Over the next 10 years, biotech will fundamentally rewrite the way we live. Gene editing and cell therapy will dramatically change how we treat cancer and other major illnesses. Biofuels and biomaterials will transform the cars we drive, the clothes we wear, and the makeup of everyday objects. Crop science and synthetic biology will produce sustainable and ethical food. Benchling's mission is to accelerate the research that propels us towards this future, and magnify its impact, through modern software.
Every day, scientists around the world use Benchling in their efforts to solve humanity's most pressing problems. For these scientists, Benchling is the central technology they use to conduct their research.
Benchling was founded by a team of MIT graduates and has raised funding from Benchmark, Andreessen Horowitz, Thrive Capital, and Y Combinator. Our customers include pharmaceutical giants, leading biotechs, and the world's most renowned research institutes.
Partner with PM and engineering to engage in user research, influence product direction, and define design projects
Actively contribute to evolving our process, tools and systems to ensure we're creating great, consistent work
Work through product problems from definition and opportunity to shipping features to our customers
Design and prototype multiple ideas quickly, sometimes with customers, to validate product directions
Influence our brand identity and help to set up a visual design function
Instill a culture of design in a company that already takes user experience as its key differentiator
4-6 years of experience designing workflows, analytics, or other technically complex software products
A strong portfolio of relevant design work that conveys an ability to ship successful products people love
Experience with and affinity for highly complex product architectures
Strong communication skills and ability to explain the reasoning behind complex decisions
Experience working with PM and engineering in a fast-moving environment
Relentless focus on the customer
Empower through information. We explain the "why" behind every decision, unless there are highly sensitive circumstances. We're honest about how we're doing, especially in difficult times. We believe that sharing information builds trust and enables better decision-making.
Rely on tenacity. Hard work is one of the greatest factors to determine success and is fully under our control. We must make the most of every day by bringing the highest level of determination. Dreaming big is not enough.
Raise the bar. Pushing ourselves and others to improve will be uncomfortable and at times result in failure. However, it's critical to our success. We're dedicated to creating a place where everyone feels challenged to improve.
Build a lever. We choose to build tools and infrastructure that will help others make world-changing innovations. There's less glory in it, but in the words of Archimedes, "Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world."
PERKS AND BENEFITS
Beautiful, light-filled office in the Financial District of SF
Monthly health & wellness stipend (up to $100/month on a gym membership, running shoes, or even a massage)
Work with a talented yet humble team
Meals and snacks covered
Medical, dental, and vision insurance
Happy hours, company and team wide social events
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.