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Sittercity Incorported Product Designer in Chicago, Illinois

About Sittercity

Sittercity?s mission is to make child care finally work. We pioneered tech enabled child care in 2001, and we connect millions of parents with babysitters and nannies every year. Recognized as a Chicago Innovation Award winner and one of the best places to work by Crain?s and Built in Chicago, our on-demand service, we are building a platform that is radically simplifying the way we find, book and pay for trusted care. Headquartered in Chicago, we serve families and caregivers nationwide. We're also incredibly excited to have joined the Bright Horizons family. Child care is essential for letting parents get back to work and keeping our economy functioning. Sittercity and Bright Horizons are coming together to strengthen our mission to make child care finally work!

We are looking for:

  • 1-3+ years of experience, including prior experience collaborating directly with developers and product managers

  • Proficiency in design softwares, such as Sketch, InVision, Adobe suite, Figma and other working tools

  • A design generalist, comfortable tackling projects in many aspects of the design stack (research, ID, UX, UI, QA)

  • Someone with a user-centric focus. Empathy for our customer during their journey is critical to your design success. You seek to deeply understand each persona so that you design an experience that delights. Talking to the customer to understand their needs is second nature to you.

  • Someone who meticulously tests and iterates design ideas through to implementation using feedback from user testing. You have a healthy respect for the importance of analytics data to inform design decisions, but know when to trust your own instincts.

  • Someone who can quickly communicate your ideas and the rationale for your decisions to the team to bring them along on the design journey and support your solutions.

  • A self-motivated and capable of working independently but knows when to bring in appropriate stakeholders for collaboration.

We would also like to see the following qualities:

  • Frequent sketching

  • Able to quickly prototype an idea, using a playground or prototyping tool

  • Attention to detail, persistence to test and iterate to find the right solution for users

  • Demonstrable experience designing for both native mobile and responsive web with an understanding of interaction design and accessibility considerations

  • Prefers to take away from a design than to add to it

  • Work with the marketing team for visual assets and small projects, as needed

  • Designs using a consistent design language with familiarity of building and using a design system

  • Interest in developing and maintaining the visual design language for applications, as well as the processes and tools we use as a team

Why you should join us

We offer an innovative and fun environment that rewards passionate and curious individuals. Due to COVID-19, this will start as a remote role with the potential to eventually rejoin our team in our Chicago office. Our office provides a bright and energized space for collaboration as well as many quiet areas for concentration. Additionally, you will receive the following benefits:

  • Support for flexible and remote working environments

  • Company events, social outings and volunteer opportunities

  • Open personal time off policy

  • Industry leading parental leave

  • Great benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, disability, life, 401(k) matching

Sittercity is committed to hiring a diverse workforce. We consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other basis as prohibited by federal, state or local law.

Sittercity participates in E-Verify and background checks all employees.

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