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Associate UX Designer

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Job Req: BB-3721
Company Entity:
Community: Technology
Location: Chennai, India
Date Posted: Sep 16, 2021
Remote: No
Travel Requirements: None

Job Description


Associate UI/UX Designer

Chennai, India



The Opportunity: 

We’re looking for an Associate UI/UX Designer to help us push the boundaries of what education can offer through the power of technology. Education is our passion, and our team members bring that to work each day as they aim to advance learning in every region of the world. Blackboard is the world's leading education technology company, providing dynamic products and services to the global education community. We’re focused on driving innovation in EdTech and working with our clients to create a smarter learning environment.    



At Blackboard, we believe in the power of a truly diverse and inclusive workforce. As we expand globally, we are committed to making diversity, inclusion, and belonging a foundational part of not only our hiring practices, but who we are as a company.



For more information about Blackboard Inc. and our career opportunities, please visit  



Our User Experience & Design (UXD) organization helps shape the future of Blackboard’s products and solutions. Made up of user experience and design leaders who work across both web and mobile platforms and take a hands-on role in a highly collaborative team environment, they champion best-in-class work throughout the Blackboard organization. Our team believes that user experiences are as much about behavior and emotion as they are about usability, utility, and accessibility.  



As an Associate UI/UX Designer on our team, you will be responsible for building visual design explorations, comps, interactive simulations, and product specifications based on users’ behaviors, needs, and use-cases. You will work with other UXD colleagues and Blackboard partners to produce and ship products, as well as work within existing brand guidelines while also having the opportunity to evolve these guidelines in new ways. 



The Candidate: 

Required skills/qualifications: 

  • 0-2+ years’ experience within a UX Design related area 
  • Working knowledge of design practice, disciplines, and principles 
  • Experience with industry-standard Design tools such as Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Sketch, Figma, or other prototyping tools 
  • Strong collaborator with ability to receive and incorporate critique from peers and stakeholders as well as provide meaningful feedback 
  • Outstanding body of work that incorporates design-thinking (or similar) methodologies where people are the center of the solution (portfolio needed for review) 
  • Ability to handle multiple design projects at different stages of delivery simultaneously without sacrificing quality 
  • Exceptional eye for detail 
  • Comfortable participating in projects where acting as a leader might be required 
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and presentation skills 
  • Highly organized, motivated, and efficient 
  • Hybrid interaction and visual designer 
  • Ability to maintain high standards of accountability, owning responsibility around design decisions, timelines, and quality 



Preferred skills/qualifications:  

  • A background in user research of other qualitative/quantitative means to inform designing for the user  



Please provide samples of your work with your application.  



To ensure the safety and wellbeing of our employees during the COVID-19 pandemic, Blackboard positions are currently remote (where possible).


The Office:

Blackboard has an office in one of the biggest cultural, economic, and educational centers in South India: Chennai.

·           Located on OMR, the IT corridor of South Chennai

·           Easy access to Velachery, Thiruvanmiyur Railway station and bus stop

·           Very close to Tidel Park, Ascendas, and SRP Tools – Holiday Inn 

·           Office provides lunch Tuesday – Thursday and evening snacks Monday – Friday 

·           Office is situated behind Hotel Turyaa on the 5th floor of Rayala Techno Park

·           Fun Committee, Happy Fete Team, Food Committee, and Sports Committee ensures fun at work

·           ISR Team actively engages employees in contributing to various local charities 



This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required. Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities at any time.    



Blackboard is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, protected military/veteran status, or any other legally protected factor.   

Req ID: BB-3721

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