required to work onsite in Edmonds at least 2 days per week once covid worksite restrictions lifted

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