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Design Lead

Libraries are some of North America's architectural marvels-gorgeous, carefully thought-through spaces for learning. It's time the online spaces for libraries lived up to their physical counterparts, and that's where you come in.

As Design Lead at BiblioCommons, you will foster a design-focused culture while working cross-functionally with our product and engineering leadership on vision and strategy. Libraries are unique, and our software needs to be accessible to a wide range of users including folks who are differently-abled, have low literacy, or are less technically adept.

How you'll make an impact:

  • Lead a small team of designers through collaboration and feedback
  • Partner cross-functionally with product managers, designers and engineers to make designs a reality through agile iterations
  • Ship beautifully designed products that solve complex user needs
  • Advocate for design thinking across the company
  • Lead by example as a strong individual contributor

What you bring:

  • 7+ years of working experience as a UX designer, and a strong portfolio to match
  • Proven track record of design leadership, preferably within a software company, with experience mentoring employees at different skill levels
  • A pragmatic design approach and the ability to empathize with our diverse user base
  • In depth knowledge of fundamental design principles
  • Strong sense for visual design and crafting elegant solutions to complex workflows

About BiblioCommons

BiblioCommons is a growing Toronto-based software company that builds SaaS solutions for public libraries. Located in the heart of the fashion district at Spadina and Adelaide, we have a team of 70+ people that are passionate about making public libraries accessible, delightful and engaging.

A lot of companies tout 'social impact', but at BiblioCommons we serve over 8 million diverse users each month by partnering with close to 200 public libraries in Canada, the US, New Zealand and Australia. Libraries are more than just book stacks-they are public spaces that foster learning, connection and community and BiblioCommons is bringing that community online with clever software that powers the world-s largest libraries.

BiblioCommons is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodations are available upon request to support your participation during all stages of the recruitment process.

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