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Front-end Web Designer

BigTime Software delivers time-tracking, billing and project management software for more than 2,000 firms, tracking over $2 billion in billable time each year. Our flagship product is a SaaS-based system that is custom-built for the professional services industry. BigTime is a PE-funded company based in Chicago committed to helping clients run professional teams more efficiently, unlocking potential revenue and improving profitability.

If you love what you do, and want to work in a small team environment that will challenge you to do your best, then check us out!

Job description

We’re looking for a Front-end Web Designer with strong WordPress chops. The ideal candidate would have 3+ years of design+WordPress experience -- time spent taking creative concepts from design through implementation within WordPress. You’ll work in our downtown Chicago headquarters, and you’ll be responsible for delivering the vision, user experience, and creative concepts for our customer-facing web and marketing offerings. The ideal candidate will have prior experience in design for conversion, A/B testing and experimentation within a digital marketing team.

Responsibilities

  • Design and produce web projects requiring high-level web design experience with a focus on visual design, navigation, usability, and brand identity

  • Work closely with the marketing team and department leads to solidify design direction and effectively translate business goals and requirements into compelling visual solutions

  • Maintain design and brand standards

  • Develop information architecture and execute wireframes

  • Design page layouts and interaction methodology

  • Design of templates and art direction of photography for templates

  • Participate throughout a project’s entire creative process

  • Execute those designs within WordPress (HTML, CSS, and PHP)

Qualifications

  • Advanced knowledge of WordPress, browser compliant CSS/HTML/PHP, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver

  • Formal design/web education plus 3+ years professional web design preferably at a SaaS/tech company

  • Understanding of web design principles (web standards, semantic markup, SEO, unobtrusive JavaScript, etc.)

  • Basic level understanding of JavaScript, jQuery, and AJAX helpful

  • Strong graphic design skills and a portfolio showcasing web design work and beautiful comps that communicate large concepts

  • Critical thinker with high attention to detail.

  • Proven ability to take a project from concept to launch with a strong understanding of the process throughout

  • Ability to put yourself in the customer’s shoes and come up with ideas that are relevant and enticing

  • Affinity for consistency, color, typography, and a keen eye for subtle details

  • Knowledge of current trends in design and technology

  • Familiarity with online analytics and the analysis of such data

  • Familiarity with testing for creative optimization (A/B or multivariate testing a plus)

A portfolio of WordPress and web design work is required for consideration.

Working at BigTime has its benefits!

  • Base salary + quarterly bonus

  • Company paid health & dental plans

  • 401(k) plan

  • Company provided latest technology & software tools

  • Weekly catered lunch and whole company meeting

  • Snacks, coffee, soda pop, etc...

  • Great, convenient downtown/loop location

Applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S.  BigTime Software, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Your Right to Work - In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

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Technology we use

  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • BasecampManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • HubSpotCRM
    • SalesforceCRM

Location

311 South Wacker Dr., Chicago, IL 60606

What are BigTime Software, Inc. Perks + Benefits

BigTime Software, Inc. Benefits Overview

BigTime Software is one of the region's best companies, serving Chicagoland communities in Illinois. Our team enjoys training programs, a fantastic culture, and opportunities for advancement, which are company-wide focuses to help you grow both personally and professionally. We're interested in helping your career and adding to your resume because we know that happy employees lead to happier customers!

- Opportunities for Advancement
- Company Provided Latest Technology & Software Tools
- Great, Convenient Downtown/Loop Location
- Company Paid Health & Dental Plans
- Weekly Catered Lunch and Whole Company Meeting
- Minimum of 11 Paid Holidays
- 401(k) Savings Plan
- Snacks, Coffee, Soda Pop and More

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Acme Co. hosts company outings Annually.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted at the team's discretion.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
BigTime offers employees professional development opportunities like the ability to attend job-related conferences and seminars.
Lunch and learns
BigTime hosts lunch and learn meetings weekly.
Cross functional training encouraged
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