Senior Product Designer

Riffyn, Inc. - Oakland, CA -


Riffyn is hiring a Senior Product Designer to join our small but growing team. As a Senior Product Designer at Riffyn you will help define interfaces for new features, refine existing ones, and help us ensure a core design-focused strategy at the company.

Riffyn is a venture-backed provider of research design and analytics software (SaaS) to biotech, pharmaceutical, food and chemical industries. Riffyn SaaS offers a unique “design-first” approach to scientific experimentation and product development that solves previously intractable data fragmentation issues.  Riffyn provides global R&D organizations with unprecedented access to high-quality data, process design information and integrative data analytics.

The Experience

  • Spearheading user research efforts and providing insights into our user's problems based on in-the-field research

  • Collaborating closely with a cross-disciplinary team of product managers, engineers and scientists to design and develop the best product for our customers

  • Creating assets from sketches, wireframes, prototypes, and high-fidelity mocks

  • Creating specifications and documentation that makes the design to developer handoff as seamless as possible

  • Participating in efforts to define and implement UI/UX design systems and patterns

  • Acting as the user advocate throughout the design and development process

Your Background and Skills

  • 5+ years experience shipping products

  • Experience working with complex, data-rich, SAAS products

  • An ability to design solutions from a big picture perspective as well as the final details of a design

  • Practice using UI/UX tools such as Sketch and Invision, or similar

  • Knowledge of various rapid prototyping tools of your choice

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Undergraduate degree in related field (HCI, Interaction Design, Information Design)

  • Bonus - A passion for science and interest in diving deep and learning about the unique topics relevant to our product's focus

About Riffyn

Riffyn’s cloud-based application provides a visual process design and analytics software to improve reproducibility and tech transfer in life science, chemical and materials R&D. The product builds maps of experimental processes and joins them to live data to expose trends and causal relationships between experimental variables. Core to Riffyn’s product identity are eye-catching visuals, an intuitive UI, machine intelligence, and a collaborative backbone that seamlessly bridges software, lab workflows and lab hardware. Riffyn was formed in 2014 by a team of biological engineering, chemical engineering, software engineering and publishing veterans with decades experience in R&D, scale-up, manufacturing, data systems and open science.


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