Senior UX Designer (CTH)

Portland, OR

52 Limited is a digital staffing agency with an industry-leading focus on the creative + technology space. We exclusively place tech and creative talent in direct-hire, contract-to-hire, and contract roles with our clients in Portland, Seattle, Austin, and San Francisco.

We are looking for a Senior UX designer who is curious, driven, and loves partnering with peers in product and engineering to deliver great user experiences. We’re a team of question askers and problem solvers, and we’re looking for a close collaborator to join our legal software company headquartered in Portland, Oregon. This role will report to the VP of Product, and be equal parts user research / testing to inform early product discovery and sprint-based work as a member of a scrum team. 

What You’ll Be Doing:

In this role, you’ll…

  • Know our users: You will serve as the UX designer and subject matter expert for a specific customer workflow, helping us identify and serve user and customer needs. 

  • Solve problems: As part of the “triad” of product, UX, and engineering, you will help us find the sweet spot that serves users, is technically feasible, and meets the needs of both the business and the market. 

  • Expertly execute: You will be working with multiple timeframes at the same time: support work-in-progress, look forward to the next roadmap items, and participate in early discovery and definition. This will require that you know how to load balance, have a clear view of your priorities, and gain energy from solving multiple different types of problems. 

  • Uphold and build Agile: UX roles have an interesting relationship to the sprint cycle and to scrum teams. This role will support multiple scrum teams running on two-week sprints, and you’ll be an integral member of the team. 

  • Be the change: We’re the rarest kind of startup… one that has supportive leadership, a strong and inclusive culture, and a drive to do good work. In this role, you will be part of our culture, and every voice counts. 

What You’ll Need:

  • Minimum 4-5 years experience as a professional UX designer in a SaaS/start-up environment and/ or building enterprise software 

  • Minimum 3 years experience identifying user needs, user tasks, use scenarios, and user-centered design requirements from stakeholders, customer feedback, usage data, and business goals. Strong ability to define users’ requirements based on research and data and less about personal opinion.

  • Demonstrated experience successfully performing iterative UX design work

  • Ability to work proactively and independently with minimal oversight toward a team objective

  • Demonstrated prioritization skills based on understanding of product roadmap, intended implementation schedule, and shifting priorities

  • Strong design fundamentals: Sketching, concept creation and wireframing, producing sitemaps and user workflows, creating interactive prototypes

  • Strong experience with tools such as Figma, Sketch, Lucidchart and willingness to learn any tools outside your toolkit

  • Experience utilizing user-centered design principles and practices and human factors usability concepts

  • Experience or knowledge of web page structure and technologies (HTML, Javascript, CSS)

  • Ability to build strong relationships and communicate effectively with a wide variety of stakeholders; facilitate cross-functional design discussions and gather feedback

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Factors, Human Computer Interaction, Interaction Design, User Experience Design, Information Architecture, or equivalent experience or academy training

  • An entrepreneurial spirit, optimism, curiosity, and a hunger to solve problems and find the best solution. 

We are interested in every qualified candidate with authorization to work in the United States. However, this position is not eligible for visa sponsorship. 

While this job is fully remote with the opportunity to be in the office if you live in Portland, candidates must be a resident of Washington, Oregon, California, or Texas. 

This is a contract-to-hire (3-4 month contract then converted to full time employee) position with an hourly rate of $54/hour and $115,000 annually. 

Full benefits include 




Coverage for Domestic Partners

Life & Disability 

401k w/ employer match 

PTO “take what you need” approach 

Student Loan Refinancing 

Health Savings Account (HSA)


Parental Leave 

Flexible Work from Home Work Environment 

Commuter Benefits (if you live in Portland) 

Gym membership through Global Fit

Community Give-Back Time 

Discounted Pet Insurance