Staff Product Designer
Ozette is a biotech startup that set out to develop a revolutionary immune profiling platform to turn data into actionable, interactive insights. Each year people are diagnosed with cancer, autoimmune diseases, and more. The immune system is the ultimate determinant of health and disease; however, it remains a black box. Leveraging our AI-first technology, we want to provide high-resolution understandings of the immune system to fully unlock its power. If you’re passionate about leveraging technology to improve health, explore joining our innovative, creative team.
Ozette's collaborative platform enables unprecedented transparency and reproducibility through its version-controlled analysis pipeline. It is built on TypeScript and React/RecoilJS and our backend APIs are written in Python/Flask, primarily, with most data stored in PostgreSQL and S3. Our founders are leading experts in data science and medicine and we are backed by some of the best technology investors, including Madrona Venture Group (first investors in Amazon), Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s Institute for Artificial Intelligence, and Vulcan Capital.
Recognizing that the best candidates do not always match all criteria of the job description, we encourage you to apply if you think you would be a good fit for the role and are inspired by our mission.
You are a master product design strategist, hands-on interaction designer, and "product builder" with an interest in the life sciences. Whether you have experience working in the life sciences or not, you have a passion for applying your considerable talent, skills and experience towards efforts that improve the human condition. You embrace complexity and constantly seek to improve the products that you put into the hands of users. You have a natural curiosity and growth mindset and have never stopped learning or stopped honing your craft. You view your craft as not just hard skills needed to envision superlatively designed products but also as the soft skills needed to turn those design visions into product reality. You are comfortable in soft-structured environments and thrive with the license to self-direct and create the environment and relationships you need to build the absolute best product you can. You take seriously your role in mentoring and teaching others, be they designers, engineers, product managers, or any other role.
What you’ll do at Ozette:
We are seeking a staff level product designer to lead the creation of our high-dimensional single-cell data analysis and insights product which is used by our customers and our own computational biology team to discover cellular phenotypes (discrete cell populations) of scientific interest. This role is foundational to Ozette's core product and will have significant ability and responsibility to shape the vision and starting points for a multitude of possible discrete design programs within the core product. The science we work on is complex but when placed in the right hands our product will accelerate therapy/drug development and unlock new biological knowledge to develop cures and ultimately improve patient outcomes.
We’d love to hear from you if you have:
- 5+ years of experience designing products for business users
- 5+ years building digital products
- 5+ years of experience in a leading design role where you led the work of others
- 1+ years of experience conducing your own user research
- Experience building products for multiple form factors/platforms
- A product design portfolio with multiple projects that demonstrates your experiences simplifying the complex, and crafting highly usable and enjoyable digital products
- 1+ year of experience managing others
- 10+ years of total product design experience
- Prior experience designing for scientists
- Demonstrated strategic impact over large interdisciplinary work groups, deep product design problems, or long time horizons
- Demonstrated ability to work in early stage product development and continual product development post initial launch
- Demonstrated ability to wear multiple hats and flexibility to optimize processes and areas of ownership as teams grow
- Demonstrated history of raising the product design bar
Why you will love working here
Ozette is dedicated to building a world-class science and technology team known for its superlative products and services, high standards, employee development and retention. We know our environment will evolve as we grow the business but one thing that won't change is our dedication to a great employee experience that supports. We offer full benefits, hybrid office schedule, honor all 11 federal holidays + an additional extra day off for every holiday, plan company wide respites during Thanksgiving, Xmas and New Years, and offer a 'take what you need' vacation policy. As an early stage employee you will get the chance to set standards and mental models that set foundations for the future, be they product, culture, or operations related. You will get the chance to exercise your skill across a wide gamut of responsibilities and evolve your role as the company evolves. You will work on some of the most exciting initiatives that bridge AI/ML with hard science, packaged with a brilliant user experience. We know that to succeed we must build an interdisciplinary organization that brings the best from many industries to Ozette. We are equally committed to building a diverse and inclusive culture that reflects the vast diversity of the communities we inhabit and aim to make better.
Base salary range: $150,000-$190,000
Total compensation, which includes equity, determined based on experience