Senior UX Lead - Waterloo, Ontario | Quarry Integrated Communications Inc. | | 16/06/15
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Senior UX Lead Full-Time

Location: Waterloo, Ontario
Company Name: Quarry Integrated Communications Inc. ()
Category: User Experience

Senior UX Lead

Quarry helps clients connect with their buyers and build their businesses by utilizing the power of customer insight. We leverage deep, global experience in persona development, strategic segmentation, user experience design, digital strategy and solution development, demand generation strategies and tactics, marketing automation, creative services and content asset development, channel marketing, and sales enablement tools to create buying experiences that fit with the way customers want to engage.

Currently, we have an immediate need for a full-time Senior UX Lead to join our fast-paced, talented team. The UX Lead will champion the role, contributions and practices of information, and interaction design, working to bring the power of well-designed experiences to Fortune 500 clients. The UX Lead will work alongside our creative arts, digital development and project management professionals, collaborating firsthand with clients to produce effective designs on time and on budget. As the Senior UX Lead on the team, you will also leverage your leadership and coaching abilities to nurture the talents and contributions of other UX Designers under your supervision.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Leading and acting as champion for the user throughout the user-centered design process
  • Conducting contextual research for user and task analysis
  • Gathering and incorporating the needs, requirements and perspectives of product managers and end users into designs
  • Generating consistent and compelling user experiences across all products and services you work on
  • Constructing prototypes and writing design specifications
  • Designing and facilitating usability tests and other assessment activities
  • Presenting to both colleagues and clients, as required

What we’re seeking:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 4–5 years of industry experience
  • Expertise in key tenets of engaging interface design and methods
  • Proficiency in designing UI architecture and creating wireframes that address interactions, behaviors and page layout
  • The ability to bring simplicity and usability to complicated data interactions and flows
  • Experience with Illustrator, Photoshop, Fireworks, Visio, Axure and similar tools is required
  • The ability to create functional prototypes would be an asset
  • Experience with Responsive Web Design (RWD) principles and practices would be an asset
  • An understanding of current front-end web technologies like HTML5, CSS3, etc. would be an asset
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well as part of a team
  • The ability to effectively express ideas and opinions in a constructive and productive manner, both verbally and in writing
  • Experience with coaching and leading a team of UX Designers to help them contribute effectively as well as grow in their professional capacity
  • A positive and optimistic attitude towards the role, confidence to tackle tough design challenges and a desire to exceed client expectations

About Quarry

Quarry is the buyer experience agency for savvy marketers who want to transform their brands. Our clients span a broad range of industries and audiences, with one element in common: all market highly engineered goods and services across a complex buying journey.

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