UX/UI Designer

Vancouver, BC, Canada
28 days ago
Full time role


The built environment contributes roughly 40% of annual global emissions. Around the world, governments, utilities, capital providers, and portfolio managers ...

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Job Description

About OPEN

The built environment contributes roughly 40% of annual global emissions. Around the world, governments, utilities, capital providers, and portfolio managers are transforming the market forces that shape our cities. OPEN’s data and software tools help them to make pro-climate decisions with confidence, by providing actionable insights on the best pathways to achieve energy and carbon savings from buildings.

Our Products

OPEN’s most mature product—GRID—collects data that describes the physical properties of commercial buildings alongside their utility usage. We use this data to benchmark the energy and carbon intensity of buildings at the municipal and portfolio levels. GRID is currently deployed in 28 jurisdictions – including 23 of the 100 Canadian cities over 50,000 people—and is being actively used to inform policy and incentive programs designed to accelerate energy and carbon savings from buildings.

We use GRID’s data to train digital models that allow us to generate the most capital and energy efficient retrofit pathways for a given building. As this tech matures, we will be able to give portfolio-level guidance on which buildings should be retrofitted first for maximum impact. We are currently focusing this effort in the affordable housing sector, where capital efficiency means more homes for more people who need them.

Our Culture

OPEN is a dynamic technology company that's changing the game in climate action and environmental innovation. Our team is made up of dedicated individuals who are passionate about having a positive impact on the world. We are a small but ambitious group of people aligned around an outward facing mission and a commitment to building a culture of shared exploration, curiosity, and growth.

As a small team, we need folks who understand the urgent need for change, and bring that fire to work.

About You

Every OPEN team member has the same top line item on their role description: to be a part of making OPEN successful, its work impactful, and its work culture collegial, creative, and productive. 

As a UX/UI Designer you will continue our track record of deeply understanding user pain points to craft elegant solutions. Our users and customers are governments, financial institutions, and property owners, many of whom are exploring new types of solutions to new types of challenges. We offer them the opportunity to gain enhanced insights, analysis, and public engagement through digital solutions, often replacing more traditional, manual approaches. 

This position will report to the VP of Technology with a dotted line to the CEO, who is currently leading the product team.

You will help OPEN to flourish by: 

  • Mentoring team members to think like designers, work with product managers to create excellent user experiences, and collaborate to build our design system.
  • Collaborating with the product team in early-stage research, ideation, and problem-solving, to understand user pain points and develop solutions.
  • Designing and iterating on wireframes, coaching product managers to think through both the north star and the MVP.
  • Owning and leveling up our design system.
  • Staying on top of trends, accessibility standards, and research best practices to inform design direction.
  • Iterating on and improving processes between design, product, and development to improve effectiveness.
  • Cutting through the noise to maximize effort:value in daily work

You are:

  • A doer: highly effective at turning ideas into actions and actions into impact
  • A “learn it all”, not a “know it all”
  • A natural collaborator both internally and externally
  • A willing and practiced mentor

You have:

  • A deep understanding of software design patterns, and battle scars to prove it
  • Ability to think in systems and to make decisions iteratively
  • 5+ years of experience in UX and product design, including experience working with a complex product or problem space (B2B or enterprise software)
  • The ability to dig into the root of the problem and understand user needs and pain points
  • Strong UX skills including workflow mapping and wireframing, on top of existing designs and from the ground up
  • Proven track record of mentoring team members and implementing processes to meet a growing organization
  • A low-ego and collaborative approach


  • Experience with data visualization
  • Experience with graphic design

Location, Hours, and Salary

This is a hybrid role located in Vancouver BC. Folks come to the office 1-3 times a week. We are also very open to conversations about flexible work weeks (eg. 3 or 4 days per week), particularly for candidates who are parents and/or caregivers.

This role will be classified as a UX/UI Designer - Senior. The salary range for this full-time position is $95,000 to $120,000 CAD. Salary is determined within this range commensurate with competency. All OPEN employees are eligible to participate in OPEN’s benefits program after a three month probationary period.

OPEN strives to build a team that reflects the diversity of the communities we are a part of.  We encourage applicants from groups that are underrepresented in tech such as women, visible minorities, Indigenous persons, LGBTQ2 persons, and persons with disabilities.

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