Lead UX/UI Designer

At Athian, we believe sustainable agriculture plays a critical role in improving global nutrition and securing the future of our planet. Athian drives industry-led sustainable agriculture via our advanced analytics platform, GHG registry and carbon credit marketplace. Producers across the value chain can optimize and monetize their sustainability efforts, while retailers make good on their public carbon footprint commitments.

Reporting directly to the CTO, the Lead UX/UI Designer will help drive critical company initiatives by leveraging their skills to design the overall digital experience for Athian. In this role, your expertise with various methods of user experience and interface design will guide product feature decisions and priorities. This is a great opportunity for the right candidate to get in on the ground floor and shape the experience of Athian’s platform. As we grow, you’ll have the chance to explore a broader leadership role as a player/coach with ownership of our UX/UI function.

Athian was born out of venture studio High Alpha Innovation in collaboration with Elanco, a global leader in the animal health industry. Our founders have extensive experience launching, funding, and scaling companies that generate substantial returns.

 

Responsibilities: 

  • Drive the overall user experience for the entire Athian ecosystem
  • Ensure consistency, continuity and cohesion across the entire collection of products, tools and services that make up the Athian sustainability platform 
  • Partner with product managers and other internal / external stakeholders to develop relevant personas for each product initiative
  • Consider information architecture as a critical component of the Athian platform UX
  • Create functional design deliverables such as user journeys, wireframes, mockups, navigation maps, interactive prototype features with user flows, and high-fidelity layouts
  • Accommodate and incorporate substantive non-digital interactions into the Athian platform UX design
  • Work with UI Designers to set the overall visual design of products, including typography, color palette, iconography, and style
  • Establish UX performance metrics and identify measurement/monitoring solutions capture the desired metrics within a production environment
  • Develop and implement testing strategies that inform UX & UI product design priorities & decisions

 

What We’re Looking For: 

Required: 

  • 5+ years of experience in B2B SaaS UX design
  • Mastery of information architecture in the context of UX
  • Strong proficiency with UX and UI design tools
  • Experience with coding necessary to create interactive prototypes and dynamic navigation scenarios
  • Experience working with a variety of external stakeholders, including customers, strategic partners, vendors, scientific/academic bodies and industry/advocacy groups
  • Experience in a test-driven, agile development environment
  • Exceptional communication, presentation, organizational and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated success working both independently and collaboratively
  • Self-starter, broad thinker, strategic planner, and analytical 

Preferred: 

  • Proficient creating UI design assets 
  • Experience in the animal agriculture industry
  • Experience designing for financial markets
  • Experience designing for B2B marketplaces
  • Background working in fast-growing, venture-backed start-ups
  • Comfort with ambiguity and rapid learning

 

What We Offer:

  • Competitive salary plus equity plan
  • Company-paid medical, dental & vision insurance 
  • Company-paid STD/LTD and life insurance 
  • Unlimited PTO plan, to encourage a healthy work-life balance 
  • A remote-first culture. Work from anywhere in the continental United States 
  • A company provided laptop plus a monthly technology stipend to help cover additional working expenses 
  • A collaborative, entrepreneurial environment with a proven venture studio playbook
  • The opportunity to create, build, and grow innovative products with world-class founders

 

Equal Employment Opportunity

Athian is an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity at our company. We do not just accept diverse backgrounds, we celebrate them. Our company, the work we do, and our partners benefit from the value of a diverse team. No team member's value lies alone in their diversity, and because we value diversity so highly, we reiterate that all hiring and employment decisions are made on merit, performance, competence, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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