Code.org® is a nonprofit dedicated to expanding access to computer science in schools and increasing participation by young women and students from other underrepresented groups. Our vision is that every student in every school has the opportunity to learn computer science as part of their core K-12 education. The leading provider of K-12 computer science curriculum in the largest school districts in the United States, Code.org also created the annual Hour of Code campaign, which has engaged more than 15% of all students in the world.
Code.org is looking for an experienced and creative designer with the drive to own end-to-end design work across our website and training tools used to educate and empower millions of teachers and students all over the world! You will solve design challenges related to our website, marketing materials, and educational tutorials. Your work will have the potential to reach millions of students and teachers worldwide. This role is full-time and remote-friendly.
WHAT YOU’LL DO
- Coordinate website pages for Code.org and Hour of Code
- Design for tools, tutorials, and development environments used for teaching and learning computer science (grades K-12)
- Assist in the development of Design System
- Assist in leading brand and design guidelines across the site
- Conduct user testing virtually and in-person, as needed
- Design elements and illustrations for our site and marketing materials, as needed
- Manage interns and external contractors for illustration/animation/photography/other work as needed
You will need to be comfortable managing ambiguity, thinking creatively to solve problems, and communicating your design ideas and rationale, both verbally and visually.
As our ideal candidate, you have:
- 5+ years of UX/UI experience on websites or apps with a portfolio reflecting that experience
- Experience using Figma and Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator
- A firm grasp on gestalt principles, information architecture, and standard methodologies for web and mobile
- An understanding of responsive design, localization, and accessibility
- A portfolio of 3-6 pieces that demonstrates visual design skills to make activities fun and appealing to children
- Intuition and passion for interaction design
- Ability to communicate with engineers, product managers, and marketing team to create solutions that are well designed and technically feasible
- Shown ability to own end-to-end design for a product, including research, analysis, concept or prototype, testing, and handoff documentation
Additional skills and interests that would help you be successful in this role:
- Experience in Education or Ed Tech field
- Experience building and managing a design system
- Bachelor’s degree in graphic design, interaction design, fine arts, or a related subject area
In addition, candidates must:
- Be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
- Pass a pre-employment background check
WHAT IS THE INTERVIEW PROCESS LIKE?
Step 1: Informational (30 minutes) – learn more about the role and share your experience
Step 2: Interviews with several members of the Product, Engineering, and Curriculum teams (~ 3-4 hours)
*There will be a task we ask you to do in preparation for your interviews
Step 3: Final Interviews with PM Manager and Lead Product Designer (~2 hours)
Step 4: Reference Checks
All interviews are conducted virtually via Google Meet
The initial review of applications for this position will begin on Monday, February 21st and preference will be given to applications submitted by this date. Our team will review all applications and if we believe your qualifications would make a great fit, we’ll contact you to schedule an informational interview.
We offer a comprehensive employee benefits package that includes:
• Competitive Salary
• Technology subsidy consistent with our Bring Your Own Device environment
• Flexible, engaging working environment
• Paid time off: 3 weeks vacation annually, sick leave, and ‘winter break’ office closure the two weeks that include Christmas and New Years.
• Medical, dental and vision premiums paid at 100% for FT positions and their dependents
• Option to participate in 403b retirement savings plan
• Annual professional development stipend
• The opportunity to help students learn better and change the face of computer science
Additionally, in order to safeguard the health of our employees and their families, we require that all Code.org employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. We define fully vaccinated as either both doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or the single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and take medical and sincerely held religious exemptions into consideration.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.