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UX Designer

Date: May 11, 2022

Location: Dublin, D, IE, D02 R590

Company: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Job Description


Job Title:

UX Designer

Title Reporting To:

UX Director

Division / Department:

Core Solutions/ Product Experience Design (PXD)



You are an energetic UX professional and a creative problem-solver who can’t wait to design engaging digital experiences for students and educators as part of an organization dedicated to improving the lives of K-12 students and teachers. Our UX design team is an international group of light-hearted, like-minded creatives who want you to help propel us into a new age of innovative and effective digital educational solutions.


As a UX Designer, you’ll be part of a cross-functional team where you’ll concept and develop unique digital products for our users that are delightful and easy to use. Your portfolio should show how you can break convention for more engaging results. While experience in Educational Technology is not a prerequisite, having the ability to adapt great design solutions to different users (e.g., age, accessibility) is desired.




As part of a cross-functional team of product managers, marketers, designers, engineers, subject matter experts and other key stakeholders, you must be a team player. Your tasks will include:

  • Be the voice of the user on your team, ensuring we are focusing on the right problems and value for our users.
  • Creating digital design solutions that are a delight to use and provide a frictionless path through content and connected products. 
  • Planning and facilitating workshops to involve your cross functional team in the design process. 
  • Creating experience maps, storyboards, user scenarios, wireframes, mockups and user flows for rapid testing and iteration.
  • Validating ideas and designs using best practices in accessibility and UX Research.
  • Collaborating and communicating professionally with other internal teams and key stakeholders.
  • Designing and exercising ownership of user-experiences from low-fidelity rapid prototypes to hi-fidelity mockups.
  • Creating and communicating detailed specifications and design intent to engineers.
  • Staying abreast of design trends and looking for creative ideas and inspiration in parallel / analogous worlds.




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Education Level and or relevant experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in UX Design, Human-computer interaction, interaction design, or related field
  • 1-3 years of experience as a UX designer.

Knowledge and skills

(General and technical)


  • Strong work portfolio that demonstrates your capabilities in the UX process, and product design
  • Strong ability to recognize and predict use cases and user interaction, including happy path as well as edge and corner cases, and incorporate them into designs
  • Experience or understanding of working within a cross-functional team or large-scale software development lifecycle using agile methodology
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • An understanding of UX research methods
  • Proficient in visual design programs such as:
    • Figma, Sketch, Mural & Adobe suite

Not required but a plus if you have

  • Strong UI Skills
  • Familiarity with foundational HTML, CSS, and front-end frameworks
  • Experience in Agile development working in Scrum multi-discipline teams

Other requirements

(Licenses, certifications, specialized training, physical or mental abilities required)

Physical Requirements:

  • Might be in a stationary position for a considerable time (sitting and/or standing).
  • Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity equipment, such as 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 is a learning technology company committed to delivering connected solutions that engage learners, empower educators and improve student outcomes. As a leading provider of K–12 core curriculum, supplemental and intervention solutions and professional learning services, HMH partners with educators and school districts to uncover solutions that unlock students' potential and extend teachers' capabilities. HMH serves more than 50 million students and 3 million educators in 150 countries. For more information, visit


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