VotingWorks is hiring a Product Design Lead to simplify election technology. This role will own software product design for all VotingWorks products: our voting system, post-election auditing software, and more.
VotingWorks is the only non-profit in the United States building voting machines, audit software, and other technology to power our public elections. We believe in democracy and well-run free & fair elections. We see a growing crisis of voter confidence in our elections, and we believe transparent, secure, and simple technology can help. That’s what we’re building. Voting technology developed in concert with election administrators, with all source code and documentation published for the world to see, modern security practices that provide positive evidence of proper operation, and a focus on simplicity in our product so users make fewer errors.
The Product Design Lead will own software product design for all VotingWorks products and will report to Head of Product.
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VotingWorks is a fully distributed organization. Team members work from wherever they choose in the United States and attend meetings over video or audio conference. Work when you prefer, as long as you can be available 4 hours per weekday during Pacific timezone business hours for team coordination. We use Slack a lot, and we jump on video or audio calls when synchronous discussion is more effective.
We're a small organization where work can sometimes get busy because elections are never rescheduled, and we care deeply about setting limits and ensuring team members have the balance they seek in their lives.
Compensation for full-time employment ranges from $120,000 to $180,000 depending on experience, cost of living where you live, desired workweek length. This role will have the option to work at 100% time (40 hour workweek, M-F) or 80% time (32 hour workweek, M-Th) as much of our engineering team chooses to work 80% time.
VotingWorks also provides medical, dental, and vision insurance with the base plans being fully covered for employees. VotingWorks also sponsors a 401k plan and will match 100% of contributions up to 3% and 50% of contributions up to 5%. A full list of benefits can be found here.
VotingWorks is deeply committed to building a diverse team and an inclusive work environment. We aim to build a voting system that earns American’s trust, and so we must build a team that represents all Americans. We believe that a team with a diversity of life experiences and points of view is a much better team than one where “culture fit” really means “everyone is the same.” And we know that all of this is a lot easier said than done. We strive in our application process to look for proven skills and real-world experience. We rely less on which diploma you received and from which school you went to. Our interview process is built on rubrics and a scoring process we define ahead of time, so as to reduce the chance that our biases will get in the way. Finally, we welcome feedback, at all times, about anything in our recruiting process that puts you at a disadvantage for reasons unrelated to the work that needs to get done.