UX Designer

  • Shopify
  • Québec City, QC, Canada
  • Mar 13, 2018
Full time Information Technology Telecommunications

Job Description

Posting date: Feb. 27, 2018

Position: UX Designer - (NOC 2174)

One (1) position available

Terms of employment: Permanent/Full-time position

Company operating name: Shopify Inc.


Business address: 150 Elgin, 8th floor, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1L4

Work location: 500 rue de la Gauchetière, Suite 300, Montreal, Quebec H2Z 0B3

Salary offered: Range from: $75,000 to $90,000 (according to experience)

Wage : Range from $36.05 - $43.26 per hour

Schedule: 40 hours per week

About Shopify

Making commerce better for everyone has been Shopify's focus since our founders started a snowboard business online. Realizing that selling online was complex and very technical, they set out to simplify the experience. Since then, Shopify has been improving the way that people start, run, and grow businesses. The work you do will impact more than 500,000 entrepreneurs all over the world, their community of customers, and many 3rd party partners.

The UX Research/Design team guides and informs the company towards designing and building better products and experiences for people using a variety of research methods. You will conduct contextual research, frame problems, synthesize insights, evaluate concepts or prototypes, and design and develop new products for launches and releases.

Description of main duties:

As part of the UX Research/Design team, you will work with developers and designers to support the UX experience for Shopify's merchants' online stores by:

Writing code to make Shopify's merchants' websites more effective and user friendly, particularly at the checkout process ensuring the users proceed with final purchase;

Developing, writing and modifying code to make the checkout process of the websites more user friendly making for a great user experience;

Ability to design and develop solutions to merchants' online E-commerce problems; solving technical problems;

Work with software such Axure, Sketch, UxPin, Gliffy, Invision, Flinto, Morae, Camtasia, Uxeria, Optimal Workshop and web, mobile, VR (Virtual Reality) and chatbots to achieve envisioned results;

Assist in the collection and documentation of user requirements and implement solutions that will target the merchants' needs thus achieving user volume growth on their websites;

Build digital applications relevant to helping merchants grow their businesses with better point of sale web tools in conformity with Shopify's business goals and services;

Coordinate and work with other developers and colleagues;

Establish questions and means of eliciting critical information from users of Shopify technologies to adopt successful solutions; and

Design and develop digital media to improve online buyers' checkout experience.

Skills requirements:

2-5 years of relevant experience in developing and coding digital media

Research experience in a product development or service design context or evaluating interactive media software products

Hands-on experience scoping and prioritizing research questions, research planning, data gathering, analysis, summarizing, and sharing findings and applying these findings in the design, testing and development of products to improve UX

Experience applying a range of research methods with creativity, scrappiness, and critical thinking

A desire to continually experiment with and develop new methods

Experience with projects where their research insights led to better informed design decisions (eg to guide product roadmaps, strategy decisions)

Experience influencing teams or companies to become more people-centred

Experience in visual design, web design, or prototyping.

Languages required: French or English


  • Extended Health Care Benefits
  • Dental Benefits
  • Life Insurance
  • Spousal and Child Life Insurance
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
  • Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Health Care Spending Account
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program
  • Stock Options
  • Flexible Vacation (generally 3 weeks)
  • Relocation Budget
  • Maternity Leave top up to 85% for 17 weeks
  • Parental Leave top up to 100% for 3 weeks or up to 85% for 17 weeks
  • Flexible Work Hours
  • Mileage Paid
  • Professional Development Budget
  • Healthy Living Budget and Discounted Gym Membership
  • Childcare Allowance and Family Support Bonus
  • House Cleaning
  • Catered Lunches and Snacks
  • Employee Discount on our service
  • Paid time off for incidental illness, jury duty, bereavement
  • Discretionary Bonuses


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