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UX Researcher

Candidate Pool

Thank you for considering joining our team. At Design Centered Co. we are always on the lookout for talented professionals with experience working in design and innovation. If you’re interested in leveraging your skills as a UX Researcher and want to facilitate clients drive change and deliver value using customer insights, then you’re in the right place. 

This opportunity invites UX Researchers to join our candidate pool. What that means is that the next time, which may be very soon, we are seeking someone to join a project team or when we’re looking to expand our in-house capacity, we will review the best candidates from the pool first. So submitting your application gives you a headstart. 

About Us

Design Centered Co. is a boutique design and innovation consulting firm that enables organizations guide their impact. We bring value by delivering solutions that are impact driven, human-centered, and evidenced based within the policy, technology, and ecosystem context in which our clients operate. We work across public, private, and social sectors and are guided by Impact Centered Design as our core methodology. 

About You

Foremost we’re looking for individuals who love what they do and are committed to excellence and collaboration. Our goal is not to find unicorns but to grow a thriving community of passionate, professional people. If that sounds good to you, then the following are the skills and experience we hope you’ll bring to our team:

  • 3-5 years of consistent professional experience in the design field, with at least 2 years experience conducting primary and secondary UX research. 
  • Experience translating research useful insights for Service Design, UX, and UI design.
  • Strong understanding of accessibility and usability, both as a practice and in the context of being able to conduct research to guide better user experience design. 
  • Portfolio demonstrating past work experience and deliverables (e.g.:  research plans, reports, service blueprints, etc.).
  • A degree and/or professional certification in Research, Service Design, User Experience Design and/or equivalent professional work experience. 
  • Experience delivering  value across the design lifecycle including primary research, journey mapping, prototyping and UI design.
  • Exceptional communication skills and comfortable in individual and group settings. 
  • Demonstrated understanding of building web and native mobile experiences
  • Proficiency with using design and collaboration tools such as Figma, Mockflow, Miro, et al.
  • A valid work permit to work in Canada, if you’re not a Citizen or Permanent Resident.

Bonus points, if you have: 

  • Prior experience with the Canadian Federal Government.
  • Active security clearance to work for the Canadian Federal Government
  • Bilingual (French and English)

How to Apply

Easy! Send us your resume, of course, and include a link to your portfolio or examples of your best work. Also, please attach a cover letter to give us the opportunity to really get a sense of how cool you are and how we can not afford to overlook your application. Now all that’s left is to click the button below and attach your documents.