Senior User Experience Designer
PatientsLikeMe - Cambridge, MA

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PatientsLikeMe is an exciting company in the social health space that builds data-oriented patient communities. Our product is evolving and we’re building a team of visual, UX and design researchers who will play a key role in helping us get there. You’ll collaborate as peers with our in-house team of healthcare professionals, community managers, marketers and developers to help us create an engaging platform that meets our members’ needs for social support, tracking health data, finding answers to key questions, enabling participation in research and advocacy and ultimately becoming more empowered patients. Want to become part of a design-centric organization, play a key role in the future direction of our product, and use your design skills to change the future of healthcare? Read on.

Must haves
  • A portfolio demonstrating intelligent problem solving and the ability to execute beautiful and usable interface designs
  • A passion for delighting users and deeply understanding human needs
  • A strong eye for layout, color, typography and iconography

  • Use personas and scenarios to drive and communicate about design
  • Lead whiteboard ideation with sketches & storyboards
  • Assess user and business needs, then propose content and functionality that meet them
  • Translate sketches into detailed pixel-level designs (using an established visual system and with a visual designer doing the final pass)
  • Draft clear & compelling interface text
  • Clearly communicate design with the minimum necessary documentation
  • Develop data visualizations that make complicated information easy to understand
  • Back-up design decisions with a clearly articulated rationale

  • Great communication skills - both written and verbal
  • 5+ years of related experience
  • Familiarity with agile development processes
  • Design research skills
  • Agency experience
  • Understanding patient needs, the healthcare industry and design for social software

About this company
PatientsLikeMe® ( is a patient network that improves lives and a real-time research platform that advances...