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Product Designer

| Chicago

What we are looking for:

We are looking for a product designer who can help evolve our core products. You’ll work with our team to imagine the future of GovTech and improve the ways citizens interact with government.


  • Product Discovery: Collaborate with product managers and engineers to frame problems and potential solutions
  • Holistic User Experience (UX) Design: Advocate for the end user on all touchpoints and interactions people have with the company and product over time.
  • Prototyping: Use a variety of tools to test product ideas and communicate your ideas, both internally and externally
  • User Testing: Constantly refine, validate and assess the value of new features
  • Interaction Design: Create and articulate conceptual models, task flows and control layouts used to manipulate those concepts.
  • Visual Design: Utilize composition, typography, and color to create meaningful experiences


  • 3+ years of experience working as a product designer
  • You are comfortable using a variety of modern tools for prototyping, user testing and design
  • You are passionate about digital products
  • You appreciate and are excited to contribute to a humane, mutually respectful work environment.
  • You take deep pride in your work, but can make peace with shipping something "good enough"
  • You can effectively prioritize the problems you know about, and work to uncover the problems you don't know yet
  • You have excellent communication skills, in writing and in person
  • You understand the technical constraints of the Web, and can effectively collaborate with developers to ship your work
  • You're comfortable communicating the reasoning behind your design decisions to colleagues
  • You are independent and thrive in a startup and low-touch management environment

About CityBase:

At its best, local government is a unifying force with the power to dramatically improve lives. Govtech-company CityBase is helping smart people build intelligent government, working with cities, counties, utilities, and states to create a place as dynamic as the people who live in it, work in it, and contribute to it. Accessible and responsive, adaptive and efficient, our cloud-based platform is digitizing the city-hall experience and impacting constituents nationwide.

Interested in joining our team of 60-plus innovators at our Chicago headquarters? Check out our current job listings.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • ElixirLanguages
    • ElmLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • AsanaManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • TrelloManagement


A central downtown Chicago Loop location close to all major CTA lines, in a high-rise office with spectacular views of the city and Lake Michigan.

An Insider's view of CityBase

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

We like to say we integrate the two! If you need to go to the doctor at 2pm, go. If you need to get home early for your children's soccer game, go! We know and trust that you will get your work done!


HR & Recruiting Manager

What are CityBase Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
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Additional Perks + Benefits

Paid Parental Leave. Competitive Pay & Stock Options.

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