CADSI Work Description
- Reporting to the Associate Vice President, Business Development and Operations, the UX Designer is responsible for conceiving, conducting, and analysing user research and surveys, and translating them into sitemaps, user flows, customer journey maps, wireframes, mockups and prototypes.
- The UX Designer will be expected to design the overall functionality of CADSI webpages, microsites, the myCADSI user portal, etc. and, in order to ensure a great user experience, iterate upon it in accordance with user-testing.
- He/she must be able to understand CADSI’s business requirements and any technical limitations.
- The UX Designer should be an analytical and creative designer who is able to grasp user needs and solve problems in order make the products more user-friendly and intuitive to attract and retain members and non-member users.
- A strong portfolio of successful UX and other technical projects is essential.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Understand product specifications and user psychology on website and microsites, myCADSI user portal, CADSI’s enewsletter tool
- Translate ideas and concepts into storyboards, user flows, wireframes, mockups, sitemaps and prototypes that lead to intuitive user experiences.
- Facilitate CADSI’s product vision by researching, conceiving, sketching, prototyping and user-testing experiences for digital products.
- Design and deliver wireframes, user stories, user journeys, and mockups optimized for a wide range of devices and interfaces.
- Conduct concept and usability testing and gather feedback.
- Identify design problems and devise elegant solutions for existing websites, the myCADSI portal and enewsletters.
- Make strategic design and user-experience decisions related to core, and new, functions and features.
- Adhere to CADSI’s brand and style standards on fonts, colors and images.
- Collaborate with CADSI team members, including but not limited to the Marketing, Communications, Events and IM/IT teams, as well as stakeholders.
- Communicate design ideas and prototypes to CADSI’s developers.
- Keep abreast of competitor products and industry trends.
- 3+ years of UX design experience. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience designing complex solutions for complete digital environments with a strong portfolio of design projects.
- Ability to design complete user experiences that meet CADSI’s needs and vision.
- A detailed understanding of mobile-first and responsive design.
- A solid grasp of user-centered design (UCD), planning and conducting user research, user testing, A/B testing, rapid prototyping, heuristic analysis, usability and accessibility concerns.
- Ability to iterate designs and solutions efficiently and intelligently.
- Ability to clearly and effectively communicate design processes, ideas, and solutions to teams and senior management.
- Ability to work effectively in a team setting including synthesizing abstract ideas into concrete design implications.
- Show enthusiasm for collaborating and communicating closely with CADSI teams and other stakeholders.
- Open to receiving feedback and constructive criticism.
- Research and showcase knowledge in the industry’s latest trends and technologies.
- Analytical mind with a business acumen
- Excellent communication skills
- BSc in Design, Computer Science, Engineering or a related field
How to Apply
To be considered for this position, please submit your resume and a cover letter of no more than two pages that addresses the following points:
- Why you want to work for the CADSI.
- How your background and skills ideally suit you to fulfil this position.
- Ways in which your work experience demonstrate your result-oriented professional approach.
- Salary expectations.
Submissions should be sent by email to email@example.com by no later than midnight EDT on November 15th, 2019. Only applicants who are selected for an interview will be contacted.
The Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI) is the national industry voice of more than 900 Canadian defence and security companies that produce world-class goods, services and technologies made across Canada and sought the world over. The industries contribute to the employment of more than 60,000 Canadians and generate $10 billion in annual revenues, roughly 60 per cent of which come from exports. To learn more about CADSI and Canada’s defence and security industry, visit www.defenceandsecurity.ca and follow us on Twitter at @CadsiCanada.