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Position Lead UX Designer – Full time
Location: Flexible – Winnipeg/Remote (within Canada)
Reports to: VP of Engineering


Hoot Reading is one of Canada’s fastest growing EdTech startups! We connect emerging readers and real teachers to practice reading over our proprietary video chat experience. We are rapidly growing and are looking for a highly motivated design leader to join our team. This is an amazing opportunity to make a tangible contribution within an entrepreneurial tech company that is disrupting the traditional tutoring industry.

If you are a motivated self-starter who is looking to work autonomously in a startup team environment, this could be the role for you.

What’s on your plate:

  • Work with the founders, product owners, and engineers to understand requirements and provide creative, thoughtful solutions for experiences on the Hoot Reading app, Customer Site, and internal tools
  • Build and lead a proficient design team that will work alongside the engineering team building new features and experiences
  • Create mobile-first designs by combining the capabilities of mobile devices and knowledge of mobile best practices
  • Explore a variety of design directions, analyzing the pros and cons of each, to arrive at creative, thoughtful design solutions
  • Communicate the user experience at various stages of the design process with wireframes, flow diagrams, storyboards, mockups, specs, and/or lightweight prototypes
  • Balance qualitative and quantitative data to make user-centered design decisions
  • Conduct and participate in design reviews with the the founders, product owners, and other stakeholders
  • Iterate designs based on user feedback and business needs
  • Advocate for prioritization of changes, refinements, and improvements to the user experience

The Ideal Candidate:

  • 5+ years of relevant industry experience
  • Experience designing for cross-platform including desktop and tablets
  • Understanding of the Human Interface Guidelines and Material Design Guidelines
  • Proficiency with design tools like Figma, or Sketch
  • Experience collaborating with teams of designers, product owners, and engineers throughout the design process
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and analytical skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail
  • Comfort operating in a start-up environment and the ability to work through ambiguity and solve complex problems

What it’s like to work at Hoot:

  • We are a casual and fun culture of highly-motivated individuals aligned on our mission to bring innovation to the world of tutoring through technology
  • We keep meetings and other distractions to a minimum
  • Slack instead of emails
  • All ideas and opinions are heard. We believe in the disagree and commit philosophy
  • Very flexible and remote-friendly work environment


HOW TO APPLY: Please contact us at engineering@hootreading.com with the position in the title. Only qualified candidates will be contacted. Hoot Reading values an inclusive and diverse workplace and values applications from underrepresented groups.

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