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UI/UX Designer (Contract)

Mercatus Technologies Inc.

Mercatus Technologies Inc.

Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted on Saturday, April 29, 2023
Who We Are
Mercatus helps leading grocers get Back in Charge of their eCommerce experience, empowering them to deliver exceptional retailer-branded, end-to-end online shopping, from store to door. Our expansive network of more than 50 integration partners allows grocers to work with their partners of choice, on their terms. Together, we enable clients to create authentic digital shopping experiences with solutions to drive shopper engagement, grow share of wallet and achieve profitability, while quickly adapting to changes in customer behavior. The Mercatus Digital Commerce platform is used by leading North American retailers, including Weis Markets, Save Mart brands, Brookshire’s Grocery Company, Kowalski’s Markets, WinCo Foods, Smart & Final, Stater Bros. Markets and others.
The Opportunity
As a key member of our design team, you will be responsible for researching, conceptualizing and creating intuitive and engaging digital experiences in line with our design system, product strategy and brand. Your role will include design planning, research, ideation, prototyping, with key focus areas on the creation of low-fidelity wireframes and the design of polished hi-fidelity concepts to be developed into engaging interactive digital experiences. You will work closely with our creative director, your design teammates, our product team, our engineering team, and our client services team primarily supporting collaboration efforts between Design, Product and Engineering, helping us continue to build and enhance our overall product experience. This opportunity is a 12 month contract position.
Who Should Apply
You are a self-motivated design thinker with a keen eye for forward-thinking design and a portfolio that showcases stunning, professional design work. You bring passion and a natural attention to design details and have a solid understanding of standard design processes. You have honed your ability to listen, collaborate, engage and translate project and/or stakeholder research and requirements into conceptual designs and ultimately see them through to a polished, well-thought-out user experience and end product. You demonstrate a professional level of understanding of graphic design best practices and UX design principles.
Your breadth of experience should include and demonstrate excellent communication skills and strong organizational abilities working with cross-functional teams and stakeholders across a variety of projects. Last but not least, you should love what you do and be able to hit the ground running in an upbeat, fast-paced environment with like-minded people who have skin in the game. Oh, and you’re great at interacting with fellow humans.

In your toolbox, we'd love it if you had

  • Diploma/degree in graphic, UX Design or related field
  • 1-3 years or more of relevant experience in a design role with a technology or agency environment
  • Advanced level proficiency with Figma and Figjam;
  • The ability to create fast prototypes using Figma
  • Strong ability to contextualize and articulate design concepts
  • Demonstrated experience creating wireframes, storyboards, user flows, process flows, IA diagrams and sitemaps
  • Commercially published work in visual/graphic design, UX/UI design and/or web or app design is ideal

We'd find these helpful to have

  • Experience with research and design documentation
  • Experience with Adobe Suite, specifically Photoshop, Illustrator; InDesign experience is an asset
  • Ability (but not essential) to implement finalized designs using HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • Experience with custom Drupal implementations, themes, plugins
  • Any experience in print design

What We Provide

  • Competitive compensation & employee stock option plans
  • 100% company-paid benefits plan starting day one
  • Team Udemy account
  • Wellbeing programs to look after your mental and physical health, including a lifestyle & wellness spending account
  • Employee Referral program
  • Collaborative and supportive work environment
  • Fun (Virtual) Company socials and events to build strong relationships with your colleagues
The Design Team
The design team at Mercatus is powered by a culture of collaboration and accountability. Efficient iteration, open communication, and support whenever necessary are the pillars that help our team work well together.
With a great product that is both broad and deep, there are lots of opportunities to take ownership of and work on impactful projects.
We believe in inclusive, human-centered design practices and leverage a design thinking perspective that looks to engage, delight and produce positive, goal oriented outcomes for our organization and our clients. Yes, design is a process, but we also understand that sometimes the best ideas come from unconventional situations and methods, and not being afraid to ask critical questions and take calculated risks.
Joining this team would mean joining a tight group of smart designers who love what they do. It would mean joining a team where personal and professional development is valued; a team that doesn’t micromanage and allows for the flexibility of a good work-life balance.
The Team
We’re not just helping grocery retailers grow, we’re helping more than 100 team members grow personally and professionally. The best thing about working at Mercatus is the people. We solve challenging problems every day. We’re scaling a company where people can build their work around their life, and not the other way around.
Flexibility and full autonomy mean you’re in the driver’s seat to create a schedule that works for you and your passions. We’re looking for people who will make our culture even better, people who have a desire to collaborate and bring their unique creativity to the table. If that sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you.
Mercatus is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination. Please consider applying even if you don't meet all of the qualifications listed above but are excited to contribute to our dynamic team. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
No unsolicited agency referrals, please.