Unlocking the power of biotech with modern software for modern science
Over the coming years, biotech will fundamentally rewrite the way we live. Gene editing and cell therapy are dramatically changing how we treat cancer and other major illnesses. Biofuels and biomaterials are transforming the cars we drive, the clothes we wear, and the makeup of everyday objects. Crop science and synthetic biology are producing sustainable and ethical food. Benchling’s mission is to accelerate the research that propels us towards this reality, and magnify its impact, through modern software.
Every day, scientists around the world use Benchling’s applications, platform, & analytics in their efforts to solve humanity’s most pressing problems. For these scientists, Benchling is the central technology they use to conduct their research. Our customers include pharmaceutical giants, leading biotechs, and the world’s most renowned research institutes.
The Product Design team at Benchling is committed to building user experiences that support the scientists who are solving the world’s most important problems. Our work has a direct impact on making scientific workflows more efficient while improving the quality of that research—ultimately helping to drive the biotech revolution.
As a Product Designer, you’ll play an important role in driving design for the leading platform in biotech R&D. You will work closely with customers, cross-functional partners and the extended Product Management and Engineering team to bring simplicity, extensibility and consistency to the Benchling user experience.
An ideal person for this team will be able to balance customer needs and priorities with the goals of our internal R&D team to deliver highly consistent and delightful user experiences at scale.
-Work with Product Management and Engineering teams to define product strategy, scope, and prioritization
-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
-Contribute to developing a culture of design in a company that recognizes user experience as a key differentiator
-4+ years of experience* designing software products, ideally SaaS, while maintaining a relentless focus on the customer
-A strong portfolio of relevant design work that conveys an ability to ship successful products
-A track record of working with and affinity for highly complex product architectures
-Strong communication skills and ability to explain the reasoning behind complex decisions
-Experience contributing to a design system for complex software products
-Experience working with collaboratively in a fast-moving environment
*We've learned that people hesitate to apply without quantifiable years of experience. However, what’s most important to us is the kind of experiences you’ve had and the skills you’ve developed along the way, regardless of how long it took you to get there. Have well over 4 years of experience? That's great! Have fewer than 4 years, but feel you meet the other requirements? That's ok too! Please apply.
Benchling welcomes everyone. We believe every member of our team enriches our diversity and inclusion by broadening our ways of problem-solving for future challenges. Even if you don't meet 100% of the qualifications for this job, we strongly encourage you to apply.
-Admit mistakes and shortcomings
-Disagree and commit
-Obsess over customers
-Rely on work ethic
-Recruit and develop the best
-Sweat the details
-Think and communicate clearly
-Unite around the mission
-Work with a talented yet humble team
-Competitive compensation & equity package
-Weekly virtual social events, and annual company retreats
-401k, Medical, dental, and vision insurance (US Employees Only)
-Monthly health & wellness stipend
-Yearly educational stipend
-Flexible & Generous Vacation Policy: If you feel you need a break, you can talk directly with your manager to find coverage and support while you are out of the office. Need time off to vote? We've got you covered.
-Quarterly company-wide mental health days off
-Holiday Shut-down: company-wide holiday shut-down between Christmas Eve and New Years
-Major US and EMEA holidays observed
-To support remote work conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic, Benchling provides each employee a one-time stipend of $1,000(USD) upon commencing employment, and additional discounted employee purchase plans for home-office equipment.
Protecting the health of our employees and the candidates interested in a role at Benchling is our top priority. We appreciate your understanding and being open and flexible with any changes related to our interviewing process.
For applicants for U.S.-based roles only: All new hires in the United States are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and to provide proof of vaccination prior to their first day of employment. If you are unable to be vaccinated for medical or religious reasons, we will explore potential reasonable accommodations; however, Benchling may not be able to grant such accommodations in all cases if doing so would cause an undue hardship.
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. We also consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.
Benchling is building a platform for cutting-edge life science research: gene therapy, cellular immunotherapy, synthetic biology, etc. Our mission is to accelerate research and magnify its impact by bringing modern software to this historically underserved space.
Research today means disparate tools, manual data entry, and lots of Excel and paper. We provide an integrated platform for designing and running experiments, analyzing data, and sharing results. Scientists are able to work faster, while organizations can collect and tap into their vast institutional knowledge for the first time.
About the Team Benchling was founded in 2013 by a team of MIT graduates and has since raised funding from investors that include Y Combinator, Andreessen Horowitz, and Thrive Capital. Our team of 300 includes former Salesforce executives, tech industry veterans from Google, Facebook, Palantir, and Twitter, and biology PhDs from UCSF and Harvard. We hire people who love learning and learn quickly - building tools for science requires a scientific mindset.
Our engineering team of nearly 100 is growing quickly. We're looking for engineers who thrive on teamwork, crave ownership and impact, and are driven to make a dent in our space.