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Manager, Product Design (UX for Games)

About Prodigy

During the Covid-19 pandemic Prodigy is operating, hiring, and onboarding remotely.

Since being founded in 2011, Prodigy Education has grown from 3,000 local users to more than 100 million registered users worldwide. As one of the fastest-growing EdTech startups in North America, Prodigy connects students, parents, teachers, and school districts with resources with the goal of promoting a lifelong love of learning. Anyone with an internet connection is welcome to create a free account for Prodigy’s popular Math Game for grades 1 to 8. Prodigy also provides online math tutoring via certified teachers who adapt their style and lessons to teach students in the way they learn best. Visit www.prodigygame.com, and see for yourself why teachers love Prodigy https://bit.ly/3hue7MC. Follow us @ProdigyCareers on Twitter, Instagram, and Linkedin to see what it's like to work here!

Our passion is our mission - to help every student in the world love learning!

Our Design teams are scaling rapidly as we continue to hit our product and growth milestones, and it’s an exciting time for the company!

Our ideal Manager of Product Design will work closely with other leaders in game design, art, engineering, and product management to conceptualize, design, and iterate across all gameplay features and systems. You bring leadership experience in UX for games, championing user-centred design practices throughout the organization to ensure all aspects of the game feel cohesive, intuitive, and easy to use from day one.

Your Impact:

  • Apply your experience supporting a team of product designers to create and refine features
  • Identify, investigate, and validate complex design problems that span across teams, user types, and systems
  • Use qualitative and quantitative data to guide decisions and determine the success of student experiences
  • Ensure projects are appropriately equipped with the personnel it requires to be successful
  • Provide consistent coaching to help level up your team members and further their careers
  • Bridge communication gaps between multiple cross-functional teams like Game Design, Art, Development, QA, and Product Management

Who You Are:

  • 3+ years of experience leading and managing a team of designers
  • 10+ years of experience designing digital experiences
  • 3+ years of experience working on games
  • You have thorough knowledge in game pipelines, design systems, and technical constraints designing for games
  • Fluency in best practices for interaction design, user-centred design processes, as well as demonstrable knowledge of user experience principles and techniques
  • Experience using metrics to validate and inform design decisions and roadmaps
  • Not afraid to stretch yourself outside of your comfort zone to take on new challenges, and have a love for continuous learning
  • A soft spot for the end user - advocating for them in all areas of your work is core to what you do
  • Coaching and mentorship is your passion - you thrive on seeing your team members grow and develop personally and professionally

Bonus Points For:

  • Experience designing within Ed Tech 
  • Experience designing for children

What We Offer:

  • A culture of transparency, where team members are involved in important conversations
  • Full health benefits from day one (1)  for you and your family, fully covered! 
  • We are a profitable company, with eligibility to participate in stock options for all full-time permanent employees
  • Learning and development budget for all full-time employees to use towards career growth and development opportunities 
  • We recognize 9-5 is not for everyone! We offer flexible working hours that will allow you to schedule your workday with a bit more freedom! 

  • While we operate 100% remotely, for the time being, we understand the importance of togetherness. We offer frequent and fun team and company events, to stay connected and in the know.

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Department: Product Design

Location: Oakville, Ontario

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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, and we will work with you to meet your needs.

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