Product Designer

US-DC-Washington
4 weeks ago
Requisition ID
2017-3804
Job Function
Information Technology

Do you dare to reinvent the future of education?

At Cengage, we are harnessing the power of tech to build a future where all learners have the tools and confidence to achieve their goals.

As a Cengage employee you will pioneer transforming the way people learn. Collaborating with the best of the best, you will feel challenged and inspired to do breakthrough work. With the support of our united team, there is no limit to what you can imagine, create and set in motion.

Are we right for you?

We are A-players who bring our unique talent and POV to the table every day. We are curious and comfortable with change and are willing to take risks to transform education. Most importantly, everything we do, we do for the learner.

Who are we? Learning Objects , a division of Cengage Learning , is a new kind of learning innovation partner with deep higher education and learning science expertise. We design and build innovative education programs, courses, and learning experiences. We collaborate with institutions and other education providers to deliver competency-based, personalized learning at scale.  What sets us apart? Beyond our mission to transform education, we focus on our employees being themselves so they can focus on work. We have a casual dress code, flexible hours, stocked snacks, as well as monthly happy hours and social events. Additionally, the problems we solve are complex, so we have a strong commitment to ensure employees never stop learning, including investments in professional development and other learning opportunities.

What You'll Do Here:

Your Role: Product Designer:

  • You’ll collaborate with engineers, product managers, and QA engineers to design solutions that optimize for impact, userexperience, and efficiency.
  • You’ll be responsible for engaging members of the team in the design process and building a strong design culture.
  • Understanding the capabilities and constraints of modern web development will be essential as you work with your peers to negotiate and help implement the best solutions.

Skills You Will Need Here:

What do we need from you?

  • You have 1 - 3 years of UI design and development experience in a professional environment.
  • You are proficient with design tools like Sketch and InVision.
  • You have strong HTML and CSS technical skill, including responsive best practices.
  • You have great communication skills and can talk the talk with both business and technical people.
  • You have a basic understanding of modern JS frameworks (e.g., AngularJS, React).

 

Extra credit for:

  • You have built a web app using React.
  • You know Git or another distributed version control system.
  • You’ve used a CSS extension language (e.g., Sass or LESS).
  • You’ve built real-world data visualizations using a charting library (e.g. D3.js, Highcharts, Plotly.js).
  • You have experience in the education domain.
  • You have great communication skills and can talk the talk with both business and technical people.

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