Intermediate Product Designer

Top Hat

Toronto, Ontario, CA
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Web/Graphic Design/Internet
  • Post Date: 04/29/2021
  • Website: tophat.com
  • Company Address: 2 Carlton St, Toronto, ON, M5B 1J3

About Top Hat

Top Hat is a higher education teaching app that makes active learning come to life. Our suite of easy-to-use tools address four teaching challenges: student engagement; textbook affordability and customizability; student comprehension; and secure test administration. More than 2 million students at 750 of the top 1,000 colleges and universities in North America have used Top Hat.

Job Description

We are looking for an experienced product designer to join the product design team at Top Hat.
 
Product designers at Top Hat have a curiosity and drive for understanding user expectations, communicating them clearly to the business, and turning them into products and experiences that are usable and helpful. You will be joining our rapidly growing team of product managers and designers on the Product Team, working closely with engineering, customers success, and product marketing. Most importantly, you will be working on challenging design problems for a consumer-facing application that makes an impact on the lives of millions of professors and students.

You will:

    • Meet with customers virtually to learn about their challenges and aspirations not only with Top Hat, but education technology as a whole
    • Work closely with product managers to review user feedback and data 
    • Create  wireframes, and hi-fidelity prototypes
    • Work within the design team to expand UX and UI design patterns for different platforms – web, iPhone, and Android devices 
    • Interact daily with the engineering team to ensure your designs are executed and shipped to customers.

About you:

    • Minimum 1–2 years experience as a UX/UI designer, or product designer
    • Experience working with consumer-facing applications
    • Proficient with design tools – you’re expected to render solutions to spec (proper spacing, margins, etc).
    • Prototyping and great interaction design instincts, either with wireframes or in working HTML/CSS/JS
    • Be detail-obsessed
    • Experience working with engineering teams (facilitating teamwork is a must)
    • Understanding of data-driven design and using data resources to inform decisions
    • An understanding of how to run usability tests, and conduct interview with users that are respectful and insightful
    • Ability to break down abstract needs and research in to clear and feasible user interface assets for the engineering team
    • Great written and spoken communication skills
    • Self-starting on projects and working from a position of ambiguity is very beneficial for senior roles
Five reasons people choose to join the Top Hat team:
 
*Award-winning company and culture. Top Hat has consistently ranked as one of the fastest-growing and best places to work in Canada.
*A single mission that drives every single Top Hatter. We empower educators to engage students and unleash their potential. Our relentless focus on customers is a pretty inspiring idea to wake up to every day.
*A winning long-term strategy and business model. We aim to be the dominant teaching platform in higher education in the world, and our team is making that possible through great content and product solutions that are making a real impact on educators.
*A collaborative team doing really challenging work. What we’ve set out to do is ambitious and hasn’t been done before. Our team works closely together - across departments - to innovate and improve the lives of educators and students. 
*Great benefits, rewards, and career opportunities. We offer competitive benefits, an amazing workplace culture, and lots of room for career growth. For those who invest in themselves at Top Hat, the sky’s the limit.
 
About Top Hat: 
 
Top Hat is the only all-in-one courseware platform that enables active learning—a proven student-centered teaching pedagogy that promotes deep understanding, critical thinking, and subject mastery—with interactive content, tools, and activities. Millions of students at 750 leading North American colleges and universities use Top Hat to teach and engage with students before, during, and after class, in both in-person and online education.
 
Headquartered in Toronto, Top Hat has consistently been recognized as one of the fastest-growing technology companies in North America.
 
Top Hat welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
 
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Five reasons people choose to join the Top Hat team:
 
*Award-winning company and culture. Top Hat has consistently ranked as one of the fastest-growing and best places to work in Canada.
*A single mission that drives every single Top Hatter. We empower educators to engage students and unleash their potential. Our relentless focus on customers is a pretty inspiring idea to wake up to every day.
*A winning long-term strategy and business model. We aim to be the dominant teaching platform in higher education in the world, and our team is making that possible through great content and product solutions that are making a real impact on educators.
*A collaborative team doing really challenging work. What we’ve set out to do is ambitious and hasn’t been done before. Our team works closely together - across departments - to innovate and improve the lives of educators and students. 
*Great benefits, rewards, and career opportunities. We offer competitive benefits, an amazing workplace culture, and lots of room for career growth. For those who invest in themselves at Top Hat, the sky’s the limit.
 
About Top Hat: 
 
Top Hat is the only all-in-one courseware platform that enables active learning—a proven student-centered teaching pedagogy that promotes deep understanding, critical thinking, and subject mastery—with interactive content, tools, and activities. Millions of students at 750 leading North American colleges and universities use Top Hat to teach and engage with students before, during, and after class, in both in-person and online education.
 
Headquartered in Toronto, Top Hat has consistently been recognized as one of the fastest-growing technology companies in North America.
 
Top Hat welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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