edX, a Cambridge-based non-profit backed by MIT and Harvard, is dedicated to increasing access to high-quality online education to everyone, everywhere. The culture at edX is mission-driven, casual and collaborative.
The User Interface (UI) Designer is a member of the Experience team. Its members are embedded into larger, cross-functional teams with product and engineering. This role will be instrumental in bringing the edX software platform to life. This involves aspects of internationalization, accessibility, and usability - we’re looking for someone interested in the challenge of building great experiences at scale. Our agile workflow, collaborative, and embedded structure allows us to have a lot of influence and shape decisions about what to create for learners and educators.
Articulate your design choices and ground them in fundamental design principles, best practices, usability heuristics
Define and work within visual themes based on your excellent understanding of grids, typography, color, and design principles
Partner with UX to identify and solve edX learners’ and educators’ problems
Document your thinking using thoughtfully chosen and informed deliverables and artifacts like: sketches, wireframes, prototypes, site maps/flows, personas, and design comps
Influence beyond the role to evangelize the value of design in teams and the organization
Happy to talk through your thinking, your processes, and to show us your work
Deliver UI for Product Development and Comms/Marketing across an Agile environment
Have at least 2-6 years professional experience and ~ 2-4 years in UI Design roles
Understand established interactive technologies and possess an undying thirst to learn about new ones
Ability to collaborate in a cross-functional team with peers in product and engineering
Care about creating accessible experiences - our products are WCAG 2.0 AA compliant!
Well-developed business acumen - you ask good questions, engage in critical thinking, and understand how to balance business needs and user needs in a practical and effective way
Use a variety of tools and techniques as appropriate for your team’s needs
Experience using tools such as Sketch, Photoshop, Illustrator, and the like
Adept at executing all visual design stages from concept to final hand-off to our friends in Engineering