Product Designer

ApplyBoard

Kitchener City, Ontario, CA
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Web/Graphic Design/Internet
  • Post Date: 05/23/2021
  • Website: applyboard.com
  • Company Address:

About ApplyBoard

At ApplyBoard, we believe that education is a right, not a privilege. We empower people around the world to access the best education available. Through our platform and team of experts, we streamline the application process, from submission to enrolment, assisting thousands of students to pursue their dreams of studying abroad.

Job Description

We’re building a movement - an education revolution. We’re building a world where anyone, anywhere can have access to the best education regardless of where they were born. At our core, we believe education is a right, not a privilege. To that end, we’re building a company and a suite of products to lead the charge in transforming access to education. ApplyBoard is an online platform that empowers students around the world to access the best education by connecting international students, recruitment partners, and academic institutions. We simplify the study abroad search, application, and acceptance process. Not only do we help students with their study abroad journey, but we also help academic institutions to find the best students globally. Our goal is to help enable better, more diverse, schools that are enriched with cultures from all over the world.
 
As a Product Designer, you will lead the creation and cultivation of products with ambitious vision that require your creativity. Working closely with other designers, product management, and engineering, you will identify user needs and intent, test possibilities, and ship elegant solutions. You live and breath design-thinking, have a knack for distilling complex systems into simple contexts, and demonstrate a love for learning matched only by your need to share your knowledge with others.

What you will be doing:

    • Collaborate closely with other designers, product management, and engineering to continuously iterate and improve our products
    • Be a partner in contributing your strategic thinking to build the best and most impactful product for our students and various personas
    • Identify user needs through qualitative and quantitative research methods including interviews and surveys
    • Map out complex systems and individual user journeys
    • Visualize flows and interactions using models, wireframes, layouts, and UI prototypes
    • Create pixel perfect interfaces across various media and platforms
    • Define and document dynamic interactions and behaviors
    • Validate solutions and test hypotheses by building and analyzing experiments
    • Cultivate relationships with other teams and stakeholders who depend on us
    • Mentor junior UX team members to improve their technical craft
    • Contribute to our design system, research methods, and organizational processes

What you bring:

    • Expert in user experience and interface design 
    • Passion for solving product problems while balancing all aspects of a user experience (strategy, information, interaction design, etc.)
    • A deep understanding of the end-to-end iterative design process, including research, jobs to be done, journey mapping, content modelling, component inheritance, wireframing, prototyping, user testing, and high-fidelity visuals to achieve human-centered design solutions
    • Proficiency in interaction design across various devices and platforms. Experience collaborating closely with multiple disciplines, including product and engineering
    • Experience with design and collaboration tools such as Figma, etc.
    • A portfolio that demonstrates functional designs across desktop and mobile devices
    • Familiarity with common programming concepts and modern web frameworks
    • Excellent organizational, time and project management skills
Thank you for your interest in ApplyBoard; however, only those applicants that have been selected for an interview will be contacted.  At ApplyBoard, we understand the value of having a diverse team. That’s why we believe in providing equal opportunity regardless of race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, family status, genetic characteristics, disability, and conviction. Please let us know if you require accommodation during the recruitment process.

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This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.