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Front-End Designer

Date: Jan 7, 2021

Location: Dublin, D, IE, Ireland, D

Company: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Job Requisition ID: 16473

Additional Locations: This position is located in Dublin. Currently Remote

For consideration, pleae provide a link to your porfolio on your resume.


You are energetic, innovative, and ready to make an impact in the highly competitive and evolving educational technology market. You are a team player, collaborating on a high performing cross functional team, developing creative digital solutions that engage, surprise and delight users of all ages. As a Senior Front-End Designer, you will draw upon user data, research and team input to generate interaction concepts that enable seamless and relevant experiences for HMH users. Working with Product Designers, UX/IxD Designers, and Engineers, you will facilitate and execute in-browser prototypes and final user facing design elements and components with a strong emphasis on the end-user experience. 



Design Excellence:

  • Collaborate with our in-house design studio, product management, content, production and engineering teams to define and develop innovative solutions for product direction, visuals and experience.
  • Produce rapid in-browser prototypes, mock-ups and any other relevant visual output for quick review and iteration.
  • Design and develop reusable HTML patterns and components, provide design templates and usage guidelines and technical documentation
  • Collaborate with Engineers and the Digital Production team on the deployment of production ready code elements and components.

Cross-functional Collaboration:

  • Represent, collaborate and ensure Product Experience Design’s important role in building the next generation of Education Technology
  • Collaborate cross functionally to establish best practices in UI Design methodology and validation through iterative testing to the benefit of the end user experience
  • Other duties, as assigned



Education Level and or relevant experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in design or design-related discipline (web development, user-centered design, visual design, IxD, etc.)
  • 2+ years of relevant experience in web development
  • Portfolio demonstrating examples of modern web design and an understanding of UI principles and interaction design


  Required Knowledge and skills (general and technical)

  • Expertise in HTML, CSS, and SASS for rapid prototyping and product development. 
  • Knowledge of Enterprise Design Systems development and implementation
  • Familiarity with user research methodologies and evaluating user feedback
  • Familiarity in creating wireframes, user flows, process flows and site maps, etc.
  • Up-to-date with the latest UI, HTML, CSS, web component and pattern trends, techniques, and technologies, i.e. Motion design, CSS Grid
  • Some Experience with implementation of the latest WCAG Accessibility best practices
  • Experience working in an Agile/Scrum/Kanban development process familiar
  • Capacity to work well with other creative teammates to embrace, collaborate and work with other ideas


Preferred Knowledge and Skills

  • Familiarity in visual design and wire-framing tools such as Sketch, Axure, Zeplin, Principle and Invision, etc preferred


Physical Requirements: 

  • · Might be in a stationary position for a considerable time (sitting and/or standing). 
  • · The person in this position needs to move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc. 
  • · Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.
  • · Must be able to collaborate with colleagues via face to face, conference calls, and online meetings. 
  • · Ability to work in cross functional teams and as well as work independently 






Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (NASDAQ:HMHC) is a global learning company dedicated to changing people’s lives by fostering passionate, curious learners. As a leading provider of pre-K–12 education content, services, and cutting-edge technology solutions across a variety of media, HMH enables learning in a changing landscape. HMH is uniquely positioned to create engaging and effective educational content and experiences from early childhood to beyond the classroom.  HMH serves more than 50 million students in over 150 countries worldwide, while its award-winning children's books, novels, non-fiction, and reference titles are enjoyed by readers throughout the world.

For more information, visit http://careers.hmhco.com  

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is committed to a comprehensive policy of Equal Opportunities and we aim to create a workplace which provides for equal opportunities for all employees and potential employees.

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