UI/UX Designer

UX · Toronto, Ontario
Department UX
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

The Opportunity

As a key member of our design team, you will be responsible for researching, conceptualizing and creating intuitive and engaging digital experiences in line with our design system, product strategy and brand.

Your role will include design planning, research, ideation, prototyping, with key focus areas on the creation of low-fidelity wireframes and the design of polished hi-fidelity concepts to be developed into engaging interactive digital experiences.

You will work closely with our creative director, your design teammates, our product team, our engineering team, and our client services team primarily supporting collaboration efforts between Design, Product and Engineering, helping us continue to build and enhance our overall product experience.

Who Should Apply

  • You are a self-motivated design thinker with a keen eye for forward-thinking design and an experienced track record producing stunning, best-in-class visual designs that revolve around dynamic retail web software and technologies that span a commercial B2B and B2C context.
  • You bring your natural attention to design details and already have an understanding of standard design processes.
  • You have honed your ability to listen, collaborate, engage and translate project and/or stakeholder research and requirements into conceptual designs and ultimately see them through to a polished, well-thought-out user experience and end product.
  • You demonstrate a professional level of understanding of graphic design best practices and design principles.
  • You have the ability to understand research, metrics, user-data, personas; create intuitive IA diagrams, UX Flow + Process Flow diagrams, and provide detailed design guide documentation for all design-related projects.

Your breadth of experience should also include and demonstrate excellent communication skills and strong organizational abilities working with cross-functional teams and stakeholders across a variety of projects. Last but not least, you should love what you do and be able to hit the ground running in an upbeat, fast-paced environment with like-minded people who have skin in the game. Oh, and you’re great at interacting with fellow humans.

In your toolbox, we’d love it if you had:

  • Diploma/degree in graphic, UX / Digital Design, Computer Science, Engineering or related field
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience in a design role with a technology or agency environment
  • Advanced to expert level proficiency with Sketch App;  
  • Demonstrated experience creating wireframes, storyboards, user flows, process flows, IA diagrams and sitemaps
  • The ability to create fast prototypes using Sketch+Craft/InVision App
  • Commercially published work in visual/graphic design, UX/UI design and/or web design

We’d find these helpful to have:

  • Experience using Abstract design versioning platform
  • Advanced level proficiency with Adobe Suite, specifically Photoshop, Illustrator; InDesign experience is an asset too
  • Ability (but not essential) to implement finalized designs using HTML/CSS3/SCSS/
  • Responsive CSS; experience with custom Drupal implementations, themes, plugins
  • Working knowledge of JavaScript would also be a nice asset in your arsenal
  • Basic working knowledge of PHP
  • Experience in third-party integrations leveraging APIs
  • Experience in print design

Who We Are

The grocery industry is in a state of flux. Consumers are embracing technologies, devices, and services that make everyday tasks like shopping, cooking, and list-making quicker, easier, more fun, and more efficient. Mercatus empowers grocers to adopt this change driven by consumer demand, allowing them to grow with the evolving needs of today’s shoppers.  We create and build web and mobile applications exclusively for grocery retailers, helping them to extend their brand’s online presence, offer personalized experiences to their customers, and sell their products on the web. This is all done through one cohesive, enterprise-grade SaaS platform.

The Team

We’re not just helping grocery retailers grow, we’re helping more than 80 team members grow personally and professionally. The best thing about working at Mercatus is the people. We solve challenging problems every day. We’re scaling a company where people can build their work around their life, and not the other way around.

Flexibility and full autonomy mean you’re in the driver’s seat to create a schedule that works for you and your passions. We’re looking for people who will make our culture even better, people who have a desire to collaborate and bring their unique creativity to the table. If that sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you.

The Design Team

The design team at Mercatus is powered by a culture of collaboration and accountability. Efficient iteration, open communication, and support whenever necessary are the pillars that help our team work well together. 

With a great product that is both broad and deep, there are lots of opportunities to take ownership of and work on impactful projects.

We believe in inclusive, human-centered design practices and leverage a design thinking perspective that looks to engage, delight and produce positive, goal oriented outcomes for our organization and our clients. Yes, design is a process, but we also understand that sometimes the best ideas come from unconventional situations and methods, and not being afraid to ask critical questions and take calculated risks.  

Joining this team would mean joining a tight group of smart designers who love what they do. It would mean joining a team where personal and professional development is valued; a team that doesn’t micromanage and allows for the flexibility of a good work-life balance.

What You’ll Get:

  • Competitive compensation & employee stock option plans
  • 100% company-paid benefits plan starting day one
  • Team Udemy account
  • Wellbeing programs to look after your mental and physical health, including a lifestyle & wellness spending account
  • Employee Referral program
  • Collaborative and supportive work environment
  • Fun (Virtual) Company socials and events to build strong relationships with your colleagues

Mercatus is committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive, and accessible work environment. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and are committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination. We welcome and celebrate differences because we believe a multitude of perspectives fosters innovation and will help us grow as a team and ultimately achieve our goals. Our culture is one of belonging in which each person is accepted and valued for their individuality. As such, if you require any accommodation during the recruitment process, please let us know so we can work with you to meet your needs.

We thank all of those who take the time to apply; however, only those short-listed will be contacted.

No unsolicited agency referrals, please.

Thank You

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