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UX Designer

Travel Edge is a $750 million travel company with offices in Canada, US and Bermuda. Employing over 700 people, it is headquartered in downtown Toronto, and is privately held. The company has grown at a rapid pace, from start-up in 2006, and has three operating companies; Kensington Tours, a tour company, Worldview Travel, a group of luxury and corporate travel agencies, and Travel Edge, a technology based Travel Company.

JOB SUMMARY:

The UX Designer is the voice of the user and userability by creating and cultivating a visual aesthetic for both brands (Kensington Tours & Travel Edge) and their respective tools.  The UX Designer creates intuitive products (simple and smooth navigation) with the goal of driving business growth.

DUTIES:

  • Proactively assess and recommend improvements to the user experience. Advocate for usability, design and innovation within the organization
  • Lead the full design process from concept development to wireframes to high-fidelity specs
  • Identify and solve large-scale problems with minimal guidance. Share and seek adoption of these solutions for company-wide impact
  • Manage multiple design projects and priorities in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Present work to design, product and engineering teams and facilitate feedback
  • Visualize design problems and information in ways that are easy for other team members to comprehend
  • Work creatively around difficult resource and technical limitations
  • Stay current on emerging technologies and identify opportunities to incorporate best current thinking into product designs

COMPETENCIES:

  • 5+ years of experience as a UX designer, interaction designer, or similar role.  Ideally within an Agile environment.
  • Experience managing user research and usability testing.
  • Experience working across teams to synthesize feedback and input from product management, engineering, and customers.
  • Experience presenting to and influencing senior management.
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present a strong rationale for design decisions
  • An online portfolio or samples of work demonstrating experience creating great end-to-end, user-centered design solutions and patterns, across desktop and mobile devices
  • Experience producing functional prototypes in HTML, JavaScript, & CSS
  • Visual design experience in mockups and style guides
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Experience working on dashboards and data visualization
  • Experience working with React UI components
  • Experience designing mobile web, and/or on-device mobile applications.
  • Relentless desire for innovation, balanced with business needs, and customer expectations.
  • Unwavering attention to detail with an acute awareness that everything counts.
  • Commitment to learning and expanding professional and technical knowledge.

We thank all interested candidates however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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