ClassDojo's vision is to create a rapidly-improving education system that serves every kid in the world. Our plan to do this is to bring communities of teachers, kids, and families together, in every classroom in the world, and give those the communities the power to improve their classrooms.
As a product designer, you are embedded with a team of engineers, researchers, product managers, and other cross-functional partners. You will be involved in every aspect of the product development process, from conception until launch (and then some), working at both a strategic and tactical level to create products that teachers, parents, and students love.
What you’ll do:
Turn research insights and intuition into products that people want and love to use. In the process, you get perspective by exploring divergent directions, converging on feasible, innovative designs, and optimizing for learning each step of the way. Design and ship experiences that are simple and elegant across multiple platforms.
What you'll bring to the team:
Product team experience
You’ve shipped products working closely with cross-functional teams. You’ve weathered release cycles and know what details matter at each stage, how to motivate engineers to get the fit and finish right, how to translate insights from user studies into meaningful action, and what’s most likely to go afoul at each stage. You can share several shining examples of real work you've shipped, and what you learned along the way. Your design process is comprised of user research, data-driven insights and rigorous iteration which enables you to prioritize and execute with clearly and efficiently.
You’ve shipped great experiences across several platforms. You know what translates from desktop and what doesn’t, or why you’d opt for one solution for iOS and another on Android.
You thrive best when helping to define the requirements, not just translating them into designs. You facilitate and draw the best design ideas from teammates. You have the ability to think at a high level about product strategy and vision (not just 'how it should look' but 'what we should build’)You can think and talk about the bottom line. Analytics don’t scare you, and you know which features can act as force multipliers on your company’s business model. You want to contribute to high-level strategic decisions with the rest of the product and executive teams.
You possess excellent communication skills (you should be able to clearly articulate your design decisions). You like sharing your work, even if it’s still in progress, to bring the team inside of your process. You have a sharp ambiguity filter, always seeking to clarify what is unclear for yourself and others.
You know that design doesn’t end after you send off the deliverables. You perpetually work with cross-functional teams to ensure a high-quality bar is met. You give and solicit feedback from other designers in order to continually raise our bar for quality.
You’re a prolific designer with relevant work that you’re happy to share and discuss with us. You're a walking encyclopedia of microinteractions in use (on mobile, web, desktop, etc), and have nuanced views on how to make many of them even better.
What you’ll need
Experience in designing, building, and shipping quality consumer apps across platforms.
ClassDojo's mission is to bring communities together, and give them the tools, ideas and energy to change education for their kids. Founded in 2011 and based in San Francisco, California, ClassDojo is a classroom communication app that helps students build social-emotional skills while creating a simple way for teachers, parents, and students to share what’s happening during the school day through photos, videos, and messages. We're one of the fastest growing education technology companies of all time, used and loved by millions of teachers, parents and students in 90% of K-8 schools in the US, and 180 other countries.
We believe focused, talented, non-hierarchical teams can achieve a surprising amount. Our team is made up of engineers, designers, and educators from around the world, with deep backgrounds in public and charter schools, as well as from Facebook, Google, Dropbox, Airbnb, Amazon, Y Combinator and more. We’re building a company that will transform education and one that is the kind of place we’ve all always wanted to work. We believe you’ll do the best work of your life here.
If you're excited about having an impact in education at massive scale, we'd love to hear from you.