Web and UI Developer

  • 1133 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

RockCreek is a leading global investment management firm that applies data-driven technology and innovation to sustainable investing. Its portfolio managers invest in emerging markets and alternatives, and its asset allocation teams invest in multi-asset class and outsourced CIO portfolios and customized solutions. RockCreek’s client base is made up of sophisticated institutional investors, including endowments, foundations, pension plans, and sovereign funds. The firm is highly focused on the integration of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors and sustainable impact across portfolios to generate long-term returns. RockCreek has a culture of diversity, debate and relentless drive to excel.

While our core competency is investment, we value our technology as a key part of our service offerings. We are currently redesigning our website to use best-of-breed technologies and a staging and production platform. We also have a growing suite of applications that will need a unified, consistent, and user-focused approach to UX and UI.

Job Description

RockCreek is looking for a Web and UI Designer to provide a meaningful connection between the company’s public-facing website, internal Intranet, and suite of applications. This role will be responsible for recommending and implementing a web CMS solution, designing and implementing both a staging and production version of a new company website, developing a company Intranet presence, and working with the engineering team to provide consistent designs and front-ends across all of our applications. This will role also frequently communicate with users and stakeholders of our various applications.

The successful Web and UI Developer should:

  • Enjoy the process of visual and material design, as well as implementing those designs in responsive HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Model user’s behavior with wireframes and mockups using creative and modern best practices and design patterns
  • Be fluent in modern web abstractions for CSS and JavaScript, and desire to grow in an understanding and usage of JavaScript in particular

Although travel is not expected to be frequent, the Web and UI Developer should be able to occasionally meet onsite with clients and, if not located in the Washington, D.C. area, meet with the team for in-person planning sessions.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in design, human-computer interaction (HCI), or similar, or equivalent professional experience
  • At least 3 years experience as a web, UI, or UX developer
  • Understanding of user-centered design methods, including portfolio of sites you have designed or co-designed that demonstrate attention to user workflows in addition to static design
  • Experience with a major CMS, such as Wordpress, ideally in a multi-staged environment (testing, staging, production, etc.)
  • Fluency in best practices for information architecture and design
  • Experience with Jira or Pivotal Tracker
  • Strong written and verbal English communication skills

Desired Skills:

  • Past application development using React and/or Vue.js, preferably in the context of single-page applications
  • Practical experience performing user studies or documenting user workflows for implementation in web applications
  • AWS or Google Cloud experience
  • Experience in investment applications or working with the investment and/or financial industry

Additional Information

Mission Statement:

RockCreek is a leading global investment management firm that applies data-driven technology and innovation to sustainable investing. We believe sustainability and diversity generate superior performance by investing in long term value. We have stable and long‐term partnerships with our clients and companies and attract the best mission‐oriented team. Sustainable investing extends throughout our investments, our diverse team and culture, our office environment, operations and travel.

ESG Policy:

Since our founding, RockCreek’s commitment to sustainable investing, long term value creation, and good governance has begun at home. We believe RockCreek’s entrepreneurial spirit, open culture, and diverse team lead to better investments on behalf of the universities, foundations, pension plans, and sovereign funds that partner with us. The way we operate our offices, procure services, and partner with stakeholders are all in keeping with our aim to have a positive impact on markets globally and reduce our carbon footprint. This strong stable culture values diversity and inclusion as well as a commitment to investing responsibly for long term returns. RockCreek is among the largest woman-founded firms in the world. Its founders have a deep commitment to sustainability as well as long experience with sustainable impact investing and ESG policies that date back to 1980s. This includes investing in energy, health, technology and financial inclusion.


RockCreek is a collaborative environment that values openness, transparency, partnership, and knowledge sharing. In a typical day you will interact with members of all of our teams; engineering is neither siloed nor cut off from the overall RockCreek business. You should be both interested and capable of learning the investment business as it relates to engineering, and creatively looking to enhance the overall RockCreek service offerings.