Hello, we're Black Spectacles

Black Spectacles is an online learning platform for architects and designers, offering ARE® exam prep and software curriculum. We provide aspiring architects educational resources on their path to becoming licensed and advancing their careers. We are the first and only NCARB-approved Test Prep Provider for all 6 divisions of the ARE®.

Why Work with Us?

We’re lucky to say we work at an award-winning place that offers autonomy, but with smart people to collaborate with. A place small enough to see the difference you make, but big enough to grow your career. A place where empathy and vulnerability are seen as strengths instead of weaknesses. And most of all, a place where your hard work is valued.
We are

Humble,

Collaborative &

Ambitious

Where we are

We work out of the inspiring 1871 space in the Merchandise Mart, located in River North, the heart of downtown Chicago.

Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Daily stand up
Health Insurance & Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Vision Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options
401(K)
401(K)
401(K) Matching
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Company Outings
Some Meals Provided
Some Meals Provided
Professional Development
Job Training & Conferences
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Promote from within
Jobs at Black Spectacles32 open jobs
All Jobs
Design + UX
Dev + Engineer
HR
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
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    • OptimizelyAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • AsanaManagement
    • IntercomCRM
    • SalesforceCRM
    • Adobe CampaignLead Gen
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