Weedmaps is hiring an

UI/UX Designer

Kitchener, Canada

Summary:
The User Experience Designer takes direction from client services and creative teams in planning, testing and advancing the user experience across Weedmaps properties and external projects. The UEA ensures the user experience adheres to industry best practices and client standards. Be skilled at selling and defending work while professionally responding to feedback. Must thrive in a highly collaborative and iterative product environment. This is a full-time position located in Irvine, CA.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with Growth/Marketing, Sales, Engineering, Creative and other stakeholders on the design, development, and integration of highly interactive and reusable UI/UX designs and prototypes
  • Create logical information architectures and concepts
  • Design and lead usability and user interface a/b/n testing and refine designs based on outcomes
  • As needed, initiate and manage user experience research and testing processes; Perform
  • analysis to inform design/UX optimization efforts and document/share learnings
  • Draw from data, using quantitative analytics and user research to guide your design solutions
  • Create wireframes, site maps, workflows, personas, feature lists, mockups, business rules,
  • working prototypes and other artifacts to describe the intended user experience
  • Help design and conduct stakeholder interviews and user testing sessions and present findings and recommendations

Qualification:

  • B.A./B.S. degree preferred
  • Relevant or transferable experience in a lean startup environment
  • Understanding of best practices for creating a best in class user experience with user interface
  • design processes and methodology
  • Experience in the development of dynamic websites, intranets, web-based application from a
  • user experience perspective
  • General knowledge of industry specific software. Visio, Adobe Creative Suite, Axure, Omnigraffle
  • or similar prototyping tools
  • Outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Flexibility and adaptability; able to manage shifting priorities as projects evolve
  • Understanding of and passion for the digital space
  • Experience participating in agile development environment(s)

Skills:

  • Vision and understanding of user’s needs
  • Willingness to solicit multiple inputs, and ask tough questions
  • Ability to articulate, and define goals, problems clearly
  • Strong instinct for designing optimal process flows
  • Willingness to ask good questions for input, and defend design decisions
  • Attention to detail
  • Flexibility, agility in thought, design, collaboration
  • Hipness to emerging technologies
  • Passion for the cannabis movement & community

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About Weedmaps:

Formed in 2008, Weedmaps is the largest technology company focused on servicing the legalized marijuana industry in the United States and internationally by providing listing services for dispensaries, delivery services, doctors and brands. Weedmaps has the most comprehensive directory with over 4x the listings of any other service and gives visitors the ability to review and discuss these services while building a sense of community through forums and social networking. The marijuana industry is growing exponentially and the legal and technological challenges it faces are immense. We see this as the perfect opportunity to create unique and innovative solutions that can transform the industry. In addition to developing technology solutions, Weedmaps is also firmly committed to advising on and supporting the legalization of marijuana and the medicines derived from it in a responsible manner.

Our Awesome Benefits:

  • We set you up with kick ass work gear (choice of Mac or PC, 4K monitors, latest tech gear)
  • Enjoy the luxury of flex hours and ability to freely work from home
  • Fun office space with foosball and a play area (our people come first!)
  • Fridge is always stocked with energy drinks and other snacks
  • Lunch catered in everyday for employees
  • Health, Dental and Vision benefits
  • Great RRSP package with company matching contributions
  • Team is passionate and take pride in their work

Who Are We Looking For?

Weedmaps is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. We are looking for the smartest and most passionate people who want to join our team and develop the services, systems, and marketplaces that will serve the marijuana industry in the decades to come. So what are you waiting for? Join the Weedmaps family!