Highland honors the work of our team members and is dedicated to helping Highlanders flourish with purposeful work, real work-life balance, and good pay and benefits.
You'll work at a sustainable pace alongside smart teammates who share your professional passions. And you'll be encouraged to pursue a full life outside of work.
We’re committed to Highland as a place for human flourishing in our corner of the world, and keeping it that way for decades to come.
We are a values-driven company
and take pride in living by those values:
Life as a Highlander
Since 1999, our team of researchers, strategists, designers, developers, business consultants, and implementers has helped organizations launch and implement hundreds of digital products—turning their biggest uncertainties into opportunities for growth.
Do purposeful and meaningful work that impacts human flourishing.
Question everything openly and fearlessly. Challenge each other.
Work in flexible, hybrid work rhythms. (4 days WFH, 1 day in office, personal flexibility).
Stay connected with colleagues through monthly all team meetings and quarterly all-team days.
Belong to small, dedicated project teams.
Deliver work at a sustainable pace, with project work at 32-36 hours per week and limited travel.
We welcome differences
As a deeply people-oriented company, we think it matters which voices are represented on our team. We currently nurture a team with previous lives in art, theology, architecture, philosophy, industrial design, and many others. All in all, we’re proud to be bringing the humanities to technology.
Having a diverse range of lived experiences at Highland means there’s a deeper well of knowledge to draw from when we’re connecting with a new client or solving complex problems. Highland is proudly committed to nurturing a culture of diversity and inclusion.
We offer three health insurance plans through Blue Cross Blue Shield. Highlanders can also choose from FSA and HSA plans. Highland pays 66% of health insurance premiums.
Dental & Vision Insurance
Highland provides dental and vision benefits through Principal Financial Group and pays half of dental and vision insurance premiums.
401k Retirement Savings Plan
Highland offers a 401k and Roth 401k via Betterment.
Paid Time Off
Full time Highlanders receive between 3 and 5 weeks per year of paid time off.
Highland provides unlimited sick time.
We observe 9 paid company holidays.
Highland provides up to $1,000 each year in professional development funds to use for education, events, and seminars.
Professional Development Time Off
Highlanders receive 5 days of Professional Development Time Off (PDTO) each year, to be used to set aside time for learning and development.
Life & Disability Insurance
Highland offers company paid life insurance as well as short and long-term disability insurance
New Parent Leave
4 weeks’ leave for any new parent, 12 weeks’ leave for birth mothers—all at 100% pay.
Dependent Care FSA
A dependent care flexible spending account covers qualified daycare expenses for children younger than age 13 and adult dependents who are incapable of caring for themselves.
What you’ll need
to do well at Highland
A commitment to be unabashedly human, bringing your whole self to work
Confident interpersonal skills and an impulse to co-create
Self-awareness and knowledge of what you seek from your time at Highland
Ability to think visually and a tendency to forget whose idea it was
An ‘ask for forgiveness rather than permission’ mindset
Lack of fear to express opinions, question things, and suggest wild ideas
Restless desire to learn and ample energy to try new things
Self-motivation, constantly finding ways to contribute
Meet the Highlanders
Get to know our multidisciplinary team of thinkers, doers, questioners, debaters and listeners.
“I’m inspired daily by our work aligning to our core values. When the project purpose and our values sync it feels like we are designing for good and purpose for the society.”
- Kat Halbig, Senior UX Designer
"The Highland team is the most collaborative, thoughtful, and genuine group of people I've had the opportunity to work with in my career."
- Aaron Krause, Sales Representative
"I like that Highland's values truly drive our business and how we conduct it."
- Gaby Videla, Business Solutions Consultant
"Highland is full of passionate, driven individuals who aren't afraid to keep it real and care deeply about their work."
- Justin Wu, Lead Design Researcher & Strategist