Pleasant Solutions

Pleasant Solutions Careers

UI/UX Designer

Not your everyday designer position. Challenging and fast moving, yet friendly and supportive: a career you will look forward to every day. Work with intelligent people in an exciting environment where every month is different.

Positions Available:

  • UI/UX Designer
  • Other Positions: We are also hiring for other positions (front-end developer, digital advertising specialist, media and marketing communications, marketing project manager, business analyst, account manager, infrastructure analyst, software developer, and more). You may apply for multiple positions separately. If you know someone in any of these areas, please do them a quick and friendly favour by letting them know about this posting.

Position Overview:

  • Full time and permanent
  • Fast moving in terms of variety of work and expectations.
  • Flexible hours (for example: choose to start your day between 6am and 10am, work late some days and shorter on others).
  • 80% internal projects (for multiple product lines), 20% client projects
  • Gain valuable career experience with campaigns from mature departments to early stage start-up departments, and from patented disruptive products to more routine competitive sectors.
  • Gain valuable career experience in a variety of platforms (for example: web, responsive web, native mobile phone, tablet, and maybe even kiosk).
  • Gain experience with both simple and highly complex projects.
  • Responsible for ensuring a world-class user experience in terms of clarity of meaning, discovery of features, and speed of use.
  • Will get to know our brand over the long-term to produce deep insight "wow" results that continue our brand's fast growth.
  • Interviewing stakeholders to determine the purpose and goals of new software, or starting from business requirement documents.
  • Informal usability studies: Watching in-person or video usage of software to discover areas needing improvement.
  • Formal usability studies (fairly rare).
  • Creating wireframes, interactive mockups, and innovative concept proposals.
  • Collaborating with the marketing team and front-end developers.
  • Engage in constructive debate to challenge designs; standing up for your choices, while being willing to use respectful criticism, with or without the sugar coating, to iterate into even better designs.
  • Does not require technical front-end development, although positions are possible for those that prefer doing both sides but still excel at UX Design.
  • Does not involve a focus on consistency or lengthy design standard documents: we want to push new boundries, not be repeatedly tied to previous design decisions.
  • This is not a role created due to UX hype and with no understanding of its function or value: this role will be an integral part of many projects.

Requirements:

  • Highly intelligent
  • Superb spatial reasoning
  • Appreciation for how different platforms involve different usage patterns.
  • Gets deeply involved with challenges and will persevere at length to achieve victory.
  • Passionate about user experiences.
  • Takes pride in work.
  • No specific requirements for formal education or industry experience. We evaluate each applicant based on merit and potential rather than formalities.

Nice To Have:

  • Experience with both web and mobile UX design.
  • Ability to see opportunities for improvement everywhere.
  • Pragmatic approach to balancing perfectionism with getting the job done.

About The Work Environment:

  • Friendly, non-threatening, and non-political environment.
  • Mid-sized company but retaining the speed and flexibility of a smaller company.
  • We are a great environment for both outgoing people and those who are very shy and introverted (applicable to non-client facing positions).
  • We strive to have every employee sitting near a window for natural light and to have plenty of plants throughout the office; we care about employee health.
  • Free onsite massage therapy.
  • Private nap rooms for isolated thinking time or for taking a nap if you didn’t sleep well last night.
  • Atrium to enjoy the sun during lunch.
  • Social events worth remembering (fencing competitions, curling, video game or board game parties, coding competitions, commando combat training, robotics club coming soon, etc).
  • An example of our culture: Lunch together is in a very comfy sofa room, and even the quiet types are comfortable there.
  • Unlimited access to pillage our kitchens for caffeine, sugar, healthy snacks, soups, and more :)
  • Additional perks that are cost-shared like motorized sit-stand desks.
  • Task focused: everyone in the company heavily uses centralized to-do lists to stay organized, prioritize, and coordinate.
  • Fast paced
  • Consistent work/life balance: mandatory overtime is very rare.

About The Company:

  • Pleasant Solutions is a dynamic company headquartered in Edmonton, a large satellite office in Toronto/Vancouver, and small satellite offices across Canada and the USA (including in Calgary, Ottawa, Saskatoon, New York, Denver, Boston, etc)
  • Silicon Valley kind of excitement and growth potential.
  • Fast growth: One of the 200 fastest growing technology companies in North America with 955% growth over 5 years (based on growth rates in published rankings of the 2014 Profit 500 and 2013 Deloitte Technology Fast 500). Canadian Profit Guide ranked us #88 out of 500 for fast growth in Canada, announced in Sept 2015.
  • Stable and well diversified.
  • Full of smart and passionate people whom you can learn from.
  • Very low employee turn-over rate, attesting to the value of working here.
  • We do a mix of in-house product development, software development services, and IT services. For consulting, we build both large and small custom software for clients who need an internal system or are commercializing an idea. Our in-house products include the high-security Pleasant Password Server, an innovative tool that lets non-technical people build their own web applications using spreadsheets, an event ticketing system, and other business software.
  • An innovative software producer with an aim of achieving results in creative ways.
  • We develop high quality software you will take pride in. Our company name says it all.
  • Socially conscious (for example, we pay for employees to sponsor hundreds of WorldVision children).

Applying:

  • What do you have to lose by exploring the possibility? Applying does not take long and we keep your application confidential (never disclosed to existing employer).
  • Apply online today at https://careers.pleasantsolutions.com
  • Even if you don't have your resume updated or ready to go, apply anyways, we want to hear from you!
  • Please do not apply via email, use only the https://careers.pleasantsolutions.com link to apply.

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