Product Designer

San Francisco
Product Development
Full-time

At ClassDojo, we want to transform education for every kid in the world. To do this – and do it soon – we have a simple plan: connect teachers, parents, and students in every classroom, and work with them every day to bring the best ideas into their classrooms.

As a product designer, you are embedded with a team of engineers, researchers, PM’s and other cross-functional partners. Your will be involved in every aspect of the product development process, from conception until launch (and then some), working at both a strategic and tactical level to create products that teachers, parents, and students love.

What you’ll do
Turn research insights and intuition into products that people want and love to use. In the process, you get perspective by exploring divergent directions, converging on feasible, innovative designs, and optimizing for learning each step of the way. Design and ship experiences that are simple and elegant across multiple platforms.

What you have

Product team experience
You’ve shipped products working closely with cross-functional teams. You’ve weathered release cycles and know what details matter at each stage, how to motivate engineers to get the fit and finish right, how to translate insights from user studies into meaningful action, and what’s most likely to go afoul at each stage. You can share several shining examples of real work you've shipped, and what you learned along the way. Your design process is comprised of user research, data-driven insights and rigorous iteration which enables you to prioritize and execute with clearly and efficiently.

Cross platform experience
You’ve shipped great experiences across several platforms. You know what translates from desktop and what doesn’t, or why you’d opt for one solution for iOS and another on Android.

Product thinking
You thrive best when helping to define the requirements, not just translating them into designs. You facilitate and draw the best design ideas from teammates. You have the ability to think at a high level about product strategy and vision (not just 'how it should look' but 'what we should build’)You can think and talk about the bottom line. Analytics don’t scare you, and you know which features can act as force multipliers on your company’s business model. You want to contribute to high-level strategic decisions with the rest of the product and executive teams.

Communication
You possess excellent communication skills (you should be able to clearly articulate your design decisions). You like sharing your work, even if it’s still in progress, to bring the team inside of your process. You have a sharp ambiguity filter, always seeking to clarify what is unclear for yourself and others.

Craftsmanship
You know that design doesn’t end after you send off the deliverables. You perpetually work with cross functional teams to ensure a high quality bar is met. You give and solicit feedback from other designers in order to continually raise our bar for quality.

Technical skills
You’re a prolific designer with a portfolio full of relevant work that you’re happy to share with us. Your portfolio has some best-in-class work. You're a walking encyclopedia of microinteractions in use (on mobile, web, desktop, etc), and have nuanced views on how to make many of them even better. You can design for any platform (iOS, Android, mobile web, etc.), with a focus on mobile.

What you’ll need
3+ years experience in designing, building, and shipping quality consumer apps across platforms, with a focus on mobile. A portfolio showcasing your work