Lead Product Designer (Chicago)

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Passionate about making a difference in the world of cancer genomics?

With the advent of genomic sequencing, we can finally understand our genetic makeup. We now have more data than ever before but providers don't have the infrastructure or expertise to make sense of said data. Here at Tempus, we are building the infrastructure to modernize cancer treatment. By analyzing a patient’s genetic data in the context of molecular therapies, Tempus empowers physicians to make real-time data-driven decisions in the clinic based on the comprehensive computational analysis of a patient’s unique pathology.

We're on a mission to connect an entire ecosystem to redefine how genomic data is used in clinical settings. We're looking for designers who are passionate about changing the status quo and bringing cancer care into the 21st century.


About the Role

This role will lead design for external clinical tools across our core disease platforms, including but not limited to, oncology, neurology, and infectious disease. As a Design Lead you will manage other designers and work closely with leadership, product, engineering, and other stakeholders to define and shape Tempus’ user experience. You will support your designers by helping to align cross-functional stakeholders and simultaneously build trust across teams. 

This role is focused on achieving business objectives with your product and engineering counterparts  and collaborating with leaders across disciplines to bring customer-centric ideas to life.

You will balance creating a culture of exploration and learning, while delivering a high-quality product experience. You encourage other designers to own their design solutions and ensure they are presenting research-driven solutions in line with our design standards. You regularly provide support to those you manage through design feedback, stakeholder management, and prioritization of work. 

Day to Day Responsibilities 

Influence & Approach

  • This role will lead the product design efforts for existing and new provider, care team, and patient-facing programs. This spans oncology, neurology, infectious disease.
  • Help shape the product strategy and vision with respective product managers and stakeholders.
  • Foster a culture of documentation and knowledge sharing across several teams and their respective business stakeholders; actively demonstrate these behaviors.
  • Anticipate and mitigate roadblocks that individual contributors may hit. Able to manage implementation of initiatives that span across teams.
  • Manage and support designers to produce their best work. Provide regular feedback on performance and evaluate individuals based on our career progression framework.


Collaboration & Culture

  • Work with product counterparts to define and scope problems.
  • Effectively lead discussions between teams (engineering, product, operations, etc.) to accurately resolve requirements. 
  • Routinely connects with stakeholders to align on product goals and approach.
  • Consistently leverage the design team for feedback and involvement where appropriate.
  • A reliable resource to other team members on the goals of the product and the user pain points. Able to describe the pain points in tandem with the business objectives.


About you 

  • Approximately 7+ years of experience in fast-paced creative environments
  • You are proactive and a natural collaborator - capable of bringing together and aligning various department leaders  
  • You have prior experience managing designers. You are a supportive manager who encourages personal and professional growth.
  • You have a growth mindset and are comfortable continuing to learn and improve.
  • You have a preference for progress over perfection. 
  • You possess exceptional product design skills and the ability to implement strategic and conceptual thinking as well. 
  • You have a compelling portfolio of work that demonstrates high-quality design. 
  • Have ample experience presenting to senior leadership.
  • You focus relentlessly on customers’ needs and wants.
  • You are proactive in seeking and providing opportunities to improve and expand the team, including team members’ skills and experiences.
  • Experience with Sketch, Figma or comparable tools.
  • Experience with OKRs is a big plus.
  • Industry experience is ideal, but not required.

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Tempus Benefits Overview

Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
Short Term Disability Insurance
Flexible Spending Account
Commuter Benefits
Parental Leave
Charitable Matching Program
Mental Health Support Platform
Pet Insurance
Company Cafeteria with Breakfast, Lunch & Grab & Go Options
Stocked Kitchen with Snacks
On-Site Barista
Discounted Gym Membership
Discounted Divvy Membership
Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives
Team & Company Outings

Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Highly diverse management team
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning

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