What happens after you click apply? You Decide.

The Talent Experience team at Jet.com was brought together to modernize the talent journey at every single touchpoint. We look at everything from how people first hear about Jet to joining the #WorkPurple team and beyond. We’ve sent out VR headsets to potential candidates for a better look at our office and culture, we’ve built out a history page to showcase our milestones and proudest moments, and we’re excited to see what else can be done to improve the candidate experience. We’re looking to partner with the exploding UX community in the greater NYC area to explore the space and gain inspiration from the problems that are prevalent when you’re searching, applying, interviewing, and starting a new job.

Who should participate?

  • UX and UI designers
  • Product designers
  • User researchers
  • Product people
  • Developers
  • Aspiring UX professionals
  • Any other techies who want to make an impact, meet new people, and advance their UX skills in a team environment.

Why is this important?

The candidate experience is one of the most overlooked experiences out there. It’s tough to build something that will scale for companies that are growing quickly and typically HR teams are not equipped to build out technology that will help aid in their effort to provide a pleasant search, apply, interview experience. There is not enough done to provide transparency for applicants and moments of delight for what sometimes may be an anxious time in their lives. However, more and more companies are realizing that a great candidate experience is the difference between an offer being accepted and a great candidate joining another company.

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Participants may participate individually or in teams of up to 5 Participants.

Participants must be eighteen years of age or older.

No Participant can be a Jet.com orWalmart US Ecommerce or Walmart US Ecommerce independent contractor.

No Participant can be an employee or independent contractor of a Walmart US Ecommerce vendor.


The final deliverables should be submitted via a link on the DevPost submission page by 5pm EST on Saturday April 29th. 

The link should include access to a presentation outlining your process, wireframes for your final solution and (optional but recommended) a clickable prototype of your solution. For guidance on solutions please feel free to connect with any of the roaming mentors during the hackathon. 

NOTE: You must review & abide by the Rules provided within DevPost during submission.

How to enter

All participants must pre-register via The UX Lab Meetup page. 

The final deliverables should be submitted via a link on the DevPost submission page by 5pm EST on Saturday April 29th. 


Travis Kessel

Travis Kessel
Head of Recruiting, Jet.com

Matt Powers

Matt Powers
VP of Engineering, WayUp

Juan Sanchez

Juan Sanchez
Director of UX, Jet.com

Judging Criteria

  • How good is the idea?
  • How much value does it bring to the candidate experience (utility)?
  • How usable is it (UI/UX)?
  • How well is it designed (aesthetic)?
  • The overall process.