Product Designer

Greater Toronto Area, Ontario
Design – Product Design /
Full Time Employee (FTE) /
Hybrid
Prodigy Education, a global leader in game-based learning, is on a mission to make every student in the world love learning. We believe learning should be as fun as playing a video game. This is central to our educational philosophy, because when you love what you do, you do it better. Visit www.prodigygame.com to learn more.

With Prodigy, kids practice standards-aligned skills in Math and English as they play our fun, adaptive learning games. All with teacher and parent tools to support their learning in class and at home.

Prodigy's design practice weaves marketing, product, and game efforts into coherent experiences that inspire students to love learning, infused with brand personality and deep customer understanding. In this role, you will be focused on our Teacher and Parent experiences, which are integral in supporting student learning. You will also collaborate with design, product, and engineering leaders within our math and english game teams on key experiences, such as whole classroom competitions.

As a Product Designer for the Core Platform, your main responsibility will be to create scalable and consistent user experiences for critical flows such as login and registration, account management, and other key areas. The aim is to make education more accessible and engaging for children. You will collaborate with product management and engineering teams to leverage design thinking, and come up with innovative and delightful solutions that meet customer needs. Your role will also require you to have a deep understanding of both generative and evaluative research methods, and the ability to analyze insights to enhance and optimize the user experience.

Your Impact

    • Design user interface layouts, wireframes, and prototypes that align with user needs and business goals, and maintain a deep understanding of industry trends and best practices
    • Collaborate with product management, engineering, and other stakeholders to ensure product designs are implemented with high quality and consistency
    • Conduct user research and usability testing sessions, and analyze customer feedback and behavior to identify opportunities for improvement and inform design decisions
    • Create and maintain design systems and guidelines to ensure consistency and efficiency across product teams
    • Work closely with engineering teams to ensure product designs are feasible, scalable, and maintainable
    • Partner with data analysts to measure and optimize customer engagement and retention, and iterate on designs based on data-driven insights
    • Stay up-to-date on emerging trends and best practices in product design and user experience, and share this knowledge with the broader product development team
    • Represent the product design team in cross-functional meetings and communicate design concepts and rationale to stakeholders, including senior leadership

About You

    • 5+ years of experience spanning the product design lifecycle and shipped SaaS applications in an elegant way
    • A solid grasp of user-centered design (UCD), human computer interaction, planning and conducting user research, user testing, rapid prototyping, heuristic analysis, usability and accessibility concerns
    • You have knowledge and experience for designing responsive web experiences while using metrics to validate and inform your product decisions
    • Experience working with a Design System and/or a component library and are comfortable working within technical constraints
    • Using your product, interaction, and visual design skills, you can help create and build new features with the ability to iterate solutions efficiently and intelligently
    • You are not afraid to stretch yourself outside of your comfort zone and take on new challenges, and you have a love for continuous learning
    • Proficiency with current design tools such as Figma, Usertesting.com and Dovetail
    • Ability to communicate effectively written and verbally and represent the user's voice in design decisions
    • A portfolio of projects that demonstrate your design expertise

Bonus Points

    • Previous experience Designing for Kids and/or within Identity, Authentication and Access Management
    • Previous experience working with external teams to accelerate our Go To Market (GTM) strategy. 

Working At Prodigy

    • Be part of a mission-driven organization dedicated to helping every student in the world love learning! At Prodigy Education, your work positively impacts the lives of millions of students and teachers worldwide.
    • Join a company which empowers a Growth Mindset among its team members, so you grow as we do. You’ll also work on award-winning products which harness the magic of math and power of language for students in grades 1st-8th.
    • We understand that a thriving team is at the core of our success. So, on top of an inspirational mission and rewarding work, our Total Rewards Program reflects our commitment to your financial, physical, and mental well-being.
    • It’s not just about the work though; it's about the culture. As the Toronto Star reports in a recent feature on Prodigy: "Prodigy’s secret sauce is that it sees its corporate culture as something that is built slowly from the ground up and is always evolving.” Check it out here.
    • #LI-SM1, #LI-Hybrid
Prodigy Math is used by almost one million teachers a year, and was named the most popular supplemental education platform in classrooms in the United States! Our products have also won numerous consumer awards, including the Mom’s Choice Award, Parent and Teacher Choice Awards, and National Parenting Product Award.

Come as you are. We believe the power of our collective potential will transform education. We are building towards a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace to empower and create access and opportunity for all. We welcome applications from people from all underrepresented groups, including (but not limited to) people of any gender, age, or religion, members of the LGBTQIA2+ community, BIPOC and other underrepresented races and nationalities, people with disabilities, veterans, and anyone who may contribute to the further diversification of Prodigy Education. If you feel like you don’t have all the qualifications for this position and are willing to use your initiative to learn the rest, we’d still love for you to apply!

We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to providing employment accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA). Prodigy Education will provide accommodations to job applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodation, please notify us at jobs@prodigygame.com, and we will work with you to meet your needs.