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Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Hobsons is continuing to grow our team, conducting fully remote hiring and onboarding processes. Currently, all Hobsons team members have the ability to work remotely. 


At Hobsons, our Product team touches the lives of 100 million + users, including students, parents, and institutions nationwide. Did you know our technology and products had a combined 100 million logins and overall uptime of over 99.5% in 2019? And that our software-enabled over 2 million high school students to apply to college representing nearly 40% of all US students?

The Opportunity!  

We are looking for a high-energy, experienced, UX Design Lead to join the Naviance Product Management team.

The UX Design Lead serves as both an individual contributor and a team lead. They oversee a small, but mighty, UX team through research, strategy development, concepting, and design. They are viewed as an innovative and decisive designer, a helpful mentor, a team player, and a skilled client partner all in one. They utilize strong communication and collaboration skills to challenge the team to think beyond the expected and to deliver solutions that delight our customers.

This position will be in:  Remote/home-office based (US only)

What will you be doing as a UX Design Lead at Hobsons?  

-Collaborate with Product partners to ideate, craft, and facilitate recurring research initiatives, such as: user interviews, user focus groups, internal stakeholder feedback sessions and more.
-Maintain cohesiveness among multiple products that live under the same platform using and extending our existing Design System.
-Understand accessibility guidelines and collaborate with Product Managers and engineers to help meet accessibility standards.
-Work with cross-product UX team members to provide applicable and predictable experiences across Hobsons platforms.
-Work closely with PMs, engineers, and other team members to best fit optimal user experiences within the afforded project scope, budget, technical requirements, and business needs.
-Propose user experiences and design recommendations in the form of wireframes and high-fidelity prototypes.
-Assist with development and socialization of user archetypes, including personas, or contribute to existing ones as appropriate.
-Collaborate with distributed teams through traditionally agile ceremonies (stand-up, sprint planning, retros) to ensure the desired user experience is carried through the development cycle.
-Lead in creation of theoretical task scenarios, navigation map, flow, and state-transition diagrams to track design decisions
Serve as UX representative for high-profile projects and cross-departmental meetings.

As a Team Lead, you will be expected to:

-Manage day to day activities of UX team
-Coach & motivate the team to achieve their goals and maximize potential
-Develop and implement strategies to achieve business goals

We’re looking for someone who has… 

-Bachelor’s degree in user experience, interaction design, information architecture or related field, or equivalent years of related experience is required.
-Minimum of 8 years of UX experience with at least 2 years leading a team   
-Understanding of usability and responsive design best practices.
-Ability to own and articulate design decisions.
-Proficiency with prototyping tools such as Sketch and InVision
-Knowledge of HTML5, Photoshop, CSS is a plus.
-Experience designing in an Agile environment that includes SaaS and B2B products preferred.
-Education industry experience preferred.
-Portfolio or examples showcasing experience in planning and creating intuitive digital experiences should be submitted with application.

About Hobsons! 

A leader in education technology, Hobsons helps more than 15 million students to identify their strengths, explore careers, match to best-fit educational opportunities, create academic plans, and reach their education and life goals. More than 13,000 K-12 and higher education institutions partner with Hobsons and leverage our expertise and our solutions — Naviance, Intersect, and Starfish — to improve college and career readiness, college recruiting and admissions, and higher education student success to support millions of students

Hobsons is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or another legally protected status.

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