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UI Designer

| Greater Boston Area

UI Designer

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.

Responsibilities:

  • 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



Requirements:

  • 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
  • Understanding of basic front-end languages: HTML5, CSS3 Javascript.


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Location

edX is located right off the MIT campus in the Kendall Square neighborhood of Cambridge, MA

An Insider's view of edX

What projects are you most excited about?

My work focuses on enabling course teams at partner institutions to create high-quality learning experiences on edX.org. Right now couldn't be a more critical time for this work as we ramp up the amount of Master's degrees we are offering this Fall. I work with faculty, instructional designers, media producers, and project managers.

Ben Piscopo

Learning Designer

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Working at edX has given me invaluable experience that has allowed me to explore and develop my career. I’ve been able to take on challenges and learning opportunities that have helped me discover the work I’m most passionate about. In my time at edX I’ve grown into a new role and continue to learn more about my work and myself.

Mary Mooshian

Associate Product Marketing Manager

What are edX Perks + Benefits

edX Benefits Overview

edX employees are eligible for all MIT benefits. Enjoy the benefits of an established benefits program, but still live startup life.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
We have a pension plan too!
401(K) Matching
5% match
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Free Daily Meals
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
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