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User Interface/User Experience Designer
Location
Toronto, ON
Description
DEPARTMENT: E-Commerce
REPORTS TO: Sr. Manager, Online Product Development

We are looking for a talented User Interface Designer to join one of Canada’s leading travel groups. As a UI Designer your challenges will include helping analyse requirements to develop sitemaps, wireframes and prototypes across different browsers and platforms geared primarily towards improving our ecommerce websites. The UI Designer will design mock-ups based on wireframes with the consideration of user experience best practices, research the latest technologies and applications that could make the website more interactive and engaging. In addition, the UI Designer will help make recommendations that will enhance online conversions and be involved in not only the creative strategies and development, but also work within testing environments. The Designer will regularly monitor website activity and will provide recommendations to enhance online user experience and conversions. The ideal candidate must be a self-starter capable of handling and prioritizing multiple simultaneous tasks, be adaptable to changing priorities and thrive in a high-paced environment.

Position Responsibilities:

- Design mock-ups, functional wireframes, product/site architecture, page flows and screen layouts with consideration given to user-centred design (UCD) processes
- Ability to produce platform-agnostic designs that allow for cross-browser, cross-platform and device compliant code to be successfully implemented
- Ability to remain current with emerging trends, technologies and applications as related to UI/UX strategies
- Demonstrates creative, technical and analytical skills
- Proactively recommend concepts and enhancements in order to continuously improve the electronic brand experience
- Balance business needs against usability and design ideals
- Help conduct usability testing to determine how designs are accepted by end users
- Validate designs with customers and stakeholders in order to drive iterative improvements throughout the development lifecycle
- Work effectively both independently and as part of a cross-functional team
Minimum Requirements
- Two (2) to four (4) years of experience specializing in usability and user-centered (UCD) processes
- Degree in Interaction Design, Psychology, Human Factors or related HCI discipline, or demonstrated proficiency and experience in the field of website user interface/experience design
- A current portfolio demonstrating a UCD approach to design and strong problem solving skills
- Ability to design workflows and wireframes (Visio, Balsamiq, Mockflow, etc.), along with mock-ups and engaging user interfaces (Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver, etc.)
- Experience with web design and related technologies
- Knowledge of common website design packages in order to produce basic layouts and manipulate images
- Browser testing knowledge (IE7/8/9, Firefox, Chrome, Opera and Safari)
- Experience using website analytics programs/tools
- Familiarity with SEO techniques
- Familiarity with social media and viral marketing concepts
- Superior attention to detail
- Enthusiasm for new approaches and technology
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
- Strong time management skills with a demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects and complete work within allocated time frames
Other Information
At Sunwing we want to fly higher when it comes to employment equity. We, therefore, encourage applications from Aboriginal peoples, women, members of a visible minority and persons with a disability.
Apply for this Position
If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit your resume and cover letter to the Human Resources department by e-mail to hr@sunwing.ca. Only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.
Posted Date 25/Jan/2013 Closing Date 8/Feb/2013