UX Designer - Contract (Remote)

DreamBox Learning - Remote - Full time

About the Role:

You will be focusing on our student product for both our math & literacy products. As a UX Designer at DreamBox Learning, you will work with a team of Artists, Curriculum Designers (teachers), Engineering, Product Management, and more to create engaging and interactive virtual tools that teach math and literacy to millions of students from kindergarten to 12th grade. This process involves working with the team to gain a deep understanding of the lesson objectives and turning complex math concepts into beautiful, easy-to-use, and intuitive experiences that work for all ages. This requires an understanding of how to create beautiful, interactions for a wide range of student ages--from kindergarten to middle-school and beyond--within the technical constraints of web-based software and touchscreen devices.

This role will report to our UX Design Manager in Bellevue, WA.

What You'll Be Doing:

  • Working on the information architecture, wireframes, interactive prototypes, and design of a virtual toolset
  • Supporting the asset creation of lesson assets with Art and Engineering
  • Constantly learning

This is a designer position, but with a particular skill set of usability, interactions, and flow.

In your first few weeks, you will:

  • Attend various scrum team stand-ups, grooming sessions, demos and sprint exits to get familiar with our product and development teams operate
  • Schedule 1:1s to introduce yourself and understand how design can partner with members across our Learning, Technology, Curriculum, Product and more!
  • Sit in on usability studies with Parents and Learning Guardians to understand how DreamBox can help support during distance learning
  • Go through our student experience to understand how DreamBox adapts to each student and walk through your findings with the design team

In your first 3 months, you will:

  • Apply our current style guide to create wireframes, clickable prototypes, and visuals mockups for projects like new reports for admins, updates to our parent dashboard, and demystifying our math curriculum
  • Partner with user research to collect quantitative and qualitative data to design a report showing how DreamBox aligns with my state standards
  • Attend stand-ups as the sole UX rep, actively participate in bug bashes, and identify bugs before they release to production

In your first 6 months, you will:

  • Join or champion one “hack-week” project from start to finish and present your final product to the whole company
  • Work with user research to identify themes and opportunities based our NPS and product feedback to inform our product roadmap
  • Reflect on mid-year performance with your manager and identify areas of growth to turn those into smart goals

About You:

  • 3+ years of professional experience designing complex, data-driven desktop and touch solutions with your respective design tools
  • Proficient in Figma and Creative Cloud applications (Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.)
  • Experience working in a product-focused role
  • Familiar with game-design principles, particularly with respect to user engagement
  • Proficient in early-process techniques such as sketching, wireframing and flowcharts
  • Proficient in creating highly interactive and engaging prototypes. This could be through coding (e.g. HTML/JS/CSS) or prototyping software such as Figma, Sketch, Invision, etc.
  • Strong ability to incorporate purposeful animations to support engagement and understanding of interactions
  • The ability to communicate cross-team the importance of user experience, interaction, visual and graphic design with rapid iterations of wireframes and clickable prototypes
  • Experience with Scrum and Agile methodologies
  • Strong skills in quickly mocking up ideas and clearly presenting complex information simply
  • Understanding of special considerations in designing for kids (button size, attention span, reading level, instructions, comprehension, etc.)
  • Bonus: Experience with Animate/Flash, HTML, CSS
  • Bonus: Preference given for candidates with experience creating online games and mobile interfaces and/or consumer or entertainment brand experience
  • Special requirements: Please include a link to your portfolio when applying.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States

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At DreamBox, we are hooked on celebrating diversity & providing an inclusive workplace and it shows throughout our product, brand, and teams. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Thanks for considering DreamBox Learning!

About Us: Right now, even though STEM skills are increasingly important, over 60% of students in Kindergarten through 8th grade are not proficient in math or literacy at their own grade-level. The pandemic has increased the opportunity gap for our most vulnerable students. As a society, we need to bring together our best, most creative minds to tackle this critical problem and ensure all kids are successful in math and school and have the tools they need to reach their potential. This includes developing the most innovative learning technology using advanced data science in a way that inspires students and empowers teachers. Come help us make a difference at DreamBox Learning.

We’re passionate about our mission to radically transform the way the world learns. Today, our Intelligent Adaptive Learning platform – with its rigorous curriculum and game-based environment – is helping 5 million kids and over 150,000 educators improve math achievement and build a love of math at the same time. In the wake of COVID-19, and the broad range of learning experiences: in-person, all virtual and hybrid models, we are uniquely positioned to bring our best-in-class adaptive learning platform to more students and provide Educators and Parents with insights into their student’s learning.

We offer a flexible, hybrid work solution once it is safe to go back into the office. We are all 100% remote at this time.

At DreamBox, we believe diversity is an essential strength. That’s why we’re committed to providing an inclusive culture, an equitable work environment, and creating the most effective educational products that celebrate the diversity in students, families, communities, and the world. We know that talent exists everywhere, but opportunity does not. Therefore, we are a proud equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, but we don’t make these commitments simply because they’re required by law. We hold ourselves to a higher standard and make these commitments so that everyone at DreamBox can bring their full selves to our important mission. Our identities matter, and in order to create a more just, equitable world, we know it begins with DreamBox being an inclusive workplace that serves as a model for that change.

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Ux / Graphic Design

Experience Level

Mid Level

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