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Specialist, Digital Media Design

Economical Insurance

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted January 29, 2021.

             Design Specialist, Sonnet  | 12-Month Contract

LOVE WHAT YOU DO

Work is a big part of our lives, so it makes sense to choose a company that offers truly rewarding work. At Economical Insurance®, your contributions, creativity, and energy won’t go to waste. Our passionate culture and pioneering mentality infuse everything we do, which is why our one-million-plus policyholders know we’ll protect their homes, businesses, farms, cars, and pets like they’re our own.

We’re not afraid to see how far we can push the envelope to make insurance better. Our family of companies includes Sonnet, the only Canadian home and auto insurer offering a fully online buying experience, and Petsecure, the first and largest insurer of its kind in the country. We’re also preparing to become a publicly traded company, a once-in-a-lifetime career opportunity for everyone who joins our team.

If you’re looking for a company that takes care of its people – and its customers – and has a track record of doing big things, get ready to love it here.

What can you expect in this role?

  • As a key part of Sonnet’s Digital Experience team you’ll be an active contributor in the creation of innovative, mobile-first designs for sonnet.ca and email marketing, collaborating with internal stakeholders to deliver on business objectives
  • You’ll identify design solutions and opportunities for enhancements and A/B testing, bringing them to your agile team and Product Owner
  • You’ll write development stories in Jira, articulating design and accessibility requirements, and will work closely with developers as your enhancements are being developed, understanding technical requirements and limitations 
  • You’ll work in Sonnet’s CMS, building landing pages in partnership with your content counterparts
  • You’ll also support our Senior Design Specialist on both sonnet.ca design requests, and internal requests, as required

What do you bring to the role?

  • A minimum of 2 years of relevant working experience in UX/UI Design 
  • Proficiency in a Mac environment with in-depth knowledge of web-design and prototyping software applications, including Adobe Creative Cloud, Sketch and Invision/Design System Manager
  • Exceptional ability to communicate design decisions to internal stakeholders and executives
  • Experience working in a CMS to build pages
  • You’re flexible and thrive in an agile, start-up, team environment
  • Proficient in identifying and applying web-based trends and technologies
  • You’re exceptionally organized (Asana experience is an asset), resourceful, fast, and have impeccable attention to detail
  • You’re effective and calm when working under pressure
  • You’re always open to learning and expanding

We also take potential into consideration. If you don’t have this exact experience, but you know you have what it takes, be sure to give us more insight through your application and cover letter.
 
Go ahead and expect a lot – you deserve it.
 
We offer: 

  • Competitive salaries, with potential for an annual raise and bonus
  • Pension and savings programs, with company-matched RRSP contributions
  • Generous time away, including vacation and personal needs days
  • Paid volunteer days and company matching on charitable donations
  • Educational resources, tuition assistance, and paid time off to study for exams
  • Two annual wellness campaigns – participants earn up to $300 each year to spend on almost anything supporting health and work-life balance (think things like spa days, daycare, pet grooming)
  • An unlimited employee referral bonus program
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Discounts on products and services

HOW TO APPLY

To complete the online application process, you’ll need to upload your resume and cover letter in one document. The posting will close at midnight on the deadline date; in order to successfully apply, please ensure your application is submitted by 11:59 p.m. the day before the deadline.

Our inclusive work environment welcomes diversity and supports accessibility. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please let us know by contacting: hrsharedservices@economical.com.

Visit sonnet.ca to learn more about us and what we’re up to.