Design Lead

| Greater Boston Area

Design Something that Matters

Designing for trust is paramount for success at NeighborSchools. Finding child care online today is basically like couch-surfing on Craigslist in 2007. Your job is to make discovering, researching & scheduling a tour with a local child care provider as beautifully ordinary as booking an AirBnB.


As Design Lead you will:

1. Collaborate with founders, marketing, & engineers: to shape and build a trusted brand identity and exceptional user experience for parents and providers across our B2C web and mobile platforms.

2. Spend time with customers: deeply understand and empathize with the daunting, stress-inducing search for child care faced by new parents. You don't need to be a parent, but you absolutely must be able to think like one.

3. Ideate, create & ship it: whether marketing campaigns, platform features, or a rev on the homepage, you will lead the creative and execution and do so with a sense of urgency.

4. Design for growth: we embrace growth, and so do you.


We value team members who:

  • share our passion for solving the child care crisis
  • are humble, collaborative, and know that the best ideas can come from anywhere within or without the organization.
  • know how to work within constraints, can prioritize their own time, know the difference between excellent and perfect, and know when to ship it.
  • are technical enough to have good conversations with engineers, understand trade-offs, and know enough front-end to be dangerous.



  • 2+ years experience building a brand / company we admire
  • A portfolio of work that complements the NeighborSchools ethos
  • A history of working hard and making an impact
  • A track record of working hard, making an impact, and having fun along the way



  • Competitive salary & meaningful equity 
  • Medical, dental & vision
  • Mentorship & professional development opportunities 
  • Supportive leadership & phenomenal teammates 
  • Choice of laptop and workstation 
  • Flexible time off


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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • ExpressFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases


2 blocks away from South Station, right on the Greenway.

An Insider's view of NeighborSchools

What does your typical day look like?

Our team starts the day by discussing any key decisions over morning coffee. We make a point of staying aligned on our work and listening to each other's feedback. Then, I'll focus my attention to a feature I'm working on, which recently has been focused on improving our payment processing platform. I usually push code to production every day!


Sr Software Engineer

How does the company support your career growth?

There's loads of open & honest communication - tons of coaching. We're a start up with less than 10 employees so we rely on each other every day to overcome obstacles. It keeps everyone growing simultaneously.


Partnership Manager

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

We’re not the type of leaders who just say we want open communication... we build it into all we do. Weekly, company-wide kick-offs and retrospectives give us the opportunity to collectively share goals, key learnings, successes and failures. Team outings remind us we’re all quirky humans with lives outside of work and help us build camaraderie.


Co-Founder & COO

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

We're insanely passionate about building a better model for child care. It's a problem that effects everyone in America - not just those with kids, or those that work with young children, but everyone. We're talking about the next generation, and about creating a system that values caregivers and allows parents to go to work every day.


Co-Founder & CEO

What are NeighborSchools Perks + Benefits

Friends Outside of Work
Eat Lunch Together
Daily Stand-up
Group Brainstorming Sessions
Open Office Floor Plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and Learns
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