Product Designer


“Design thinking is nothing without design doing.” – Suzanne Pellican

Are you a design doer who’s also a design thinker? Then we’re looking for you!

We are a nascent product design team in a successful and growing startup. How nascent is our design team? We’re less than 3 months old – which means you’ll have an immediate impact.

We’re not looking for unicorns. We don't want you to code – unless that’s how you communicate naturally. We don't want you to spread yourself thin across too many areas of specialization. We are looking for engaged user experience professionals looking to design compelling experiences.

If this resonates with you, we want to talk to you. If this sounds too good to be true, it isn’t – the catch is that we expect you to have your best day at work ever – every day.

What We’re Looking For…

We apologize if the following words sound familiar, they’re Pete’s 3 Ps for hiring engaged user experience professionals:

  • Passion – We want to see your passion for users, design and working collaboratively with an agile and cross-functional team.

  • Portfolio – You don’t need to have launched products that have changed the world. But, you will need to show us your designs and have a conversation about the business and user problems you were solving for.

  • Perspective – We want to hear what you have to say. We are looking for designers who have, and can form, opinions about their work. You’ll need to be able to talk about your ideas, concepts, research findings, and designs in front of others – including senior leadership.

As a Product Designer, You’ll…

  • Report to and work closely with the VP of UX

  • Have a human-centred design mindset and are looking to grow as a designer through user and customer feedback

  • Always be focusing on the details, sketching concepts, tweaking user flows, or polishing the designs

  • Work closely with Product Managers to turn insights and concepts into practical user experiences

  • Work closely with the product development team throughout the production process

  • Work with the design team to help grow the product design practice and the Encircle design system

To Be An Effective Team Member, You’ll Have...

  • 2+ years experience as a Product Designer, preferably with enterprise UX

  • Experience creating wireframes, prototypes, and high fidelity designs

  • An understanding of product development lifecycle for iOS, Android, and web apps

  • Experience in user testing, user interviews, and feedback sessions

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills

Ready to Apply?

  • Resume & Cover Letter: Submit your resume and cover letter describing your unique fit for this role. If this feels old school, as a UX designer you should feel free to rethink the hiring team’s experience. Your goal for this challenge should be to unlock an interview.

  • Portfolio: Include a portfolio of design work that showcases your UX and design skill sets (website(s), pdf, Keynote/Powerpoint/Slideshare, etc.)

  • Professional Online Presence: Include links to your online design persona (Medium, Instagram, Twitter, Behance/Dribbble, etc.)


We’re Encircle, Nice to Meet You!

We’re leading the $2 trillion property and casualty insurance industry out of the dark ages of pen and paper processes with solutions our customers actually love. Our easy-to-use software platform enables thousands of restoration contractors and insurance professionals around the world to process claims faster. We’re located in the heart of downtown Kitchener and our 40+ person startup has huge goals as we scale!


Our Perks, Benefits & Smiles

We offer free snacks and drinks, catered lunches, competitive pay, health benefits, and one of the friendliest work environments around.


You Will Hear Back From Us.

We place a high importance on candidate experience. We’ll contact every single candidate that reaches out.

Need an Accommodation?

Encircle is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to complete the application and/or interview process should notify the talent team during the recruiting process.