Pearson is a product company whose mission is to have a direct relationship with millions of lifelong learners. As the world’s learning company with more than 22,500 employees operating in 70 countries, we provide content, assessment, and digital services to learners, educational institutions, employers, governments and other partners globally. We are committed to helping equip learners with the skills they need to enhance their world of opportunities. We believe that wherever learning flourishes so do people.
At Pearson you will be challenged in an organization that values vision, execution, and persistence. You will take ownership of our product by solving complex problems in simple, elegant ways. Product Designers at Pearson are embedded within product teams that are deeply collaborative, and each member is directly responsible for the team’s success.
Principal Product Designer
We are looking for a Principal UX Designer with a portfolio demonstrating high expertise in both desktop and native mobile projects, complex platforms and processes which can be articulated through presentation and storytelling.
We see Principal Product Designers as experts in their field, who can raise the bar as well as produce high-quality designs and oversee the output of a small UX team. While they are individual contributors, they lead by example and mentor more junior designers.
As a Principal Product Designer, you’ll have:
- 5+ years of relevant, demonstrable experience in Product Design as an individual contributor, producing seamless experiences and visually pleasing designs
- A good level of business acumen, achieved through your experience in the tech/product industry
- Ability to find solutions that take into account reusability, feasibility, and both customer and business needs
- Experience working with Design Systems
- Experience working in Agile as part of a product and technology team
About the role
This position reports into the Director of Product Design while being dedicated to the ELL Corporate division for their English assessment products, which are tests used all over the world in corporations to assess a candidate’s English proficiency before hiring. The products include take-home tests, preparation material and customer portals, both in desktop and mobile applications.
As the most senior UX representative in the ELL Corporate division, you will be accountable for:
- Partnering with Product to define the experience strategy and inform the roadmap for the end-to-end experience of the corporate assessment products
- Executing on designs, from wireframes to high-fidelity to prototypes, as well as leading the design direction and overseeing the quality of the output from a small UX team
- Partnering with engineering to aid in the execution of your team’s designs
- Communicating the UX strategy to a varied audience that includes stakeholders in senior leadership (this can be through prototypes, presentations or more)
- Building trust-based relationships with your product, engineering, content and marketing counterparts, as well as with the other members of the design and research team
- Ensuring alignment and sign-off over the design direction of the products by liaising with other departments such as Central UX and Marketing
- Advocating for relevant testing of features and journeys and assisting product and research in creating and running these tests
- Identifying in advance the need to involve specialism such as UX research, accessibility, illustration, or other instances that could require extra resourcing, and then assist in making a business case for it
What will help you succeed
As part of the ELL UX team and the global UX group, you will have talented colleagues with a variety of specialisms who can assist you and whom you can request contributions from.
Some of your colleagues will work in UX Research, UX Writing, Creative Technology (HTML prototyping), Accessibility and Service Design. While it may not always be possible, in busy times, to directly engage them in your projects, they will always be around to help you.