Junior User Interaction Designer

CA-ON-Mississauga | Product Management

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Job Description

At ACTIVE Network, we are building solutions for all types of activity organizations helping them automate, simplify and grow their businesses. Our cloud technology powers business events and conferences, community programs, parks departments, local attractions, faith-based organizations, sports events, and outdoor activities. We deliver technology that changes the way the world gets active.

But ACTIVE is more than a technology company. It’s a company of passionate people that live to be ACTIVE. We are inspired by our customers. We are fueled by challenge. As a member of the ACTIVE team, you must embrace our exciting work-hard, play-hard environment and bring your passion, dedication and creativity each and every day. ACTIVE’s team members are focused on results and committed to excellence. Together, we are making the world a more ACTIVE place.

Required Skills:

ACTIVE’s new and rapidly growing User Experience Design group is striving to change the way people live, work and play. We’re passionate about making a real difference in the lives of ours users and we start by understanding their needs, wants, and desires. We are a multidisciplinary team including User Research and Visual Design. You will contribute to making this a world-class discipline, focusing on making our systems USEFUL; to enable doing things in a better way. USABLE; to empower self-service and encourage adoption and use, while reducing support costs and enabling scalability. DESIRABLE; to create buzz, grow brand-value, organic revenue, and more Net Promoters. EFFICIENT to build and maintain by continuously deploying good-design that speeds development and reduces the need for refactoring.

As an Associate,  User Interaction Designer, you will work closely with other designers and the product team throughout all stages of development. We are looking for highly creative thinkers with a background in user-centered design that also has a good eye for design. In this role you will have the opportunity to use your skills to make a real difference in the lives of others. This position will be responsible for satisfying the Interaction Design needs of key stakeholders and use Interaction Design methods to create meaningful relationships between people and the products and services that they use.

PERKS AND BENEFITS

  • Great work environment.
  • Competitive compensation + benefits, including medical insurance, 401k with match.
  • ACTIVEx, our award winning employee participation program, will help you grow personally and professionally.
  • Our ACTIVE Advantage program will help you save on activities, gear and travel.
  • ACTIVE Network is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

 

 

Skills & Requirements

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Degree or experience in a related field
  • Design portfolio showing Interaction Design for product or web-applications. We’re specifically interested in your user-centered design process and problem solving skills.
  • A proven bias towards understanding and solving the problems of people. We’re not looking for coders or technologists.

DESIRED EXPERIENCE AND QUALITIES

  • Exceptional teamwork and communication skills
  • Experience working in an Agile development environment, where you will attend daily scrums with co-located developers and your prototypes will serve as design specifications.
  • Mobile design experience
  • Visual design experience, particularly in layout and information design.
  • Understanding of how the web works, particularly browser-based presentation technologies.
  • Axure RP rapid-prototyping software