Lead UX Designer

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Employer Provided Salary: 192,000-201,000 Annually
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ActBlue is a nonprofit that builds tech and infrastructure for Democratic campaigns, progressive-aligned causes, and people trying to make an impact in order to fuel long-term, people-powered change. If you’ve ever given online to a Democrat or progressive organization, chances are you’ve used our powerful online fundraising platform.

We put power in the hands of small-dollar donors and help thousands of groups — from presidential candidates to environmental organizations — build grassroots movements. We envision a democracy where everyone looking to make progressive people-powered change can easily and effectively deploy their resources, energy, and creativity to shape our country and futures. Each and every one of us, from the political activists to the tech innovators to the customer service pros, is fully committed to our mission.


As a Lead UX Designer, you will manage projects and architect complex solutions at a team level. You will work on end-to-end projects with agency and in concert with our UX Research, Product Management, Engineering, and Internal teams. You will think through the end-to-end user journey of your product space and support the design and delivery of cohesive products and services. 


  • Partner with UX Research and Data teams to develop and foster a deep understanding of the behaviors, needs, and motivations of our users that will inform products, services, and organizational decisions. Partner with the Research team to lead conceptual work to explore new opportunities. 

  • Actively promote the use of research and data to inform your product team’s work as well as the work of your Design team peers.

  • Proactively work with the Research team  as well as making independent use of research tools to conduct studies that inform the work of your entire product space.

  • Lead the end-to-end design process for your broader product space. Partner closely with cross-functional teams through each stage of the design process to deliver UX between various stages.

  • Lead the end-to-end design process of your team’s product space, including working with cross-functional partners to define timelines, trade-offs, constraints, etc.

  • Support the ideation and design of the end-to-end user journey of your product space, including work led by other designers. 

  • Be actively aware of industry best practices, pull from personal experience, and work to improve visual communication across our product.  

  • Contribute to the ATS Design System through project work that explores and delivers solutions for components and styles.  

  • Proactively implement and follow our organizational design principles and industry best practices while always prioritizing the best interests of the user. 

  • Build and foster a strong Design and Research team culture as a key participant in team crits, providing constructive feedback while keeping research and data at the forefront.


  • Experience working with remote, geographically distributed, cross-functional teams on complex product features.

  • Experience leading end-to-end delivery of products, starting from ideation and discovery to pixel-perfect mocks. 

  • Experience working with cross-functional teams on product ideas and pitches, including the design and delivery of MVPs. 

  • Experience leading discovery, ideation, and user research sessions.

  • A user-first approach to UX design that grounds decisions in research and data. Experience incorporating research into your design process to inform UX decisions.

  • Strong storytelling skills and experience presenting to audiences at multiple levels of an organization.

  • Comfort working in a culture of feedback and the ability to approach conflict with curiosity.

  •  Dedication to fostering a collaborative and inclusive work environment, and a commitment to not just welcoming, but centering and amplifying, backgrounds and points of view that differ from yours.

  • Passion for progressive causes and politics and the desire to spend your time making a meaningful impact by doing what you do best.

  • Comfort with our design and tech stacks and the courage to dive with curiosity into areas outside of your comfort zone.


  • Design stack: Figma, Adobe Suite, Miro

  • Tech stack: Storybook, Styled Components, React, and other modern front-end technologies


This posting is for a full-time, remote, salaried position. ATS is currently authorized to support remote work employees in California, Connecticut, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington D.C. and Wisconsin.

Salary Range: $192,000- $201,000

ActBlue is committed to consistent compensation practices across our organization.  Final salary offers will take into account factors such as candidate experience, interview performance and current team salary parity.


  • Flexible work schedules and an unlimited time-off policy

  • Fully paid and trans-inclusive health, dental, and vision insurance for employees and their families; plus fully-paid health reimbursement arrangement to use for out of pocket expenses and fully-paid short- and long-term disability 

  • Fully paid basic and AD&D life insurance and a voluntary supplemental life insurance option

  • Dependent and health care flexible spending account options

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) benefits for employees 

  • Automatic 2% Employer-paid 401K contribution, plus up to an additional 6% match on employee contributions

  • A minimum of three months paid medical, family and parental leave (for all new parents, adoptions included)

  • Commuter or home-office benefits, including a $1,000 home-office setup allowance for all new full-time remote employees

  • Additional perks including quarterly snack deliveries and digital subscriptions to the Boston Globe & New York Times

ActBlue is unable to sponsor work visas at this time.

Collective bargaining unit position: The terms and conditions of this position may be subject to a collective bargaining agreement with the Communications Workers of America, the exclusive bargaining agent of covered ActBlue Technical Services employees.


ActBlue is deeply committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity. We commit to retaining, developing, recruiting, and hiring a diverse staff community. We honor the dignity of all. We celebrate their unique qualities. And we recognize the wide range of human differences, backgrounds, and intersectional identities that enrich the workspace and help us better meet our mission. If you feel a connection to our mission and see your interests reflected in this job description we encourage you to apply - even if you don’t meet every requirement. 

ActBlue is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the interview and employment process, including using our online system to apply for a position. If you would like to request an accommodation, please contact us at [email protected] to get started.

*ActBlue will never ask candidates to buy equipment, nor will we email from anything other than an actblue.com or actbluetech.com email address. 

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Technology we use

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An Insider's view of ActBlue

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

ActBlue has incredible work life balance! Unlimited PTO is a lifesaver. I organize outside of work for local elections, mutual aid, & direct action, and sometimes that happens during the workday. Having sufficient time to rest also helps me be more motivated & enjoy work. The culture treats PTO with respect & no one is guilted for taking time off.


Data Engineer

What projects are you most excited about?

Our team is in the beginning stages of a Roles and Permissions overhaul for our Campaign and Non-Profit users. We will be adding the ability for these entities to grant varying access levels for different users. We hope this will allow for more users to be added to the platform, while keeping their data secure.


Senior Software Engineer

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

When I first started at ActBlue in 2019, I didn’t write any code. Thanks to the supportive, mentorship-focused approach within the organization, I was given the space to learn and grow my engineering skill set. I paired regularly with my peers, did coursework, and was empowered to take on projects outside of my comfort zone.


Senior Product Desginer

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Fostering creativity starts with trust. I think innovation comes when we give individuals the autonomy to solve problems, not just build prescribed solutions. Our team collaborates early and often, empowers individuals to understand the why instead of just the what, and encourages risk through a culture of learning through iteration.


Senior Engineering Manager

What are some things you learned at the company?

As a more "seasoned" member of ActBlue, I also appreciate the company's commitment to Diversity and Inclusion. I learn something new almost every single day. Working here is helping me be a better person.


Engineering Manager, DevOps

What are ActBlue Perks + Benefits

ActBlue Benefits Overview

ActBlue offers generous, competitive compensation, and provides fully paid and trans-inclusive health, dental, and vision insurance and an employer-sponsored 401k contribution plan. ActBlue will also provide the technology and hardware needed to do the job.

Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
100% employer paid dental insurance
Vision insurance
100% employer paid vision insurance
Health insurance
100% employer paid health insurance
Life insurance
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Up to 6% matching and baseline 2% employer contribution
Performance bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave
Childcare benefits
Generous parental leave
12 weeks plus 4 weeks flex time, and an additional week for every year employed.
Family medical leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation + Time Off
Unlimited vacation policy
Generous PTO
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Free snacks and drinks
Onsite office parking
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Continuing education stipend
All employees are given a $2500 professional development budget annually
Customized development tracks

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