UX - Product Designer at Neighborhoods.com

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Neighborhoods.com and 55places.com are looking for a UX-focused Product Designer to create an intuitive and enjoyable user experience across our portfolio of brands. 

If you are a user-focused product designer with experience creating and iterating wireframes and have a successful track record of leading product ideation from inception to delivery, do not hesitate, apply today!

What you’ll be doing as a Product Designer: 

  • Applying your UX and UI skills to an established consumer-facing product with a lot of opportunity for improvement.
  • Defining problems and goals, mapping user flows, and prototyping interactions.
  • Creating end-to-end solutions through ideation, user research, wireframing, design iteration, and collaboration with engineers. 
  • Getting to know the hopes, dreams, and quirks of our user base, then creating elegant yet practical solutions to meet their needs.
  • Working collaboratively across the organization to help define new opportunities and solve problems using your refined skill set.
  • Following an agile workflow in line with the organization’s broader product development practices.

We think you could be successful if you:

  • Thrive on presenting your work and explaining your thought process.
  • Take the initiative and act on opportunities for improvement.
  • Love advocating for users and inspiring a culture of design thinking.
  • Can handle the details for multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Seek to learn from your colleagues (not compete with them).
  • Believe iteration is the best path to improvement.

Within 3 months, you will:

  • Establish rapport with your direct report, colleagues, and the leadership team.
  • Work with product management to create a roadmap of ideation initiatives that will help drive KPIs and contribute to the growth of the organization.
  • Produce work that is production-ready and meets or exceeds KPI expectations.
  • Identify areas of process improvement for the product and design team, and build a plan to address those with continuous iteration and improvement. 

Within one year, you will:

  • Help to drive and complete the UX redesign of 55places.com.
  • Establish, implement and iterate on a well-refined product design process that seamlessly interfaces with analytics, user research, product, and other stakeholders in the organization.
  • Establish yourself as a product design expert and help mold the product strategy for both the neighborhoods.com and 55places.com brands.

Basic requirements to do the job:

  • 3+ years in a Product Designer or UX Designer role.
  • Basic understanding of HTML and CSS.
  • Advanced skills in Sketch, Adobe Creative Suite, InVision, or other collaborative design software.
  • A digital portfolio is required for consideration.

Bonus points if you have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree with a focus in Human-Computer Interaction, Graphic Design, Product Design, Interactive Design, or other related fields.
  • Experience doing user research, conducting surveys, and synthesizing insights.

Why Neighborhoods.com?

Neighborhoods.com is the parent company of 55places.com, 55places Mortgage and its product namesake: neighborhoods.com. Together, our specialized online real estate marketplaces make a difference in the way people buy and sell their home.

Perks & Benefits

  • The standards: insurance, FSA, 401k with match, flexible PTO, and casual dress code.
  • Paid parental leave.
  • Volunteer and charity opportunities.
  • Donation matching program.
  • Transparent and approachable leadership and management.
  • You will help people on the journey to making one of the single most significant decisions of their life!

Our team is currently working remotely. Our company intends to return to in-person office work when it is safe to do so, and employees feel comfortable going in. Candidates may be located in Illinois, California, New Jersey, Florida, Arizona, or a select few other U.S. locations.

Neighborhoods.com is an equal opportunity employer of people from different backgrounds, ethnicities, races, colors, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, and ages. We strive to foster an inclusive environment that is comfortable for everyone. We will not tolerate harassment or discrimination of any kind.

We encourage candidates from marginalized or underrepresented communities to apply, as we value the unique insight and experiences you bring to the table. Like many companies, we still have work to do in creating a diverse and equitable workplace. We are actively working toward this goal through policies and training that foster a workplace where everyone has the same opportunities to contribute and be successful. If you have any questions about whether or not you should apply or whether your work experience matches a particular requirement, please reach out to us at [email protected]

We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. However, we are not able to sponsor visas.

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We're at the edge of the West Loop, right next to Fulton Market. Transit options and lunch spots? We got 'em.

An Insider's view of Neighborhoods.com

How does your team reward individual success?

Each manager has a keen eye not only for who is maintaining high levels of productivity, but also for who is willing to assist other members of the team who may be overwhelmed with tasks or a busy schedule. Outstanding work is almost always recognized via Cheers on TinyPulse, with frequent social functions, or even with a simple "thank you."


Neighborhood Manager

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Our company culture always encourages cross-team collaboration. On any given day, I could be chatting with Sales about how our agents interact with the site or collaborating with a software engineer about how to develop the best performance indicators for our new service.


Data Scientist

What makes someone successful on your team?

We’re a multi-faceted team, so critical thinking, active listening, and flexibility are three skills needed to be successful as a customer service representative. As one of the first touch points for many customers, we have the unique opportunity to offer hands-on guidance and truly help people find exactly what they’re looking for in a home.


Customer Service Representative

What is your vision for the company?

My vision for Neighborhoods.com is to help people live their life to its fullest potential by helping them with the universal challenge of finding a neighborhood and house they can truly call home.



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

PMO's ideas and processes facilitate keeping our engineers and designers focused on the work they love which in turn encourages innovation.


Project Manager

What are Neighborhoods.com Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Our volunteer efforts focus on our underserved neighbors, youth/minorities in tech, and senior citizens. Team members get one Volunteer PTO day per year to serve the charity of their choice.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Neighborhoods.com has volunteer and social committees, as well as small practice groups to focus on anything from networking to incident response.
Daily sync
Open door policy
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Documented equal pay policy
Unconscious bias training
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Neighborhoods.com team members can contribute up to $2700 to their Health FSA and $2500 to their Dependent Care FSA.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
$25,000 of Life and AD&D insurance is provided at no cost to team members.
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Neighborhoods.com hosts Lunch & Learn meetings about once a month.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

Aside from all of these tangible benefits, Neighborhoods.com truly values all employees. A positive company culture, transparency, collaboration, and providing an inclusive environment for all employees, is something we value highly.

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