Amplify
A pioneer in K–12 education, Amplify is leading the way in next-generation curriculum and formative assessment.
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Product Designer, Science (Contract) at Amplify (Remote)

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A pioneer in K-12 education since 2000, Amplify is leading the way in next-generation curriculum and assessment. Our captivating core and supplemental programs in ELA, math, and science engage all students in rigorous learning and inspire them to think deeply, creatively, and for themselves. Our formative assessment products turn data into practical instructional support to help students at every skill level build a strong foundation in early reading and math. Our programs provide teachers with powerful tools that help them understand and respond to the needs of all their students. Today, Amplify serves over eleven million students in all 50 states.
Amplify's creative team is a group of designers, artists, and storytellers. We sketch, we write, we push pixels, we also love paper. We live for the big ideas, and we sweat the details. We work on digital, print, environmental, interactive, and animation projects. We have a strong hands-on and highly collaborative approach to both product development and graphic design systems and ensure ideas are realized to the highest standards of execution.
Product Designers at Amplify create smart and meaningful product experiences that directly meet the needs of our young learners and their teachers, inside and outside of the classroom. As a member of Amplify's design group you will partner with a diverse cross-functional product team of designers, product owners, developers, and curriculum experts to extend and improve Amplify's digital curriculum.
Responsibilities of the Product Designer:
  • Collaborate closely with the Design team to gather design requirements for the science curriculum
  • Develop wireframes, interaction flows, mockups, and front end design specs for interactives based on requirements
  • Implement and iterate on established design style guides for interactives
  • Lead problem solving and design to drive compelling user experiences and interfaces
  • Think holistically and contribute to high-level product strategy
  • Participate in and conduct collaborative discussions, including listening closely and providing honest, thoughtful feedback to colleagues
  • Utilize strong and effective interpersonal and communication skills (written, verbal, and listening)
  • Prepare and present designs for review to internal teams and key stakeholders
  • Develop polished front end designs for handoff to developers

Basic Qualifications of the Product Designer:
  • 3+ years experience with end-to-end product design
  • Deep understanding of how qualitative research and data inform product and design decisions
  • Strong visual design and typographic sensibility
  • Interaction design expertise and experience collaborating with engineers
  • Expertise with Adobe CC, Sketch, InVision, Zeplin
  • Experience with Agile processes
  • Experience designing desktop and mobile experiences

Preferred Qualifications of the Product Designer:
  • Experience with digital product design in education technology or a related field
  • Enthusiasm for contributing to the landscape of literacy education
  • Experience designing with Accessibility as a priority
  • Demonstrated ability to work iteratively with customers to gather and document user experience requirements
  • A formal education in Interaction Design, Communication Design, User Experience or related field
  • Experience with interactive motion design or games
  • Working knowledge of HTML, JavaScript and CSS
  • Experience and/or knowledge with high school level Algebra and Geometry
  • Experience and/or knowledge of Desmos Graphing Calculator
  • Any lived experience with teaching or tutoring students ages K-12

We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. To that end, we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.
Amplify is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.
This position may be funded, in whole or in part, through American Recovery & Reinvestment Act funds.
Amplify Education, Inc. is an E-Verify participant.
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What are Amplify Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
We have a variety of employee-led ERGs whose goal is to create a safe space for employees of all backgrounds and identities to find community and support in their personal and career development.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
We offer Pet Insurance options through Nationwide.
Wellness Programs
We offer a premier subscription to CALM, an award-winning mindfulness app as well as health club discounts through our Employee Assistance Program with Aetna.
Mental Health Benefits
Mental Health benefits, including access to therapists, is available through our Employee Assistance Program. We also offer employees the opporutunity to complete Mental Health First Aid training.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
All full time, part-time and temporary employees over the age of 21 are eligible to partiicpate in our Fidelity 401K and/or Roth 401K plan after 30 days of employment.
401(K) Matching
Amplify provides 100% match on first 1% of employee contributions and 50% match on the next 5%, with an annual maximum employer match of $3,000.
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Amplify does offer performance bonuses dependent upon the nature of your position .
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Amplify offers a backup childcare solution through Bright Horizons.
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Occassional Happy Hours during company functions.
Relocation Assistance
If an eligilbe employee is asked to relocate as part of their job, Amplify may reimburse them for reasonalbe expenses.
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Fully remote employees, not assigned to an office, are eligible for internet reimbursement up to $40 per month.
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available

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