Science Curriculum Designer

IXL Learning - San Mateo, CA - Full time

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Are you ready to shape the future of educational technology? IXL Learning, a leading edtech company with products used by 6 million students worldwide, is seeking talented scientists and educators to join our team. As a science curriculum designer at IXL, you will design engaging and interactive science questions and be involved in all aspects of the development cycle, including conceptualization, design, testing, and support. Your educational insight, creative solutions, strong writing skills, and perfectionist mindset will drive the success of our science product. Come join our mission to create the best educational technology possible!

This is a full-time position in our San Mateo office.

What You'll Be Doing

  • Use your highly trained brain to be a subject-matter expert for our science curriculum
  • Design fun, engaging, and interactive science problems
  • Write and edit user-facing content and explanations
  • Develop and manage project plans to create and deliver high quality science content
  • Review materials and product prototypes and make design recommendations
  • Articulate learning objectives, design curricular questions to meet objectives, and create a fun learning experience for IXL users
  • Advise software engineers, visual designers, and company leaders on appropriate content and assessment strategies
  • Work with the engineering team to determine how to algorithmically generate science questions
  • Research and analyze content requirements, including domestic and international standards
  • Stay current on related scholarly and business trends

What We're Looking For

  • Must meet one of the following qualifications:
    • Bachelor's, Master's, or PhD in Earth Science, Environmental Science, Physics, Astronomy, or Engineering
    • Master's or PhD in Paleontology
    • Degree in Life Science with K-12 classroom teaching experience
  • Outstanding communication skills; must be articulate with a strong writing ability
  • Strong analytical-reasoning and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to think strategically and creatively solve problems
  • Highly self-motivated with a strong attention to detail
  • Passion for improving education through technology
  • Broad range of personal and professional interests
  • Teaching, tutoring, or mentoring experience is a plus
  • Demonstrated technical abilities - Knowledge of computer programming and Web technologies is a plus
  • What to Include in Your Application
    • Your resume
    • A cover letter under 600 words that addresses the following question: How might your background and skill set help you address some of the challenges in developing online science content for K-12 students?

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Role

Product Management

Experience Level

Mid Level

IXL Learning

About IXL

IXL Learning is a leading educational technology company on a big mission: delivering an immersive learning experience to all students, in all grades and subjects, in schools and homes worldwide. With 1 in 8 U.S. students already learning on IXL (answering over 50 million questions every day!), IXL inspires educators and learners around the world and is changing how students feel about learning and about themselves.

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