prodigygame logo

Senior Product Designer (Contract)

Toronto, Ontario Design - Product Design Contract
Prodigy Education connects students, parents, teachers and school districts with resources that promote a lifelong love of learning. Anyone with an internet connection is welcome to create a free account and try the most effective and engaging K-8 math platform in the world. Our business model helps us connect with youth around the world, with over 50 million students now voluntarily practicing math every single day — and enjoying it!

At Prodigy Education, we have an incredible team that works tirelessly to turn our goal of making education a human right into a reality. We are immensely grateful for our amazing team and all they do every day. We welcome people who share our passion to join our team, where you will have the opportunity to help an entire generation of students to LOVE learning.

Our passion is our mission: Making math -- and learning itself -- engaging for children everywhere. Driven by this goal, we work together to grow into leaders in our respective fields. No team member left behind; no child left behind. It’s a fun ride.
Overview:
  • We’re looking to hire a Product Designer with a strong UX focus to help design a new product area from the ground up.
  • If you love the idea of owning a core part of a product and rapidly iterating based on user research and metrics, this role is for you.
  • PLEASE NOTE: This is a 6 month contract.
  • Your Impact:
  • Apply your experience with product design systems and principles to create and refine features
  • Identify, investigate, and validate complex design problems
  • Create and validate hypotheses regarding what we can build to solve these problems
  • Gather qualitative data from customers through interviews and usability tests
  • Use quantitative data to guide decisions and determine the success of new features
  • Rapidly produce multiple concepts and prototypes; knowing when to apply pixel-perfect attention to detail, and when to make low-fi sketches and prototypes
  • Work in a cross functional team with developers and QA to ensure that we iterate quickly while maintaining an appropriate level of quality
  • Incorporate and contribute to our internal design guidelines, ensuring consistency across the entire product
  • Who You Are:
  • 8+ years of experience in product design
  • The desire to drive creative decisions through a user-centered design process, including research, ideation, iteration, and validation
  • The ability to apply your design skills in product, interaction, and visual design to help create and build new features
  • Experience using metrics to validate and inform your product decisions
  • A soft spot for the end user - advocating for them in all areas of your work is core to what you do
  • Proficiency with current design tools such as Sketch, Zeplin, Invision, etc.
  • Experience creating wireframes, user-flows, and interactive prototypes
  • Previous experience collaborating closely with developers, designers, and other team members
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present a strong rationale for design decisions
  • A portfolio of projects that demonstrate your design expertise
  • What We Offer:
  • The opportunity to build a career of value and witness first hand the impact Prodigy has as the most engaging math platform in the world!
  • A culture of transparency, where team members are involved in important conversations
  • No micromanaging here! We believe in our employees skills and abilities, we encourage you to bring new innovative ideas to your team
  • Full health benefits from day one (1)  for you and your family, fully covered! Nothing is ever taken off your pay cheque 
  • We are a profitable company, with eligibility to participate in stock options for all employees
  • Late or early riser? We understand! we offer flexible working hours that allows you to schedule your 8 hour day with a bit more flexibility. We do have core office hours to ensure team members can be present for important meetings and department needs, our core office hours (core office hours of 10:30am - 3:00pm)
  • Feel like a different work environment? Work from home 1x a week!
  • Team building events that not only include you as a Prodigy employee, but your significant other and children as well
  • Company pizza lunch every second week for ‘All Hands’, where we discuss important Prodigy milestones
  • Do you need some fun to help break up your day? We have that covered! join in some Ping Pong games, Smash Bros competitions or board games!

  • 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 Game will provide accommodations to job applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require an accommodation, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs.