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User Experience Designer and Front-end Developer at mRelief

Chicago, IL, United States
Employment: Full Time Experience: Mid-Level
About mRelief

mRelief provides an easy-to-use platform online and through SMS that enables Americans to find out if they qualify for public assistance. Our mission is to restore dignity by transforming access to social services. mRelief connected over 170,000 families to social services.

Our supporters include Google, Microsoft, Twilio, and Clear Channel. mRelief has been backed by Y Combinator, the Knight Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation. Our clients include the California Department of Social Services, Yolo County, City of Anchorage Alaska, and the Catholic Charities.

Job Description

We are looking for an outstanding User Experience Designer and Front-end Developer to join our team and help transform access to social services. This is a full-time position located in Chicago.

As soon as you start at mRelief, you will play a critical role in designing an affirming process for families to apply for and receive food stamps.

Technical Qualifications
  • Experience designing technology for low-income populations and new Internet users
  • Strong front-end development experience with HTML, CSS, jQuery and JavaScript
  • 2 years of experience in user experience design or front-end development
  • Develop mRelief brand identity and manage the visual representation of mRelief values and mission
  • Experience with user testing, user profiling and A/B testing
  • Experience with graphic design for website, social media, pitch decks, ads and newsletters
Additional Qualifications
  • Deep passion for mRelief’s work and civic technology
  • Willingness and eagerness to work on transformative technology in a startup environment
  • Strong communication skills with an ability to communicate clearly and concisely to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Strong sense of mission and value alignment with mRelief
  • Ability to collaborate effectively
  • Ability to work independently and take ownership of projects
  • This position requires you to work from the office full time. Unfortunately, it doesn’t allow working remotely.

For full-time employees, we pay medical, dental, vision, life insurance premiums and professional development opportunities to foster a culture of learning.


Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Please send a resume, GitHub profile and a cover letter explaining your interest in working at mRelief to

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