Director of Product Design

New York, New York, United States

Full Time Executive-level / Director
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Invitae is dedicated to bringing comprehensive genetic information into mainstream medicine to improve healthcare for billions of people. Our team is driven to make a difference for the patients we serve. We are leading the transformation of the genetics industry, by making genetic testing affordable and accessible for everyone to guide health decisions across all stages of life. 

We are looking for a passionate and experienced Director of Product Design to lead, mentor, and grow a talented team of UX/UI designers.  In this role you will partner with Product, Engineering, and Marketing  to deliver simple, elegant, data-driven, user-centric experiences that delight users. You bring expertise in user-centered design principles, best practices, trends, and emerging technologies. You have a clear design sensibility and point of view and a solid track record of launching digital products. You are collaborative, results-oriented, and an excellent communicator that can influence product strategy and be an advocate for design.  Reporting to the Head of Design, you will work together to help grow the design function at Invitae to the next level.

At Invitae, you’ll work alongside some of the world’s experts in genetics and healthcare at the forefront of genetic medicine. Our teams thrive in our dynamic organization, which has been designed to empower them to make the biggest impact they can for our patients.  We give our employees the ability to explore interests and capabilities broadly within the organization. We prize freedom with accountability and offer significant flexibility. We also provide excellent benefits and competitive compensation in a fast-growing organization. 

What you’ll do:

  • Work with the Head of Design to set strategy, vision and direction for the Invitae digital product design team which includes UI/UX, and visual design and partners closely with design strategy and research
  • Mentor, grow and guide a talented team of designers
  • Provide strong design oversight and feedback to ensure quality, consistency and usability
  • Partner with product management, engineering, marketing, and other stakeholders to co-create and deliver on the product strategy and vision
  • Support and champion user centered design across the organization
  • Continue to build out the design team, including recruiting and hiring exceptional design talent

What you bring:

  • 10+ years experience in design, including hands-on and team leadership experience
  • Minimum 5 years of experience managing and building design teams
  • A Bachelor’s or Graduate degree in HCI, Human Factors, Fine Arts, Behavioral Science or other related field
  • A track record of successfully hiring and managing a design team to meet the needs of a growing company
  • Expert knowledge of user-centered design principles, design best practices, trends, and emerging technologies
  • Experience working on customer-facing products and experiences
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Online portfolio or case studies showcasing skills
  • A background in design for healthcare is a plus
  • Experience integrating products from mergers and acquisitions is a plus
  • Experience helping product designers plan projects using a user centered design approach 

By joining Invitae, you’ll work alongside some of the world’s experts in genetics and healthcare at the forefront of genetic medicine. We’ve created a culture that empowers our teams and our teammates to have the biggest impact and to explore their interests and capabilities. We prize freedom with accountability and offer significant flexibility, along with excellent benefits and competitive compensation in a fast-growing organization. 

Join us.

At Invitae, we value diversity and provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

Job tags: Engineering Human factors Product design Product management Research Visual design
Job region(s): North America
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