UX/Web Designer Wanted

Checkfront Inc

April 08, 2015

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Job Category: 
Job Specialization: 
Marketing and Communications
Company Overview: 

Established in 2010, Checkfront Inc (www.checkfront.com) is a profitable and growing Canadian company that has processed over $700 million on online bookings.

Named the VIATEC Emerging company of the Year in 2011, our team of bright and talented individuals have a driven focus on user experience and customer success.

Bootstrapped and customer funded, Checkfront raised its first funding round ($1M) in early 2015 lead by a group of successful entrepreneurs based out of Victoria and Vancouver BC. More about us…

Job Summary: 

We’re in need of another set of capable hands that can help turn about:blank into engaging, effective websites. More specifically, we’re after someone that enjoys solving design problems, making things look nice, and doing so using front-end code.

The person we’re looking for can use media queries to build responsive pages without flinching, insists on trimming excess fat from images bound for the web, and knows better than to nest CSS selectors 12 levels deep and placing !important everywhere! (probably from experience).

We think that person is pretty passionate about the experience of the things they make, and as a result, pays a lot of attention to load times, stutter-free scrolling, and avoiding hurting peoples eyes with this.

We’re pretty open minded about what tastes, opinions, and preferences this person has. We’re not looking for someone that echoes our own design preferences; we’re looking for someone that brings their own sensibilities and beliefs to their work.

The Opportunity – UX/Web Designer

Join our Product marketing team as a Web Designer defining experiences our customers will use to run their small businesses better. You’ll work with various team members on projects that ship real software to customers every week. You will learn, embrace, and extend our User Experience Design Principles and Patterns that make our product awesome.

In This Role, You Will:

  • Seek to deeply understand the problems you’re solving for our customers, and explore multiple high-level approaches to solving them.
  • Create consistent, high quality user interface mockups/walk-throughs for review with peers and Design leads.
  • Design prototypes and perform usability testing on design work completed by your team and others.
  • Report on usability test results to your team and Design leads.
  • Take an iterative approach to design based on user feedback and peer review.
  • Critique your peer designers experiences, to help them improve their craft.
  • Contribute to our design standards, UX guidelines, and UX patterns.

What You Bring To The Table

  • Experience as a user experience designer working on a world-class product or online service
  • A passion for the “why” of Design, as well as the “what”.
  • An egoless attitude toward design and a passion to learn and grow every day.

Technical Requirements

  • Proficient in HTML & CSS
  • Strong design skills, UI and interaction included
  • A healthy respect for the people that use what you create
  • Experience working with WordPress & WordPress Templates
  • A good understanding of some design techniques sketching, wireframing, prototyping.

We’re especially interested if you have…

  • Familiarity with configuration management and revision control (Git)
  • Experience with languages like: Javascript(jQuery) and/or PHP
  • Experience with Atlassian products
  • An understanding of front end development
  • Experience working in a SaaS company
  • A well polished accessible portfolio
  • Experience working with Bootstrap
  • Proficiency with responsive web design (RWD) techniques
  • Familiarity with UI design tools like Bohemian Coding’s Sketch
  • Experience with user testing, split testing
  • Mad dance skills that you can challenge our designer with
How To Apply: 

If you think you can lift our team to the next level, send your resume and cover letter to hr@checkfront.com. Please include a list of any relevant projects / applications / websites you have contributed to, and what your role was.

Employment or outsourcing agencies need not apply, thank you.