User Interface Designer - Toronto, ON | IBM | | 23/01/13
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User Interface Designer Full-Time

Location: Toronto, ON
Company Name: IBM ()
Category: User Experience, Web Design / Development

Job description


  • Work independently and as part of a cross-functional team to identify needs, prototype interaction and workflows and resolve complex interface challenges, defining the user experience vision for our products
  • Advocate user needs throughout the development lifecycle to inspire the engineering team to develop the right product
  • Balance business needs and usability and design ideals within a fast-paced software development environment
  • Liaise with our internal teams and customers to identify UI friction points
  • Develop UI alternatives for consideration
  • Collaborate with our software developers to integrate your designs into the codebase
  • Validate designs with customers and other stakeholders in order to drive iterative improvements throughout the development lifecycle
  • Rapidly acquire new domain and tool knowledge as necessary
  • Participate in the creation of new products
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm and flexibility to work on a variety of projects as needed

Job Requirements:

  • Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Interaction Design, Psychology, Human Factors, Industrial Design or related HCI discipline, or demonstrated proficiency and experience in the field of software user experience / interaction design
  • A portfolio demonstrating a user-centric approach to user experience design and strong problem solving skills
  • Ability to design elegant and engaging user interfaces with a knack for turning complex concepts into simple UIs
  • Experience with web design and related technologies
  • Self-reliant, used to taking initiative, and great at follow-up
  • Knowledge of common graphic design packages in order to produce basic layouts and manipulate images
  • Superior attention to detail
  • Enthusiasm for new approaches and technology
  • Strong time management skills; able to work on multiple projects and complete work within allocated time frames


  • Bachelor's Degree
  • English: Fluent

Additional information

  • Strong visual design skills including color theory, typography, layout, user interface design
  • Knowledge of modern web technologies including HTML5, CSS3 and jQuery
  • Excellent listener, facilitator, communicator, and team player
  • Experience using Abode Creative Suite, Microsoft Visual Studio or Expression Studio

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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