Why you should join Lingumi

Our mission is to help children (2-6) all around the world learn critical skills, affordably and effectively, from the world's best teachers. We teach more effectively than a live teacher, for a fraction of the price, making education scalable, effective, and accessible through asynchronous learning and communication. We've started with speaking English, and have already built the most effective, affordable and fun way to do so - all through a connected mobile or tablet.

Our people are a smart bunch, brought together by our mission, and work extremely hard to deliver on what is required. We can clearly see how our role plays a key part in the company's success and are super hungry to grow in our careers. We aim to consistently achieve great results, but if we don't, that's ok - we learn from our mistakes and progress forward. We're humble in our approach and are team players. Collectively, we speak over eight languages in the team and are spread across four hubs - London, Cardiff, Singapore and Shenzhen.

Our customers love what we do and advocate our mission. We really care about their child's development, providing them with the critical skills that they need to succeed in life. Parents praise us and children love us - with some families using Lingumi for over three years. Together, we're only at the beginning of what we can achieve.

Our technology allows us to create innovative ways to teach the Lingumi children in new ways - we're working on ground-breaking technology that will revolutionise how they learn. Children can connect to their friends and other children from around the world, to learn together, and take us one step closer to connecting this world and making it a better place.

Our investors and advisors range from Europe's best VC's, including Local Globe and ADV, to advisors such as Michael O'Sullivan, former CEO of Cambridge Assessment and the British Council in China.

How we get there

We’re on an exciting trajectory - over the last year we've gained incredible traction through the first course on our platform, and are rapidly scaling our customer base, particularly across mainland China, and Taiwan. However, our target is to teach 100 million children critical skills by 2025, so we're only just beginning!

We need exceptional digital product designers to help us achieve our mission. As a Product Designer at Lingumi you’ll be crucial in helping us properly understand the real problems we need to solve for our young and old(er) users, and then use your product design, interaction design, and visual design skills to develop world-class solutions with your team.

What you'll be doing

  • Designing big digital growth ideas for our product, as well as exploring the best practice UX patterns found in Chinese digital products to help our users in China make the most of Lingumi
  • A strong focus on our users, developing a deep understanding of their needs through research, data, and your own prototype testing
  • Own the design ideation, working in partnership with your product and engineering peers to develop quick concepts through to shipped features
  • Learning fast through experimentation, prototyping, and iteration with your team and our users
  • Enhance the user journeys you create with strong creative UI design, animation, and visual story-telling, and knowing how/when to use stylistic changes to address our different audiences of young learners and their parents
  • You’ll be working closely with the product and engineering teams to deliver valuable solutions to our international audiences

Here's what you must be/have

  • A portfolio demonstrating world-class digital product design solving real human problems. You’ll be able to talk through in detail about why choices were made, what didn’t make the cut, how you tested your ideas, and what impact your design had once it was shipped
  • You are obsessed about starting your design process with the users’ needs
  • You can demonstrate strategic thinking that has delivered user-focused results in an international digital product environment
  • You should be excited about learning fast by doing. You can show examples of how you have quickly taken your hypotheses to users in order to learn, iterate, and then ship the most valuable proven solutions
  • You are pragmatic, and will iterate upon concepts with your team members as you receive feedback from users and domain experts
  • You are confident enough to communicate your ideas to your team in a way that inspires them to do your best work together
  • You are familiar with the Chinese internet, and are using some of the popular Chinese apps
  • You are bi-lingual, with either Traditional or Simplified Chinese along with excellent spoken English

The benefits of working with Lingumi

  • Generous salary and equity packages
  • Company laptop and working equipment
  • Unlimited leave
  • We offer a £50 per month 'health budget' to help subsidise gym memberships, classes, mental health applications or similar paid services (e.g. Calm, Headspace, etc.)
  • We offer a £1000 per year budget on Learning & Development specifically for courses, coaches, books, or mentoring related to your career growth
  • We provide you with a one-off £300 budget for home office setups such as chair and desk for you to be productive at home
  • We provide you with access to our Mental Health and Wellness platform Spectrum.Life. Through Spectrum.life you can access mental health support e.g. counselling, CBT that suits your needs. The platform also contains a variety of wellness courses and content, as well as access to the Spectrum.Life Digital Gym. This allows you to take part in up to 20 online exercise classes per week. Spectrum Life is available to you, as well as any immediate family who live in your household (over the age of 16).
  • We want you to be located near enough to one of our Hubs so you can attend key team meetings and events (where safe to do so), but we embrace remote work and working from home, and we have done for many years. Lingumi hasn't had to react to COVID-19 working conditions so you'll have a smooth experience whether in the office or not. Outside of core meetings, you can organise your time how you want - some team members spend their less less productive afternoon hours for personal wellness things like going to the gym or getting a haircut

Every child deserves an equal chance in life. If you share our vision of building, inspiring and empowering the world's next generation of learners, apply to join our team today.

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