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Full-time Senior User Experience Designer / Team Lead

at Pearson in AUSTIN, TX

Senior User Experience Designer / Team Lead


At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.

We need a strong Sr. UX Designer / Team Lead to create a world class user experience for our clinical assessment products. The Sr. UX Designer / Team Lead will be responsible for delivering easy, intuitive and clean design and championing a strategic approach to design. The ideal candidate will have the right balance of independence and aptitude to work in a highly collaborative, cross-functional team.


Define the UX strategy for new and existing products to ensure continuity of user experience across products, platforms and form factors

Identify meaningful UX metrics and set measurable and achievable product goals

Align with corporate goals and exceed objectives

Define best practices, create style guides and pattern libraries to ensure design consistency

Create mockups, storyboards, visual prototypes and flow diagrams to communicate interaction and visual design plan

Collaborate with engineering, business analysts and content developers to establish efficient and sustainable collaborative process

Incorporate both qualitative and quantitative research into the design process and be able to articulate and defend design decisions using the same type of evidence

Document and summarize work and present to senior leadership

Mentor junior designers as needed


Bachelor’s degree in fine arts, graphic/web design, interaction design or equivalent experience

5-7 years of relevant work experience

Ability to quickly prototype new ideas, concepts and design solutions and perform under pressure

Proficiency in wireframing and prototyping software – i.e., Axure, InVision, etc.

Experience with highly interactive mobile and/or responsive design

Ability to work in highly collaborative, fast paced environments

Excellent organizational and time management skills

Deep knowledge of user interface patterns for digital design

Portfolio required


Experience with learning or educational software

Experience creating product roadmaps in agile environments

Experience with enterprise and/or government users

Experience designing software for young children

Experience facilitating and conduct design studios

Experience with user testing

Experience with accessibility

Working knowledge of CSS

Primary Location: US-TX-Austin

Other Locations US-TX-San Antonio

Work Locations: US-TX-Austin-400 Center Ridge 400 Center Ridge Drive TechRidge Three.2 - Suite 100 Austin 78753

Job: Technology

Organization: Assessments Clinical

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

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Published on 28-03-2017