Pearson User Experience Prototyper in Boston, Massachusetts

User Experience Prototyper


At Pearson, we have a once in a generation opportunity to transform teaching & learning to prepare people for a changing economy. The educational ecosystem is changing at a ferocious pace. Our company is changing rapidly. We no longer have the luxury of waiting to see how the market will change; we need to operate differently. Learners today are preparing to enter a world of work in which the skills required for employment are rapidly changing. Lifelong learning & ongoing re-skilling will become a reality for most.

In addition - Technology has changed our expectations of how we live, work, communicate. Learners expect education to be engaging and inspiring. They expect digital learning to be as responsive, fast and effective as the other apps in their pocket - Facebook, iTunes. They expect to have access to learning anytime, anyplace, any device and get help when they need it - Consumer Grade

One of biggest investments is in a new digital platform - the Global Learning Platform - which will fundamentally change the way we design, develop and deliver learning experiences, enabling new business models. Pearson’s Global Learning Platform will provide engaging, responsive, and personalized learning experiences to students everywhere.

Pearson has an opportunity available within the Global Learning Platform program foran experienced User Experience Prototyper to join our our team of designers and researchers. We’re looking for that unique candidate who bridges all the worlds that are part of the software and product development lifecycle. Someone who is a creative thinker and has a passion for crafting the best experiences we can offer. Someone who is obsessed with the user and getting the best experience possible in their hands.

Candidates will be able to determine the best medium for each prototype based on its primary purpose. These solutions will range from highly iterative paper prototypes and click-throughs for rapid exploration to more developed fully functioning prototypes for presentation and handoff to engineering.

Candidates who have backgrounds in design and art, but also have a strong technical expertise in web coding such as HTML5, CSS and Javascript, are the one’s we’re looking to fill this position. So if you fit this description, have a passion for crafting the best browser and mobile based experiences possible and are ready to help push products from early ideation all the way to growth and success, then we want you. In this role, you will also have the collective knowledge and experience of the prototyping team at your disposal.

High Level Responsibilities
  • Collaborate in design ideation and exploration

  • Provide the design team with a technical perspective

  • Assist researchers and accessibility specialists in facilitating research sessions with end users

  • Build context specific prototypes determining appropriate technologies and deliverables for the unique needs of each project and it’s handoff requirements

  • Encourage and facilitate rapid ideation and growth of designs and concepts via prototyping

  • Deliver engaging prototypes using the latest front-end technologies available

  • Help create and maintain a UI component library with CSS, HTML and JavaScript


  • Proficient in various prototyping tools (InVision, paper,, etc…)

  • Expert competency in HTML, CSS and semantic markup

  • Strong JavaScript ability and knowledge of ES6

  • Strong in cross-browser and mobile JS and CSS complexities and troubleshooting

  • Strong knowledge of accessibility requirements and methods for implementation

  • Understanding of the fundamentals of software development, including best practices and OOD design patterns

  • Knowledge of ePub 3 development

  • Experience with Twitter Bootstrap or other UI frameworks

  • Experience with CSS pre-compiler, like LESS or SASS

  • Excellent visual, verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to manage time effectively to meet multiple, tight deadlines

  • Ability to interpret the core purpose of a design and translate to user interface

  • Self-directed and collaborative team player

  • Able to work remotely and in a largely self-directed environment

Additional Valuable Qualifications
  • AJAX development experience

  • Knowledge of and experience with available JavaScript libraries, such as Angular.js, React.js, or others

  • Experience with Web Components

  • Mobile application development (Objective C, Java, Swift)

  • Experience with server-side development a plus (nodeJS, Redis, SQL, MongoDB or other)


Primary Location: US-CO-Centennial

Other Locations US-RE-Remote, US-NJ-Hoboken, US-CA-San Francisco, US-MA-Boston

Work Locations: US-CO-Centennial-2154 East Commons 2154 East Commons Avenue Centennial 80122

Job: Product Management

Organization: Global Product

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Jul 16, 2017

Req ID: 1712344