Design Lead
Janalta Interactive
Edmonton, AB
At Janalta Interactive, we are dedicated to building impactful digital properties and products in the media and machine learning spaces through our Janalta Digital and AltaML divisions. We are passionate about the internet and software and how they have had a transformative impact on every aspect of our society.

Our core values speak volumes about who we are and how we work

Humble – Listen to the data

Happy – Tap-dance to work

Gritty – Be persistent, not complacent

Agile – Make small bets, then iterate

Job Title: Design Lead

Position Type: Full-time

Application Deadline: Until Position is Filled, Send application to chad@janalta.com

Start Date: TBD

Location: 12th Floor, 10130 - 103 Street, Edmonton

Reports to: VP, Product

Role

The Product Team is looking for a highly-motivated Design Lead to help the organization in designing and building transformative products in the digital media and software spaces. As a Design Lead, you bring design thinking to the team to ensure that we are building products and solutions that solve problems, drive business goals, and make a meaningful impact and ensure that we a designing thoughtfully.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

Work with the product team to iteratively ideate, prototype, and build product designs

Participate across all aspects of the design process (research, ideation, design, and testing) for our products

Set design patterns and guidelines for various properties and brands

Define and operate an effective design process

Oversee and be responsible for the final output of the design component of a product

Translate user feedback into improvements, features, and products

Research existing products to deeply understand the state of the art

Explore workflows and interactions through prototypes

Find opportunities to simplify and ways to infuse our product philosophy

Iterate quickly with feedback from the team and our users

Work closely with development team to ship very high quality products

Conduct design reviews

Collaborate with sales team to help craft marketing materials

Education and Training

3-5 years experience as a designer as part of a team, preferably in a digital business

Requirements

Portfolio to showcase design experience, preferably with use cases

Proficiency with HTML, CSS, Javascript, and other web design frameworks.

Proficiency with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and other relevant graphic design programs.

Make design recommendations and defend those decisions.

Effective listener that can quickly get to the root problems/opportunities

Ability to balance requests and a backlog of tasks with available capacity.

Passion for building transformative products that solve real-problems.

Excels in fast paced environment with the ability to manage multiple high priority projects at once.

Ability to lead a team and delegate on a short and long-term basis.

Benefits

The chance to get in on the ground floor of a rapidly growing, product-focused organization with an entrepreneurial mindset.

Fast-paced environment with meaningful career paths.

Competitive compensation.

Flexible work hours, we don’t watch the clock.

No set vacation, take the time you need.

Transportation benefits.

Health benefits plan.

Downtown office located in the heart of the innovation district.

Core Competencies

At Janalta Interactive, we provide significant flexibility to our staff with work hours and vacations. A high level of mutual respect must be formed early on to ensure this situation is successful. We are looking for an individual who shows solid initiative and desire to learn and who hits the ground running as soon as they hit their desk in the morning.