UI/UX Designer, Animikii

VICTORIA OR REMOTE, BC, CANADA - OPEN UNTIL FILLED - FULL-TIME AUGUST 31, 2021


About this Position


Animikii is a Victoria-based digital agency and social enterprise (Certified B Corp /
Certified Aboriginal Business) that works with leading, Indigenous-focused organizations
from all industries to drive positive change for Indigenous Peoples through technology.
Learn more at www.animikii.com/careers.
We are seeking a UI/UX Designer who will play a key role in Animikii’s products and
client-services work. You will be responsible for researching & evaluating user
requirements while delivering an outstanding user experience through functional and
beautiful designs. You will work to bridge the gap between product design and technical
implementation by taking an active role in defining how our projects function as well as
how they look.


Responsibilities

 

  • User experience (UX) and user interface (UI) design for software projects & products.
  • Synthesization of your user research into technical product documentation, including user personas & stories.
  • Design user flow diagrams, process maps, mock-ups & wireframes with a focus on user-centered design.
  • Design high-fidelity, production-ready designs using design tools such as Adobe XD, Figma or Sketch.
  • Collaborate with and support front-end software developers in the implementation of your designs to ensure the technical feasibility of your UI/UX designs and accuracy of final implementation.
  • Work with product managers to evaluate the effectiveness of our product design solutions that achieve our user-centered and accessibility goals.
  • Participate and support Animikii’s pathfinding process with internal products and external client projects through UI/UX design and helping write our pathfinding reports.
  • Provide direct support to the software development leadership team as the company expands its software development services and products.
  • Support our giving-back program through pro-bono time, volunteering, workshop delivery, Impact Circle roles and other social impact initiatives that are important to the team.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as required.

Are you ….

 

  • Interested in implementing and leading through Animikii’s core values: Humility, Truth, Honesty, Wisdom, Respect, Courage and Love?
  • A relationship-builder who is comfortable collaborating and communicating with clients, staff and partners?
  • A creative designer who likes making beautiful products through collaborating with others?
  • A problem-solver who asks questions and enjoys the details of product design?
  • A multitasker who can rapidly refocus on different aspects of product design?
  • A motivated self-starter who thrives on being part of multiple projects at once?
  • Interested in working in a remote-friendly environment using online tools to connect and manage work?
  • Someone who has shown they are interested in working with Indigenous communities?
  • A collaborator who wants to work in a dynamic, growing organization?
  • Excited by the idea of wearing many hats and jumping in to help on tasks, even if it’s outside of their core skill set or job description?
  • Knowledgeable of software management principles, processes and software, including agile and scrum methodologies?
  • Someone who has a record of successfully contributing to the design of software products and its features?
  • Experienced in a client service or software product team (4+ years)?


Bonus Points:

  •  A portfolio that includes your UI/UX thought process and shows final, high-fidelity, implementation of your designs.
  • Ability and willingness to lead and facilitate discussions relating to user experience with the Animikii team, our customers, or our partners.
  • Familiarity with any programming language or the ability to implement your designs in HTML/CSS/JS.
  • Degree, diploma or certificate in fine arts, design, computer science, software engineering, or business


Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility


Animikii is diversity in tech in action and we value a diverse workforce. Indigenous people,
people of color, women, people with disabilities, and members of the Two Spirit (2S) &
LGBTQIA+ communities are strongly encouraged to apply. Animikii believes an equitable
and inclusive work environment and a diverse, empowered team are key to achieving our
mission. We’re looking for candidates who can expand our team culture, challenge
business as usual, and bring their whole selves to work. We strive to provide those
candidates with an equitable and accessible recruitment process. If we can offer
accommodations for you in the recruitment process or you have feedback on how to make
our recruiting more accessible, please let us know.


How to Apply


Animikii’s headquarters are in Victoria. However, we’re a remote-friendly organization and
would be open to fully remote or a mixed schedule of in-office and remote work. Start date
is negotiable. Competitive benefits package and salary commensurate with experience.
Please apply using the button at the top right, with your resume and cover letter
communicating your desire to join our team. In your application, please address the
following topics in the order described below:

  1. Describe two things that attracted you to this job opportunity at Animikii?
  2. Why do you want to work at an Indigenous-focused organization like Animikii?
  3. Which of our values are most important to you in the workplace (Humility, Truth,
  4. Honesty, Wisdom, Respect, Courage and Love)?
  5. What role have you held in the past that you sense is most similar to this role — or —what life experiences have you had that you sense have prepared you most for this role?
  6. Operating as a social enterprise and giving back are foundational to our work at Animkii. How would you use technology, innovation, your energy and company resources to give back to the community?


Self-identifying as Indigenous, having first-hand knowledge or experience working with an
Indigenous community will be considered an asset.
We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however, only selected candidates
will be contacted for an interview.