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Product Design Lead

Spring Discovery

Spring Discovery

Product, Design
Remote · United States
Posted on Wednesday, September 13, 2023

tl;dr

Spring gives scientists superpowers. We put world-leading technology and easy-to-use software in the hands of researchers working to understand and battle disease. This requires great, user-centered design -- we are transforming scientists’ current reality (of crude, slow, and problematic software) into one in which they are surrounded by intuitive tools helping them do their most important work. And we need your help. We're building a rare team of scientists, software engineers, designers, and ML researchers that work together closely and humbly.

 

Impact

Our mission is to give scientists the best tools in the world to help them fight disease. We’re bringing new software, design, and machine learning tools to bear on this challenge.

Concretely, we build software like this and tools like this to help scientists battle disease. We believe it’s a shame that there’s so little design-centered software in the scientific world.

 

Yes, you belong

We are building a cross-functional team. You don’t need ANY background in biology, just as we don't expect our biologists to be experts in design or engineering. We do expect our teams to work respectfully, closely, and humbly – learning together every day.

We value building a diverse, inclusive environment and welcome all applicants regardless of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, race, education, age, or other personal characteristics.

About you

  • An experienced Product Designer. 5+ years of hands-on professional experience demonstrating generalist design skills and experience driving the product design lifecycle from end to end, and you have a portfolio of thoughtful, impactful work to show for it! Early start-up experience is a plus. 
  • Gets things done. More so than anything else, this position needs somebody who Gets Things Done. We need you to be excited to tackle a whole smörgåsbord of challenges and to pragmatically knock 'em out. Experience with React, JavaScript, HTML, CSS is a plus.
  • Customer/user obsessed. Driven by the need to meet our users (mostly scientists!) where they are in order to understand behaviors and motivations, acknowledging that context is fundamental in designing the right solution that takes a product from desirable to meaningful. Excited about interacting with users and advocating a user-centered, data-driven design process to clearly understand the motivations and behaviors and design intuitive solutions that help them meet their goals. Experience with Figma and user research is a plus. 
  • Enjoys complexity and the beauty of overcoming it. We work on software that wrangles lots of data and scientific concepts. You should enjoy tackling complex design challenges that are nontrivial, that are very different from consumer social apps, and that serve users who are driving far greater impact.
  • Highly collaborative. Work well within a team environment with a team that consists of engineers, biologists, data scientists, and more while also being able to function as an individual contributor with self-direction and accountability. Experience working with data driven teams is a plus.
  • Excited by growth. Have an opportunity to drive product and design strategy for a set of products through their early-stage and high-growth phases
  • Tends towards ownership. You do anything necessary to solve the problem at hand.
  • Maturity in the face of ambiguity. You help define questions instead of just answering them. You work to resolve ambiguity and feel comfortable making decisions when it remains.
  • Crisp communicatorYou excel at crisp, concise written or spoken communication. You love learning and teaching others in a cross-functional team (we're biologists, computational folks, and more).
  • Driven by impact. You're most motivated when working on a problem of significant consequence, no matter what's necessary to do so.
Benefits
  • Competitive salary and equity in a growing, well-funded startup
  • Excellent medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Generous vacation policy
  • Healthy feedback-focused environment — leadership will have high expectations, regularly share constructive feedback, expect you to grow, and welcome receiving input from you.

A unique moment

We have deep support from some of the best investors in the world: General Catalyst, First Round, Felicis, Laura Deming's Longevity Fund, pharma/biotech angels, and many more. Our advisors are world leaders in software development, drug discovery, and entrepreneurship.

We're just getting started. You're joining a team that has the funding needed to be ambitious while it’s still early enough to help define our culture, choices, and success. Our expectations of you — and of ourselves — are high.