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UX Designer

Full-time at IXL in San Mateo, CA

IXL Learning, a leading edtech company with products used by 6 million students worldwide, is seeking UX Designers to design new interactive question types. In this role, you will collaborate with curriculum designers for all grade levels and subject areas, as well as with software engineers and visual designers. Your involvement will span the full development cycle, including brainstorming, design, testing, documentation, and support.

To get to know our team's work, please check out these recent highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gk0p6ox9Xb0&feature=youtu.be

This position is based in San Mateo, CA. A remote role is also available. Please be sure to send a cover letter and portfolio link with your submission so that we can learn more about you.

WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING
Produce innovative, intuitive designs that drive an engaging student user experience
Creatively own complete implementations from concept to delivery; partner with curriculum designers and engineers to create stunning new question types
Rapidly prototype new concepts and iterate on designs; know when to make lo-fi sketches and when to apply pixel-perfection
Pitch in with other UI tasks as needed; collaborate with visual designers to create new UI elements, style guides, and brand guidelines
Understand our users and their educational needs
Give and solicit feedback from other designers to continually raise the quality of our products
Help ensure students have a seamless experience across subjects and grade levels

WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR
BA/BS Degree in Human-Computer Interaction, Interactive Entertainment, or Cognitive Science, or equivalent work experience
At least 1-2 years' work on live games or highly visual, interactive software
Deep understanding of design methodologies, insight into what makes something fun, and knowledge of current best practices and emerging market trends
Strong written and spoken communication skills, including the ability to communicate clearly and concisely with technical and non-technical team members
An independent thinker who speaks their mind candidly and respectfully, has an amazing ability to integrate their ideas with others', and constantly incorporates feedback into their designs
Ability to understand technical parameters as they apply to design implementations; experience with front-end web technologies is preferred
Strong analytical reasoning and problem-solving skills
Ability to be efficient and organized while working on multiple projects simultaneously
Passion for improving education through technology

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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