Design Architect

Job Requisition ID: 12372

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The User Experience Designer role will execute UX and product design, with a strong emphasis on the end-user experience. This role will assist in designing world-class platforms and experiences. The User Experience Designer works closely with other UX Designers to drive toward an optimal experience design solution. 


UX and UI Design Excellence:

  • Brainstorm, collaborate and execute UX planning, UI and interaction designs within a multifunctional team with an emphasis on an iterative, user-focused approach
  • Actively contribute to the validation, usability, design quality and execution of final designs, from user research through final visual designs to development
  • Ability to create UX artifacts including User Flows, a variety of Prototypes, Style Guides and any other necessary documents for clear communication of the UX vision and solution
  • Ensure strategic alignment of user and business needs are expressed in the UX design solution
  • Ensure appropriate UX methodologies and design best practices persist on projects – so that design decisions result in optimal end-user experiences and outcomes

Cross-functional Collaboration

  • Represent, collaborate and ensure Product Experience Design’s important role in building the next generation of Education Technology
  • Works closely with the UX Director, other UX Designers, User Research and Product Owners to ensure creative strategy is articulated and aligned, and that project deliverables are being met
  • Collaborate cross functionally to establish best practices in UX Design methodology and validation through iterative testing to the benefit of the end user experience


  • Bachelor's Degree in design or design-related discipline (graphic design, user experience design, visual design, etc.) or equivalent experience
  • Online portfolio that demonstrates UX & UI design understanding
  • 3-5 years UX & UI design experience in a team environment
  • Passion for modern UI designs and interaction patterns, with an evidenced portfolio of work and experience
  • Experience in tools such as Sketch, Axure, Zeplin, Principle and/or Invision for creating user flows, wireframes, interactive prototypes and visual designs
  • Must be a strong collaborator across diverse groups, including Product Owners and Engineers
  • User-Centered Design approach to solving creative challenges
  • Familiarity with HTML, CSS, JavaScript & other web technologies a strong plus
  • Capacity to work well with other creative team mates to embrace, collaborate and work with other ideas

Physical Requirements:

· Might be in a stationary position for a considerable time (sitting and/or standing).

· The person in this position needs to move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.

· Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.

· Must be able to collaborate with colleagues via face to face, conference calls, and online meetings.

· Ability to work in cross functional teams and as well as work independently 

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (NASDAQ:HMHC) is a global learning company dedicated to changing people’s lives by fostering passionate, curious learners. As a leading provider of pre-K–12 education content, services, and cutting-edge technology solutions across a variety of media, HMH enables learning in a changing landscape. HMH is uniquely positioned to create engaging and effective educational content and experiences from early childhood to beyond the classroom.  HMH serves more than 50 million students in over 150 countries worldwide, while its award-winning children's books, novels, non-fiction, and reference titles are enjoyed by readers throughout the world.

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in E-Verify. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Full time
New York, NY 10016, US