Principal Product Designer

San Carlos

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We believe that everyone benefits from their biological information. It’s our mission to empower every person to improve their life through DNA. With our high-quality, trusted partners and state-of-the-art lab, we’ve created the first platform of personalized products and services powered by genetics. From inherited cancer screening to custom fitness and nutrition plans, the world of DNA learning is becoming more accessible and more valuable than ever.

So far we’ve raised over $100 million from investors like Illumina (the world’s leader in genetic sequencing equipment), Warburg Pincus, Sutter Hill Ventures, and Kleiner Perkins. We’ll be working with partners such as National Geographic, the Mayo Clinic, Invitae, and many others to develop applications which interpret your genome, with an app store and marketplace launching in 2017.

Our big vision comes with big responsibility. That’s why we’re building a team of experts in the field of genetics, engineering, design, business development, and beyond to help bring actionable insights to our customers. We’re looking for the best and brightest minds who are passionate about our mission and are excited to work on a truly diverse team.

We believe that design is a critical enabler of this mission. This is a unique opportunity where you will lead the definition and the design of the core Helix user experience across the entire user journey. Come join our team to design meaningful products that every.single.person in the world can benefit from!

As a Principal Product Designer, you will:

  • Design for the entire product lifecycle (not just new product launches).
  • Deliver throughout the entire design process (research through pixels).
  • Ability to prototype your designs, including motion and animations.
  • Multi-task and work efficiently and effectively in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
  • Translate user needs, business goals, and science and technology constraints into great digital product experiences.
  • Work closely with product managers, engineers, and scientists on defining and influencing requirements and constraints.
  • Iterate quickly based on design reviews, usability testing, A/B testing, and customer feedback.
  • Geek out on design and genetics.
  • Continue to build the culture of design at Helix.
  • Do general startup things.

At a minimum, you have:

  • 7+ years of in-house product design experience where you’ve shipped and maintained great consumer products.
  • Excellent presentation, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • In-depth experience working with executive level individuals and teams.
  • A highly collaborative attitude and work style.

What Helix has to offer you

Aside from working alongside brilliant, dedicated, passionate, down-to-earth, curious, warm, and thoughtful people, we also provide great benefits:

  • Competitive compensation, including meaningful equity
  • Health insurance, including medical, dental, and vision
  • 12 weeks of Maternity or Paternity leave
  • 401(k) with employer matching
  • On-premise nursing room
  • Corporate fitness rate
  • Commuter benefits
  • Catered meals
  • Flexible PTO