User Interface Designer

Monday October 22, 2012

Copley Square
501 Boylston
Boston, MA 02116


About Alleyoop

Alleyoop is a new online education venture intent on making meaningful changes in the way young people learn and pursue their goals. We are a small, entrepreneurial team with large ambitions. Today we work with tens of thousands of college aspiring learners, but we won’t be satisfied until we reach millions. We are strongly backed by Pearson (UK: PSON; NYSE: PSO), one of the world's leading media companies, and we feel the urgency to shake up the status quo in the months ahead. We value intelligence, decency and humor in our peers. We also value outstanding results for our customers since our success hinges on their future. Our office is located in Boston in Copley Square.

This position includes a competitive compensation and benefits package you’ll be hard-pressed to improve upon. Alleyoop is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D, and a member of E-Verify.

About You

You have:

  • An exceptional portfolio, containing examples of engaged communities, complex interaction/tools, and customer funnel engagement
  • A passion for making users' lives easier, and leveraging user research and usability studies to do so
  • The ability to deliver detailed wireframes, prototypes, and static assets optimized for web design and delivery
  • A strong understanding of the potential of evolving web technologies
  • A reputation for attention to detail in the work you produce and oversee.
  • Experience designing consumer and/or teen-facing applications (a plus)
  • Excitement around our goal of making a substantial and enduring difference to education and learning
  • 3+ years product design experience, ideally for web or mobile
  • Experience working in an Agile/SCRUM environment and a bias for action.
  • Ability to write and edit HTML, CSS, XML, and JSON.

About the Role

The User Interface Designers delivers detailed wireframes for a compelling user experience, making use of tools such as sketching, group ideation, prototypes, wireframes, user stories, and user studies. The successful candidate for the role will be a critical thinker with a good design sense, a strong technical background, and an eye for making things better. You will:

  • Work closely with the User Experience Designer to deliver detailed visual/interaction specifications, and ensure fit and finish.
  • Design user flows and compelling interactions.
  • Translate complex ideas into elegant, intuitive user interfaces.
  • Communicate ideas through compelling high-fidelity illustrations and prototypes.
  • Document behavior of the interface when exposed to all pertinent use cases.
  • Ensure interface designs include proper metrics collection required to understand effectiveness of features implemented.
  • Work closely with front-end developers, and software engineers to ensure successful implementation of designs.
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