Product Designer

San Francisco, California / Front Row Education

Oct 6, 2016



Front Row's mission is to help every child get a world class education, and today, Front Row reaches 4.5 million students across 35% of American Schools. We work with hundreds of thousands of teachers across the world to help reach all of their students at their levels, so every student grows. We also help them engage their students with relevant, interesting, and effective curriculum.

Teachers all around the world continue to face the same problem they have for a century: they have 30+ students in their class who all learn at their own pace, and no real way to reach them all. This is the problem Front Row solves: we make software and content that makes it easy for teachers to reach all their students at their level without spending all their time making content or grading. In a Front Row classroom, teachers focus on helping individual and small groups of students succeed rather than spending their time making and grading worksheets.

Front Row is a Series A funded team of 23, and is well on it's way to profitability.


What you tell your friends you do

"Teachers have it hard - they get insufficient support from their districts and have like 30 kids in a class all at different levels, making it impossible to really reach them. I get them incredible technology and curriculum so they can actually do what they got into teaching to do - help students."


What you will do

Come be our very first designer, passionate about creating the very best products for Front Row's millions of students. As a Product Designer, you will be involved in every aspect of the product development process, from brainstorming with the founding team to working with customers on ideas to helping the engineering team execute on them. You will be expected to utilize your full range of product design, interaction design, and visual design skills, and you will own the experience for all of Front Row's product. This position is full-time and based in San Francisco.


Your first week you'll do things like

Talk to teachers over the phone, over video, and by visiting classrooms

Learn about everything our customers have said and think about Front Row from past surveys, email conversations, and interview notes

Talk to the curriculum team, to product management, to sales, and to marketing to learn how the team works with customers


Your first quarter you'll do things like

Take broad, conceptual ideas and work with customers to design flows and experiences that are incredibly simple and elegant

Work with engineers on a day to day basis to help them execute on your vision


Your first year you'll do things like

Contribute to high-level strategic decisions with the rest of the product and executive teams

Give and solicit feedback from other team members in order to continually raise our bar for quality

Understand our students, teachers, administrators, and parents at an incredibly deep level



You've worked at a startup with fewer than 100 people as a designer and you shipped web software. You worked there for at least 2 years.

You possess excellent communication skills (you should be able to clearly articulate your design decisions)

Must have a portfolio featuring examples of interaction design work

A ton of startup hustle: we're a fast-growing, VC-backed, Silicon Valley tech company that works hard to achieve the greatest impact we can.


Competitive salary

Medical, dental, vision

Incredible opportunity to grow, learn and build lifetime bonds with other passionate people who share your values

Food, catered lunch & dinner 4 days a week + snacks on snacks

Room for you to do things your way at our downtown San Francisco location right by the Powell Station BART

Awesome monthly team events + smaller get-togethers (board game nights, trivia, etc)