Overview

ClassDojo’s goal is to accelerate humanity’s progress, by giving every child on Earth an education they love.

We started by building a network that connects teachers, children, and families. ClassDojo’s flagship app is the #1 communication app connecting K-8 teachers, children, and families, globally. They use it to share what’s happening throughout the day through photos, videos, messages, and activities. It is actively used at an unprecedented scale: in over 95% of US schools, reaching ~51 million children in ~180 countries, all built by a team of 65 people [1]). We are now beginning to use this network to give kids the best learning experiences in the world, far beyond those a standard school can provide.

We hire for talent density. Our team comprises the most talented, entrepreneurial, and innovative teammates from around the world, with deep backgrounds in education and large scale consumer internet, including Instagram, Netflix, Dropbox, Uber, Y Combinator, and more. We’re building a company where the most talented people want to work. We believe you’ll do the best work of your life here—and you’ll pioneer the future of education, too.

What you’ll do:

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.

You’ll 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.

You might be a good fit if:

You have 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 have product thinking

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 have cross-platform experience

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 have strong communication skills

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 have excellent craftsmanship

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 have strong technical skills

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.

[1] Some more context:

– ClassDojo, an app to help teachers and parents communicate better, raises $35M (TechCrunch)

 Closing the Gap Between Classrooms and Students, ClassDojo Sees Skyrocketing Usage (Crunchbase)

 ClassDojo’s Second Act Comes with First Profits (TechCrunch) and Sam’s note about it.

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 are a distributed company, so we hire regardless of location, as long as you are willing to have significant hours overlap with one of the Americas time zones.