UX Visual Design Co-op

Ref#: 15998

Function: Engineering

Location: Canada, ON, Waterloo

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As the Information Company, our mission at OpenText is to create software solutions and deliver services that redefine the future of digital. Be part of a winning team that leads the way in Enterprise Information Management. 

The Opportunity:

Open Text is seeking a talented, personable student who can assist the User Experience Visual Design team by working with other designers and development teams on a variety of design projects. The OpenText User Experience Design group is a distributed multi-disciplinary team of professionals that are responsible for enhancing the UX of the company’s collective product suites worldwide. 

Activities include design of high fidelity UI mockups, iconography, detailed visual specifications and style guidelines for Web and Mobile applications, and other design/identity pieces, presentations, etc. This co-op position has a production design focus taking direction from the Visual Design Manager, and also from Senior Visual Designers on design work and template usage.

You should be able to work independently and productively with minimal supervision.  The ability to organize your time and see projects through to completion is extremely important.

If you are comfortable with today's high-tech software and can design and run both qualitative and quantities research studies, Open Text invites you to submit an application along with your most recent academic transcript and co-op work history.

Please include a cover letter with your application and be prepared to provide a writing sample if selected for an interview. Also provide a portfolio showing recent design work completed to date, relevant to the position (PDF, or Web URL). 

You are great at: 

Creates innovative visual design, layouts, iconography and interactive solutions to ensure that all projects are consistent with the corporate brand and identity.
Understand and design complex functional specifications
Responsible for production design and asset management for each project assigned
Work closely with software developers, interaction designers, usability specialists, and product managers
Deliver all design solutions on time, with a high focus on detail

Skills and Knowledge

Excellent written and oral communication skills
Demonstrates strong commitment to high quality personal work ethic, while adhering to department standards, 
Demonstrates strong interpersonal and organization skills, meeting all project deadlines 
Works well independently and efficiently in a fast-paced environment, adjusting priorities quickly in response to changing corporate/departmental goals.
Strong sense of branding, usability and is adaptable with visual design styles.

Work Environment

Waterloo, ON –based position
Business hours of 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST 
Business casual dress 

Educational Background

Post-secondary User Experience and/or Visual/Graphic Design-focused program
Minimum 2nd year student year
Design portfolio required (provide PDF or URL of sample design work)

OpenText is committed to employee equity.

At OpenText we understand and value diversity in our employees and are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We hire the best talent regardless of sex, national origin, disability or race. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process please email accommodationrequests@opentext.com.

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