Sr. Product Designer

🇺🇸 Hybrid - NY

🕑 Full-Time

💰 $130,000 - $190,000

💻 Product Development

🗓️ October 18th, 2023

About Quizlet:
Inspired by our belief that anyone can learn anything and powered by our own curiosity, we build the smartest tools we can imagine to help students learn.  

Quizlet is the popular, global learning platform and app that millions of students, teachers and everyday people use to study any subject imaginable for school, work or as part of their personal interests -- including two-thirds of high school students and half of all college students in the US. Combining cognitive science and machine learning, Quizlet guides students through adaptive study activities to confidently reach their learning goals. We’re on track to become the undisputed leader in user-generated learning content and engagement, at the scale of YouTube.  

Valued at $1 billion, Quizlet has raised over $60 million in venture capital from investors including Icon Ventures, Union Square Ventures, General Atlantic, Costanoa Ventures, Owl Ventures, and Altos Ventures.  

To serve our global community of learners, our teams tackle lofty technical challenges and design for use cases across cultures and languages. We work hard, act like owners, and collaborate every chance we get. We’re energized by the potential to power more learners through multiple approaches and various tools.

About the Team:
The Design team at Quizlet is passionate about creating high-quality experiences that help people learn, study, and achieve their goals. Our team includes product designers, user researchers and content designers. 

As a Senior Product Designer, you will be one of the designers working on our core study tools - deeply understanding student needs, shaping product strategy, and designing rich, interactive experiences for the 60M+ users who use Quizlet every month. 

About the Role:
As a Senior Product Designer, you’ll drive end-to-end product design including UX, UI, interaction, and visual design for Quizlet’s web and native apps. You’ll partner closely with PMs, engineers, user researchers, content designers, and other cross-functional partners to ensure that these experiences are useful, usable, and delightful. 

This is a hybrid role based out of our Denver, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and Seattle office.

In this role, you will:
  • Design high-quality experiences for students and teachers as a part of Quizlet’s core study products group
  • Own experience design from concept to execution 
  • Be involved in every step of the process, including project prioritization and planning, conducting research, writing jobs to be done, mapping user flows, creating wireframes, prototyping, and designing high-fidelity UI across our website and native apps
  • Use quantitative and qualitative insights to inform your designs, iterate rapidly, and optimize experiences
  • Partner closely with product management, engineering, content design, marketing, and analytics to solve problems, manage trade-offs, and ultimately deliver high-quality experiences for our students and teachers
  • Use presentation and storytelling skills to get feedback, explain your designs, and get people excited about them
  • Push yourself and the team to raise the design bar at Quizlet through a culture of curiosity, feedback, and open communication

What you bring to the table:
  • 3+ years of experience designing rich, interactive web and native applications
  • Experience and comfort in owning product design projects from inception to completion
  • Strong UI, IxD, and visual design craft and execution
  • Very effective communication skills (oral, written, and visual)
  • Experience working closely with product management and engineering teams
  • Experience working with design systems
  • Strong proactive hustle
  • A humble attitude and a growth mindset
  • Excitement about the impact your work could have on the lives of students around the world

Bonus points if you have:
  • Advanced prototyping skills
  • Proficiency in motion design and animation
  • Proficiency in illustration and graphic design
  • Experiencing contributing to design systems and Figma component libraries
  • Familiarity with learning science and pedagogy

Compensation, Benefits & Perks:
  • Quizlet is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Salary transparency helps to mitigate unfair hiring practices when it comes to discrimination and pay gaps. Total compensation for this role is market competitive, including a starting base salary of $130,000 - $190,000, depending on location and experience, as well as company stock options
  • Collaborate with your manager and team to create a healthy work-life balance
  • 20 vacation days (and we expect you to take them!)
  • Competitive health, dental, and vision insurance (100% employee and 75% dependent PPO, HMO, VSP Choice)
  • Employer-sponsored 401k plan with company match
  • Access to LinkedIn Learning and other resources to support professional growth
  • Paid Family Leave, FSA, HSA, Commuter benefits, Wellness benefits
  • 40 hours of annual paid time off to participate in volunteer programs of choice

We strive to make everyone feel comfortable and welcome! 

We work to create a holistic interview process, where both Quizlet and candidates have an opportunity to view what it would be like to work together, in exploring a mutually beneficial partnership.

We provide a transparent setting, that gives a comprehensive view of who we are!  

In Closing:
We hope you are excited about everything you read so far. We highly encourage you to apply for this position, even if you feel you do not meet all the requirements. Quizlet is always looking for amazing folks that believe in our mission and can contribute to our team in various ways - not merely candidates that fit a certain mold.

We have a bias for action, take initiative, and take pride in delivering results. We make informed decisions whenever possible but are unafraid to take calculated risks on great ideas to promote learning. We embrace challenges and see effort as the path to mastery. We’re constantly seeking opportunities to learn and we embrace curiosity. Quality matters at Quizlet, and we hold the bar high on everything we do.
We treat each other with honesty and respect, encourage vigorous debate, and seek critical feedback. We value diversity, humility, transparency, and collaboration as the best paths to our success — as individuals, as a team, and as a company.

Quizlet’s success as an online learning community depends on a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are actively working to build a team that is representative of the diverse communities we serve, and an open, inclusive work environment where all employees can thrive. As an equal opportunity employer and a tech company committed to societal change, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds. Women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Come join us!

To All Recruiters and Placement Agencies:
At this time Quizlet does not accept unsolicited agency resumes and/or profiles. 
Please do not forward unsolicited agency resumes to our website or to any Quizlet employee. Quizlet will not pay fees to any third-party agency or firm nor will it be responsible for any agency fees associated with unsolicited resumes. All unsolicited resumes received will be considered the property of Quizlet.
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