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User Experience Designer

About the Role

Maluuba is building an Artificial Intelligence platform that will allow third-party developers to build applications using state of the art deep learning algorithms, tools, and services. We are looking for a talented and motivated User Experience Designer to become a key member of our growing product team and to help build the next generation of technology from the ground up.

Maluuba has developed pioneering deep learning technology that allows machines read and comprehend written material and converse with humans in a natural way. If you join our team, you will be working closely with our product and development teams to revolutionize customer experiences. The successful candidate will thrive in a fast paced environment, evolving the role as the business grows.


About Maluuba

Maluuba's vision is to make machines literate by teaching them to think, reason and communicate with human‐like intelligence. In the long term, the team envisions a world where intelligent machines work hand‐in‐hand with humans to advance the collective intelligence of the human species.

Founded in 2011, the company has received over $9M in funding to develop the world's most advanced deep learning based language understanding platform in order to train machines to model decision‐making capabilities of the human brain. Maluuba's machine literacy platform, utilizing breakthrough deep learning techniques in Question Answering and Conversational User Interfaces, is set to disrupt several billion dollar industries including Enterprise, Customer Service, E‐Commerce and many more.

The Canadian AI company, employing more than 30 research scientists and engineers, is strategically located at the epicentre of deep learning research activity with deep ties to researchers at the University of Toronto and University of Montreal. Maluuba is closely advised by the founding fathers of Deep Learning ‐ Dr. Yoshua Bengio (University of Montreal) and Reinforcement Learning ‐ Dr. Richard Sutton (University of Alberta). Maluuba's deep learning lab in Montreal is one of the largest in the world for natural language processing.


Key Accountabilities

In this role you will:

  • Design a suite of applications and tools that will enable Maluuba engineers and third-party developers to build complex deep-learning applications.
  • Work cross-­functionally with PMs, designers, engineers, and researchers to design the best product experience from idea to launch.
  • Create clear design specifications of product features for developers.
  • Run user tests and analyze results to identify bottlenecks and inform design.
  • Quickly yet thoroughly create process flows, and wireframes as needed to effectively conceptualize and communicate detailed interaction behaviors.
  • Present design work to the user experience design team, product team, and project stakeholders for review and feedback.

 

Requirements

To be successful in this role, you should have:

  • Working knowledge of Artificial Intelligence and machine learning
  • An undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Design or related technical field
  • Experience designing, prototyping and advocating attractive user experiences
  • Experience working with and building developer platforms, or enterprise tools and applications
  • Experience producing mock-ups, wireframes, rapid prototypes and other UX design artifacts that translate business and user needs into a compelling user experience
  • An impressive online portfolio showcasing your design projects that have shipped to actual users
  • A proven track record of shipping successful products and features.
  • Ability to articulate and communicate your understanding of colour, layout, typography and visual hierarchy
  • Experience using Sketch or Adobe Creative Suite for UX design work, Principle and Invision for prototyping and Zeplin for handoff to development, as well as an ability to quickly learn other design tools
  • Experience with user testing and using this data to inform your designs
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment directly with developers for implementation of designs
  • Ability to communicate with product and engineering teams, designing with consideration for their cares and concerns, fostering a highly-collaborative design process


Why Maluuba?

Please check out our company page for a deeper look, but the gist is that our atmosphere is friendly, energetic and light hearted while remaining highly productive. We work with the brightest minds in our industry.

We offer a competitive compensation package, a comprehensive company-paid benefit plan, a generous vacation policy and various opportunities to share in our success.

Perks? Our kitchen is fully supplied with lots of food and drinks; we provide daily meals and snacks for all employees. We hold weekly Maluuba soccer games and bi-weekly movie nights.

Join us and help invent the future!

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