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UX Designer

| Chicago

Hireology’s technology empowers businesses to build great teams.  Over the last seven years, we’ve grown from a startup to a market-leading organization with over 150 team members, and built an award-winning culture that makes this company an amazing place to work.

It’s with that in mind that Hireology is looking to add a UX Designer to our User Experience team.

As part of our UX team, you would be joining a small but passionate group of individuals who work daily to improve our user’s experience. We work with Product to help scope, design, and test new features and interfaces. We work with Engineering to help breathe life into those interfaces and bring them to our users. We work with Customer Success to understand and address existing pain points.

You’ll be tasked with understanding use cases, exploring innovative UI solutions, and identifying usability problems. Throughout the design process, you’ll create and communicate UX flows, develop mockups, and contribute to user personas. You’ll design clean, modern interfaces across different browsers and devices using the latest responsive methods. During all of this, you’ll participate in user testing sessions, continuing to refine the experience for our users.

Hireology is based in Chicago, but our Engineering and UX teams work remotely, so you’ll have the option of working from the comfort of your home or right in our office if you’re local. Compensation is competitive, and we offer a full benefits package. We have regular company-wide events, semi-annual team gatherings, and frequent celebrations when we hit our goals.

As one of our UX Designers, you’ll be responsible for:

  • Developing sketches, diagrams, and designs.
  • Collaborating with engineers, product managers, and users to deliver amazing experiences
  • Working closely with our Product Managers to solve business problems.
  • Advocating, designing, and planning qualitative and quantitative design experiments for our products
  • Being a user-advocate during the entire development process

So what kind of person are we looking for in this role? We have a pretty unique culture here at Hireology, and the person who will be successful in this role:

  • Considers User Experience as more than just aesthetics
  • Constantly searches for simplicity
  • Loves constructive criticism
  • Is obsessed with understanding the way people “work” and think
  • Is comfortable doing user research and intelligently integrating findings into your work
  • Has the ability to distill key issues from usability tests and implement practical solutions
  • Has the flexibility and agility to iterate or change design direction based on external feedback
  • Has a passion for design and great user experience
  • Works well both in a collaborative team environment and independently
  • Is a lifelong learner with a continuous eye for improving craft
  • Is a highly motivated self-starter with a positive attitude

Okay, we’ve laid out what the job is - now are you qualified? Below are the minimum qualifications we’re looking for in a UX Designer. Also, we want a chance to get to know who you are and why you applied, so please include a cover letter.

  • Three to six years of user experience or product design experience.
  • Experience designing complex web applications.
  • Strong knowledge of user experience design, information architecture, interaction design, and website development methodology.
  • Familiar with conducting user research.
  • A working understanding of personas, journey maps, and usability testing.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States.

So what can you expect after you apply? You will:

  • Take a brief true/false survey. Be sure to check your email after you apply.
  • Have a phone conversation with someone on our UX team. This is a high level conversation about you, but also a good opportunity for you to learn more about us.
  • Meet with our other UX Designers to talk shop. Be prepared to talk about how you approach work technically with examples of how you have done it in the past. No homework or on-the-spot assignments. We just want to nerd out a bit with you.
  • Go over your career history with our Senior Manager of UX. This will be an opportunity for us to get an idea of how you got to where you are, and if where you want to go lines up with where we are going.
  • Meet virtually with some more of the remote team. We want to give you some idea of the people you will be working with. We ask the serious questions here, like your top three movies.
  • Provide us some references. We use our automated reference check system for this, so you just give us some names, they fill out a survey, and we are all set.
  • Speak with a member of our leadership team. If you have made it this far, just be yourself, and everything will be fine.
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • RubyLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks

Location

Unbeatable office space in downtown Chicago, with views of the Chicago River and Navy Pier.

What are Hireology Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences

Additional Perks + Benefits

Great Company culture – work alongside great people, doing great things. A giant pink gorilla named Crusher. Opportunity to own your career advancement based on your performance. A ping pong table from our friends at Killerspin. Competitive compensation package. Frequent celebrations for hitting goals.

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