Senior Product Designer

Tech Team | On-site with flexibilitiy

About Miles

Miles in the Sky is an ed-tech start-up created to future-proof individuals and organizations of any age, gender, nationality, geography, or scholar degree to acquire relevant skills they need. To accomplish it, we are building a product, supported by people, to provide effective and exciting learning experiences, while being scalable.

Simultaneously, we are creating a set of programs in areas such as Digital Experience, Web Development, Data Science or Python that we sell both B2C and B2B. We also work with other entities that use our product to run their own education programs. Our long term goal is to become an agnostic enabler for education with the best and most scalable learning experiences.

Miles got off the ground in July 2021 with an initial funding of 400K€ and is now completing a funding round that successfully raised an additional 1.5M€.

About the Role

Miles is looking for a Senior Product Designer to help transform the education and learning process. This is an exciting opportunity that will put your diverse skillset to use in collaboration with tech, strategy and data teams to make long-lasting change for our users.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to work in a fast-paced, creative environment where your ideas matter and your main goal will be to translate user goals into highly engaging and memorable design solutions.

Your responsibilities will cover the following activities:

  • Collaborate cross-functionally with engineering, product management, and company leaders to take products and features from concept to launch
  • Understand our customers by leveraging qualitative and quantitative data and serve as their advocate when making design decisions
  • Lead planning and observing user tests and other design research activities
  • Educate and mentor other designers while setting the bar of quality in execution and process
  • Create success metrics to have a clear understanding how your design impacts customers
  • Deliver detailed wireframes, user flows, visual design and other artifacts to agile development teams and refine as needed during project sprints
  • Prototype designs for user research using low-fidelity and high-fidelity prototypes

About you

We are looking for someone that feels passionate about working in education and for building a world class product from scratch. These are the particular qualifications and skills we are looking for:

  • Strong knowledge of the Design Thinking methodology and process
  • High capacity of defining problems as well to create design solutions for them
  • High proficiency with Figma, as well as other design programs (Sketch, Adobe Creative Suite)
  • Experience in creating a design system or working within one
  • Solid understanding of current web technologies and native desktop interaction patterns
  • Ability to create a simple, elegant product experience for complex use cases
  • Willingness to communicate and share knowledge with other team members
  • Doer mindset and willingness to get “hands dirty”
  • High level of written and spoken English
  • Fluency in Portuguese
  • 4+ years experience leading Product/UX design through the product-development cycle

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Curiosity for people and to understand their behavior and attitudes towards learning and career.
  • Previous experience in designing education or consumer products
  • Ability to quickly learn complex concepts and technologies and clearly break down that complexity into a simple product experience
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in HCI, Interaction Design, Graphic Design, related field, or equivalent experience is a plus

Other Information

  • Full Time Position
  • Mostly on-site, although with flexibility for some remote-working