Learning Game Designer
Job Details
Remote - Remote,
Fully Remote

Are you passionate about transforming education? Do you want to use your design expertise to create the world's best interactive math learning experiences? MIND Research Institute is the creator of ST Math, a breakthrough approach to learning mathematics that is based on neuroscience and the way the brain learns. Thus, spatial-temporal models comprise the core of all our interactive puzzles.

The Learning Game Designer will work collaboratively with math specialists, artists, and engineers to produce our learning games and interactive classroom activities. Using your learning design genius you will define learning outcomes, design games and classroom activities that actualize them, and develop them through production and into the hands of students.

Do you have what it takes to join our team?

  • Are you passionate about transforming education and applying technology to impact it at scale?

  • Are you ready to design the worlds best interactive math learning experiences?

  • Do you think so deeply about learning that you invent novel and more efficient methods of teaching?

  • Are you prepared to iterate countless times and still look for ways to make your designs better?

  • Are you ready to apply your talents and also humble enough to learn?

  • Are you committed to empowering a diverse audience of learners by integrating principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion into the education experience?

  • Can you share work samples to showcase your approach to design, both how you think through design challenges, and finished product?

Did you answer, Yes! Or even, Absolutely! To the above? Great! Lets get down to specifics.

Key Responsibilities

  • Design and produce ST Math games and interactive classroom activities that disrupt industry best practices and achieve learning objectives set out by math specialists.

  • Produce engaging and functional sketches and wireframes, knowing when to make low-fi sketches and when to apply pixel-perfect precision.

  • Ensure our interactive content has a cohesive, responsive and intuitive end-to-end design from first discovery through ramping and leveling.

  • Use strong design processes to take projects through stages (e.g. problem definition, usability principles, research, ideation, mock-ups and feedback sessions), you quickly and logically explore, validate and refine design concepts and game flows.

  • Proactively and clearly communicate your ideas, learnings, recommendations and document specifications, etc. in a visually clear and consistent manner.

  • Shepherd the learning content through all stages of production to ensure the content stays true to design intent and meets quality standards.

  • Remain organized and work in an efficient manner at all times.

  • Other projects related to improving student learning experience and outcomes.

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • An eclectic background at the intersection of teaching, design, and technology 

  • 3+ years teaching experience

  • Solid understanding of K12 mathematics

  • Proficiency in 2D design tools such as Adobe Suite, Affinity Designer, etc.

  • Technically adept (you may not be able to write code, but you can certainly read and modify it)

  • Ability and desire to design open-ended educational experience that support learning through engagement, discovery, and feedback

  • Eagerness and adaptability to learn and design to the ST Math design standards, with the ability to raise the bar on our designs and learning outcomes

  • Critical thinker and problem solver

  • Passion for designing the world's best mathematics learning experiences

Even better if you have:

  • Background in Game/UX Design

  • Mathematics teaching experience

  • Degree in Design, Education, Mathematics, or other related field

After reading about the opportunity on our team, are you more excited than you were before? Then we absolutely want to talk with you!

Submit a cover letter with links to work samples that showcase your approach to instruction and design, both how you think through challenges, and finished product.

This role can be based in Irvine, CA or anywhere in the United States, as long as you dont mind turning on your webcam to build a rapport. If remote, you may also have to take a trip to sunny Southern California 1-2x a year (when it is safe to do so). This position will report to the Senior Director of Product Content.