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Associate Director, Product Design

all: All Product & Design
Role Type: Full Time
Location: Bengaluru

At Toddle, we are on a mission to help schools around the world deliver better learning. We are a team of 2x founders – before founding Toddle, we set up a network of preschools and schools in India. We continue to operate these preschools and schools as it gives us a unique vantage point into the challenges faced by schools.

Our belief is that real impact in education can only be achieved by improving schools. That’s because children spend more than 80% of their learning time in school and schools are here to stay as schools are not just about teaching & learning, they also play a pivotal social role in our lives. So while most Edtech companies are trying to solve for education by working outside the school system, we think that the focus needs to be on taking our schools to the next level.

Our first product is a collaboration platform for teaching teams – we say that Toddle is to teaching, what Figma is to design. In its current version, Toddle empowers teachers to work together and better across all stages of the teaching-learning process – right from curriculum planning and assessments to progress-tracking and family communication.

Here are some key facts about us:

  1. Currently used by 1,000+ schools and 40,000+ teachers from 100+ countries
  2. Global revenue – 40% from Americas, 30% from EMEA, 30% from APAC
  3. NRR > 115%
  4. NPS > 70
  5. Annual churn < 5%
  6. Inbound led GTM motion fuelled by positive word of mouth

We love solving for

  1. Creating delightful experiences that help teaching teams collaborate better & be more effective
  2. Building tools that help teachers personalise learning for their students
  3. Helping teachers around the world connect with each other meaningfully

We are at a series A stage right now, growing fast in the SAAS Ed-tech space, and have been funded by Sequoia, Matrix, Beenext, and Better Capital among others.

About the Lead Product Designer Role

“Good design is as little design as Possible” – Dieter Rams

Design is one of Toddle’s core competencies and as a Product Designer on the team, you’ll lead the way. Our designers are makers and storytellers. They envision how people experience our products and bring that vision to life in a way that feels inspired, refined and even magical.

The ideal person
  • Has an interest in designing for education and knows the difference between “good” and “great” and is able to work through team dynamics and timelines to deliver excellent design
  • Can develop detailed storyboards, mockups, and prototypes to communicate interaction and design ideas effectively
  • Brings in a breadth of experience in the product development process, from problem definition to detailed user interface and visual design
  • Is optimistic and open to new ideas and ways of working
  • Has past experience designing digital products, ideally in the SaaS/B2B space

Is this someone that looks like you?

  • 7+ years’ experience designing for the web and mobile
  • Formal design training
  • Proficiency in Figma
  • Excellent organisational, collaboration, and communication skills
Within the first three months, you will
  • Understand Toddle’s vision and product strategy
  • Understand International Baccalaureate as an educational framework
  • Get to know the processes, tools, and systems our design team uses
  • Have one-on-ones with members of the design, curriculum, engineering, and product teams to learn how design fits into the organisation
  • Participate in design reviews and give feedback on other team members work in progress
  • Know every corner of our Web app, Educator app, Family app and Student app. You’ll get a sense of our strengths and identify opportunities for improvement
  • Deeply understand our users and their needs by participating in user research. You’ll go on-site and talk directly with educators, coordinators, and school leadership team to learn about the challenges they face
Within six months you will
  • Research, design, and launch a product feature from start to end as the primary design owner. You will lead and execute the design phase and partner with product and engineering to ensure that the right MVP is built and launched
  • Mentor and coach team members to help develop the design, professional, and interpersonal skills
Within twelve months you will
  • Own and drive the definition and design of a new product initiative
  • Translate company vision and product strategy into high-confidence and innovative new product development
  • Become a proactive advocate of voicing the user needs and representing their requirements
  • Help to refine how we find and evaluate the best talent to join our team. Participate in the growth of the design team as a recruiter, interviewer, and hiring manager.

Excited about the role? 

  1. Exposure to diverse learning opportunities
    • Work across different projects & teams to develop skills outside of your core expertise
    • Access to a small budget towards learning (e.g. books, online courses, substacks)
  2. Industry best leave policy
    We trust you fully on your commitment to our mission and your judgement on planning your time and taking leaves:
    • No cap on the number of sick or casual leaves
    • Special paid leaves for childbirth, wedding etc.
    • And if in any circumstance you feel burnt out – there is a little something for this too!
  3. No bell curve performance evaluations
    We put in a lot of work to hire the best, and therefore we don’t expect anyone to deliver less than the best!
  4. Block “no-meeting hours” to enable uninterrupted focused work
  5. And yes, a super fun and diverse group of folks to collaborate and grow with

Still with us? Here’s the process:

  1. Shortlisting:
    • Complete the form on this page
    • We’ll check out your application and assess it for a fit
    • You will hear back from us within 2-3 days of the submission if shortlisted
  2. Once shortlisted, we usually do about 2-3 rounds of interviews, a written assignment, and deep reference checks
  3. We value everyone’s time hence we make it a point to communicate proactively at all stages of your application. You can always reach out to for any questions

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