Job Description

Title: UI / UX Design Subject Matter Expert

Location: New York or Remote

We are NYC based, but remote friendly unless specified.

Hello, World! Codecademy is on a mission to build inspiring careers in technology through engaging, accessible, and interactive online coding education.


Codecademy is looking for an expert UI / UX designer or academic to provide guidance as we complete our newest course. The Subject Matter Expert provides the Codecademy Curriculum team with specialized, up-to-date, nuanced insight into UI and UX Design and how they should be taught. This is a paid, remote, contract position, with a typical commitment of 3-5 hours per week.

Opportunity Highlights:

  • Jump right in and review the lessons, quizzes, projects, and other content items that other members of the Curriculum team create
  • Provide complex technical and pedagogical insights in such a way that other team members and, ultimately, Codecademy learners can understand

Skills & Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience as a professional UI and/or UX designer
  • Extensive knowledge of UI/UX design through real-world experience
  • Strong graphic design foundations mindful of typography, color usage, visual hierarchy, etc.
  • Experience in user research methodologies and tools
  • A strong understanding of design principles
  • Experience in Figma, Miro
  • The ability to provide clear, actionable, and empathetic feedback and explanation
  • A strong command of written and spoken English

Bonus Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of experience
  • Experience in both UI and UX design and education
  • Experience teaching UI and/or UX and related concepts specifically
  • Experience in online education at scale
  • Experience using the Codecademy platform