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Senior Product Designer

Tynker

Senior Product Designer (UX/UI)

Tynker is looking for a senior level strategic thinker who will turn ideas into amazing interactive products that engage our primary customers – kids! You will be responsible for delivering all aspects of design, from defining customer needs to delivering prototypes and UI specifications.

Tynker is the #1 Kids Coding platform and helps millions of students learn coding. Our self-paced courses and creativity tools guide them from block coding to JavaScript, Swift and and Python. Tynker's mission is to provide every child with solid foundations in STEM, programming and critical thinking skills to prepare them to become better architects of their future world.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Expand Tynker’s creativity suite with art and music extensions
  • Improve coding IDE functionality and ease of use
  • Identify interaction needs across all user states and ages
  • Deliver user flows, prototypes, and user interactions
  • Define and document experiences across all of our supported mediums – web, touch tablets, and phone
  • Collaborate with executive team on strategy, roadmap and direction
  • Incorporate feedback from customers, developers and design team members
  • Produce detailed dev specifications and handoff deliverables to developers
  • Run user testing sessions and surveys

Required Skills/Experience:

  • 5+ years experience in interaction and product interface design
  • 3+ years experience for touch-based mobile interfaces
  • Experience building digital tools and documenting app interactions
  • Strong visual and iconography skills
  • Ability to drive the entire design process from ideation to implementation
  • Strong self-management skills and product delivery ownership
  • Well-versed in user-centered design methods and best practices
  • Expertise using wireframe tools and generating interactive hi-fi prototypes
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment without sacrificing quality
  • Ability to negotiate and articulate the "why" of design decisions. You'll need to convince, to disagree confidently, take and give straightforward criticism.
  • Strong portfolio with examples of functional tool designs across web and mobile platforms
  • Bachelor's or higher degree in Human-Computer Interaction, Interaction Design, or Graphic Design

Bonus Points for the Following:

  • Experience working with children’s products and services
  • Technical background with knowledge of Web standards - HTML, CSS, Javascript
  • Experience with game and level design
  • Deep familiarity with iOS, Android, and/or Windows 8 design standards
  • Other visual design experience

All candidates must send a portfolio or work samples along with their inquiries, these should include examples of amazing visually rich interfaces and UX processes.

If interested, please send your resume with a link to your portfolio to jobs@tynker.com.

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