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South San Francisco, CA

Senior UX Designer

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Position description

It’s an exciting time to join Counsyl’s User Experience Design team. This is a great opportunity to work with an excellent product development team, coach others about design thinking, and have your designs used by hundreds of thousands of patients and healthcare providers.  

As a Senior UX Designer, you’ll dive deep, using qualitative and quantitative data to discover new opportunities to simplify and drive solutions.  You will assist in defining our platform strategy, conducting user research and designing interaction patterns. You’ll be a vital participant in the project process, uncovering key goals and themes, gathering insights, and helping to solve multifaceted problems. 

Empathy is central to providing Counsyl’s patients and providers with an experience that is unique within the healthcare industry, allowing us to reimagine and redefine how care is delivered.  As a Senior UX Designer with Counsyl, your main goal is to create amazing products and services with this empathetic approach in mind.  

If transforming the ways that people access healthcare information is important to you, and you identify with the qualities we’ve described, we’d love to speak with you.


  • Bachelor’s degree


  • 5+ years of experience as a user experience (UX) designer, interaction designer, or similar role
  • 4+ years of user research experience
  • 3+ years experience as a lead designer for a project(s)


  • User-centered:  You have an insatiable appetite for understanding your users and are relentless in finding solutions that meet their needs, sweating the details and tying them back to the big picture. You have a knack for creating intuitive, scalable, and functional design solutions. You represent the users in every step of the way, keeping them at the heart of what you're building. You are comfortable both doing user research and translating those findings.
  • Self-motivated: You work without close supervision but you seek out and welcome feedback.  You’re an autonomous self-starter. You take full ownership of your work and are responsible for it.
  • Problem solver: You are humble, driven, and motivated to find the right problems to solve and the best solutions.
  • Adaptive: You can evaluate business priorities and adjust your work accordingly.  You can balance the design needs of a large number of concurrent projects and work effectively with cross-functional teams, partnering closely with product management and developers.
  • User experience evangelist: You will help to make the company a more awesome place to work by spreading design thinking and enthusiasm across the organization, sharing the importance of user experience and design thinking, and driving change through user insight.
  • Learner:  You are constantly looking for ways to hone your design skills and knowledge. You have the ability to give and take constructive feedback.  You understand that having a strong point of view is not at odds with being humble.

Other requirements

  • Experience in responsive design
  • Must have an online portfolio or PDF showcasing examples, case studies, and what you have worked on specifically.
  • Position located in South San Francisco, CA.

Bonus Points

  • Prototyping skills
  • Visual design skills

About Counsyl

Counsyl is a health technology company that offers DNA screening for diseases that can impact men, women and their children. The Counsyl philosophy is simple: screen for diseases where advanced knowledge makes a difference in health outcomes, whether it’s changing a behavior, pursuing preventative measures, or simply preparing for what lies ahead.

The Counsyl team includes an accomplished group of problem-solvers — top engineers, scientists, and designers — who are taking the lead on building the modern clinical laboratory. Scientific rigor, custom robotics, and software are at the heart of every Counsyl product, resulting in better, faster and more affordable screens that are broadly accessible. Beyond the laboratory, Counsyl offers doctors and patients a technology platform for results delivery in real time, with on-demand access to board-certified genetic counselors.

Counsyl has screened more than 600,000 patients and served more than 6,000 health care professionals in its CLIA-certified, CAP-accredited and NYS CLEP-permitted clinical laboratory. The company has raised a total of $102 million and is privately backed by Pilot Growth Equity, Goldman Sachs Asset Management, Founders Fund, Felicis Ventures, David Drummond, and other high profile investors.

Interview process

Counsyl is driven by some of the brightest people in the industry. Our interview process is geared to ensure that we continue to hire the very best.

Our interview process is composed of practical and situational interviews in a series of settings spanning Skype, practical exams, and in-person meetings. Our goal is to gauge both your ability to succeed in the first 90 days as well as your capacity to scale with us as we grow.

Why Counsyl?

Throughout it all, we are looking to understand why you are driven to be a part of our company. Specifically, we want to know how you identify with our mission and will contribute to our team.

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