Visual Designer, Design Systems at Tempus

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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

We’re looking for a Visual Designer to join our growing design team. You’ll be a part of a team dedicated to defining and implementing the Tempus design system. You’re a strong visual designer with experience turning complex problems into simple design solutions. 

Collaborating with cross-functional teams, you’ll be responsible for creating simple, digestible, elegant patient reports that are consistent across all products and diseases.  These results are a critical piece of our product offering and help outline potential treatment options for patients so they can develop a personalized treatment plan. 

You have exceptional design skills, and are extremely organized with pixel-perfect standards and excellent attention to detail. You understand the importance of designing for accessibility and usability. 

You’re a self-starter and thrive in a fast-paced environment with lots of ambiguity. You’re curious and eager to learn and understand the Tempus landscape and our users. 

You’re passionate about creating products and experiences that make a difference and directly impact the lives of patients.

You’re comfortable working with expert stakeholders to translate complex scientific concepts into beautiful, digestible designs. 


  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams including other designers, engineers, product, and science to design and develop simple, digestible, elegant patient reports. 
  • Build a durable, scalable, holistic design system to elevate the quality of our patient results across multiple diseases.
  • Craft flexible, accessible design standards and components with thoughtful, succinct documentation.
  • Work with key stakeholders and subject matter experts to understand and interpret user needs across multiple personas and diseases.
  • Learn and adapt quickly through iterative prototyping.
  • Be a design systems advocate. Communicate conceptual ideas and design rationale to design, engineering, and product. Support other designers on how to best use our design systems.


  • 4+ years of experience in visual or product design.
  • A design portfolio with exceptional visual design and expertise in fundamental graphic design skills (layout, visual hierarchy, typography, color, iconography). 
  • Proficiency in design and prototyping tools including Figma, Sketch, Invision, and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Experience collaborating with engineers, designers and product managers.
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with other designers, product managers, engineers, and key stakeholders.
  • Ability to conduct, extract, and interpret user feedback to make intentional, user-centered design decisions, and articulate rationale to influential and technical stakeholders, including scientists and medical professionals.
  • Ability and willingness to learn from your colleagues about scientific concepts outside of your area of expertise.
  • Experience working with design systems with the ability to develop thorough, detailed documentation around design specifications and usage
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced work environment and able to manage multiple complex projects in a timely manner.
  • Excellent organization skills and attention to detail. 
  • Plus - experience in healthcare or biotechnology.

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What are Tempus Perks + Benefits

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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