Hello, we're Black Spectacles

Black Spectacles helps educate and inspire architects around the world to thrive in their career. We are an online learning platform, offering ARE® prep, software curriculum and career insight from the best and brightest in the biz. We are the industry leader as the first NCARB-approved test prep provider for all six divisions of the ARE 5.0.

Why Work with Us?

We’re lucky to say we work at an award-winning place that's small enough to see the difference you make, but big enough for growth. A place where we encourage core values like building confidence, but not big egos. A place where it’s always safe to share ideas, and where we take calculated risks but aren’t reckless. A place that is world class.
We are

Humble,

Collaborative &

Ambitious

An Insider's view of Black Spectacles

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Long running inside jokes meets heavy GIF usage meets a variety of nerdy hobbies.

Elaine

Customer Experience Manager

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Sales and Marketing are always in sync with messaging to our customers, both for B2B and B2C initiatives. One of our core values is "world class or not at all." We've found that this overarching theme helps steer everyone on the team towards the same goal: a world class customer experience during the buying process and the customer journey.

AJ

Account Executive

What makes someone successful on your team?

To be successful on the team, one must assimilate themselves into the team already in place. Our entire team is adaptable and eager to learn. Age does not matter as long as one can learn new skills, provide new ideas, and different points of view. Lastly, supporting each other and giving everyone respect is essential to the team's success.

RJ

Community Manager

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

In a word, our work-life balance is “healthy.” Working beyond a 40-hour week is not expected, nor is it a regular occurrence. But, every single person here is an A-player and will work to produce world class results. We encourage everyone to lead physically and emotionally healthy lifestyles, and we genuinely care about each other’s personal lives.

Vic

Technology Manager

Where we are

To ensure the safety and comfort of our employees, we are all working from home right now. Our pets are our new Office Managers.

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 Spectacles14 open jobs
All Jobs
Design + UX
Dev + Engineer
Marketing
Sales
Content
Developer
new
Chicago
Content
new
Chicago
Sales
new
Chicago
Marketing
new
Chicago
Design + UX
new
Chicago
Developer
new
Chicago
Design + UX
new
Chicago
Design + UX
new
Chicago
Developer
new
Chicago
Content
new
Chicago

Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PHPLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • OptimizelyAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • AsanaManagement
    • IntercomCRM
    • SalesforceCRM
    • Adobe CampaignLead Gen
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