Simply put, BPTN is growing! As a start-up, we’ve experienced tremendous growth over the past few years, so it only makes sense that we expand the dream team! This is where you come in. As our Product Designer, you’ll be responsible for gathering user requirements, designing graphic elements and building navigation components. The Product Designer must have experience with design software, wireframe and prototyping tools. If you have a portfolio of professional design projects that includes work with web/mobile applications, we’d like to meet you. Ultimately, you’ll create both functional and appealing features that address our customer’s needs. Everything you do will help the company meet its objective of supporting Black tech professionals by connecting them to the resources they need to succeed. In the larger BPTN team, you’ll experience what it’s like to work in a supportive community of people who are all striving for excellence. With an attentive Senior Leadership Team, you’ll feel valued, heard, and recognized at every stage in your workflow. In addition, there are ongoing development opportunities for you to grow as a professional and reach new levels. You will succeed because you are inspired by our mission to provide black professionals in tech access to a strong peer network, senior executive sponsorship, and skill-building to support their development.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

In this role, you will:

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor or Diploma in information technology, Computer Science or another related field.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

We are looking for someone who embodies the following:

  • 5 years of UX design experience. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience designing complex solutions for complete digital environments.
  • Expertise in standard UX software such as Figma, Sketch,InVision, UXPin, Balsamiq, Framer, and the like is a must. Basic HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript skills are an asset.
  • Ability to work with clients to understand detailed requirements and design complete user experiences that meet client needs and vision.
  • Extensive experience in using UX design best practices to design solutions, and a deep understanding of mobile-first and responsive design.
  • A solid grasp of user-centered design (UCD), planning and conducting user research, user testing, A/B testing, rapid prototyping, heuristic analysis, usability and accessibility concerns.
  • Ability to iterate designs and solutions efficiently and intelligently.
  • Ability to clearly and effectively communicate design processes, ideas, and solutions to teams and clients.
  • A clear understanding of the importance of user-centered design and design thinking.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team setting including synthesizing abstract ideas into concrete design implications.
  • Be excited about collaborating and communicating closely with teams and other stakeholders via a distributed model, to regularly deliver design solutions for approval.
  • Be passionate about all things UX and other areas of design and innovation. Research and showcase knowledge in the industry’s latest trends and technologies.

Benefits:

Vacations:

  • 1-week company closure in November to re-energize after BFUTR Summit
  • 2-week office closure for December holidays
  • 3 weeks paid vacation

Wellness:

  • $500 – $750 Lifestyle spending account
  • 2 paid mental health days
  • 5 paid bereavement days

Other Benefits:

  • Competitive salary based on experience and qualifications
  • Extensive Health Benefits
  • Flexible work hours
  • Hybrid role (work from anywhere in North America)
  • Group retirement savings and employer-matched RRSP contributions
  • Supplemental Maternity & Parental leave top-up benefit: duration of 20 weeks, top-up 80% of base salary.
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