Junior Designer

| Chicago

StratEx is a ground-breaking tech company that offers a variety of HR and Payroll solutions to help empower restaurant/hospitality businesses by simplifying and streamlining their internal processes. The foundation on which we base our wide range of services is our proprietary HRIS software, eStratEx. 

In the Junior Designer role at StratEx, you will work with a variety of teams to help design meaningful and strategic updates to our HRIS platform and have the unique opportunity to join a brand new team-- influencing the design practice and product vision at StratEx. Our designers are highly intellectual, empathetic, and talented people who value autonomy and have a passion for creating a great user experience. The right candidate will be someone who believes that design is not just how something looks, but how it works; desires to learn new things continuously; and thrives in an environment that encourages both collaboration and taking initiative.

Job Category:

Full Time, Non Exempt (Salaried)

Reports To:

Product Design Manager

Essential Functions, Principal Duties, and Responsibilities include but are not limited to*:

  • Work with Product Design Manager to design new system features
  • Create and deliver wireframes/mockups/prototypes and specifications to Product Manager and Development
  • Iterate on designs based on feedback from internal reviews
  • Review projects during the design review phase of Development sprints
  • Work with Product Design Manager to create StratEx’s design system (i.e. taking stock of components in eStratEx)
  • Communicate clearly and professionally with management and peers, both in writing and verbally
  • Full, regular and predictable attendance

Minimum requirements:

  • Required
    • College Degree (preferably journalism, psychology, sociology, communication or other liberal arts degree)
    • 0-1 years of design experience
    • Qualitative research/ethnography experience
    • Fluent in English
  • Preferred
    • Restaurant experience
    • Basic knowledge of HTML/CSS or other programming experience
    • Photoshop/Sketch/Figma or other design software experience
    • Adaptable and open-minded outlook on learning/improving one’s own skill set

Competencies include but are not limited to*:

  • Understanding of basic design principles
  • Effective communication
  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Critical and analytical thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Logic and reasoning skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Empathy and emotional intelligence

Physical requirements:

  • Must be able to sit at a desk for extended periods of time while working
  • Must be able to proficiently operate a computer/VOIP as means of regular communication and day to day work
  • Must be able to occasionally travel to on-site meetings on a local and national scale
  • Must be able to clearly present material to groups of people either in person or via electronic means of communication

StratEx Perks:

  • Competitive benefits package including free employee medical coverage and 401(k) with match
  • Generous PTO policy including time off on your birthday and for honeymoon/commitment ceremony leave
  • Unlimited snacks, drinks, and games of ping pong and pool in the office
  • Casual dress code and laid back office atmosphere
  • Thursday happy hour with beer on tap at our office bar: “Pub 444”
  • Earn extra PTO through volunteer opportunities with our StratEx Serves employee interest group
  • Company-sponsored social events like StratEx Olympics, Summer Soiree, and our annual “Festivus” holiday party
  • Free onsite gym membership with monthly fitness reimbursement
  • Potential to work from home
  • Named Crain’s “Best Places to Work” two years in a row
  • Named “Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” three years in a row

Equal Opportunity Statement:

Decisions and criteria governing the employment relationship with all employees at StratEx are made in a non-discriminatory manner, without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, pregnancy, disability, sexual orientation, gender expression, veteran status, age, FMLA status, or any other factor determined to be unlawful by federal, state or local statutes.

To apply click on the link: https://estratex.com/jobs/stratex/careers/V/ODcmX19faD05NTMxMTcwMzY=

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Location

444 N. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
444 N. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

What are StratEx Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
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Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
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