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Senior UX Architect

Akendi k

Toronto, ON | Onsite or Remote Possible

Apr 11
Job Description

Akendi is looking for an enthusiastic Senior UX Architect in our Toronto office (hybrid in-office and remote)

You have good knowledge of current user experience design trends, research, theories and methodologies (especially human-centred design), and an intuitive feel for how specific research and design activities provide unique value-added throughout the product development lifecycle. You will collaborate with Akendi team members, working in a hybrid WFH/office environment, to deliver on a variety of client projects.

Responsibilities

* Contribute to the development of “best in class” UX research and design services
* Understand and follow strategy documents and utilize user research findings in design approaches
* Contribute to blog writing
* Responsible for the application of HCD principles, Akendi’s Experience Thinking process, and other components to create innovative user experiences that meet customer, business and user needs
* Be an Akendi user experience ambassador
* Take a supporting role in Akendi’s UX training program, creating course materials
* Deliver UX training courses is a plus
* Limited project travel as required (5-10%)

Requirements

* The UX Architect is part of a team with deep skills and experience related to user experience research, usability testing, information architecture and interaction design
* 4+ years of professional experience
* Up to date experience with the latest research and wireframing tools
* The UX Architect conducts UX research and creates interaction design for websites, SaaS, software UIs, mobile apps, from kick-off to completion
* French language an asset

Included

* Great health benefits
* Competitive salary and vacation
* Professional development: $2,500 training budget per person / year
* Akendi training opportunities
* A supportive and spirited team
* An inspiring creative office space with a view of the CN tower (when not working remotely)
* Best-in-class tools to bring insights and designs to life

Application Details

Please include a short cover letter telling us about yourself, and your current CV or resume.

Akendi

Akendi is an end-to-end experience design and usability consulting firm.

We are a multi-disciplinary team of UX designers, strategists, and researchers who are passionate about helping teams overcome complex challenges by understanding, adapting, and reshaping the future of product and service experiences.

Our research and design work is based on the Experience Thinking approach. It begins with the holistic end-to-end experience life cycle and journeys that users and customers have with a product, service, content, and brand.

We create shorter paths to intentional experiences, so our clients can deliver awesome products sooner and more often.

We are a curious and committed bunch who strive to make the world better through design excellence. We work to foster an inclusive, diverse and equitable working environment through our internal culture, policies, and approach to project work. We believe that we are stronger when our team comprises people with different perspectives, approaches, life experiences, and identities.