Senior User Experience Designer (Remote)
Herndon, VA 
Posted 1 day ago
Job Description

Over 20 years ago, Stride was founded to provide personalized learning - powered by technology. We reached students where they were in their own journeys. We knocked down their barriers to great education. And we gave every learner equal opportunity to succeed - however they defined success. Stride innovated the learning experience with online and blended learning that prepared them for their lives ahead.

Stride is a community of passionate leaders. Whether teachers, engineers, curriculum writers, or financial managers - whatever your expertise or role, we all work to empower futures through learning. And changing the trajectory of learning itself is one of our greatest missions. Join us in developing more effective ways to learn and helping learners build the skills and confidence they need to make their way forward in life.

The Senior UX Designer applies a user-centered design methodology to design successful solutions for education-related applications that support business goals and user needs. As part of an agile team, the Senior UX Designer initiates user research; translates user goals and requirements into interactive user experiences for desktop and mobile devices via concepts, wireframes, and prototypes; reviews the implementation; and provides recommendations based on usability testing results. The Senior UX Designer acts as the lead on a scrum team and determines schedules for deliverables.

The Senior UX Designer will work with UX Designers and Researchers, Product Management, and Developers on the UX design of complex applications and should be creative and technically adept, highly collaborative yet also able to work independently, detail-oriented, self-motivated, and passionate about improving educational experiences for users.

Specifically, this position will work with a team dedicated to enabling and enhancing a new Student Information System (SIS), ensuring the best experience for school administrators, teachers, and Stride staff across multiple business lines. Working knowledge of the education field or Powerschool would be a plus.

Essential Functions: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

  • Understand and articulate the product vision, problem definition, and opportunity;
  • Employ user-centered methodology to design functionality that accommodates user needs and meets the standards of navigation, layout, and labeling;
  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams in prioritizing functional requirements and developing design solution approach.
  • Define and articulate design problems to facilitate focus and create simple, elegant and effective designs that align with product vision and business outcomes;
  • Communicate solution approach through development of mock-ups, user and data flows, use cases, wireframes and interactive prototypes, and specifications;
  • Identify and develop new patterns as needed;
  • Communicate with colleagues and management to ensure product remains true to stated goals of functional design throughout development of product;
  • Initiate and incorporate feedback from usability testing of designs;
  • Understand and incorporate design principles and accessibility and mobile-friendly/responsive guidelines into product designs;
  • Contribute to continuous improvement of the scrum team, agile processes, and the User Experience community at Stride and proactively supports knowledge-sharing within and outside the UX team;
  • Act as the Lead UX Designer on a Scrum team. This involves:
    • Partnering with product owners to understand the vision and business value for the feature or project; participating in planning sessions to develop and maintain the feature or product roadmap.
    • Understanding the product backlog and user story prioritization in order to conduct and incorporate user research and deliver designs before implementation;
    • Collaborating with cross-functional teams comprised of product management, UX Designers, Visual Designers, Developers, Testers, and other subject matter experts to understand information needs and functionality requirements, dependencies and impacts, and facilitate user story development and design.
    • Ensuring delivery of artifacts as agreed to by the team including flow diagrams, conceptual designs, wireframes, interactive prototypes, visual designs, and specifications that adhere to accessibility and mobile-ready guidelines.
    • Reviewing implementation for adherence to designs and style guide.
    • Participating in daily standups and taking the initiative to prepare for and organize other necessary meetings such as design reviews.

Supervisory Responsibilities: This position has no formal supervisory responsibilities.

Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • Five (5) years of experience in planning and executing successful web applications OR
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience

Certificates and Licenses: None required.


  • Solid understanding of user-centered design principles.
  • Experience solving complex design problems for Web interactions or software solutions.
  • Experience facilitating design sessions with stakeholders.
  • Solid understanding of innovative graphical user interface design, information design, and interactive design.
  • Ability to craft visual representations of large systems, complex relationships, data and task flows.
  • Experience with Agile/Scrum and responsive design or mobile applications.
  • Excellent written, oral and diagrammatic communication skills.
  • Adept with relevant design and information flow software, such as Sketch or Figma.
  • An online portfolio that communicates a range of successful user-centered designs that demonstrate proven experience with the user-centered design methodology, telling stories, generating detailed wire frames or prototypes, and delivering comprehensive specifications.
  • Ability to pass required background check

dESIRED Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in user experience design, human-computer interaction, product design, or related field
  • Experience with online collaboration tools such as Miro, Google Docs, etc.
  • Experience designing for accessibility (WCAG 2.0).
  • HTML and CSS coding experience.
  • Experience working with geographically-dispersed teams.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • This position is virtual and open to residents of the 50 states and Washington, D.C.

Compensation & Benefits: Stride, Inc. considers a person's education, experience, and qualifications, as well as the position's work location, expected quality and quantity of work, required travel (if any), external market and internal value when determining a new employee's salary level. Salaries will differ based on these factors, the position's level and expected contribution, and the employee's benefits elections.

  • We anticipate the salary range to be $70,055 to $120,246 per year. Eligible employees may receive a bonus. This salary is not guaranteed, as an individual's compensation can vary based on several factors. These factors include, but are not limited to, geographic location, experience, training, education, and local market conditions. Stride offers a robust benefits package for eligible employees that can include health benefits, retirement contributions, and paid time off.

The above job is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor. All employment is "at-will" as governed by the law of the state where the employee works. It is further understood that the "at-will" nature of employment is one aspect of employment that cannot be changed except in writing and signed by an authorized officer.

Stride, Inc. is a Federal Contractor, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status age, or genetics, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

K12 is a Federal Contractor, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5 years
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