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Osmo

Director, UX Product Design

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Osmo
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Palo Alto, CA

Osmo is an award-winning accelerated learning system that changes the way children interact with games. Osmo games combine physical interactions with digital experiences to make learning fun.

In 2019, Osmo was acquired by Byju's, the largest and fastest growing education technology startup globally. Recently valued at over $16B US and investing in $1.1B in the US in 2021, Byju's + Osmo will be working together to bring the love of learning to homes and schools everywhere. Today, Osmo powers the core engine for Byju's 3-8 year old learning segment while tripling its revenue to nine figures.

Weโ€™re looking for an experienced UX Product Design Director to lead our multidisciplinary team of designers building engaging educational experiences for children. The ideal candidate has experience building and managing a team of world class designers and designing inspiring fun, exciting and engaging products.

Responsibilities

  • Manage. Lead, mentor and grow a diverse team of designers of multiple levels and specialties
  • Organize. Understand your team strengths, and distribute tasks accordingly. Define key objectives, provide feedback, optimize processes and review performances in order to get the best work from everyone
  • Communicate. Define the vision, formulate plans, and communicate them with the team in an ongoing and transparent manner
  • Champion. Make sure everyoneโ€™s voice is heard, push-back and set boundaries when needed, in order to maintain a fun, healthy work-life balance for everyone
  • Collaborate. Work with leaders of product, engineering, and marketing to properly balance and evolve our product development
  • Scale. Define and evolve design systems across multiple product lines and brands
  • Inspire. Maintain a high-quality bar for design, including beautiful, fun, and engaging user experiences, and intuitive user-interfaces that can be used by children as young as 4 years old

Requirements

  • 6+ years of experience in leadership roles and design team management
  • Experience in hiring, onboarding, and leading a talented team of designers
  • Deep understanding of the user-centered product design process, from early brainstorming to shipping and maintaining the products
  • Experience with ownership of end-to-end product design for multiple successful products at scale
  • Understanding of how product design interacts with engineering, marketing, PR and sales, in order to ship and launch customer-facing products
  • Enthusiastic giver and receiver of feedback; comfortable managing conflict
  • Strong organization skills
  • Curious, optimistic and a skilled problem-solver
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to set up frameworks and brainstorm initial concepts, create pitch and sell concepts
  • Awareness of the new and current design trends and patterns, and a desire to push those boundaries forward

Bonus

  • A passion for product development for children, students, learning products, video games, and innovative technologies such as AI and AR
  • Broad understanding of AI and Computer Vision
  • Experience working on phigital products - at the intersection of physical and digital
  • Experience working on mixed-reality or augmented-reality products