User Experience / Design Specialist (UX)

The Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation (CSTMC) is currently seeking a dynamic individual to fill the position of User Experience / Design Specialist (UX)

Summary of Duties:

Reporting to the Manager, Digital Media and Technology, the User Experience Specialist is responsible for optimizing the user experience (UX) of public-facing digital initiatives based on best practices and current design trends. The specialist continually assesses user behavior, provides recommendations and designs new interfaces that will optimize user flow and experience. The Specialist will work closely with internal and external clients and developers throughout the implementation process.

The standard weekly hours are: SWW 37.50 Hrs (5 days consecutive Mon. – Fri.)

Education and Experience:

As an ideal candidate, you hold a university degree or college diploma in Human Computer Interaction, Computer Science, Multimedia, or relevant education in Information Technology. You also have experience in the following areas: – five (5) years relevant work experience in graphic design for the web, interactive kiosks, games or apps; – one (1) to three (3) years of experience in designing digital user experiences and interfaces; – solid experience in creating information architectures, wireframes, taxonomies, navigation systems, search systems, user stories, storyboards, user flows, process flows and site maps; – training or experience working with with HTML, CSS3 and JavaScript; – experience working with WordPress; – experience in designing wireframes for responsive layouts; – project management experience; – solid experience working with Google Analytics.



  • training and ability in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript;
  • strong understanding of online user psychology;
  • understanding of content management and metadata;
  • understanding of principles of evaluation, market research, web analytics;
  • proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator, Balsamiq or other visual design or wireframing tools;
  • up-to-date with the latest User Interface (UI) trends, techniques and technologies;
  • up-to-date with the latest accessibility standards governed by W3C;
  • strong understanding of today’s front-end technologies. Abilities:
  • to work effectively, both independently and collaboratively;
  • to communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
  • to work under pressure; – to solve problems creatively and effectively;
  • to present designs and sell solutions to various stakeholders;
  • to turn web statistic (data) into business intelligence; – strong organizational and project management skills;
  • strong typography, colour, iconography and layout skills;
  • excellent visual design skills with sensitivity to user system interaction.

Personal Suitability:

  • Reliability and attention to detail
  • Diplomacy, tact, and finesse
  • Client service mind set
  • Judgement and initiative
  • Flexibility Creativity and problem-solving

Other Details:

  • Posting Date: December 3, 2015
  • Closing Date: December 16, 2015
  • Reference Number: 2015/2016-CSTMC-078
  • Salary Range: $60,581.01 – $73,682.49
  • Level: 7(int)
  • Employment Status: Indeterminate / Full-time
  • Language Requirements: Bilingual (BBB/BBB)
  • Security Requirement: Enhanced reliability
  • Position Number: 9818 Branch: Public Affairs and Marketing
  • Who can apply? Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation employees and external candidates

** THE APPLICATION PROCESS HAS BEEN EXTENDED FOR AN ADDITIONAL 14 DAYS. Résumés already received for this competition will be considered in the screening process.

The CSTMC is committed to the principles of employment equity. Résumés received for this position will not be accepted after the indicated closing time (midnight) and date. Please note that only candidates who are selected for the next stage of this selection process will be contacted. As a result of this competition, we may establish an eligibility list that may serve to staff similar positions.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please forward your curriculum vitae indicating the reference number 2015/2016-CSTMC-078 in your email’s Subject line, no later than the closing date to:

Christine Laframboise
HR Manager, Staffing and Classification
Human Resources Branch
Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation
P.O. Box 9724, Station T
Ottawa, Ontario K1G 5A3
Telephone: 613-991-5130



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About cjaja

I am the Manager of Websites and Social Media for the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation. I lead the operation of all corporate websites and am currently directing the web re-development project for the Corporation’s three museums: Canada Aviation and Space Museum, Canada Science and Technology Museum, and the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum. Before joining the Museums, I was the founder of a privately led web solutions firm where I led the development of web projects for organizations, such as Qualcomm, the Braille Institute of America, and the University of California (Merced Library).