We help entrepreneurs build businesses - not just features.
We work holistically with our client partners as true product teams. We bring an ownership mentality to design, validation, and building great digital products. Our clients trust us because we focus on addressing risk head-on, learning quickly, and creating awesome products that customers love.
Our product strategists, designers and developers create incredible products that bring successful long-term partnerships and trusted referrals.
This approach, coupling an experimental-mindset with realistic and incremental software releases, results in a friendly, fun, and collaborative atmosphere where our colleagues and clients both have room to learn and grow.
See how our clients talk about our approach and check out some of the recognition we’ve received so far. Discover how we show our clients appreciation with unique holiday gifts each year. Or, if you’re a podcast fan, check out Seaworthy, where we explore ways to help companies grow and scale their business and ideas. We’re excited about what we’ve achieved in the last few years, but we’re just getting started. We need your help to take us to the next level!
As a Headway Product Designer you’ll be working within a small multidisciplinary team of designers and developers on applications and web projects, although sometimes you'll be guiding your own ship on a smaller adventure.
You'll be working closely with our team and clients to challenge assumptions, create small experiments, in-depth prototypes, detailed specifications, and style guides.
With a high priority on business and user needs, you'll help make decisions that stand up for users to solve their problems and create true value in their lives.
During a typical work week, our crew members enjoy a balanced assignment of 35 hours on client projects with the ability to invest the other 5 hours on a combination of individual goals and team meetings. Each quarter, we take a full week away from client work to focus on team goals and internal project initiatives. These weeks alternate between a retreat-style destination that encourages team bonding and goal setting, and a more focused week-long design and development sprint at our primary office in Wisconsin. Check out some of our team week recaps and years in review to get a feel for how much fun it is to work at Headway!
During your first 2-4 weeks at Headway, you’ll receive extensive on-the-job training including a customized trail of technical assessments and assignments. This training covers the fundamentals of our core technologies, the way we delegate tasks within a design team, our process and workflow, testing strategies, tips for successful client interactions, and much more. You'll have dedicated pairing time scheduled with various colleagues to cover different skills, and we'll even participate in several mock client meetings so your first standup or sprint planning meeting doesn't carry with it the weight of your first client interaction. After this training period, you'll be successfully contributing to new feature work on a client project in the context of a team. You'll also be participating in daily standups, sprint planning meetings, and retrospectives. Welcome aboard!
Your needs and questions will always come first in this meeting, but other topics discussed include:
Project status / team issues / weekly retro
Individual quarterly goal progress
Individual responses to our weekly team health questionnaire
In addition to weekly touch point meetings, more formal quarterly reviews are scheduled to discuss successes and areas for growth identified over the last 3 months. We have annual performance assessments and salary reviews, though we reserve the right to provide a merit based pay raise at any time. Most crew members achieve between a 2% and 5% raise each year within their same role, but bigger jumps are possible when roles or responsibilities increase. We’re here to grow with you sustainably over the long term.
Every week we meet as a team to share personal and professional wins while we break bread.
A $6,000+ hardware package; MacBook Pro, peripherals, and more!
35 hrs/week for client work and 5 hrs/week for investment time. We also host workshops and meetups.
We all grow together. Have a clear path for professional development.
Work where you work best. We're remote-first. Need to take a break during the day? No problem.
We cover 100% and offer PPO or HSA matching plans, and cover 100% of your dental insurance. We also offer vision coverage for a split cost.
All full-time employees receive disability (Short and Long Term) and life insurance. (Term Life and AD&D) We also extend the opportunity for each employee to purchase additional term life and AD&D for yourself, spouse, and children.
2 Weeks PTO, ample UTO thereafter.
Headway HQ has a paid rest period between Christmas and the New Year.
Growing together and having fun. Hiking, snowboarding, hacking, team building, relaxing.
4 weeks of paid time off every year (vacation, sick-time, and holiday refresh).
Get all the free gear you need! We also host gatherings, meetups & workshops.
We match 100% of the first 3%, and 50% of the next 2%. If you contribute 5%, we contribute 4%.
As Headway continues to grow, so does your earning potential. Everyone at Headway is bought into our ongoing success.
If after we review your application and we choose to move forward, the following interviews will typically take place over the course of 3-5 days (depending on scheduling):
As a Designer at Headway, you are responsible for executing within the Headway design process with a focus on client and user needs including: