Overview

IXL is seeking motivated curriculum designers to join our science content team. As a curriculum designer at IXL, you will design engaging and interactive science questions and be involved in all aspects of the development cycle, including conceptualization, design, testing, and support. Your educational insight, creative solutions, strong writing skills, and perfectionist mindset will drive the success of our science product. 

Our team is currently exploring science, from molecules and forces to waves and outer space. We are looking for science specialists to join our team.

This is a full-time position in our San Mateo office. 

Responsibilities

  • Use your highly trained brain to be a subject-matter expert for our science curriculum
  • Design fun, engaging, and interactive science problems
  • Write and edit user-facing content and explanations
  • Develop and manage project plans to create and deliver high quality science content 
  • Review materials and product prototypes and make design recommendations
  • Articulate learning objectives, design curricular questions to meet objectives, and create a fun learning experience for IXL users
  • Advise software engineers, visual designers, and company leaders on appropriate content and assessment strategies
  • Work with the engineering team to determine how to algorithmically generate science questions 
  • Research and analyze content requirements, including domestic and international standards
  • Stay current on related scholarly and business trends

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s, Master’s, or PhD in Physics, Chemistry, Geology, Astronomy, or related field
  • Outstanding communication skills; must be articulate with a strong writing ability
  • Strong analytical-reasoning and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to think strategically and creatively solve problems
  • Highly self-motivated with a strong attention to detail
  • Passion for improving education through technology 
  • Broad range of personal and professional interests
  • Teaching, tutoring, or mentoring experience is a plus
  • Demonstrated technical abilities – Knowledge of computer programming and Web technologies is a plus

About IXL

IXL Learning is an educational technology company like no other. We develop dramatically innovative, first-of-their-kind products used by millions of learners, from children to adults. Our IXL product (located at IXL.com) is the world’s most popular subscription-based learning site for K-12. Our other products include Quia Web, the original ‘create-your-own’ website for teachers, and Quia Books, the leading online platform for world-languages courses.     

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