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Pearson Lead Product Designer in Sydney, Australia

Our purpose at Pearson is to help everyone achieve their potential through learning. At the heart of this is a commitment to sustainable practices and meaningful, measurable outcomes.

Our company: We are the world’s leading learning company. Our ability to help people learn is built on our ability to grow with and adapt to a constantly evolving market. Our 20,000+ employees around the world in 70 countries in which we operate are dedicated to doing just that: creating the digital-first, accessible and sustainable learning resources that prepare tens of millions of people each year for a lifetime of learning.

Our team: Our Sydney-based edtech team is the latest stage in our evolution. Drawing from an innovative, start-up culture, we operate as a stand-alone unit of software engineers, learning designers and technologists, pioneering the next generation of online learning technologies and experiences that will scale to millions of students worldwide.

The Role : We’re looking for a Lead Product Designer with a strong UX background to champion the strategic thinking of our platform design team. You'll partner closely with product and engineering while leading a tightly knit team to define and execute on our educational platform’s North Star vision. You will be challenged in an organization that values vision, execution, and persistence, and you will take ownership of our product by solving complex problems in simple, elegant ways.

What You’ll Do

  • Take broad, conceptual ideas and turn them into valuable learning experiences

  • Lead design projects across the entire product lifecycle and set the vision for the user experience and create the space for others to collaborate

  • Drive high-level strategic decisions with the rest of the product team

  • Partner closely with engineering, product, learning design and project management to find elegant solutions to design challenges

  • Help other designers cut through ambiguity, using design as a tool to show the way forward 

  • Oversee the user experience of a product from conception until launch as well as additional ongoing iterations

  • Keep projects moving even when challenging feedback or technical constraints present themselves

  • Drive design research to bring new ideas to life

  • Leads and mentors a cross-functional design team

  • Lead by example, showing other designers and cross-functional team members how to collaboratively solve tough challenges.

About You:

  • Experience in managing, leading and guiding a small team

  • 9+ years of experience as a Product Designer or UX Designer, experience with people management is a plus

  • Proven ability to solve problems and design elegant solutions at a systems level

  • Fluency in user-centered design methods, exploration, storytelling, and detailed interaction design

  • Demonstrated skills in visual design and a critical eye for the details that matter

  • Have shown an ability to bring clarity and structure to a complex system or user experience challenge

  • A persuasive communicator who can present your vision and design rationale in a compelling, convincing manner to the wider team

  • Experience in the education industry preferred

  • Experience with current design tools including Figma, Sketch, and/or Adobe CS

Want to work flexibly from home to suit your lifestyle?

Pearson is committed to supporting a diverse and adaptable workforce through hybrid work practices and has adopted flexible remote and virtual working. Where possible our employees can choose to manage their attendance to the office more flexibly.

At Pearson we value the power of an inclusive culture and a strong sense of belonging. We seek to infuse diversity and inclusion in everything we do, while promoting a culture where differences are embraced as strengths; opportunities are equal and accessible; consideration and respect are the norm; and all team members are supported in reaching their full potential.  We foster a work environment where we reflect our customers and learners, and where our people can be themselves.

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Organization: Global Product

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 821