Product Designer

Prodigy Game - Burlington, ON (8 months ago)

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Who We Are:
Prodigy Education connects students, parents, teachers and school districts with resources that promote a lifelong love of learning. Anyone with an internet connection is welcome to create a free account and try the most effective and engaging K-8 math platform in the world. Our business model helps us connect with youth around the world, with over 50 million students now voluntarily practicing math every single day — and enjoying it! We believe the entire community that surrounds a student plays a part in their success as a learner. For that reason, Prodigy Education uniquely empowers parents, teachers, and schools by providing curriculum-aligned tools, performance reports, and even partnerships. At Prodigy Education, we have an incredible team that works tirelessly to turn our goal of making education a human right into a reality. We are immensely grateful for our amazing team and all they do every day.

In the last eight years, Prodigy Education has gone from 3,000 local users to over 50,000,000 worldwide, and is currently the fastest-growing educational startup in North America! We have always been popular in North America but have expanded into the UK, Australia and recently opened our first office in India. 2018 proved to be a big year for us. We are proud to have been named the fastest-growing software company in Canada by Canadian Business, as well as selected to be on the list of the most sought-after startups in Canada by LinkedIn. Prodigy's incredible growth was recognized by Deloitte with a triple-award win by placing in Canada's Technology Fast 50 and the North American Fast 500 rankings, in addition to being honoured with a Leadership award for our deep commitment to innovation and advancement within the industry.

We welcome people who share our passion to join our team, where you will have the opportunity to help an entire generation of students to LOVE learning, while working alongside some of the brightest and most passionate people in the industry.

We’re looking to hire a Product Designer with a strong UX focus to help design a new product area from the ground up. If you love the idea of owning a core part of a product and rapidly iterating based on user research and metrics, this role is for you.

Your Impact:
Apply your experience with product design systems and principles to create and refine features
Identify, investigate, and validate complex design problems
Create and validate hypotheses regarding what we can build to solve these problems
Gather qualitative data from customers through interviews and usability tests
Use quantitative data to guide decisions and determine the success of new features
Rapidly produce multiple concepts and prototypes; knowing when to apply pixel-perfect attention to detail, and when to make low-fi sketches and prototypes
Work in a cross functional team with developers and QA to ensure that we iterate quickly while maintaining an appropriate level of quality
Incorporate and contribute to our internal design guidelines, ensuring consistency across the entire product.

Who You Are:
The desire to drive creative decisions through a user-centered design process, including research, ideation, iteration, and validation
The ability to apply your design skills in product, interaction, and visual design to help create and build new features
Experience using metrics to validate and inform your product decisions
A soft spot for the end user - advocating for them in all areas of your work is core to what you do
Proficiency with current design tools such as Sketch, Zeplin, Invision, etc.
Experience creating wireframes, user-flows, and interactive prototypes
Previous experience collaborating closely with developers, designers, and other team members
Solid written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present a strong rationale for design decisions
A portfolio of projects that demonstrate your design expertise
AT LEAST THREE TO FIVE YEARS EXPERIENCE OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL

What We Offer:
Full health benefits (from day one!)
Gym & learning fund
Flexible hours
Stock options
Snacks & coffee
Games & ping pong
We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to providing employment accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA). Prodigy Game will provide accommodations to job applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require an accommodation, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs.