Senior Product Designer at OpenGov

Senior Product Designer at OpenGov

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OpenGov is a mission driven fast-growth, Series D, venture backed startup (includes Andreessen Horowitz, Formation 8, Thrive Capital, and Emerson Collective). Our Board of Directors includes iconic Silicon Valley executives John Chambers (former Cisco Chairman and CEO) and Marc Andreessen (Time Magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world).

We have surpassed 2,000+ governments (and growing fast!) using our products in our mission to power more effective and accountable government.

About the Senior Product Designer Role:

We’re looking for a Senior Product Designer (in Chicago, Dallas Fort Worth, or US-Remote) to join our design team who is motivated, ready to learn, and excited to help local governments solve problems and better serve their residents. You will utilize your research and design toolkit to understand user needs, communicate and prototype design solutions at varying levels of fidelity, and collaborate closely with Product Managers and Engineers to shape solutions and bring them to market.

We are looking for a highly organized, detailed designer who will bring ideas, tools, and processes that help our team collaborate and solve complex problems. You already know how to deal with constraints and a fast-paced environment, while holding yourself and the team to a standard of excellence and user-centered design.

We are committed to a workplace that reflects the governments and communities we serve. We especially encourage women, people of color, and others who are underrepresented in the tech industry to apply.

Portfolio Required:

To apply, send us your resume, portfolio of work samples, and a few words about why you are excited to help local governments become more effective and accountable


  • Leverage our product design principles and government personas to craft elegant, but practical solutions
  • Design wireframes, mockups, and prototypes and validate them with users
  • Work with Product Management and Engineering leaders to define use cases, requirements, customer journeys, and interactions
  • Use data from research and product analytics to understand customer needs, make decisions, and communicate solutions
  • Contribute to our unified design system by leveraging reusable patterns across products
  • Lead and coach junior designers through all phases of the design process
  • Help our team choose the right methods and tools for creative problem solving
  • Present your work to stakeholders across the company to receive feedback and communicate the value of design

Education and Experience:

  • 4-6 years of experience working in cross-functional product and engineering teams
  • Strong understanding of how to apply human factors and user-centered design principles to software
  • Recognized experience leading the design process from concept to implementable solution
  • Strong communication skills and an ability to clearly present complex ideas to stakeholders
  • Ability to start with complex data and customer workflows and drive toward simple and intuitive solutions
  • A master of common design software tools (e.g. Sketch, Figma, InVision)
  • Completed an undergraduate or graduate degree in a related field, or relevant experience


  • Experience with complex system and wicked problems in government, finance, and enterprise domains
  • Experience applying various design research methods to gain insight and inform the direction
  • Experience designing for a variety of mediums and surfaces, including mobile devices and printed materials

What makes OpenGov unique

  • Leadership: CEO Zac Bookman (MPA from Harvard and JD from Yale) is truly a mission driven CEO. He was named one of the 100 most Intriguing Entrepreneurs by Goldman Sachs and SF Business Times’ 40 under 40 class of 2018!
  • Funding: $140 million, Series D company, from top tier investors including Andreessen Horowitz, 8VC, Thrive Capital, and Emerson Collective. Click here to read more about our latest round of funding!
  • Board of Directors: Includes iconic Silicon Valley executives John Chambers (former Cisco Chairman and CEO) and Marc Andreessen (Time Magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world).
  • Growth: Double growth with 2,000+ governments (and counting) using our products!
  • Perks: Fully stocked kitchens, daily breakfast and catered lunches, gym reimbursement, music room, zen room, foosball and pool table, Unlimited PTO and 11 paid holidays, 95% medical premium coverage for employees, fun events, and more! Just look at
  • Product: Named a Tech Pioneer by the World Economic Forum, our cloud solution leverages cutting-edge technology to innovate on the core processes of Government.
  • Mission Driven: We are a technology company helping out our communities, cities, and states. We’re powering more effective and accountable government.

Come join us and make a positive social impact!

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