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Product Designer

AcuityAds

WORKING AT ACUITYADS:
Picture this: a modern corporate culture intersects with state-of-the-art technology in the fastest growing industry in the online advertising worldwide.
At AcuityAds, you can expect the fast-paced excitement of a growing company and the rock-solid support from our stellar Techies – with some nice perks on the side. We don’t just offer competitive salaries and benefits, at AcuityAds, we value the health and happiness of our employees from a holistic perspective. Our corporate wellness efforts span from an in-house registered massage therapy service, to weekly catered lunches, a fully stocked and functioning kitchen, team gatherings, and unlimited vacation policy.

ABOUT ACUITYADS:
Ranked on Deloitte’s Fast 50 and Fast 500 lists 6 years in a row, AcuityAds is one of the fastest growing technology companies in North America as well as Europe in the programmatic marketing space – which is the fastest growing segment of digital advertising in the world today. Acuity empowers marketers by offering transparency on costs and brand safety, and real-time reporting and analytics, bringing accountability to programmatic advertising to deliver business results. AcuityAds is headquartered in Toronto, Canada with sales offices in New York City, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Europe.


WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
Acuity is searching for an experienced Senior Product Designer to join our product team and lead the user experience and aesthetic appearance for Acuity products. We are seeking a seasoned professional who is committed to understanding customer needs and creating solutions that are easy to use and provide a highly engaging and visually pleasing experience. All candidates should be accustomed to delivering on a company’s strategic vision and insist on working closely with development to drive great execution. The main function of this role is to create meaningful and cohesive end-to-end experiences through a deep understanding of our customers and exceptional design execution. The ideal candidate will help us define all aspects of our projects: sitemaps (IA), user flows, customer journey maps, core UI elements, interaction patterns, and intuitive visual design. The Senior Product Designer will be expected to read and understand business requirements and work closely with internal stakeholders (e.g. Project Managers, Product Managers, Engineering Management, executives) to discover elegant design solutions, and deliver pixel-perfect design specifications. This person will also play a critical role in mentoring junior Designers, and other agile team members to ensure we are creating market-leading experiences and grow future talent within the agile teams.

What You'll Do:
Work with Product Management to review business requirements and scope out sprint level design efforts 
Develop high-fidelity renderings and clickable prototypes that put the project vision and design strategy into action 
Participate in and lead UI activities in an Agile environment such as planning with engineering and UX design, take an active part in user/design research, interviews, and workshops 
Work with UX to translate findings into usable, useful, effective, engaging, and efficient user experiences and beautiful UI 
 Work with other designers and developers to bring concepts to life while maintaining UX/UI best practices 
 Review competing products and recommend design solutions that differentiate the organization's products from those of competitors 
Work closely with Product and Engineering to help shape current feature development and influence future roadmap direction 
Stay current on emerging industry trends and the competitive landscape to provide insight on ways to improve UI and platform functionality

What You'll Need:
Experience in user-centered/UI design with hands-on experience throughout the process, from user research to prototype mock-ups, and collaborating on implementation. 
Solve challenging UX design problems by applying strategic thinking and demonstrating awareness of user goals, business goals, technology parameters, and design constraints. 
Experience in delivering detailed wireframes, UX flows, mock-ups, interactive prototypes, and final UI design specifications. 
Ability and passion to understand distinct user groups quickly and iterate solutions to their needs. 
Understanding of information architecture, design patterns, and interaction design. 
Familiarity and ability to promote, manage, and conduct appropriate usability testing and user research endeavors. 
Familiarity with Design and Prototyping software: Sketch, Zeplin, Plant, Axure, Omnigraffle, Adobe Creative Suite, Jira, and Confluence. 
Languages/Syntax: HTML, CSS. Javascript, React/Redux knowledge is desirable, but not required.


GREAT PLACE TO WORK®
AcuityAds is certified as a Great Place to Work® after a thorough and independent analysis conducted by @Great Place to Work Canada. This certification is based on direct feedback from employees, provided as part of an extensive and anonymous survey about the workplace experience. Check us out at https://www.acuityads.com

OUR CORE VALUES
We are growing fast, so this is the perfect time for you to join our team.  You have the amazing opportunity to make an impact in a big way in a company that is poised for growth. Our Acuitian way is built on five core values:
- Customer Service: We provide superior customer service to all those who we interact with.
- Respect: We respect all individuals and businesses.
- “Can-Do” Attitude: We exhibit a can-do attitude and always strive to say “yes”
- Innovation: We push the limits of innovation and automation.
- Fun: We understand our enthusiasm is part of a fun and thriving workplace.

DISCLAIMER
This description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by the employee within this position. However; the actual responsibilities, duties, qualifications and experience may vary. Employee may perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the organization. Information contained in this job posting/description is subject to change.
 
DIVERSITY, INCLUSION & EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
AcuityAds is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all our people and to providing a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. We expect and require the cooperation of all our people in maintaining an environment with mutual respect by and for all our employees and applicants.

All employment decisions at AcuityAds are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, colour, ancestry, creed (religion), place of origin, ethnic origin, citizenship, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity), sexual orientation, age, marital status, family status, political belief, physical or mental disability, receipt of public assistance, or irrelevant record of offence.

AcuityAds provides accommodations for individuals with disabilities. If you require accommodation, please contact us by e-mail at hr @acuityads.com. This ensures that the appropriate accommodations are in place during the recruitment and selection process and before you begin your journey with us.

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