UI/UX Designer


April 23, 2015

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Victoria, B.C.

Job Description

The AbeBooks UX team is seeking a junior User Experience Designer to help build customer experiences that have the right balance of elegance, simplicity and functionality. As an established ecommerce brand and subsidiary of Amazon, working at AbeBooks is a unique opportunity to learn from the best in a friendly, collaborative environment and develop your skills and knowledge.

You will learn, embrace, and extend our User Experience Design to take our products to the next level. As a key member of our agile team you'll tackle a wide array of challenges including:
· Representing and advocating on behalf of end users at all times
· Working closely with our product managers to transform business requirements into well-articulated functional requirements
· Documenting detailed user flows, creating wireframes and other visual assets
· Providing direction and feedback to a diverse team of programmers
· Communicating with other stakeholders in the company to facilitate knowledge transfer and continuously improve our products
· Iterating designs to meet changing requirements


Must haves:
· Proven track record building quality online experiences
· Talent for communicating ideas visually
· Experience working in an agile environment
· Experience working directly with software developers
· Leadership experience

Preferred Qualifications

Bonus points:
· Background in visual design
· Experience formalizing processes associated with user experience design
· Passion for reading and book culture
· Ability to prototype functionality in HTML/CSS/JavaScript
· Experience building products with front-end frameworks like Bootstrap
· Knowledge of web browsers, their limitations and best practices associated with building web based interfaces

If you're interested in joining the team, please send us your cover letter, resume, and a link to your portfolio. We will diligently evaluate if you're a potential fit and contact you. We will then discuss our hiring process in details, and set it in motion. We're looking forward to have you as a part of the team!

How To Apply: 

Please send your resume to HR@abebooks.com