Product Designer (Search & Discovery)

What do we do?

Teachers Pay Teachers (or TpT, as we call it) is a community of millions of educators who come together to share their work, their insights, and their inspiration with one another. We are the first and largest open marketplace where teachers share, sell, and buy original educational resources. Our community brings immediate access to a world of expertise and offers educators more time to focus on students and teaching.

The New York Times called the phenomenon we lead “A Sharing Economy Where Teachers Win”.

Why do we do it?

Our dream is to make the expertise and wisdom of all the teachers in the world available to anyone, anywhere, at any time. We believe that we can help create real good in the world by empowering the educators to teach their best.

Who are we looking for?

We modeled our company culture on the virtues of our community of teachers and we are assembling one of the most talented teams in New York. We think this article in EdSurge about sums it up.

We’re building a team of deeply good people doing great things. We listen first. We love our work. And we are all teachers and learners in whatever we do. We believe that productivity is never an accident. It’s the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, passionate team work, and focused effort. We want every day to be fun and to matter.

Role

Product Designers at TpT are passionate about creating the very best experiences for all our marketplace touchpoints. As a leader on our product team, you’ll be involved in every aspect of the product development process, from inception to build to shipping and beyond. You’ll partner with product managers, engineers, our community team, our community, and others in setting and executing our product vision and direction. You’ll take on a range of design challenges and be expected to advocate for the clearest, cleanest, and most delightful design experiences.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with Product Manager and Tech Lead to develop the short, medium and long term vision and execution across mobile, tablet and desktop for Search & Discovery
  • Communicate effectively using user research, workshops, narratives, sketches, wireframes, mockups, and prototypes
  • Define interaction models, user flows, and UI specifications
  • Contribute to product team growth, vision, and strategy
  • Help develop and define TpT’s design sensibilities, methodologies, and culture
  • Craft delightful experiences for our users by optimizing for mobile devices
  • Present and explain design decisions to the rest of the company.

Qualities for a successful candidate:

  • Believe in our mission to connect and empower teachers
  • 5+ years of experience in a similar role as a UX / UI or Product Designer
  • Experience and expertise in high-level product strategy
  • A substantive job application that stands out, shows what you’ve built, and tells us who you are as a person
  • Strong design portfolio with examples of well-thought out mobile interactions and clear visuals across iOS, Android, and Mobile Web
  • Excellent communication skills and attention to detail
  • Exceptional organizational and analytical skills
  • Appreciate feedback and value honest, thoughtful critique
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Meet Some of Teachers Pay Teachers's Employees

Charlotte W.

Product Manager

As a product manager on the Search & Discovery Team, Charlotte spends her time collaborating with designers, tech-leads, and engineers to optimize search results to best serve the TpT community.

Ed M.

Product Designer

As a designer on the Search & Discovery Team, Ed spends most of his time working on the back-end aspects of the product to create a more personalized experience for the user.


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