UX Designer at Kira Systems

Toronto, ON

Who We Are

Kira Systems is a fast-growing Toronto-based software company. Our mission is to empower enterprises through intuitive, easy-to-use software tools for uncovering relevant information in contracts. The Kira application is built upon our own proprietary, state-of-the-art machine learning technology. Our customers include some of the world’s best law firms, professional service firms, and corporations. They use Kira to quickly and accurately review and analyze contracts for due diligence, real estate and financial transactions, as well as contract management.

We make serious enterprise software, have fun doing it, and are always looking for talented people to join our team. We strive to constantly learn, question the crowd, push the boundaries of existing technology, and solve difficult problems.


Kira Systems is hiring a UX Designer to join the Design team to design and improve the user experience of our main web application.

The ultimate goal of the web app is to make its users’ job easier. The design team you will be part of is extremely focused on solving real life problems for real people. We believe that enterprise products can be easy to use, beautiful, delightful, and even magical. You will be responsible for everything that needs to be done in order to design the best experience for our users including user research, ideation, creating design assets, prototyping, and occasionally, coding your design.


  • Working with the rest of the design team to:

    • Design new features of the main web app

    • Realign or redesign some existing features where the UX can be improved

  • Work closely with the product and design team to collect user feedback as well as participate in user research

  • Work closely with developers to bring the features you design to life

  • If you’re interested in development, you will be working on making our SCSS more modular and DRY, or even working with some ClojureScript (Clojure that compiles to Javascript) to implement your design. And of course our more experienced developers will be more than happy to help you if you’re not an expert in either but want to learn.


  • You empathize with people. You always try to understand what people try to achieve, and you want to help them get there.

  • You’re evidence and data-driven. You don’t make design decisions because it’s trendy or popular on Dribbble. You make decisions because they’ve been shown to be effective and they cater to the people you’re designing for.

  • You understand the complexity of a digital product, particularly information-dense products. You understand a good design is not just what it looks like on the surface.

  • You understand what makes a good user experience in terms of information architecture, user flow, and micro-interactions.

  • You have proficient knowledge about the web. You know how to code interactive web pages (and have code samples to show it) and have the basic understanding of browser behaviour.

  • You are eager to learn and grow as a T-shaped person. You love wearing different hats and juggling different tasks. Things like user experience, web typography, living style guides, and/or CSS tricks excite you.

  • You collaborate well with different teams. You communicate and advocate your ideas, and you welcome critique and feedback.

  • You’re open to learning new skills and technologies, both design and development.

  • You are in the Toronto area.

  • Building flowcharts, mockups, and polished designs with Illustrator or Sketch (or other tools of your preference) is of second nature to you.

  • You have built interactive prototypes and tested them with real users, and understand the different levels of fidelities and when to best use them to get the feedback you want.


  • Kira Systems offers a competitive benefits package. Details vary by location but typically include health insurance, retirement plans, and more.

  • New Macbook Pro

  • Flexible working hours

  • Education expense allowance


Toronto, ON

Sound good?

We want to hear from you. Apply on this page or email kirasystems-krsy0133@applications.recruiterbox.com.

Make sure you include:

  • A resume or LinkedIn profile,

  • A cover note explaining why you would be a good addition to our team

  • Your design portfolio, or if available, your code samples (codepen or github)

  • Links to your blog or other creative forms where you express your ideas (optional)

Note: unfortunately your application will not be considered if you don’t include the above.

Why Join Kira Systems?

  • Team. Our team is filled with smart, curious, independent, self-motivated, and nice people. Together, we have a happy and fun team culture.

  • Personal Development. We work on challenging problems. It’s hard, in a good way.

  • Technology and Design. Machine learning is driving a new industrial revolution, and it’s terrific to work closely with this impactful technology. Moreover, we care about great design and a great customer experience.

Meet us and figure out whether Kira Systems is a great place for you too.

Kira Systems welcomes diverse candidates.  

Posted May 03, 2017