UX Specialist – Full Time; Remote in Canada

Reports to: VP, Product Innovation

Schedule / Shift: Monday – Friday; Hours: 37.5 per week;

This role is part of the growing Software Development Team at Allyant. In this role you will be working in a customer-focused, innovative, challenging and fun learning environment, and be responsible for conducting user research, creating intuitive user experiences and for helping us create functional and appealing product features that address our users’ needs.

Responsibilities

  • Conducting user research through interviews, focus groups, shadowing and other methods
  • Translating customer insights into product requirements, design decisions and improvements
  • Leading the design of product features
  • Rapidly sketching and prototyping ideas
  • Producing user scenarios, user personas, user workflows, site maps
  • Creating low-fidelity and high-fidelity wireframes
  • Planning, conducting, and analyzing usability testing
  • Collaborating with software development teams, product owner and business stakeholders
  • Related duties as assigned by the manager

Education/Experience

  • Degree in Computer Science, Interaction Design, Human Interface Technology, other relevant degree and work experience
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience working on software products
  • Expertise in interaction design and information architecture 
  • In-depth knowledge of UX best practices, user-centered design, and design thinking 
  • Experience with responsive web and mobile app design 
  • Experience with prototyping tools such as Figma, UXpin, InVision
  • Understanding of accessibility compliance
  • Previous work in Agile environment
  • Strong communication skills

Skills & Abilities

  • Time Management – Managing one’s own time with a proven ability to deliver quality work and meet deadlines. Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate.
  • Critical Thinking – Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
  • Ability to define opportunities, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality and strong adherence to the practice of business ethics.
  • Ability to make sound decisions and handle difficult personalities and situations independently.
  • Negotiation skills.

Language Ability:

  • Active Listening – Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Reading Comprehension – ability to read, analyze, and interpret business documents, technical procedures, or regulations.
  • Writing – Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Possesses ability to present complex situations in a clear and simple way.
  • Speaking – Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

Reasoning Ability:

  • Time Management – Managing one’s own time with a proven ability to deliver quality work and meet deadlines. Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate.
  • Critical Thinking – Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

Remote Requirements

  • Working space must be professional / business appropriate, free of distractions and safely maintained (as to meet safe working conditions followed on company premises).
  • A fast, stable / uninterrupted internet connection

Allyant is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, and we pride ourselves on hiring and developing the best people.  All employment decisions are based on the applicant’s or employee’s qualifications as they relate to the requirements of the position under consideration. We value a diverse workforce and will provide equal opportunities for all employees and applicants for employment for meeting bona fide occupational qualifications, regardless of age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic characteristics, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship, disability, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or any other legally-recognized protected basis prohibited by applicable law.

Applications from people with disabilities are encouraged and welcomed. Appropriate accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require any unique accommodation, please let us know in advance and we will work with you to meet your needs.

Apply:

If you are looking to join a growing team where you can work in a customer-focused, innovative, challenging, and fun learning environment where you can acquire and hone valuable skills, we invite you to apply by sending your resume and cover letter to careers@allyant.com.