About Us

TechSmart is a software and workforce development company that is shifting the paradigm of how tech employers view talent pipelines into high-demand software development careers. Our focus is on the largest untapped talent pool in the U.S, the K-12 public school system. Our passion is to prepare students to compete for software development jobs directly from high school.

We do this by partnering with school districts to implement rigorous software development academic pathways that enable students to earn industry-based certifications and develop the depth of knowledge and skills needed to pass coding interviews.

We are looking for an individual with experience in UX Design to join our Product & Engineering team and help us craft unique experiences on the TechSmart Platform to help teach Computer Science to students throughout the country. You will thrive in this role if you are passionate about producing effective, creative real-world design solutions with the user in mind. You strive to understand peoples’ intentions, needs, behaviors, thoughts and emotions, in an effort to design and build better interactions and experiences.

Responsibilities:

  • Envision and design features for the TechSmart Platform to improve the teacher and student learning experience.
  • Work closely with product managers to shape and deliver real world features
  • Apply cross domain UX/UI design experience and knowledge to develop user flows, wireframes, high fidelity mock-ups, prototypes, and do hand-off to developers.
  • Work collaboratively with key partners across the business such as Customer Success, Curriculum, Engineering, Product Management, and Sales to validate ideas and designs.
  • Thrive as an independent, autonomous, creative thinker that can break out from conventional solutions
  • Be a strong communicator. You have the ability to clearly articulate and explain your thoughts on usability, engagement, business / user needs and effectiveness / value add
  • Negotiate and influence product trade-offs impacting schedule
  • QA dev complete features to ensure it matches UX specifications


Who you are…

  • 2+ years experience as a UX Designer delivering real world products
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design, UI/UX Design, Interaction Design, or evidence of exceptional ability
  • A strong portfolio exemplifying who you are as a designer
  • Ability to communicate design concept ideas through sketches, wireframes, high fidelity mock-ups, and prototypes.
  • Fluent in design thinking and agile techniques
  • Enjoys solving complex technology and platform-scale challenges
  • Proven ability to work with broad and loosely defined requirements
  • Knowledge and practical experience with how the UX workflow is integrated from beginning to end of the product development cycle

Preferred qualifications:

  • Not afraid to challenge the status quo
  • Passionate about education and the value it brings to society
  • Possesses a growth mindset
  • Self-motivated, able to work independently but also collaborative and driven by constructive group feedback
  • Having a background in design, HCI, information design, psychology, or engineering is a plus


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Join our dynamic, rapidly growing team!

  • Please include a cover letter of 1-2 paragraphs highlighting why you'd like to join us and how you would be a fit for this position. Applications lacking a cover letter or that provide only a generic cover letter will be disadvantaged.
  • This is a full-time position. Our team is a distributed team that is remote-friendly.