UX Designer at PerkSpot

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Work directly with America's best employers to bring joy to millions of employees!

Chicago + Remote: We have a solid footprint in Chicago, but we also hire exceptionally talented people who reside elsewhere.

We love the friendships we've forged in our Chicago office. But let's be real; things have changed. We don't plan to all return 100% in-office, but our office and gym are open on an optional basis for all employees who feel comfortable, including happy hours and team events. However, because culture and relationships are important to us, all candidates should be open to being in-office with their teams at pre-arranged times throughout the year. The specifics vary by role, so please discuss your plans with the hiring team.

Hi, welcome to PerkSpot. We’re looking for laser-focused and highly intuitive individual to join our team as a UX Designer.

Being a tech company, our product is the most important thing at PerkSpot. It needs to be functional, user-friendly and above all, free of glitches and bugs. That’s where you come in - through your in-depth knowledge of user experience and our product’s tech capabilities, you will design and release product features that will help PerkSpot’s users for years to come.

About PerkSpot

PerkSpot is an employee benefits company that works with America’s top employers to offer exclusive discounts, rewards, and recognition to millions of employees. These exclusive perks and savings are a great recruitment and retention tool that allows employees to take advantage of unique opportunities and feel great about the company they work for. We help employees from over 1,000 companies like Spotify, Walgreens, McDonald's, and Lyft save on everything from gym memberships and movie tickets to electronics, new cars, and travel.

Profitable and growing, our company was founded in 2006 by good people with a great vision, and we’re carrying on the work they started. In 2018, our company was proud to announce an additional investment of $50 million dollars from Susquehanna Growth Equity. As we continue to grow, we’re excited about our leadership position in the industry, but we’re also committed to doing more - developing better products, reaching more employers, and getting more employees engaged with our platform. Our passion is to make every place a great place to work, starting with our own. We’re a big platform, but a small team. That means we’re going to trust you with more responsibility than you’d have anywhere else and invest in your success and growth more than any other employer.

Meet the Product Development Team

The Product Development team works collaboratively to set our product roadmap and strategize ways to accomplish its goals, while keeping consumer experience and product functionality top of mind. As a UX Designer, you will function as the authority for all things user experience and product usefulness. In collaboration with our product development and engineering teams, you will be responsible for designing user-facing products for the web and our mobile app, and manage these designs through their development, testing, and release to the public.

Life as the UX Designer:

  • Partner with key stakeholders to learn all about the PerkSpot product and its business objectives
  • Working with product development and engineering teams to design and deploy components for PerkSpot products
  • Meet with products managers to discuss product requirements, and then translate these requirements into detailed, functioning prototypes
  • Collaborate with developers to monitor the dev process and maintain its efficiency
  • Assist in QA testing products before launch; source and solve any issues that arise
  • Keep PerkSpot’s standards top priority in all designs - ensure that every product design meets all accessibility and quality requirements
  • Constantly think of ways to make the PerkSpot experience better for its users and our clients
  • Attend regular design and product development team meetings, to accept feedback and make improvements
  • Keeping tabs on existing industry developments
  • Attending team and staff meetings to go over company goals, success benchmarks, and active marketing strategies

What we’re looking for:

  • 3+ years of experience in UX design for a product-focused tech company
  • Experience collaborating with product managers, developers, and stakeholders
  • Portfolio showcasing examples of user-facing web and mobile product designs
  • Proven proficiency in prototyping softwares such as Figma, Adobe XD, or Sketch
  • Past success turning a wide range of product requirements into designs
  • Familiarity with the basics of web development and accessibility requirements
  • Knowledge of responsive web design a plus
  • Detailed understanding of modern design techniques and best practices
  • Excellent communication and time management skills
  • Experience listening to and implementing feedback
  • Willingness to learn new concepts and tools to help us grow our business
  • Eye for detail and an extremely high standard of work
  • Strong organizational, project management, and multitasking skills
  • Proactive, take-charge work ethic

Your First Few Months

You will start your tenure at PerkSpot by learning the PerkSpot product, as well as our plans for its future and the PD team’s product roadmap. Then you will dive into learning about the brand and its guidelines, ensuring that everything you design for our product aligns with our vision. We will then have you start prototyping and conducting daily check-ins to make sure your work is on track. By the end of your first 90 days, you’ll be a full functioning member of the PerkSpot team and be working every day to improve a product that is used by millions of people nationwide.

The Perks of Working at PerkSpot

We’re a big platform, but still a small team. That means we’re going to trust you with more responsibility than elsewhere and invest in you more. You’re going to grow – a lot.

We work out of our office in Chicago’s River North neighborhood. When we are in the office, we dress how we like, encourage flexible hours and an open time-off policy, stock a good beer selection, and we’re pretty obsessive about our coffee. Most of all, we welcome good people with lots of energy and enthusiasm.

PerkSpot offers the full suite of benefits you’d expect from a profitable, established company, including health and dental insurance, a generous parental leave policy, 401(k), pre-tax transit benefits, and fully-funded disability coverage. We have in-office bike storage, a private gym, and a shower on-site.

We hold weekly company get-togethers where we learn from what went wrong and celebrate what went right. Every week at PerkSpot, we aim a little higher and get a little bit better than the previous week.

Because we consider every member of our team to be a fundamental part of our success, we encourage everyone to be invested in our success, regardless of their position. We want every one of our employees to think like an owner: put in the effort to exceed expectations, solve problems before they come up, and always go the extra mile. It’s this drive to succeed that makes PerkSpot such an interactive and fulfilling place to work.

How to Apply

All applications will be kept strictly confidential. Please submit a resume AND cover letter (we know it is old school, but a cover letter is very important to us) telling us how you stack up to the qualifications, plus any other information you feel would be relevant to PerkSpot. Don’t be afraid to show your spark and personality!

All positions require a full background screening.

Offering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture is a priority at PerkSpot. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.

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Location

320 W Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60654

An Insider's view of PerkSpot

What's something quirky about your company?

We get to bring our furry friends to keep us company and remind us that there is always someone looking up to you.

Levi

Accounting Manager

What projects are you most excited about?

The projects that excite me most are ones where I collaborate with different departments to create something that really effectively markets our company, both internally and externally. These projects are always the ones that help deepen my understanding of our company and how we work, which is vital for a marketing professional.

Amy

Content Marketing Associate

What makes someone successful on your team?

A successful PerkSpot AM takes pride in providing superior customer service to our clients and is dedicated to being their partner-in-crime throughout their efforts to inspire employees. A love for rescues is also a must.

Becky

Head of Client Success

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

The tech team has a lot of influence over how solutions are implemented, leading to scalable, reliable solutions which provide great value to our users. Ultimately these design decisions help grow the business by providing a great user experience!

Chris

DevOps Engineer

How does your team reward individual success?

Each week a member of our team is recognized as the PerkSpot "Star" of the week. They recieve a big trophy to position on their desk for the week and receive credits to spend in our gift card platform. This person has gone above and beyond to help the company and/or support multiple teams on a special project or initiative.

Anthony

Senior Account Executive

What are PerkSpot Perks + Benefits

PerkSpot Benefits Overview

PerkSpot offers the full suite of benefits you’d expect from a profitable, established company, including health and dental insurance, 401(k), pre-tax transit benefits, and fully-funded disability coverage. We have in-office bike storage and showers on-site.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

PerkSpot offers free Financial Advisory services to all our employees from an outside Financial Advisory firm.

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