UX Designer (USA Remote)

  • Chicago, IL, USA
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time

Company Description

When you join Turnitin, you'll be welcomed into a company that is a recognized innovator in the global education space. You'll join our diverse community of colleagues who are all unified by a shared desire to make a difference in education. So come join us and begin the most gratifying next chapter of your career.

For more than 20 years, Turnitin has partnered with educational institutions to promote honesty, consistency, and fairness across all subject areas and assessment types. Our products are used by educational institutions and certification and licensing programs to uphold integrity and increase learning performance, and by students and professionals to do their best, original work.

Job Description

Turnitin is looking for a designer to help expand and grow the Gradescope assessment platform. You’ll play a key part in shaping not only the Gradescope product, but also the team’s strategy and roadmap. You’ll collaborate cross-functionally with people from Engineering, Growth, Product Writing, Research, and more! Projects tend to start and end with our users, so you’ll also be learning from instructors, students, and admins all along the way. You’ll take all these perspectives coupled with your unique view to help bring about a product that seems to take on a life of its own. 

The Gradescope team is a collaborative group that are passionate about improving assessment in higher education. We care deeply about our users and work proactively to make and keep them happy. We iterate often and wear multiple hats, always striving to deliver new value for our users. We take pride in building reliable, high-quality solutions that are intuitive and that enhance the shared experiences between students, instructors, and administrators.

Gradescope is an online assessment platform that enables instructors to grade everything in one place, including paper-based exams, online homework, and programming projects. We use cutting-edge technology and features like flexible auto graders and AI-assisted answer grouping to make grading faster and more equitable. Gradescope was founded in 2014 at UC-Berkeley and joined Turnitin via an acquisition in October 2018. Gradescope is used to grade over 1 million students’ work per year at hundreds of leading higher-ed institutions, and we’re growing quickly.

What You’ll be Doing:

  • Collaborate closely with engineering to help build great user experiences

  • Learn from and partner with other Turnitin designers, researchers, and teaching staff

  • Actively define and scope new features across the Gradescope product

  • Build out design flows, prototypes, sketches, written documentation, and high-fidelity visuals to aid in communication with engineers and other stakeholders

  • Improve your team’s work by receiving and giving feedback with other designers and teammates

  • Ultimately, you’ll be focused on what you do best and have many opportunities to grow in new directions


Qualities we are looking for:

  • 2+ years of experience designing for the web or mobile platforms

  • You care tremendously about hearing from users and using their feedback to help guide your work

  • Have great written and verbal communication skills to communicate your decisions, process, and tradeoffs

  • Skilled in being able to identify small decisions that have positive impact 

  • Comfortable being able to coordinate multiple projects at the same time

  • Proactive in collaborating with others in addressing gaps in the user experience or internal processes                               

Please include these in your application:

  • A link to your portfolio showing how you design for user needs and iterate on those ideas based on user feedback, engineering constraints, and stakeholder desires

  • Your Resume or LinkedIn profile

  • A couple thoughts about why Gradescope is interesting to you

Additional Information

Our Mission is to ensure the integrity of global education and meaningfully improve learning outcomes. 

Our Values underpin everything we do.

  • Customer Centric - We realize our mission to ensure integrity and improve learning outcomes by  putting educators and learners at the center of everything we do.

  • Passion for Learning - We seek out teammates that are constantly learning and growing and build a workplace which enables them to do so.

  • Integrity - We believe integrity is the heartbeat of Turnitin. It shapes our products, the way we treat each other, and how we work with our customers and vendors.

  • Action & Ownership - We have a bias toward action and empower teammates to make decisions.

  • One Team - We strive to break down silos, collaborate effectively, and celebrate each other’s successes.

  • Global Mindset - We respect local cultures and embrace diversity. We think globally and act locally to maximize our impact on education.

Seeing Beyond the Job Ad

At Turnitin, we recognize it’s unrealistic for candidates to fulfill 100% of the criteria in a job ad.  We encourage you to apply if you meet the majority of the requirements because we know that skills evolve over time. If you’re willing to learn and evolve alongside us, join our team!  

Turnitin, LLC is committed to the policy that all persons have equal access to its programs, facilities and employment. We strongly encourage applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and the LGBTQ+ community, regardless of age, gender, religion, marital or veterans status.

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