Manager, UX Design

IXL Learning - San Mateo, CA - Full time

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IXL Learning, a leading edtech company with products used by 6 million students worldwide, is seeking a UX Manager to provide the leadership necessary to guide our rapidly-growing content design team. This role will focus on managing the product managers and UX designers who design the way students interact with questions on IXL. This team is at the center of the interactive development process and collaborates with Curriculum Designers, User Interface Designers, Software Engineers, and QA Analysts.

What You'll Be Doing

  • Lead and develop a talented team who will take on the challenge of designing the best interactive questions for our users
  • Provide guidance and mentorship to the product managers and UX designers on your team to ensure a high level of work satisfaction and progress towards individual career goals
  • Ensure your team produces innovative, simple, and stunning designs for new interactive question types
  • Collaborate with the engineering team to help determine the best implementation methods
  • Ensure that current team and company initiatives, mission, goals, and values are clear to each team member
  • Work cross-functionally with project managers, curriculum designers, UI designers, illustrators, and QA to meet project milestones

What We're Looking For

  • BA/BS degree in computer science, engineering, human-computer interaction, or a related field
  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience, ideally involving web-based software or educational software
  • Experience managing a team of at least 5 individual contributors
  • Experience in UX design and front-end web development
  • Demonstrated interest in teaching and learning
  • An ability to put yourself in the mind of various types of students and understand what will bring them delight vs. what won't appeal to them
  • A creative mind with an eye for beautiful UI design
  • Strong project management and organizational skills, including the ability to lead multiple complex projects simultaneously
  • Experience in mobile design is preferred

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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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