Product Design Manager

Remote - United States
Product – Product /
Full-Time /
Remote
About AKASA

Our mission is to enable human health.  

AKASA is the leading developer of AI for healthcare operations. Founded in 2019, AKASA has raised $85M in funding. 

Our founding team includes Silicon Valley leaders who have founded or been founding team members of multiple companies with successful exits. Our investors include Andreessen Horowitz, BOND, and Costanoa Ventures, among others. Recognized in 2021 among Top 150 “Most Innovative Digital Health Startups” by CB Insights, Top 75 “Best Places to Work” by Modern Healthcare, Certified as a “Great Place to Work” two years in a row, and ranked #34 of Top 100 Healthcare Companies in 2021 by The Healthcare Technology Report. Learn more at www.AKASA.com.  

We are building the future of healthcare with AI.  Everyone is welcome — as an inclusive workplace, our employees are comfortable bringing their authentic selves to work.  

Join us.  

About the Role

We are disrupting Healthcare with inspired, AI-powered software products for Revenue Cycle teams. As the Product Design Manager, you will report directly to our Chief Product Officer. You'll be leading and owning the design (UI & UX) of our products to create incredible experiences for our users. You will work closely with our current and prospective Healthcare users to deeply understand their needs and then translate those into a design strategy and pragmatic UI & UX elements that the R&D teams will use to build our products. In addition to being hands-on, you will build and lead a Product Design team. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to:
 
●      Make an outsized impact on AKASA and the future of healthcare.
●      Work on some of the most challenging and valuable problems facing Americans.
●      Grow rapidly with a top-flight healthtech company as it scales.
 
*This role will be working Pacific time zone hours. Strong preference to be based in the Pacific time zone

What You'll Do

Strategize.

    • Own and shepherd the Product Design strategy, principles and guidelines working closely with Product Management and Engineering..
    • Develop a deep knowledge and understanding of our users needs (user interviews and shadowing sessions, expert interviews, research, etc.) to use in creating incredibly designed products.
    • Collaborate with Product Management and Engineering teams to develop market leading product and solution ideas.

Execute.

    • Lead Product Design resources and leverage your own skills to execute on product design needs (UI & UX) for our software products working closely with Product Management, Engineering and AI leaders and teams in particular.
    • Work closely with front-end engineers to refine product designs and rapidly iterate being deeply involved in the entire lifecycle of the product.
    • Use Product Design tools to mockup and rapidly prototype and test design concepts
    • Champion our users' needs in the design, development and implementation of our products.
    • Deliver an exceptional level of craftsmanship with a dedication to hitting milestones.
    • Optimize the process of collaboration with other key R&D teams like Product Management and Engineering.

Align.

    • Lead and manage the Product Design team, coaching and guiding the growth of team members.
    • Interact frequently with Executive and Functional leaders in strategizing and executing on product initiatives.
    • Present to, converse with, and learn from prospects, customers, partners, and industry experts.
    • Share user insights with the broader organization especially the R&D teams.

Skills & Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree in Design, Human-Computer Interaction, Computer Science, a related field, or equivalent practical experience.
    • 6 years of product design experience developing software applications and ideally enterprise software applications.
    • 2 years of experience leading design projects and managing people or teams.
    • Expert user of product design tools like Adobe Creative Suite, Figma and solid experience with JIRA.
    • Resiliency, intellectual vitality, learning ability, coachability, and professionalism.
    • Effective verbal and written communication for internal and external audiences.
    • Preferred: previous healthcare technology experience, previous Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning product experience, previous revenue cycle experience, experience with React front-end framework and Ant.

What We Offer

    • Unlimited paid time off (PTO)
    • Expansive coverage for health, dental, and vision
    • Employer contribution to Health Savings Accounts (HSA)
    • Generous parental leave policy
    • Full employee coverage for life insurance
    • Company-paid holidays
    • 401(K) plan

Compensation

    • Based on market data and other factors, the salary range for this position is $150,000-$200,000 + Equity. However, a salary higher or lower than this range may be appropriate for a candidate whose qualifications differ meaningfully from those listed in the job description.
    • The above represents the expected salary range for this job requisition. Ultimately, in determining your pay, we'll consider your location, experience, and other job-related factors.
We’re committed to doing the best work of our lives, together. Come see if we're the right team for you.

AKASA is a proud equal opportunity employer and we believe that a diverse and inclusive workforce is an imperative. We welcome people of different backgrounds, genders, races, ethnicities, abilities, sexual orientations, and perspectives, just to name a few. We do not discriminate based upon any protected class and we encourage candidates of all identities and backgrounds to apply. AKASA considers qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories in accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

AKASA is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at recruiting@akasa.com.