UX Designer

We seek a UX Designer to lead the continued development of an intuitive, clean and data driven platform for teachers and students across the country who use ASSISTments. As part of our engineering team, the UX Designer will lead the next phase of the interaction design of ASSISTments as well as work on a variety of front-facing projects, while also working with our engineers to track our user experience.

Specifically, the UX designer will be responsible for understanding the goals of our platform and any technical limitations, as well as be responsible for conceiving and conducting user research and translating them into sitemaps, user flows, customer journey maps, wireframes, mockups and prototypes. The UX designer will also be expected to work with our engineers in the continued overall functionality of the platform, and in order to ensure a great user experience, iterate upon it in accordance with user-testing.

We are looking for someone who meets the following requirements:

  • At least two years of UX design experience or similar. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience designing complex solutions for complete digital environments.
  • Expertise in standard UX software such as Sketch, OmniGraffle, Axure, InVision, UXPin, Balsamiq, Framer, and the like is a must. Basic HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript skills are a plus.
  • Experience in using UX design best practices to design solutions, and a deep understanding of mobile-first and responsive design.
  • Ability to generate creative solutions that bring simplicity and user friendliness to complex design roadblocks
  • A solid grasp of user-centered design (UCD), planning and conducting user research, user testing, A/B testing, rapid prototyping, heuristic analysis, usability and accessibility concerns.
  • Ability to iterate designs and solutions efficiently and intelligently.
  • Ability to clearly and effectively communicate design processes, ideas, and solutions to teams and clients.
  • Be passionate about resolving user pain points through great design.

The ASSISTments platform has been in use by teachers for many years, but very recently, we’ve skyrocketed our efforts to enhance our product and expand our users while also improving their experience. Thus, we are seeking someone who thrives in a start-up mode mentality and is comfortable stepping into a variety of existing initiatives while also enjoying innovation and harnessing new ideas.

This is a full time position. If the right person resides within commuting distance to our offices at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, then they will work in our lab. If this person is not local, they can be a remote employee (though the ability to visit WPI on occasion is a must).  We are open to the concept of a consultant structure if that’s appealing to the right candidate as well. Successful applicants must possess US work authorization.

Take some time to learn more about ASSISTments and then send your resume, cover letter detailing your interest in ASSISTments and the role, and portfolio as applicable to Jobs@assistments.org