A Y Combinator/Imagine K12 company, ClassDojo’s long-term goal is to give every child on Earth an education they love. The ClassDojo app is the #1 communication app for micro-communities of K-8 teachers, children and families globally; they use it to stay connected, sharing what’s happening through the school day through photos, videos, messages, and activities. The company is now helping kids get learning experiences they love, beyond school. Today, ClassDojo is used by 95% of pre K-8 schools in the US, as well as in a further 180 countries.
As a Senior Product Designer at Classdojo, you’ll be embedded with a team of engineers, researchers, product managers, and other cross-functional teammates. You will be involved in every aspect of the product development process, from conception through launch and scale, working on both strategy and tactics to create products that teachers, kids and families love.
What you’ll do:
Turn research insights and product strategy into simple, elegant, emotive products that people want and love to use. You’ll optimize for learning each step of the way by exploring divergent directions, rapidly testing them with users, and converging on feasible, innovative products people love.
What you’ll bring:
Product discovery experience
You have experience rapidly researching, discovering, prototyping and ultimately delivering high quality consumer products, as part of a cross-functional team. You can share many shining examples of real work you’ve shipped, and what you learned along the way. Your design process is holistic, and includes user research, gathering data-driven insights, rigorous testing and rapid iteration. You love doing rapid, user-centric product discovery, and you have high standards (our product discovery teams aim for 10-20 validated prototypes per week).
You thrive best when helping identify and refine problems to solve. You facilitate and draw the best design ideas from teammates. You have the ability to think at a high level about product strategy and vision (not just ‘how it should look’ but ‘what we should build’). You can think and talk about the bottom line. Analytics don’t scare you, and you know which features can act as force multipliers on your company’s business model. You want to contribute to high-level strategic decisions with the rest of the product and executive teams.
You’ve shipped great experiences across several platforms. You know what translates from desktop and what doesn’t, or why you’d opt for one solution for iOS and another on Android.
You possess excellent communication skills: you are able to clearly articulate your design decisions. You like sharing your work, even if it’s still in progress, to bring the team along with you. You have a sharp ambiguity filter, always seeking to clarify what is unclear for yourself and others.
You know that design doesn’t end after you’ve shipped. You perpetually work with cross-functional teams to ensure our products maintain and deepen product-market fit with our users. You give and solicit feedback from other designers in order to continually raise our bar for quality.
You’re a prolific designer with relevant work that you’re happy to share and discuss with us. You’re familiar with common microinteractions in use (on mobile, web, desktop, etc), and have nuanced views on how to make many of them even better.
ClassDojo’s mission is to bring communities together, and help them create an education experience their children love. Founded in 2011 (ImagineK12 / Y Combinator) and based in San Francisco, California, ClassDojo started as a communication app: a simple way for teachers, families, and children to share the magic of the school day through photos, videos, and messages. It creates a close-knit classroom community, and exciting, inspiring and creative classrooms and homes for kids. We’re one of the fastest growing education companies of all time, used and loved by tens of millions of teachers, families and children in 90% of K-8 schools in the US, and 180 other countries.
You can read more about our vision to change education from the ground up here: https://medium.com/@samchaudhary/https-medium-com-samchaudhary-how-to-change-education-from-the-ground-up-f82b8f3e4b95.
We believe focused, talented, non-hierarchical teams can achieve a surprising amount: https://blog.ycombinator.com/its-surprising-how-much-small-teams-can-get-done-sam-chaudhary-of-classdojo/. Our team is made up of talented, motivated, intense and interesting people from around the world, with deep backgrounds in education, as well as from leading consumer internet organizations like Instagram, Netflix, Dropbox, Uber, Y Combinator and more. We’re building a company that is pioneering the future of education, and one that is the kind of place we’ve all always wanted to work. We believe you’ll do the best work of your life here.
ClassDojo’s vision is to give every child on Earth an education they love. We strongly feel the best way to do this is to work with people from diverse backgrounds that truly reflect the world. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. In accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. We are happy to accommodate any disabilities or special needs. We hire both locally in San Francisco, and distributed teammates around the world.
If you’re interested in pioneering the future of education at massive scale, we’d love to hear from you.