Senior Learning Systems Designer

Massachusetts, United States
03 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
03 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

SENIOR LEARNING SYSTEMS DESIGNEROffice of Digital Learning (ODL), to work with the dean for digital learning and all ODL groups (OpenCourseWare, MITx, Residential Education) to develop the strategic vision for and lead the design and development of digital platforms, tools, and workflows in support of MIT’s efforts in digital education, globally and on campus. Projects may include full platforms and websites, digital education tools, and internal systems. Responsibilities include leading learning systems design projects across the product lifecycle and multiple product launches; defining the vision for the learning experience, working iteratively and collaboratively with stakeholders across varied MIT user groups and engaging with external users; gathering and managing business requirements and effectively explaining how design solutions align with strategy; creating design documents to inform and advance the learning design process; building interactive prototypes to communicate and test concepts and ideas; working closely with Open Learning Engineering or third party vendors to ensure high-quality design implementations; recommending and  defining  new  projects  to  improve  the  usability  and  learner  experience  of  existing  systems; and seeking the  team's  input  on  feasibility  and  cost-effectiveness  of  proposed  enhancements  and  incorporating into prioritization  recommendations. 

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  bachelor’s degree in a related field; at least five years’ experience designing complex, web-based applications; professional experience in educational settings; strong leadership, facilitation, and organizational skills; expert-level project management skills; proven ability to bring projects involving multiple stakeholders to completion; knowledge of and ability to apply accessibility guidelines; and exceptional interaction and visual design skills for product applications.  Seek someone with a robust work portfolio illustrating thoughtfulness, product quality, and ability to execute successfully in diverse and dynamic environments.  Job #16662-Q


MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.