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Senior UI and UX Designer

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Job Type:
Full Time
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Job Category:
Information Technology
Closing Date:
February 15, 2019

Why join us?

We are looking for a highly-motivated, creative, passionate, forward-looking designer and analyst to join our Pension Technology team in Toronto. In this role, you will work with closely with product teams to design and deliver high quality, effective, consistent and usable web application. You'll employ human-centered design principles and design activities, best practices to design the optimal client experience solution. Must be driven to deliver and work closely with both Technology and Business leadership. OMERS is embarking on a Digital First Strategy and modern UX/UI is a key component of bringing our customer experience to the next level. Additional scope would areas include supporting enterprise projects that can include enterprise public and secure transactional data exchange, self-managed service, on different channels such as desktop, web clients, and mobile. You will work as part of a cross-functional team and must be able to work alone if needed.

As a member of this team, you will be responsible for:

• Working closely with the business stakeholders to understand business and functional requirements, and document that into story boards, user stories, and functional requirements documents (product logs, sprint logs) • Producing wireframes and user flows (user stories) that match the business and functional requirements • Managing design of user interface, by applying emerging market research, design standards, industry best practices, considering strategic business objectives, user needs, systems constraints. • Leading the design review sessions with project teams, acquiring consensus and getting approvals on designs and documentation • Creating User Interface elements in both low-fidelity and high-fidelity utilizing industry standards and industry recognized tools such as InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, and similar • Creating and generating prototypes of UX/UI iterations utilizing prototyping tools such as Axure • Leading usability testing when required, providing expert guidance to the project teams, creating test strategy/plans, test scenarios, screeners and facilitating usability testing as required • Creating business acceptance test cases and testing for the GUI • Working with the project managers to ensure that solution deliverables accommodate project timelines, budgets, technical and scope constraints • Working on several projects at a time and provides regular status reporting to manager on all projects • Contributing to development, maintenance, and continuous improvement of efficient and effective user experience design methodology/process, documentation, workflow, ROI, metrics and design standards • Acting as a user experience advocate and thought leader regarding principles of user experience and human-centered design

To succeed in this role, you:

• Recognizable degree in Design or a related discipline • Minimum 6+ years related product design/UI design working experience • Experience with digital projects – agile project lifecycle • Must be experienced in: Agile project management, scrum, user stories and user boards, user flows, low-fidelity designs, high-fidelity designs, prototyping, and web coding • Must be self-sufficient in terms of setting goals and time lines, and meeting them • Must be proficient in: Mind mapping tools, UX tools, Adobe InDesign and Photoshop, Prototyping tools (Axure), documentation and annotation tools, HTML/CSS coding and tools • Experience with financial/investment/insurance businesses would be an asset • Experience with Design Sprints and other design lead solution activities would be an asset

Our story:

OMERS (Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System) is the defined benefit pension plan for approximately 470,000 active, deferred and retired employees from nearly 1,000 municipalities, school boards, libraries, police and fire departments, and other local agencies in communities across Ontario. The benefits and services we provide are funded by equal contributions from active members and their employers, and the investment earnings of our Fund. Our $85.2 billion of net assets are invested in a diversified global portfolio of public investments, private equity, infrastructure and real estate. We have OMERS employees in Toronto and other major cities across North America, the U.K., Europe and Australia. We work towards our vision to make OMERS a leading model for defined benefit pension plan sustainability. Our core mission is to deliver secure and sustainable pensions to our members. OMERS is committed to having a workforce that reflects the communities in which we live and work. Diversity and Inclusion at OMERS means we respect and value the broadest range of experiences, geographies, gender, ethnicities and perspectives as key elements of our culture. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to a barrier-free recruitment and selection process. If contacted for an employment opportunity, please advise if you require accommodation. #LI-POST

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