Panorama’s Product Design team is hiring—join us!

Kara Hodecker
Oct 24, 2019 · 4 min read
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Meet the Panorama crew!

Our Product Design team is quickly growing, and we’re looking for Product Designers of all levels to join us in our Boston-based office!

Haven’t heard of us? Panorama Education is a fast growing startup that helps educators understand how students are doing across academics, attendance, behavior, and college readiness, and then plan for action to support each student’s unique needs and circumstances. Today, we reach over 10 million students in the U.S.!

What’s the design team like?

Our Product Design team is small, so we’re pumped for the opportunity to welcome more designers! We work super closely with our Product and Engineering teams, in cross-functional squads.

We currently have seven squads: some are more back-end-focused, while three are responsible for building user-facing features. These three squads typically consist of a product manager, a designer, 3–5 engineers, and a customer success team member. While designers are embedded into squads, we also work closely together to ensure we’re collectively building a cohesive experience for our users, across features and products.

What would I work on?

Here are some of the things we’re currently focused on:

Student Success and MTSS

Earlier this fall, we launched tools for intervention management within a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS). Teachers, counselors, and other educators have been using these tools since back-to-school, and we’re eager to learn how well they’re working. As designers, we’ll be talking to our clients for feedback, and continuing to refine and improve these tools.

Surveys and SEL

Tools for our clients

Our new design system

What would make a designer successful at Panorama?

Product designers are responsible for the end-to-end design process, from ideation and research through execution. Here are some of the things that are most important to us:

Collaborative. This is a given! With designers divided into squads, it can be easy to be laser-focused on your own work, so we value folks who combat this with a collaborative mindset. We believe that leveraging each other pushes us to create better experiences overall.

Curious and motivated. Gaining domain knowledge and understanding the education landscape is critical for success. We owe it to the districts, schools, and students that we support to learn as much as we can to make smarter, more informed design decisions.

A champion of quality. We care deeply about creating a high-quality product and overall user experience and seek designers who will go that extra mile. If we don’t sweat the details, who else will?

Adaptable and open. We’re a start-up and this means projects and priorities can often change. An ability to embrace change and roll with ambiguity is important. We also appreciate adaptability and openness to processes and ways of working; we believe in trying new things if something isn’t working!


Ready to apply?

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