Why PatientsLikeMe?

The healthcare system isn’t doing enough for patients, but you can help change that. PatientsLikeMe is leading the social medicine space by allowing people to share their health data, track their progress, help others, and change medicine for good. Each time someone shares their experience, they’re helping the next person diagnosed learn what could really work for them, and helping researchers shorten the path to new treatments.  At PatientsLikeMe we’re passionate about improving the lives of patients, improving the healthcare system, working on hard technical problems and doing all of this with teamwork. If you want to work with great people in an R&D organization on an initiative that matters, we want to talk to you. Come make a difference in patients’ lives with us!

Who are we hiring?

PatientsLikeMe is looking for a Principal Designer to join an amazing team of multidisciplinary designers in delivering unparalleled experiences in digital health products and services. You will part of a collaborative team that develops and delivers the vision for our products, ensuring the alignment of the experience across our platform.

Why you will love working here:

A purpose-driven culture with a mission

We are going after real problems that matter. PatientsLikeMe empowers people to take charge of their health by learning from others, while discovering new science and interventions that make life better for everyone.

Not your average healthcare company

PatientsLikeMe is going through an exciting transition. We are targeting the next frontier of digital consumer health – backed by the resources and ambition to launch new products and a platform at a global scale.

Being part of an awesome team

Our current design team is small but mighty. You will be critical in helping to us get to the next level by building and managing a best-in-class team of user experience practitioners.

What you need to be successful:

Deep understanding of design practice

You have worked your way up as a designer with proven hands-on experience. You lead by example; you are equally comfortable in driving the delivery of the next world-class experience as you are in managing team members and partners alike.  You are proficient in both service design and user research.

Design voice and influential storytelling

You bring an informed perspective about why, what and how.  You are able to articulate the value of design as a discipline as well as an organizational mindset, and tailor your message effectively to various audiences. Cocreating with stakeholders, partners, and team members, is your primary tool to rally the team and unblock issues.

Team mentor & partner – a voice of the user/product within functional teams

You have experience leading multiple project teams of talented, smart, and collaborative designers. You enrich team culture by inspiring, mentoring, and empowering junior team members.

Build cross-functional relationships

You are at ease collaborating with a wide variety of people, interns to leadership, across engineering, product, marketing, and science. You create allies and build credibility through your everyday interactions and the quality of your work.

Requirements:

  • 8 - 10+ years of experience in experience design
  • A portfolio of relevant projects where you were a key contributor
  • Have managed designers within multidisciplinary project teams

Additional desired qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree or above in a design related discipline
  • Experience in healthcare or similar regulated/complex consumer environment

We offer:

A competitive salary, generous vacation package, flexible schedule, health and dental, parental leave, free lunch 2x/week, and company brownbag discussions - often by industry leaders in health and technology, and design. Your teammates are also singers, cyclists, woodworkers, bookworms, animal lovers, artists, gardeners, athletes, parents, patients, caregivers, and all-around great people.

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