Looking for an opportunity to join a fast growing technology company with significant autonomy over your work?
Hi, we are UVX—a Vancouver company recognized as a Canadian health-tech startup to watch in 2021. At UVX, we are on a mission to improve hygiene in healthcare facilities. We are developing a smart ceiling-mounted device that provides cleaning intelligence using sensors and sanitizes air and surfaces using Far-UVC, a form of ultraviolet light that is safe for humans but deadly for pathogens.
Hygiene maintenance has been a challenge in healthcare facilities pre-pandemic and will remain a challenge post-pandemic too. Pre-pandemic, 1.7M Americans were infected with Healthcare Acquired Infections every year, resulting in about 100,000 deaths and costing American hospitals more than $30B annually. So far, the approach to infectious diseases has been mostly reactive. We develop a drug, a drug resistant pathogen emerges, we develop a new drug, and the cycle continues. This reactive approach is insufficient. To improve global healthcare, in combination with reactive measures, we also need proactive and active measures.
With Far-UVC’s proven safety for humans, UVX’s proprietary technology can sanitize air and surfaces in occupied spaces, solving for the much needed proactive and active pieces of the puzzle.
We are currently looking for a UI/UX designer to become a core member of our agile team. This internship is funded by the Government of Canada and work terms are under the Digital Skills for Youth (DS4Y) Program. DS4Y, an initiative from Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED), provides an opportunity for youth to gain valuable training and work experience needed for today’s digital economy.
Our proprietary technology is software-enabled-hardware. The end user will be able to configure the device and obtain valuable data and insights using a software interface. This software interface will be a web application.
As UI/UX designer, you will work closely with the engineering team to lead the UI and UX design of the software interface. You will also have the unique opportunity to work with hardware industrial designers to ensure seamless integration of the software interface with the hardware interface. As someone who is keen to learn and develop skills in the field, you will work in a fluid and fast-paced environment where creative problem solving is encouraged and expected.
As a small team, all ideas are entertained, no matter how trivial or far-fetched. You will be creating direct impact by seeing your work and ideas uninterruptedly implemented into the final product and used by many end-users.
More specifically, you will be expected to:
UVX is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. We are committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at UVX are based on our business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to age, race, colour, religion or belief, family or parental status, sex, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We do not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.
If you’re interested, so are we! We look forward to hearing from you.