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ACV Auctions // online auto auctions
 
Design, Full Time    Toronto    Posted: Tuesday, April 13, 2021
 
   
 
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ACV Auctions is the leading dealer-to-dealer, online automotive marketplace in the nation. We bring transparency to every transaction from start to finish, ensuring peace of mind & value for our customers. We do this with a combination of the industrys best technology & the worlds best people. As a result of our teams tireless effort & dedication, were growing at a staggering rate. ACV is attracting new people from widely different backgrounds & geographies who are invested in the genuine belief that we are creating something special. 

What are we looking for:

ACV Auctions is looking for a Senior and/or Lead Product Designer with a strong ability to design for form & function. This person is an analytical & creative designer who is able to grasp user needs & solve problems. As part of a domain focused cross-functional team, their user experience design talents will help bring clarity to the problem space & steer the solution space. As part of the candidate screening, please provide a link to a strong portfolio of successful products both from a seamless UX & UI perspective.

What youll be doing:

As a Senior Product Designer, you will Influence + Deliver:

    • This role is focused on both UX discovery & UI delivery within product development team(s). As a Senior, you will be bringing a wealth of experience into a product development team & have a strong ability to influence best practices & design vision. 
    • Enable quality via an atomic design system across different platforms, while meeting requirements for accessibility & brand guidelines.
    • Identify UX opportunities, personas, & journeys.
    • Facilitate collaborative design workshops & studio sessions.
    • Steer how we define our hypotheses using sitemaps, user flows, wireframes, content first information architecture, taxonomy, & relate them to user interface task success metrics.
    • Present your design vision to enable product iteration plans & future story mapping.
    • Present usability recommendations based on user testing, analytics, & user behavior.
    • Run experiments with developers by providing artifacts such as prototypes & visual UI mocks, with supporting materials for icons, illustrations, assets, copy, animation, & gestures. 
    • Measure past releases & plan for further optimization. 
    • Provide mentorship to junior members & maintain a positive outlook at all times.
    • Influence non-design functions (360 degrees) by enabling design evidence & best practices. 
    • Set atomic design best practices & standards.

As a Lead Product Designer, you will Teach + Influence + Deliver:

    • This role is focused on both UX discovery & UI delivery within product development team(s). As a Lead, you will be bringing a wealth of experience into a product development team & have an excellent ability to influence best practices & design vision.
    • Enable quality via an atomic design system across different platforms, while meeting requirements for accessibility & brand guidelines.
    • Identify UX opportunities, personas, & journeys.
    • Facilitate collaborative design workshops & studio sessions.
    • Steer how we define our hypotheses using sitemaps, user flows, wireframes, content first information architecture, taxonomy, & relate them to user interface task success metrics.
    • Present your design vision to enable product iteration plans & future story mapping.
    • Present usability recommendations based on user testing, analytics, & user behavior.
    • Run experiments with developers by providing artifacts such as prototypes & visual UI mocks, with supporting materials for icons, illustrations, assets, copy, animation, & gestures.
    • Measure past releases & plan for further optimization.
    • Provide mentorship to senior members & maintain a positive outlook at all times.
    • Teach non-design functions (360 degrees) how to apply design evidence & best practices.
    • Teach atomic design best practices & standards.
    • Steer cross-functional team members to focus on outcomes & map solutions to problem areas.
    • This is not a manager position, & there is no expectation for manager related activities for this role.

What you will need:

As a Senior Product Designer:

    • Minimum 5 years of design experience across web, iOS & Android.
    • Ability to analyze data & usage patterns to generate UX insights.
    • Ability to influence design process & practices.
    • Ability to conduct & provide peer reviews to other design members.
    • Strong communication skills to provide rationale for your design decisions. 
    • Strong understanding of UI, UX, interaction design, HCI, & animation principles.
    • Working knowledge of Android & iOS design guidelines.
    • Expertise with Sketch, Figma, & prototyping tools such as Flinto or Invision.
    • Familiarity with HTML, CSS, & responsive layouts.
    • Passionate about solving complex problems with simple, easy-to-use solutions.
    • A bachelor or masters degree in UX design or a related field.

As a Lead Product Designer:

    • Minimum 10 years of design experience across web, iOS & Android.
    • Teach others how to analyze data & usage patterns to generate UX insights.
    • Teach design process & practices & encourage a continuous growth mindset.
    • Lead & steer peer review sessions with all design members.
    • Strong communication skills to provide rationale for your design decisions.
    • Advanced understanding of UI, UX, interaction design, HCI, & animation principles.
    • Experienced with Android & iOS design guidelines.
    • Expertise with Sketch, Figma, & prototyping tools such as Flinto or Invision.
    • Familiarity with HTML, CSS, & responsive layouts.
    • Passionate about solving complex problems with simple, easy-to-use solutions.
    • A bachelor or masters degree in UX design or a related field.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • There will be special consideration for applicants with strong understanding in user error handling, opportunity mapping, user journey mapping, collaborative problem solving, funnel optimization, heuristic evaluations, competitive analysis, user task success, & analytics understanding.

 

What we will offer:

  • Competitive salary & benefits
  • Upbeat innovative culture
  • Professional training opportunities
  • Flexible schedules

Hiring is contingent on a satisfactory background check as permitted by law.  Any falsification of your application or any other hiring materials is grounds for rescinding an offer or termination of employment.  

 ACV Auctions is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) & all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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