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Senior Product Designer (Contract – 12 months)

Who we are:
Geotab ® is a global leader in IoT and connected transportation and certified “Great Place to Work.” We are a company of diverse and talented individuals who work together to help businesses grow and succeed, and increase the safety and sustainability of our communities.
Geotab is advancing security, connecting commercial vehicles to the internet and providing web-based analytics to help customers better manage their fleets. Geotab’s open platform and Geotab Marketplace ®, offering hundreds of third-party solution options, allows both small and large businesses to automate operations by integrating vehicle data with their other data assets. Processing billions of data points a day, Geotab leverages data analytics and machine learning to improve productivity, optimize fleets through the reduction of fuel consumption, enhance driver safety and achieve strong compliance to regulatory changes. 
Our team is growing and we’re looking for people who follow their passion, think differently and want to make an impact.  Ours is a fast paced, ever changing environment. Geotabbers accept that challenge and are willing to take on new tasks and activities – ones that may not always be described in the initial job description. Join us for a fulfilling career with opportunities to innovate, great benefits, and our fun and inclusive work culture. Reach your full potential with Geotab. To see what it’s like to be a Geotabber, check out our blog and follow us @InsideGeotab on Instagram. Join our talent network to learn more about job opportunities and company news.
Who you are:
We are always looking for amazing talent who can contribute to our growth and deliver results! Geotab is seeking a Senior Product Designer who will contribute to the product vision, collaborate with the design team, and mentor junior designers. They will actively participate in product and design discussions with senior leadership and stakeholders, providing valuable recommendations and insights. If you love technology, and are keen to join an industry leader — we would love to hear from you!
What you’ll do:
As a Senior Product Designer your key area of responsibility will be responsible for driving design initiatives in cross-functional teams, promoting cross-functional collaboration and ensuring the seamless integration of design solutions throughout the product development lifecycle. You will also need to work independently with developers and product managers to ensure the successful implementation of design solutions, providing guidance and support throughout the development process. You will work closely with Geotab’s Product Management, Development and Data & Analytics teams. To be successful in this role you will be a team player with excellent verbal and written communication skills. You will be able to communicate complex ideas, goals, and problems in a way that is accessible even to those unfamiliar with the project. In addition, the successful candidate will be highly organized and able to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously.

How you’ll make an impact:

  • Responsible for driving design initiatives in cross-functional teams, promoting cross-functional collaboration and ensuring the seamless integration of design solutions throughout the product development lifecycle.
  • Take a proactive role in identifying opportunities to enhance design capabilities and effectiveness, initiating improvements in design methodologies, tools, and workflows to optimize efficiency and deliver exceptional user experiences.
  • Conduct research, user testing, and analysis to gain deep insights into user behaviors, preferences, and pain points, guiding the development of user-centered design solutions.
  • Take responsibility for knowledge sharing within the design team, mentoring and supporting junior designers to foster their professional growth and excellence.
  • Advise manager on user-centric design principles and best practices, ensuring that design solutions align with user needs and industry standards.
  • Gather requirements and align design efforts with business objectives, actively seeking opportunities to improve the overall product experience.
  • Stay up-to-date with industry trends, emerging technologies, and design best practices, continuously evolving design skills and knowledge.
  • Advise on design concepts and communicate ideas effectively to stakeholders, presenting design solutions and justifying design decisions based on user research and data.
  • Work independently with developers and product managers to ensure the successful implementation of design solutions, providing guidance and support throughout the development process.
  • Champion the adoption and evolution of a design system, collaborating with cross-functional teams to drive its implementation and maintenance by establishing and encouraging the adoption of design system guidelines  
  • Lead efforts within a cross-functional team to advocate and contribute to our design system, ensuring consistency and scalability across products and platforms.
  • Mentor earlier stage designers across the design team; leveling up the team, helping to improve best practices, processes and tooling.
  • Help build a high-functioning design team and culture; contributing to hiring processes, providing thoughtful feedback in design critiques, identifying internal and external opportunities to level up design at Geotab.

What you’ll bring to this role:

  • 5-8 years of relevant industry experience.
  • Deep knowledge of product design, including common interaction patterns used and associated trade-offs, and best practices for responsive web applications.
  • Experience collaborating closely with product management, engineering, and research.
  • Proficiency in UI design and using tools like Figma, Sketch, InVision, Principle, etc.
  • Ability to lead all aspects of the user-centered design process from conception to completion.
  • Ability to develop high-level design strategy and vision.
  • Communicate complex ideas, goals, and problems in a way that is accessible even to those unfamiliar with the project. 
  • Must have the flexibility to adapt to growing technology and market demands.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal relationship building skills.
  • Highly organized and able to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously.
  • Strong team-player with the ability to engage with all levels of the organization.
  • Technical competence using software programs, including but not limited to, Google Suite for business (Sheets, Docs, Slides).
  • Entrepreneurial mindset and comfortable in a flat organization.
  • Relevant  Degree/Diploma i.e. Specialization in Design, HCI, User Experience, Research Psychology, Systems Engineering, Computer Science, or a related field.
If you got this far, we hope you’re feeling excited about this role! Even if you don’t feel you meet every single requirement, we still encourage you to apply.
Please note: Geotab does not accept agency resumes and is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes. Please do not forward resumes to Geotab employees.
Why job seekers choose Geotab:
Flex working arrangements
Home office reimbursement program
Baby bonus & parental leave top up program
Online learning and networking opportunities
Electric vehicle purchase incentive program
Competitive medical and dental benefits
Retirement savings program
*The above are offered to full-time permanent employees only
How we work:
At Geotab, we have adopted a flexible first working model in that we have systems, functions, programs and policies in place to support both in-person and virtual work. However, you are welcomed and encouraged to come into our beautiful, safe, clean offices as often as you like. When working from home, you are required to have a reliable internet connection with at least 50mb DL/10mb UL. Virtual work is supported with cloud-based applications, collaboration tools and asynchronous working. The health and safety of employees are a top priority. We encourage work-life balance and keep the Geotab culture going strong with online social events, chat rooms and gatherings. Join us and help reshape the future of technology!
We believe that ensuring diversity is fundamental to our future growth and progress and is an integral part of our business. We believe that success happens where new ideas can flourish – in an environment that is rich in diversity and a place where people from various backgrounds can work together. Geotab encourages applications from all qualified individuals.  We are committed to accommodating people with disabilities during the recruitment and assessment processes and when people are hired. We will ensure the accessibility needs of employees with disabilities are taken into account as part of performance management, career development, training and redeployment processes. If you require accommodation at any stage of the application process or want more information about our diversity and inclusion as well as accommodation policies and practices, please contact us at [email protected]. Click here to learn more about what happens with your personal data.

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