UX / UI / Product Designer at Chess.com

June 3, 2024

Job Description

Chess.com is one of the world’s largest gaming platforms, renowned as the top destination for playing, learning, and enjoying chess.

Our team consists of over 700 remote employees across more than 60 countries, all dedicated to serving the global chess community. We support 165 million players worldwide by providing the best products, content, and tools for chess enthusiasts.

We are a technology company, a gaming company, and a content company, driven by passion and commitment to the game. Our culture is mission-driven, flat, life-celebrating, and free from corporate rigidity. We look forward to meeting you and discovering what you can contribute to our team.

About You

You are a UX designer focused on creating clear, clean, and enjoyable interactions. You approach design as a series of ongoing questions, such as “Do you like this?” “Does this meet your goals?” and “Does this enhance your life?”

As a dedicated UX practitioner, you are process-oriented, creative, intuitive, and constantly learning. You aim to provide users with a healthy escape from daily stress.

You are a team player who knows how to leave your ego at the door. You are passionate about helping people worldwide discover the joy of chess.

What You’ll Do

  • Design simple, clear, and engaging interactions
  • Take ownership of core product initiatives
  • Collaborate with team members to advance our product design vision
  • Explore best practices across gaming and SaaS platforms
  • Apply Kaizen principles to continually improve products while avoiding change resistance
  • Work with the creative team to ensure consistency across platforms
  • Connect with a game that has been evolving for 1500 years


  • At least 5 years of experience in UX and product design, preferably in a fast-paced, agile environment
  • Understanding of chess
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Lifelong learner
  • Proficiency in key UX design software (especially Figma)
  • Experience with design systems, including Figma tokens
  • Ability to think through and define user flows
  • Experience working directly with product and development teams to solve problems
  • Familiarity with UX research and implementing designs based on research findings
  • Experience designing UI user flows and forms
  • Attention to detail in styling inputs, error handling, hover effects, etc.
  • Experience creating experiences for both web and mobile apps
  • Ability to think mobile-first and adapt designs for various form factors
  • Strong portfolio showcasing a range of user-centered design solutions and your design process