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Senior UX Designer

Senior UX Designer

GoCanvas is revolutionizing how work gets done by modernizing small businesses through powerful cloud-based customizable apps and mobile experiences. We are seeking a Senior UX Designer to champion our users through every aspect of the product development lifecycle and beyond. As a product-forward company, we focus on our customers and users, and we believe the Senior UX Designer role is essential in meeting our customers’ needs and expectations, and delighting them with a truly exceptional user experience.

As the Senior UX Designer, you will collaborate with a team of UX designers, graphic/visual designers, and user researchers to understand users inside and out, develop engineering-ready specifications, such as wireframes, mockups, and other assets as part of an Agile development process. You will contribute to building incredible experiences for both native and web applications that are used by thousands all over the world. In addition, you will play an important role in the quarterly product roadmapping process, ensuring our development plans are aligned with our customer needs.

 

Your Most Important Initiatives

  • Understand, empathize, and represent our users throughout all aspects of the product development lifecycle
  • Prioritize user research, exploratory design work, validation work, and specification development as needed to meet all development milestones
  • Maintain and design for user personas, user mental models, and design principles
  • Continuously improve information architecture, design patterns and interaction design
  • Plan design work and project manage asset development several iterations ahead
  • Deliver all assets necessary to maintain high product development throughput including web, mobile, and desktop mockups, wireframes, UX flows, and other graphical/visual elements working very closely with product managers

 

What You Bring

  • 6+ years as a hands-on UX designer
  • 3+ years working on functional interactive software applications
  • An eye for design with exceptional attention to detail
  • Familiarity with Design and Prototyping softwares such as Sketch, Adobe XD, Axure, Omnigraffle or equivalent
  • Experience working in an agile/lean software development environment
  • Bachelor’s degree or better from a top university with an educational focus on HCI or similar discipline

 

About you

  • Empathy for and relentless focus on customers and their desires, thinking, constraints, opportunities, etc.
  • Strong interest in product design, up to speed on the latest trends, immersed in industry best practices
  • Excellent communication skills across all levels of the organization and with end users
  • Technical acumen, awareness of front-end code capabilities and constraints across all standard form factors
  • Value data over opinions, observations over hearsay, validation over assumptions, and actions/change over the status quo
  • Ability to make decisions using a combination of quantitative and qualitative data when available, and to rely on acquired design judgment when unavailable
  • Extremely high attention to detail in producing and polishing design deliverables
  • Desire to be a part of a team that’s just as passionate as you

 

So, What’s GoCanvas?

GoCanvas is a mobile platform that makes it simple for business to automate how work is done, replacing outdated process and expensive paperwork. The GoCanvas App works on smartphones and tablets, helping companies easily collect information across their organization, share it instantly with others and gain real-time insight on their business operations. GoCanvas can be easily customized by all types of businesses to empower their workforce, unleashing the value in data across the organization to help better connect with colleagues and engage more effectively with customers. Automating millions of workplace activities for well-known brands like UnderArmour, Pepsi, Honda and Red Bull means there's a good chance you have been around someone using GoCanvas in the past 24 hours, making us one of the fastest growing mobile platforms in the world.

Named as one of “the 10 best business apps you need right now” by CNN, GoCanvas has been featured as a leader in the mobile app space in The Washington Post, TechCrunch, DCInno, and Entrepreneur Magazine, among others. Network World recently highlighted our corporate volunteer program, called Ante Up, which encourages employees to adopt a not-for-profit they’re passionate about, donate the GoCanvas technology and spend two weeks of paid time off in the field learning how they do business.

We’re very proud to have been honored as The Washington Business Journal “Best Place To Work” in 2016 and to have won the Northern Virginia Technology Council’s 2016 “Hot Ticket Award for Hottest Company Culture”. In 2017 and 2018, we were recognized by Deloitte as one of their “Fast 500 Technology Companies” and “Best in Biz” as the Fastest Growing Company of the Year. This year our amazing journey continues as one of the 2018 “DCA Live Red Hot Companies” and The Muse “20 Companies Who Are Champions for Diversity”! We’re on a mission to continue fostering an amazing culture for people who like to make an impact and enjoy collaborating.

 

What GoCanvas Brings

We believe hiring the right people is THE most important thing we do. We take our company values seriously and look for these traits in everyone we hire: Empathy, Innovation, Authenticity, Impactful, Team Player and Cheeky/Fun Loving. We believe in giving people the freedom to get things done, but that they should also have accountability for their key metrics, think and act like owners of our business and be able to work in a flat organizational structure. We provide an environment that allows for innovation and creativity as well as a chance for highly motivated individuals to have fun at work.

Based in Reston, Virginia, we have an amazing open office with unlimited snacks, free drinks, and collaboration areas. To better help us revolutionize how work gets done around the globe, we also have offices in London and Sydney. You can learn more about recent activities on our blog updates and our cultural values on our CEO blog.

While we believe culture trumps perks, we are proud to provide a comprehensive benefits package designed to meet our team members’ needs.

  • Competitive Compensation
  • Entrepreneurial Vacation Policy (otherwise known as unlimited vacation)
  • 13 Company-Paid Holidays, which rotate annually, but always include Earth Day and one other day significant to GoCanvas, such as Steve Jobs’ birthday
  • An ideal Reston Town Center location with an abundance of FREE covered parking, dozens of restaurants, 45 retail stores, a movie theater, outdoor concerts, all within walking distance of the office
  • Company-Subsidized healthy lunches
  • Medical Insurance, where the Employee Only level of coverage is free!
  • Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Health Savings Account depending upon your medical plan selection
  • Basic Term Life Insurance and Personal Accident Insurance
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Short and Long-Term Disability
  • 401k plan with employer match
  • Pet Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Parental Leave

 

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.

We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. However, we are not able to sponsor visas.

No 3rd party recruiting firms submitting candidates from job sites.

 

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