Teaching Strategies, LLC
  • Product Management
  • Bethesda, MD, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

About us

Teaching Strategies is a high growth, private-equity backed, market leading business in early childhood education.  The Company provides the most innovative and effective curriculum, assessment, professional development, and family connection resources to programs serving children from birth through 3rd grade. With ground-breaking print and SaaS solutions and a strong belief that the most powerful way to impact child outcomes is to improve teacher effectiveness, Teaching Strategies has been supporting the critical work of early childhood educators for over 30 years.

Located in downtown Bethesda, MD, our company's headquarters are within steps from Bethesda Row and the Bethesda Metro stop. Candidates who fit with our values, vision, and mission will find a work environment that fosters creativity, innovation and career growth. We are building a team of results-oriented individuals who will thrive in a collaborative, work-hard/play-hard culture.  We pride ourselves on the impact we have on the early childhood field through supporting teachers who are doing the most important work there is, teaching children to become creative, confident thinkers.

 

What's in it for you

Teaching Strategies offers our employees a robust suite of benefits and other perks which include:

  • Beautifully designed, open office space
  • Free cereal and coffee bar
  • Free on-site gym
  • Casual dress environment
  • Company sponsored events
  • Professional development and growth opportunities
  • Tuition assistance
  • Competitive compensation package
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage for spouses, domestic partners, and children
  • Pre-tax medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSA)
  • Health savings accounts with employer contributions
  • 401(k) plan with employer match
  • Company sponsored life, short and long term disability insurance
  • Voluntary life and critical illness insurance
  • Commuter benefits
  • Paid parental leave programs
  • Generous paid time off (which includes Winter Break)

Position overview

The Senior User Experience Architect is a leader who works with content experts, product engineers, and product managers to create a friendly and intuitive user experience architecture.  Starting with a solid understanding of the motivation and intent behind user behavior and workflows, the Senior User Experience Architect will lead the creation of wireframes, requirements, mockups, and prototypes to demonstrate interaction and design concepts and then work alongside product engineers to implement.

The Senior User Experience Architect will collaborate with product managers to continually pursue customer satisfaction with usability studies and testing to bring measurable improvements to the online user experience.

 Specific roles and responsibilities:

  • Creates user-focused experiences informed by market analysis, customer feedback and requirements, and user research analytics
  • Responsible for requirements documentation, functional specification documentation, wireframe prototyping, user flow documentation, and task flow analysis.
  • Creates deliverables including user stories, surveys, A/B usability test plans, wireframes and functional prototypes
  • Designs mock-ups and click-through prototypes as necessary
  • Validates and improves user experience via user testing, surveys and interview feedback

 Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher in design or other areas of study
  • 10+ years' experience in the User Experience field
  • 5+ years' experience in Education Technology or related field
  • Knowledgeable of industry best practices for web application design and usability
  • Creative problem solver who works well in cross-functional teams
  • Experience with SCRUM and Agile methodologies
  • Excellent usability and visual design skills
  • Diplomatic and capable of resolving disputes in a responsible manner

Teaching Strategies, LLC is committed to creating a diverse workplace and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer of Minorities, all Genders, Protected Veterans and Individual with Disabilities.

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