UX Designer - Interactive Curriculum

IXL Learning - San Mateo, CA - Full time

IXL Learning - San Mateo, CA - Full time

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IXL Learning, a leading edtech company with products used by 7 million students worldwide, is seeking experienced UX Designers to design new interactive question types for IXL. In this role, you will collaborate with curriculum designers for all grade levels and subject areas, as well as software engineers and visual designers. Your involvement will span the full development cycle, including brainstorming, design, testing, documentation, and support.

Please be sure to include a cover letter and a link to your portfolio with your submission so that we can learn more about you.

What You'll Be Doing

  • Produce innovative, simple solutions to design issues
  • Design independently, while incorporating team feedback and working within an established UX/UI framework
  • Work with visual designers to create beautiful mockups
  • Partner with curriculum designers and engineers to create stunning new question types
  • Help ensure students have a seamless experience across subjects and grade levels
  • Understand our users and their educational needs
  • Give and solicit feedback from other designers and PMs to continually raise the quality of our products
  • Champion great ideas verbally and through design artifacts that clearly communicate those ideas and their rationale
  • Rapidly produce multiple concepts and variations; know when to apply pixel-perfection and when to make lo-fi sketches

What We're Looking For

  • Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Interaction Design, Human-Computer Interaction, Engineering, or a related field
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience as a UX or interaction designer; 2-3 years' experience is preferred
  • Demonstrated technical abilities; experience in front-end web development and technologies is preferred
  • Strong written and spoken communication skills, including the ability to communicate clearly and concisely with a variety of audiences
  • Intuition for when to follow established design patterns and when to break them
  • Strong analytical reasoning and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work both independently and in a wide variety of teams
  • Ability to be efficient and organized while working on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Passion for improving education through technology
  • Interest or experience in K-12 education is a plus

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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