Blackboard Inc. - Austin, TX (30+ days ago)3.4


The Opportunity:
We’re looking for a Designer to help us shape the future of education. With nearly 20,000 organizational customers and millions of student users, Blackboard is the world's leading education technology company with the industry's most comprehensive student-success solutions. Our mission is to partner with the global education community to enable student and institutional success by leveraging innovative technologies and services.

In this role you will work across all of Blackboard’s product lines, ranging from our ever-evolving LMS, Learn, to our student-friendly mobile app, and everything in between. You will have the unique opportunity to dive into and affect every facet of our product line, helping to make each more intuitive.

Our Design team helps shape the future of Blackboard’s products. Made up of design leaders who work across both web and mobile platforms and take a hands-on role in a highly collaborative team environment, they champion best-in-class work throughout the Blackboard organization. Our team believes that design is as much about behavior and emotion as it is about usability and utility.

As a Designer on our team, you will be responsible for building visual design explorations, comps, interactive simulations, and product specifications. You will work with other designers and developers to produce and ship products, as well as work within existing brand guidelines while extending these guidelines in new ways.

The Candidate:
Has a working knowledge of design disciplines and principles
Is familiar with industry-standard tools such as Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Sketch, or any prototyping tools
Is a strong collaborator and can receive and incorporate critique from peers and stakeholders as well as provide meaningful critique
Has an outstanding body of work that incorporates design-thinking (or similar) methodologies where people are the center of the solution
Can handle multiple design projects at different stages of delivery simultaneously without sacrificing quality
Has an exceptional eye for detail
Is comfortable participating in projects where acting as a leader might be required
Has excellent communication, negotiation, and presentation skills
Is highly organized, motivated, and efficient
Is a hybrid interaction and visual designer
Maintains high standards of accountability, owning responsibility around design decisions, timelines, and quality
A background in user research of other qualitative means to inform designing for the user is a plus
Please provide samples of your work with your application.

The Team & Office:
Blackboard has an office in the eclectic and beautiful city of Austin, TX.
Located in the historic downtown district with endless walkable places to grab a meal including Kemuri Tatsu-Ya, Hi Hat Public House, Cuvee, and Tamale House
Accessible via the Downtown Station Metrorail and Chicon/ East 6th bus station
Free parking for staff
Opportunity to collaborate with different departments as office houses both design and product development staff
Free sodas, snacks, and beer in office kitchen

This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required. Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities at any time.

Blackboard is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, or any other protected factor.