Careers at WyzAnt

Product Designer

About WyzAnt

WyzAnt is a leading online education company, connecting students of all ages with high quality private tutors.  With offices in San Francisco and Chicago, our company is expanding rapidly to meet the high growth needs of our business.

If you believe in the power of personalized learning and are looking for an opportunity to grow your career doing something that really matters, this could be the role for you.

 

About the Position

As a Product Designer at WyzAnt, you’ll be participating in every phase of product development. You’ll collaborate with a cross-functional team of product managers, visual designers and software developers, all working to produce a positive impact on our tutor and student end users. We believe that great experience design requires taking the time to understand the needs and motivations of our target audiences, then translating that knowledge into delightful interactions and experiences.

Candidates are required to provide a portfolio of websites and samples of product design.

 

Responsibilities

  • Work with the product team and company leadership to establish a user experience vision for WyzAnt.com and WyzAnt mobile applications
  • Weave complex user, technical and business requirements into a compelling cross-platform experience
  • Recommend research methods based on project phase, resource constraints, efficacy and other considerations
  • Independently conduct various forms of user studies & research such as interviews, usability testing, participatory design workshops, lab studies, surveys and more.
  • Effectively collaborate in the synthesis of qualitative and quantitative data from diverse research findings
  • Develop clear, cogent user stories from research synthesis
  • Create wireframes (and later, high-fidelity designs) from user stories
  • Generate multiple solutions for design problems, working with your teammates to refine a variety of ideas into an optimal design. Cooperation is a big part of our design team’s culture and outsized egos will not fit well
  • Iterate rapidly on designs at any level of fidelity
  • Prototype designs efficiently
  • Deliver high-quality personas, use cases, user interaction diagrams, and other design artifacts that successfully communicate ideas to your product teammates, the technical team and project leadership

 

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in interaction design, human-computer interaction (HCI), or equivalent experience
  • 3+ years of experience as a product designer, UX designer or similar role. Experience working on consumer-facing websites or iOS or Android mobile apps is preferred
  • Strong & rapid wireframing skills using Omnigraffle, Fireworks, Balsamiq or similar tools.
  • Interactive prototyping skills via Axure, Keynote, Invision or similar tools. Prototyping skills with hand-coded HTML/JS 
  • Working experience with several design methods employed as part of a user-centered product development methodology. If selected for an interview, you will be asked to describe your experience developing products based on user research and other forms of data
  • Visual design skills are a big plus, as are proficiency with Sketch and Adobe Creative Suite (specifically Fireworks, Illustrator and Photoshop)
  • Knowledge of how design impacts development, and the capability to make good design decisions informed by technical complexity and feasibility
  • Working knowledge of style guidelines for either iOS or Android. The ability to adhere to those style guidelines while efficiently delivering wireframes and high-fidelity design comps is required
  • Knowledge of and adherence to web standards and best practices
  • Familiarity with HTML, CSS, JavaScript and other key web technologies
  • Exceptional attention to detail, self-motivation and the ability to manage multiple projects independently

 

Benefits of Working at WyzAnt:

  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Short term disability leave
  • Long term disability leave
  • Parental leave
  • Bereavement leave
  • A 401(k) employer match
  • Tutoring discounts for employees, spouses, and children
  • A daily stipend for lunch, delivered to the office from local restaurants
  • Snacks, tea, coffee, and soda provided
  • A casual work environment
  • Office dog
  • Beer Fridays
  • Monthly happy hours
  • Holiday parties
  • Company outings like Cubs games, bowling nights, and more
  • Ample vacation

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