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April 17, 2024

UI/UX Designer

Second Harvest

Second Harvest is Canada’s largest food rescue organization and is a global thought leader on perishable food redistribution. We work with thousands of food businesses from across the supply chain to redirect unsold surplus food to non-profit organizations that feed communities in every province and territory. Our mission is to keep food where it belongs: On plates and out of landfills.

Second Harvest is looking for an organized and collaborative team player to join our team as a UI/UX Designer. This position will support our Product team to enhance the user interface and user experience of the Second Harvest Food Rescue App. Our stack is primarily React on the frontend, .NET Core on the backend, with Microsoft Dynamics CRM and datastore in Microsoft Azure to tie it all together.

The Second Harvest Food Rescue App enables the exchange of food between donors and non-profit organizations who help feed people experiencing food scarcity. The objective is to rescue surplus food, reduce waste, and reduce hunger. This position will work in an existing app development lifecycle (including working with a Kanban system in Azure DevOps, a UI/UX designer, a QA, and other developers).

You Will

  • Adopt Google's Material Design version 3 as web components are released by Google.
  • Maintain our Material design system.
  • Design mocks in Figma for input and reviews; adjusting when needed.
  • Familiarize yourself with and adhere to Material specifications and guidelines where possible.
  • Update designs of existing components and design new components.
  • Assist in user experience interviews to gather research and input from people inside and outside of Second Harvest.
  • Familiarize yourself with AODA and general accessibility guidelines, creating AODA compliant outputs.
  • Contribute in stand-ups, sprint planning, retrospectives and other team activities.
  • Identify opportunities to optimize user experience including user journeys and flows.
  • Perform other related duties as required or assigned to support the overall goals of the organization.

You Are

  • Passionate: You are inspired by the work of Second Harvest and are enthusiastic about applying your development skills to support our vision of “No Waste. No Hunger.”
  • Organized: You have strong prioritization and organization skills.
  • Collaborative: You are able to work collaboratively with both internal and external development teams.
  • Previous experience working in Figma and material UI.
  • Demonstrated success working in a technical development lifecycle.
  • To be eligible, youth must:
    • Be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment.
    • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.
    • Be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations. International students are not eligible participants. Recent immigrants are eligible if they are Canadian citizens or permanent residents.

To Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume using the online portal here. Consideration of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Only electronic applications will be accepted.

We encourage applications from individuals who self-identify as belonging to equity-deserving groups such as (but not limited to): racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ2S+ persons.

Second Harvest is committed to an inclusive and accessible recruitment and selection process. Please let us know if you require any accommodations.