Helix is hiring a

Senior Product Designer

San Carlos, United States

Everyone can benefit from a better understanding of the most fundamental aspect of what makes them unique: their own DNA. Inside all those A’s, T’s, C’s and G’s lie insights into every person—you just have to know what you’re looking for. 

With the backing from the market leader in DNA sequencing Illumina, Helix is creating the world’s first platform for consumers to get sequenced and gain these insights in their DNA through an ecosystem of high quality partners. From personalized medicine to advanced cancer screenings to custom diet and nutrition plans, the world of DNA learning is becoming accessible and more valuable than ever. And as our partners grow, so will the opportunity for discovery.

We believe that design is a critical enabler of this mission. This is a unique opportunity where you will get in on the ground floor to help launch our platform to the world and pioneer the user experience and design patterns for a new consumer category. So come join our team to design meaningful products that every.single.person in the world can benefit from (and not just another ad network). 

What’s important to us:

  • Curiosity - we are all passionate about the possibilities enabled by having access to your own genome
  • Responsibility - we have an obligation to people and our partners to operate with highly credible research guided by well respected advisors, with clear and effective communication about our products
  • Agility - flexibility and a desire to be nimble, smart, and effective are important to the Helix culture
  • Experience - we’re building a team with amazing track records of achievement in multidisciplinary environments

We're looking for a senior product designer who can:

  • Deliver on all aspects of end-to-end UI/UX design.
  • Translate user needs, business goals, 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.
  • Help our diverse portfolio of partners build their own consumer brands and products in this space.
  • Build the culture of design at Helix.
  • Do general startup things :)

At a minimum, you have:

  • 4+ years of in-house product design experience where you’ve shipped great consumer products.
  • Experience designing for the entire product lifecycle (not just new product launches).
  • Experience contributing throughout the entire design process (research through pixels).
  • An ability to prototype your designs.
  • A highly collaborative attitude and workstyle.

If you're a creative thinker and have a passion for both our mission and designing beautiful, unique and thoughtful work, we would love to hear from you! Our headquarters is located in San Carlos (SF Bay Area) with the clinical genetics laboratory based in San Diego.