Head of UX Design


Ready Education

Role Location

  • Remote


51 - 100 people


4040 Fairfax Drive, Suite 700 A
Arlington, VA, 22203, US

Tech Stack

  • Java
  • Python
  • Angular
  • AWS

Role Description

At Ready Education, we are deeply committed to improving student success and college graduation rates worldwide by crafting digital experiences that build community and increase student engagement. We work with over 300 higher education institutions globally, helping them better engage their students, improve the student life experience on their campuses, and ensure that they ultimately provide success for their students.

As the Head of UX on the User Experience and Product Design team, you will directly impact their vision and mission of helping students succeed by bringing more institutions and students onto the student platform through creative leadership contributions to the user experience, engineering and product design team.

We are looking for individuals who share our values, who will:

Put Student Success First: Ready Education exists to improve student success. As an engineer on the team, you will work to ensure that our product is successfully adopted and utilized by our 300+ campuses, and with every decision, always put the student at the heart. Accomplish More As a Team: our team here at Ready is made up of passionate, hardworking people who support, care for, and challenge each other to achieve wins together. We learn from each other and embrace creative tension to ensure the best idea wins. We collaborate to solve problems together. Have a Learning Mentality: we are looking for intellectually curious people who never stop learning and growing and who embrace change, which is essential at a constantly evolving tech company. You will continuously push yourself and others around you to improve and evolve Move Fast and Innovate: to be successful at Ready, you will need to be self-motivated and able to work autonomously. You will need to have excellent judgment and decision making skills to solve problems and move forward quickly.

In terms of the role responsibilities, you will:

Contribute to vision setting and strategic direction alongside the senior product team. Drive your area forward towards successfully moving towards that common goal set. Audit and continually improve existing experiences and journeys across our B2B2C platform. Provide and use feedback from other team members and designers to continually improve results Partner with other leads across Product, Engineering, Research and Data to guide projects from discovery to delivery. Help to define and ensure that experience design principles are common across all product teams.


5 years or more of experience as a user experience designer, product designer or similar UX-related roles in addition to a minimum of 1 year as manager of small to medium size design teams; experience managing and growing teams is an asset for the role Extensive experience with User Interface (UI) Design Have a user-centric approach to problem-solving, talking to customers, user testing and responding to feedback Experienced with design tools like Sketch or Figma and wireframing tools like Balsamiq Have a good understanding and knowledge of HTML5 and CSS Have experience with user interface design libraries and design systems; attention to detail, and an expert eye for visual consistency and hierarchy Experience with the end-to-end design process on software applications for enterprise, commercial desktop, web-based, cloud-based products or software applications

Individuals who are most successful in this role will live our values and have expertise in the following areas

Have an outstanding portfolio of interactive UX designs and detailed wireframes Passionate about building the overall product experience and have balanced multiple user experience projects Strong understanding of Design and Agile methodologies Proven track record of designing and implementing user experience strategies, plans, and market research Experience operating in a high growth environment Have experience working with (B2B/ B2B2C) SaaS Product Design is a bonus Previous design team management in a similar role is a bonus Ability to work in a fast-paced, startup environment

This is a remote role based anywhere in North America.

About Ready Education

We help students finish their degrees by building communities online and offline.

Company Culture

As a startup, we focus on iteration. We put students first, and to do that we have to work collaboratively as a company to think about what adds value for a student working to complete their degree. We focus on transparency and having a learning mentality to identify areas where we can improve. We also like to take time out to celebrate our wins and openly discuss opportunities for improvement. Spending time with members of various teams and recognizing others for representing our company values is something that happens on a weekly basis. We take pride in supporting millions of students in North America across hundreds of Higher Education Institutions of all types.

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