Neighborhoods.com is an easy-to-use online real estate resource that helps people find the perfect home and ideal neighborhood. There are plenty of real estate websites that let people search for houses, but we are the only site that helps people find their ideal community. From urban cores to suburban subdivisions, neighborhoods.com covers it all.

Neighborhoods.com and 55Places.com are seeking to add an interaction designer to help take our online national real estate sites to the next level.

Neighborhoods.com understands that the neighborhood you live in is just as important as the home you live in. We are dedicated to helping homebuyers find a neighborhood and home they will love. 55Places.com specializes in niche markets within the real estate community. Both sites are dedicated to developing highly customized experiences for our users that will help them to make one of the biggest decisions of their lives.

Our ideal candidate excels at solving design challenges in a goal-oriented, data informed design environment while working within the constraints of business requirements. In this role, you will design enjoyable, user-centric experiences that are intuitively understood. This position will allow you to become a part of small and growing team with the opportunity to wear multiple hats.

Culture

Our culture is our most important asset. We believe that an open and inclusive environment provides the most productive environment for collaboration and innovation. Be who you are and the best you can be.

  • Open communication policy
  • Casual dress code
  • Sonos sound system throughout the office
  • Volunteer Committee
  • Communal work areas
  • Group outings
  • Ping pong tournaments
  • Monthly company meetings
  • Personal development opportunities
Essential Qualifications:
  • 2-4 years of interactive design experience within an agency setting preferred.
  • Communication and presentation skills - You need to be able to collect requirements, present solutions, explain the 'why' behind decisions, and make a case for the user.
  • Knowledge and understanding of UX best practices; must be able to speak to UX principles.
  • Proficient with UI tools such as Sketch, Creative Suite, InVision, etc.
  • Some experience with wireframing tools such as Axure, Omnigraffle, etc.
  • Ability to design for and innovate across multiple breakpoints.
  • Basic knowledge of print design preferred.
  • Basic knowledge/understanding of CSS and html. This is not a development role, but an understanding of current technologies is highly desired
  • Most importantly, a passion for your work and a great sense of humor
What You'll be Doing:
  • This designer will work collaboratively with our amazing team consisting of principal stakeholders, designers, front and backend developers, social marketing strategists and content managers to provide our users with a great online experience, no matter the device.
  • In this role, you will have the opportunity to work on a wide range of deliverables that include designing and refining our responsive web properties, internal products, social campaigns, email templates, print and branding work.
  • In addition to UI design, there will be opportunity to research, create wireframes, participate in usability and A/B testing.
Benefits:
  • Informal atmosphere and the opportunity to influence a growing company
  • Health, vision, and dental insurance
  • 401K with match
  • Near public transit - across the street from Clybourn Metra stop and CTA Ashland bus stop
  • Kitchen stocked with snacks and great coffee
  • Cold brew coffee & craft beer on tap
  • Flexible vacation/work from home policies
  • Competitive salary based on level of experience
  • Annual bonus plan

Company Reviews

Management places a lot of trust in employees, allowing us to take ownership over what we create. And there's an emphasis on both productivity AND fun, making it easier to cultivate work-life balance.
Sam Reid
Communications Manager
at Neighborhoods.com
At Neighborhoods.com, you can tell that company culture is as important to our founders as the bottom line.
Zac Rosenbauer
Front-End Developer
at Neighborhoods.com
What attracted me most was the team's willingness to experiment on everything and the daily soccer matches on the big screen. We move fast, iterate often, and look forward to each day's improvements.
Danny Zagorski
UX Designer
at Neighborhoods.com
The support & encouragement to do what I feel is right and in the best interest of the company is unlike anything I have experienced at other employers. The autonomy given to do my job is refreshing.
Cameron Munro
Regional Sales Manager
at Neighborhoods.com
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Why work with us
Neighborhoods.com prides itself on being an open, creative, and dynamic place to work. Everyone’s opinion is valued and we are building something amazing from the ground up. The office is full of people who work hard to meet their goals, enjoy each other’s company, and like to have fun. We received the 2017 When Work Works award for our culture.
Culture
There is more to neighborhoods.com’s culture than the casual dress code, loft office, kegerator, and ping pong table—it’s about the ingrained principles of honesty, integrity, equality, and fairness. Employees from all departments regularly come together to share thoughts and ideas and assist one another in completing individual or common goals.
Perks & Benefits
Medical, dental, and vision insurance
401k with match
Flexible vacation & work from home policies
Near public transit options, including a Metra station across the street
Kitchen stocked with snacks, gourmet coffee, and soda
Casual dress code, group outings, and happy hours
Flat organizational structure
Secure bike storage
Ventra pre-tax program
Cold-brew coffee and craft beer on tap
Paid maternity/paternity leave

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