Open Position:
Closed Position:
Product Designer (Software)

Design the future of connectivity

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General Info

Remote (U.S. Only)
Full Time
Mid to Senior-Level
Reports to:
Head of Product & Design


Salary Range:
Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, Paid Family Leave, and 401k.
*In compliance with Colorado's Equal Pay for Equal Work Act the salary for this role is listed. Final compensation for this role will be determined by various factors such as a candidate's relevant work experience, skills, certifications, and geographic location.
*Final compensation for this role will be determined by various factors such as a candidate's relevant work experience, skills, certifications, and geographic location.

About Underline

Underline starts with our people.

At Underline, we've rapidly built a culture around ownership, trust, community, and innovation. Underline is dedicated to cultivating a growth environment where people feel valued, work with a purpose of mission, are personally rewarded, and are professionally challenged.

Are you ready to join this team and transform American communities?

Underline was founded in 2019 with a singular mission: to ensure the vibrancy of our nation through building intelligent community infrastructure in a socially equitable manner. We work with American communities to design, finance, and construct open access fiber-optic networks. These networks are critical to secure internet access that’s fast, affordable, and fair. As open access networks, this infrastructure is also the essential foundation for distributed healthcare services, new wireless solutions, and resilient infrastructure including modernized water systems and responsible energy creation. Our first two projects are in Colorado Springs and Fountain, Colorado.

About this Position

Does this sound like you?

  • You care about internet policy, access, and the digital divide. You understand the role that internet access has on the health and growth of a community.
  • You have a founder's mentality and take pride and ownership in the value you create and the resources you have available to get things done.
  • You are always pursuing learning something new, whether that is a new skill or a new domain space. If you don't know something, you will figure it out.
  • You are not comfortable just knowing what is “next”—you are excited to have a hand in figuring it out for yourself and the team at large.
  • You are a proactive, direct communicator and can express yourself clearly and efficiently no matter the medium.
  • You are as comfortable discussing technical debt with the engineers and legal requirements with the business team as you are communicating with the product team.
  • You are comfortable making rapid decisions without knowing all of the answers and don’t get paralyzed by the unknown.
  • You have a prototyping mindset and love to test your theories in the lowest fidelity possible, iterating your way to greatness.
  • You love bringing others into your process—you see the opportunity of working with people who have never worked with designers before as an exciting chance to showcase all that design can do.
  • You can filter through the noise to see what is important, even when there's a lot going on.
  • You are no stranger to designing with data—both quantitative and qualitative; measuring and tracking the right things is important to you and you want to know that your efforts translate to real value.
  • You care about craftsmanship and keep well-organized files and deliverables.

What you'd be doing:

  • You'll work on a variety of software products that include sign up and onboarding flows, account and device management, billing, checkout flows, and a digital service marketplace.
  • You'll actively partner with product, business, and engineering to deeply understand needs and develop digital products that deliver true value to both our customers and our business.
  • You'll champion customer needs and promote an ethos of understanding and empathy across the company.
  • You'll develop and maintain design processes, standards, and practices that support cross-functional collaboration.
  • You'll develop and maintain a design system that promotes consistency and makes it easier for everyone to get on the same page.
  • You'll drive towards outcomes and proactively identify the gaps you see around you, communicating possible directions and proposing next steps.

Experience we require:

  • You have enough experience to be able to gauge how hard a problem might be, what work needs to get done, who needs to be involved, and how long it might take. This lets you set and manage expectations for others, both above and below your role.
  • You have enough experience to move quickly to get something together that you can show and receive feedback on.
  • You've worked at an early or mid-stage startup or in agile, cross-functional team.
  • You've designed products across the product lifecycle, including new product launches.
  • You've designed for responsive web products.
  • You have experience with design systems in Figma and keep up with the latest features like auto layout and variants.
  • 4+ years of experience in a product design role

Bonus points:

  • You've worked on software-hardware products like IoT or networking.
  • You've worked on marketplace and checkout products.
  • You've worked on civic technology, smart city, or sensor products.
  • You have experience with web development processes or better yet, you’re not afraid of the terminal and understand the complexities of CSS.
  • You have proficiency with common analytical tools to understand user behavior (such a Google Analytics, Mixpanel, Segment, etc) or experience running user research initiatives.
  • You've worked with GIS applications and/or Mapbox.

Hiring Manager

Coty Beasley
Head of Product & Design

Unsure about applying?

Confidence can sometimes hold us back from applying for a job. But here’s the thing: there's no such thing as a 'perfect' candidate. Underline is a place where everyone can grow. So however you identify and whatever background you bring with you, please apply if this is a role that would make you excited to come into work every day.

Position Application

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We maintain exceptionally high standards for talent and recognize that there are many paths to developing expertise. We don't discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors. If you have the skills we need and the ambition to grow fast with us, that's all that matters.