Product Designer

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Product Designer

Helcim is searching for an experienced product designer to join our design team. The successful candidate will be responsible for designing functional, easy to use software for our merchants.

The product designer will work within the design team while collaborating with cross-functional business groups including product managers, UX engineers and developers. The ideal candidate is passionate about design and technology, has an extensive knowledge of user experience methodologies and is able to execute on research findings, by creating modern and polished visual experiences.

What you will do:

  • Design with purpose utilizing both data and research.
  • Contribute to the training of junior designers… this is essential for us to scale.
  • Conduct Design Studio sessions in a collaborative and thought-provoking environment… where great ideas are born.
  • Execute high quality visual design.
  • Keep stakeholders informed on project progress.
  • Continually brainstorm with UX engineers to always improve the quality of the user experience being built.
  • Helping maintain and improve the Helcim design system—Blizzard… cool name eh!

Who you are:

  • Obsession for simplifying complex user experience flows… simplicity is extremely difficult.
  • Great sensibility for design & aesthetics… we mean it!
  • Have a research mindset that aims to investigate the problem, leverage UX methods to uncover findings and elaborate on solutions accordingly.
  • Understanding of lean/agile approaches when researching or implementing solutions.
  • Firm grasp of how to develop and work within design systems and patterns.
  • Ability to manage time effectively without compromising product quality.
  • Always willing to take constructive criticism… we are nice but candid.
  • Collaborative attitude that prioritizes teamwork over individual work.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, combined with strong interpersonal skills… don’t worry, you don’t need to be Shakespeare.

Must provide a design portfolio showcasing UX design projects with beautiful hi-fi design mockups… this is the most important component of the application.

Bonus Qualification:

  • Understanding of CSS/HTML.
  • Experience designing complex or enterprise-level software.

Why Helcim?

Our mission is to be the world’s most loved payments company. Everyday we’re inspired to give small businesses every possible edge to thrive and enrich the souls of our communities. That’s why thousands of merchants across Canada and the US choose to partner with Helcim. We’re one of Calgary’s fastest growing fintechs—ranking on the Globe and Mail’s 2019 list of Canada’s Top Growing Companies, and Deloitte’s 2020 Technology Fast 500.

Culture is hugely important to us—we’re friendly and collaborative, working together to achieve big goals. We focus on hiring determined and passionate individuals, surrounding you with other amazing people, and strive for everyone to help create an environment where you can thrive and make an impact.

We invite you to explore our culture book, visit

At Helcim we build teams of engaged, caring and intelligent people. In return we provide an environment where you’ll be excited to come to work each day and tackle challenges with your colleagues. As part of our team you’ll receive amazing benefits including a competitive salary, paid health benefits, stock options and generous vacation time. You’ll also enjoy company provided snacks and team lunches to keep yourself fuelled and the opportunity to recharge and connect with your team members at company social events.

We invest a lot of time and energy imagining and creating a company and culture that encourages discussion, the trade of ideas, and the execution of amazing products and services. We’re friendly and collaborative, working together to achieve big goals. If you want to join our team and feel you can contribute to the growth and success of our company – we want to hear from you!

Join Our Team

If you would like to be considered for this position, please submit your resume, portfolio, and cover letter through the Apply for this Job button on our website.

Please address your cover letter to Helcim Human Resources.

Candidates must be eligible to work in Canada. Helcim uses a hybrid work structure where team members can work three days in the Calgary office and two days at home. Staff are required to be fully vaccinated to work in our office and participate in company events.

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