Senior Accessible UX Designer at Pearson (Sacramento, CA)

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Pearson is the world's learning company with more than 24,000 employees operating in 70 countries. We combine world-class educational content and assessment, powered by services and technology, to enable more effective teaching and personalized learning at scale. We believe that wherever learning flourishes so do people.

Pearson is looking for a dynamic Senior Accessible User Experience designer to lead efforts to design accessible, engaging experiences within our world class assessment products. You will solve complex design problems by building adaptive, creative, and accessible solutions that are optimized for usability and founded in exceptional visual design.

The successful candidate has a passion for building creative solutions to UI/UX design problems by staying up to date with best practices and emerging trends in accessible user experience design and user interface technology.

Key Responsibilities

  • Partner with UX researchers, product managers, engineers, and more to build accessible, usable, forward-looking products that delight users of all ages
  • Define user journeys, interactions, and UI specifications in close collaboration with product managers and the engineering team
  • Develop personas and usage scenarios
  • Participate in user research and usability testing, evaluate user feedback, and implement changes based on this feedback
  • Produce high-quality UX design solutions through wireframes, visual and graphic designs, flow diagrams, storyboards, site maps, and prototypes
  • Develop and conceptualize a comprehensive UI/UX design strategy for each product that aligns with the Pearson brand
  • Design accessible UI elements and tools and provide a library of these elements to share with other UX design teams

As required by theColorado Equal Pay Transparency Act, Pearson provides a reasonable range of minimum compensation for roles that may be hired in Colorado. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and specific office location. For the state of Colorado only , the range of starting pay for this role is $125,000 - $135,000. This position is eligible to participate in an annual incentive program, and information on benefits offered is here.



Bachelor's degree in a design-related field and a minimum of 5 years UI/UX design experience for digital products or services

  • A portfolio of professional UI/UX design work for both web and mobile platforms, with a preference for samples that are accessible.
  • Knowledge of industry tools like Zeplin, Figma, OmniGraffle, Illustrator and Sketch
  • Experience working in an Agile development process
  • Awareness of current design trends

  • Special Knowledge and Skills
  • Ability to work productively with diverse teams
  • Thorough understanding of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA)
  • Functional knowledge of the user experience needs of people with disabilities
  • Ability to initiate and manage the acquisition of new skills as needed to meet job requirements
  • Multi-tasking and time management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks
  • Mastery of information design and the ability to simplify complex information systems
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to present wireframes and design solutions to various stakeholders
  • Experience with digital educational content (desirable)
  • Ability to travel up to 25%

  • Learning is the most powerful force for change in the world. More than 20,000 Pearson employees deliver our products and services in nearly 200 countries, all working towards a common purpose - to help everyone achieve their potential through learning. We do that by providing high quality, digital content and learning experiences, as well as assessments and qualifications that help people build their skills and grow with the world around them. We are the world's leading learning company. Learn more at

    Pearson believes that wherever learning flourishes, so do people. We are committed to being an anti-racistcompany in everything we do. We value the power of an inclusive culture and a strong sense of belonging. We promote a culture where differences are embraced, opportunities are accessible, consideration and respect are the norm, and all individuals are supported in reaching their full potential. Through our talent, we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion make us a more innovative and vibrant place to work. People are at the center, and we are committed to a sustainable environment and workplace where talent can learn, grow, and thrive.

    To learn more about Pearson's commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce, please click here:

    Pearson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of E-Verify. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need.All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other group protected by law.


    Organization: Assessment & Qualifications

    Schedule: FULL_TIME

    Req ID: 6091

    More Information on Pearson
    Pearson operates in the Edtech industry. The company is located in Chandler, AZ, Iowa City, IA, Minneapolis, MN, Tupelo, MS, Concord, NH, Hoboken, NJ, Albuquerque, NM and San Antonio, TX. Pearson was founded in 1871. It has 29811 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 80 open jobs at Pearson, click here.
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