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Senior UX Designer

Platform Group

Platform Group

Design
Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024
About Us
Irwin is one of the fastest-growing FinTech companies in Canada. We are based in Toronto and are a leading provider of capital markets-focused financial technology with a mission to seamlessly connect the world's capital seekers and allocators to make them more productive, innovative, and successful. Our flagship product, Irwin, is a software platform used by investor relations and investment banking professionals all over the world.
Within Irwin's remote-first culture, this role uniquely offers a hybrid work arrangement. You can benefit from both remote and in-person collaboration at our Toronto office. Join our hybrid team and enjoy the best of both worlds.
Your Impact
As the Senior UX Designer, you have a talent for transforming business requirements into engaging and meaningful user interfaces and experiences. You have a collaborative spirit and enjoy working with UX team members to ensure a cohesive and distinctive brand identity that energizes the organization and our customers.
Key Responsibilities
  • Understand organizational goals, product specifications, and user needs and psychology;
  • Create wireframes, functional specs, high-fidelity mock-ups and prototypes of various complexity;
  • Conduct user and market research as well as usability testing;
  • Advocate for user-centered design principles throughout the product development process;
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams to integrate design into agile development cycles, ensuring a seamless and iterative design approach.
Who You Are
  • Bachelor's Degree in Digital/Interaction Design, or related field;
  • 5-10 years’ experience in user experience, interaction design or similar;
  • Experience designing for business software (capital markets software a plus), web and mobile technology;
  • Experience building and maintaining a design system;
  • Ability to lead projects and collaborate across multi-functional teams;
  • Excel at communicating and setting expectations. Ability to regularly communicate with multiple stakeholders, including clients and prospects, to present initial concept through to final product design;
  • Strong awareness of technology trends and potential influence on the current and future business;
  • Ability to balance creative thinking with pragmatic decision-making;
  • Experience managing and coaching junior UX team members.
What We Offer
  • Comprehensive benefits (health, vision, and dental).
  • Generous vacation policy (4 weeks), including an extra week off during the year-end holiday period.
  • Maternity and parental leave top-ups.
  • Monthly internet expense coverage.
  • Equity ownership in the company.
  • The opportunity to be a part of and contribute to a grand and meaningful vision.
  • An inclusive work environment that welcomes diverse applicants from all backgrounds, identities, beliefs, and statuses.
How We Hire
Hiring Process Overview:
Here's a brief breakdown of our recruitment process:
  • Screening & Resume Review: Evaluate all resumes and responses.
  • Initial Interview (20 min): Meet with our People Operations team to discuss your motivators and align on role specifics.
  • Second Interview (30-45 min): Interview with our Directors of Product Management as well as our CEO.
  • Final Presentation: Prepare and present to a panel to showcase your expertise and alignment with Irwin.
We understand that the hiring process can be stressful, but we try our best to make it as respectful and enjoyable as possible. We value every candidate's time and believe that getting to know each other is an important aspect of the recruitment process.
Our people are what make Irwin, Irwin! They're passionate, mission-driven, accountable, humble and ambitious.
We take an inclusive and equitable approach, offering the same interview experience to every candidate we meet with. Irwin is an equal opportunity employer, we celebrate everyone and their intersecting identities.
We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations and will work with you to meet your needs. If you are a person with a disability and require assistance during the application process, please don’t hesitate to reach out! We celebrate our inclusive work environment and welcome members of all backgrounds and perspectives to apply.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If contacted for an interview, please inform us should any accommodation be required.