Senior UX Designer

Hootsuite

Vancouver City, British Columbia, CA
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Web/Graphic Design/Internet
  • Post Date: 02/26/2021
  • Website: hootsuite.com
  • Company Address: 5 East 8th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V5T4S8

About Hootsuite

Hootsuite is trusted by more than 18 million customers and employees at more than 80% of the Fortune 1000. Our unparalleled expertise, customer insights at scale, and collaborative ecosystem help people and organizations succeed with social.

Job Description

We’re looking for a Senior UX Designer to help us design and deliver thoughtful user experiences that truly empower our customers on social. You’ll be working on some of our most challenging and high-impact UX problems, helping to develop and execute a shared product vision and strategy. This role reports to the Senior Manager, Product Design and can be based out of Hootsuite's Vancouver/Toronto office (post-COVID19) or remotely across Canada in accordance with Hootsuite's local employment entities.

WHAT YOU’LL DO:

  • Develop, maintain, and extend a deep understanding of your portfolio's product, business objectives, customers, and competition - by conducting or participating in relevant user research, competitive analysis, and other design thinking activities.
  • Build a close, collaborative, and influential relationship with your agile squad: your product manager, product design lead, and software developers, to define and achieve product objectives, creative approaches and deliverables.
  • Independently develop and deliver high level and detailed storyboards, concept diagrams, user interface sketches, mockups, prototypes, and detailed design specifications to effectively communicate design concepts and solutions.
  • Provide oversight to junior designers and support your development team as they deliver products that implement your designs.
  • Actively mentor junior team members and better your peers through shared thought leadership and driving effective processes.

  

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

  • 5-8 years experience as an influential UX team member, deconstructing complex design challenges and transforming them into simple, intuitive solutions.
  • A strong portfolio comprised of projects which demonstrate strategic, creative, and user centered design solutions to complex problems
  • Ability to independently conduct a wide range of appropriate UX design activities for complex problems such as: user research, workshop facilitation, strategy and vision development, concept design, detailed design, rapid prototyping, and usability testing. Ability to contribute to planning and prioritization activities.
  • Ability to identify opportunities, scope problems, find solutions, implement and launch. Consistently relied upon to tackle complex problems that heavily impact their portfolio.
  • Expert-level capability using industry-standard UX and UI design platforms. 
  • Experience designing for Enterprise and B2B SaaS products using agile and iterative design processes.
  • Experience working with researchers, product managers, developers, and other designers who require alignment to plan, prioritize, and execute on complex problems.
  • Ability to develop a strong understanding of the business, vision, and strategy, as well as complex technical requirements, and incorporate them into elegant design solutions. 
  • Experience advocating for scalable, research-backed design frameworks, architecture, and solutions. Ability to influence user-centered design principles, concepts, and practices at the team level with input to other portfolios. Advocates for change when strategy or solution isn't of high value.
  • Ability to provide technical oversight and mentorship to designers to improve outcomes for the team.
  • Experience optimizing existing processes. Ability to identify opportunities for process and operational improvements and advocate for change.
  • Decision Making: consistently chooses the best course of action (from a number of alternatives) to address business problems and/or opportunities
  • Priority Setting: focuses time/energy on the most important issues/opportunities. Clearly understand how to assess importance of tasks and decisions
  • Influence: Asserts own ideas and persuades others, gaining support and commitment and mobilizing people to take action
  • Negotiation: successfully obtains commitment to a solution or idea, while maintaining integrity and relationships

WHO YOU ARE:

  • Tenacious. You are determined to succeed, and you are motivated by the success of customers, colleagues and the community.
  • Curious. You are always learning and seeking ways to make things better.
  • Conscientious. You keep your promises, taking your commitments to others seriously, and you have strong integrity.
  • Humble. You lead with humility and empathy, respecting and learning from the perspectives of others. 

 


Share our values: We champion the power of human connection. We’re united globally by our shared values of innovation, grit, humility, and passion for customer success.

Make an impact: Working at the speed of social, we create value for our customers by delivering solutions that power relationships at scale. Our pace of work enables fast learning and fosters an environment where you can stretch yourself and make an impact.

Learn and grow: We’re committed to growing the capabilities of our people. We are building a learning community where you can work with diverse individuals, explore new ways of thinking, and expand your capabilities. Our employees are teachers and learners who work out loud and share their knowledge to enhance each other’s growth.

We are dedicated to building a diverse community, one where employees feel a sense of belonging, and are valued for their contributions and the perspectives they bring. Our purpose is to champion the power of human connection and the heart of connection is inclusion. You belong here.

Accommodations will be provided as requested by candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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