Product Designer

| Chicago

Built In is a network of online communities that has quickly become the #1 recruitment solution for tech companies. We are a company of entrepreneurs building the largest network of communities for entrepreneurs. By working at Built In you'll have the chance to work directly with the latest, and fastest-growing, technology companies all around the country. We help other companies solve their biggest pain points—talent and awareness with our Employer Branding and Recruitment solutions. We currently operate in seven communities: Chicago, Los Angeles, Colorado, Austin, NYC, Boston, Seattle and are headquartered in Chicago.

Built In Chicago is looking for someone with in-depth experience designing web and mobile friendly applications. Your portfolio should demonstrate the ability to conduct UX strategy and execute visual design throughout the product life cycle: from sketching big picture flows during discovery brainstorms to generating true-to-size screen designs, leading in-person user testing sessions and creating production-ready assets for technical development. If you are someone with a drive to create beautiful designs with the best-possible user experience, who thrives in a fast paced environment - then this is the job for you.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead and design elegant, simple, human-centric flows and experiences as we define new product lines and iterate on existing features.
  • Partner closely with Product, SEO and Engineering to take conceptual ideas and turn them into functional and discoverable, on-brand product features
  • Create and maintain a design system that delivers a consistent and on-brand experience throughout all of our digital products
  • Test, interview and conduct remote and in-person usability tests utilizing prototypes
  • Participate in on-the-spot sketching sessions and contribute to high-level strategic decisions
  • Give and solicit feedback from other designers and developers during weekly critiques and standups
  • Ask smart questions, take risks, and champion new ideas to push the evolution of our product

Skills, Talents, Experience you’ll need:

  • 4+ years experience designing customer-facing products with a strong emphasis on visual or interaction design
  • Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design, UX or relevant field
  • Expertise with Sketch, Zeplin and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Background or experience with software or web building
  • Excellent verbal communication skills and ability to soundly discuss design decisions
  • Professional knowledge of user-centered, interaction design and web standards for both maintaining compatibility and using future-forward technologies
  • Knowledgeable in HTML, CSS, and front-end frameworks so that you can communicate with engineers.
  • You have exceptional design aesthetics with significant experience designing for web and mobile
  • You're a collaborator who views the team's success as your success
  • Must be a team player, self-motivated, optimistic with a 'can-do' attitude
  • You must be legally authorized to work in the US. We cannot sponsor work visas at this time
  • Portfolio that showcases a proven record of delivering inventive solutions on time for demanding and complex design problems.
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Location

Chicago's loop is our home + heart. The commute? A cake walk. And the trendiest eateries, bars + shops are always a short walk away. We <3 Chi.

An Insider's view of Built In

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Good vibes are a top priority around here. You'll hear music played from our playlist that the entire company co-builds, you'll see a movie streaming on TV and, if you catch us at lunch, you'll see the entire office sitting at our communal table. We work hard every day but we always make time to spend together.

Adam

Product + Growth

What does your typical day look like?

I am excited to work each day with a cross-functional team of intelligent, curious, driven and hilarious group of people. We’re working hard — and growing quickly — but we have a lot of laughs together, and a lot of respect for one another. It’s motivating and empowering.

Sarah

Content Team

What are some things you learned at the company?

It’s pretty remarkable to experience an entire company operating as one team. At Built In, we tackle problems and achieve goals together, sharing in the responsibility of successes and downfalls alike.

Alyssa

SEO Strategist

How does the company support your career growth?

Success means more here. It not only is being noticed by my team but it positively impacts Built In’s overall results. Our team is made of strong individuals working together to build our revolutionary platform.

Samantha

Sr. Account Executive

What are Built In Perks + Benefits

Culture
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Built In has culture and fun committees that manage events and programs from our charitable initiatives to our intramural sports teams.
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
We pay a really nice chunk of the cost of premiums for medical, dental, vision and disability.
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
We have a Safe Harbor match, equivalent to 4% of an employee's annual gross pay.
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Come in your sweatshirt, jeans, college jersey. We don't care. We focus on the quality of your work and your collegiality more than on your apparel.
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong, Foosball, Darts.
Stocked Kitchen
Built In has a fully stocked kitchen including unlimited snacks, coffee, cold brew on tap, tea and all of the flavored LaCroix you can handle.
Some Meals Provided
Lunch provided daily (Monday through Thursday)
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
We offer $500 annually for continuing education.

Additional Perks + Benefits

We operate as a flat organization where everyone is responsible to self-manage and take ownership of their work. We are humble, hardworking, honest and fun. And we regularly debate office pets, take turns DJing and find time to celebrate our wins as a company.

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