UI UX Designer

As a key member of our Product team, the UI/UX Designer will create and iterate intuitive interactions and designs for our Talent Marketplace platform. This person should be an experienced designer with strong visual design skills to establish the core look and feel of a new product. They will be involved in the end-to-end product design process, and enjoy a large degree of creative freedom and influence.

The UX/UI Designer reports directly to the Director of Product.
Product & Engineering
Employment Type
Full Time
Washington, D.C.
Reporting To
Director of Product

This role's hiring manager:
Rich Poplawski

Key Responsibilities

  • Establish style guide and design patterns
  • Create polished, developer-ready designs
  • Manage final design hand-off to engineering
  • Respond to and incorporate user feedback
  • Work with Product and Data Science teams to drive various growth initiatives 
  • Work in an agile environment with a distributed team.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Skills Knowledge & Expertise

  • 5 years of direct experience
  • Solid understanding of user experience design principles and interaction patterns
  • Portfolio showcasing strong visual and interface design experience 
  • Demonstrated success shipping customer-facing design, preferably for marketplace products
  • Demonstrated ability to solve for complex user journeys
  • Ability to collaborate in a fast-paced, dynamic and agile environment
  • Strong communication skills


Compensation and Benefits
  • Compensation:  We believe in equal pay for equal work. Salary for our positions are based on market data and NOT what you’ve been paid before nor your negotiation skills.
  • Healthcare: We pay 100% of your medical, dental, and vision coverage and 50% of the premium for your spouse and/or dependents.
  • Retirement: We match 4% of your salary (up to a maximum of $5,000) annually, and will contribute an additional 1% of your salary, even if you don’t make a contribution.
  • Paid Time Off We value work/life balance and trust our team members to be productive. In service of this, our Responsible Paid Time Off policy does not limit time off.
  • Parental Leave: To help support new parents in the workplace, we offer 12 weeks of paid parental leave.
  • Flexible Work Schedules:  We are 100% remote through 2020 and afterward will continue to offer flexible schedules including partial work from home options.
  • Professional Development: We believe that developing our team members’ skills is a pathway to accomplishing our mission. To this end, we offer you $2,000 annually for the professional development opportunities of your choice.
  • Convivial Office Environment: Casual work attire and a fully stocked kitchen (and ping-pong!)
Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. 
Equal Opportunity
Opportunity@Work is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce at all levels of the organization. We value and encourage the contributions of our employees and strive to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential and drive outstanding results. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law. This policy applies with regard to all aspects of one’s employment, including hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, eligibility for benefits, and termination. 

About Opportunity@Work

Opportunity@Work is a nonprofit social enterprise with a mission to increase career opportunities for the 71 million adults in the U.S. who do not have a four-year college degree but are Skilled Through Alternative Routes (STARs). 

For STARs, the American Dream has been fading due in part to an “opportunity gap,” in which access to the good jobs required for upward mobility often depends less on people’s skills and more on whether and where they went to college, who they know professionally and socially, or even how they look. 

We envision a future in which employers hire people based on skills rather than their pedigree. We are uniting companies, workforce development organizations and philanthropists in a movement to restore the American Dream so that every STAR can work, learn and earn to their full potential.

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Product & Engineering
Employment Type
Full Time
Washington, D.C.

This role's hiring manager:
Rich Poplawski
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