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Requisition Number 18-0566
Post Date 12/14/2018
Title Senior UX Designer
Organization Name Macmillan Learning
City Austin
State TX
Description Macmillan Learning is a division of the family-owned Holtzbrinck group of companies and is one of the leading educational technology companies. Through deep partnership with the world's best researchers, educators, administrators, and developers, we facilitate teaching and learning opportunities that spark student engagement and improve outcomes. We provide educators with tailored solutions designed to inspire student curiosity and measure progress. Macmillan Learning is comprised of renowned brands including Bedford/St. Martins, W.H. Freeman, Worth Publishers, Sapling Learning, Late Nite Labs, Hayden-McNeil, PrepU, and Dynamic Books. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. The successful candidate for this position will become an employee of Bedford Freeman & Worth Publishing Group, LLC, d/b/a Macmillan Learning.
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People at Macmillan Learning care deeply about education and make it their mission to improve lives through learning. The design team is dedicated to human-centered research and execution through lean methodologies, creativity, and collaboration with instructors and students.

A Senior Designer at Macmillan Learning has the unique opportunity to use design and leadership to create impactful, meaningful learning tools. They do this directly through research with users, understanding their stories, behaviors, and motivations. As a Senior Designer, they are able to take those insights, in collaboration with engineers and product owners, and better the experiences of instructors and students.

The design team works across disciplines in higher education, taking on projects such as helping students grasp difficult chemistry concepts, write better papers, or visualizing the biology of plants and animals.

Five things we want a Senior Designer to do:

  • Use a human-centered approach to design & research
  • Demonstrate experience leading design through an entire life-cycle of a product, for us that means: research and discovery, design, and execution with engineering
  • Collaborate closely with stakeholders and our partners in engineering and product
  • Synthesize insights and tell the story of design to a variety of audiences
  • Foster a culture of design and research within the design team and across the company

Things you'll have to have:

  • How to use standard UX software, such as Sketch, InVision.
  • Knowledge of project management tools, like Jira and Confluence, is a plus.
  • No coding experience is required.
  • Three years of experience as a User Experience designer.
  • We will prefer candidates with experience in designing complex, interconnected systems.
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