Senior Manager, Product Design

New York, NY

Company introduction:

COMPASS Pathways plc (Nasdaq: CMPS) is a mental health care company dedicated to accelerating patient access to evidence-based innovation in mental health. Our focus is on improving the lives of those who are suffering with mental health challenges and who are not helped by current treatments. We are pioneering the development of a new model of psilocybin therapy, in which our proprietary formulation of synthetic psilocybin, COMP360, is administered in conjunction with psychological support.

COMP360 has been designated a Breakthrough Therapy by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and has received Innovative Licensing and Access Pathway (ILAP) designation in the UK for treatment-resistant depression (TRD). We have commenced a phase 3 clinical programme of COMP 360 psilocybin therapy in TRD, the largest randomised, controlled, double-blind psilocybin therapy clinical program ever conducted. Previously, we completed a phase 2b study with top line data showing a statistically significant (p<0.001) and clinically relevant improvement in depressive symptom severity after three weeks for patients who received a single high dose of COMP360 psilocybin with psychological support. We are also conducting phase 2 clinical studies of COMP360 psilocybin therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and anorexia nervosa. COMPASS is headquartered in London, UK, with offices in New York and San Francisco in the United States. Our vision is a world of mental wellbeing. COMPASS Pathways.

We are looking for an experienced Product Design leader to join our team. In this role, you’ll help define product design at COMPASS throughout the entire development lifecycle. Specifically, you will ensure all the technology products deployed by Compass are intuitive, easy to use, and provide a seamless user experience to our patients, clinicians and other end users. You will be expected to execute and/or lead each phase of the design process, including designing new products from scratch as well as improving on existing designs to ensure a unified design strategy. You will also lead and develop a small team of product designers already in house.

Location: New York or San Francisco - Hybrid or remote.

Reports to: Senior Director, Product

Roles and responsibilities

(include but are not limited to):

You function as both a product designer as well as a direct manager who heads up the design function.

  • Lead the design strategy and priorities across products
  • Manage and oversee the performance and career development of our design team
  • Ability to collaborate as well as excel autonomously as a product designer
  • Bring a seasoned product design perspective and empathetic user voice to strategic discussions with product, engineering and the broader organisation
  • Facilitate product design discussions and decisions to enable the team to perform their best
  • Collaborate with content and graphic designers to shape the user experience of our products
  • Ensure a strong product design culture internally by continuously advocating for the needs of the users (i.e., patients, therapists, payers and our internal team)
  • Apply a strong level of technical design skills, problem-solving, design thinking, user centricity and research to our product ecosystem independently and with a team
  • Work with other Product team members to perform user research and testing. Identify key insights and create a formalized system for capturing and sharing learnings
  • Organize, establish, and standardize UI component libraries for all digital products
  • Provide detailed design specifications, architecture, user interfaces and experiences, and prototypes for new features
  • Lead design of holistic systems, flows and interfaces across mobile and desktop products to create a collated ecosystem of products

Candidate Profile:

  • 6+ years of experience working in product design and at least 2 years leading a design team with strong skills in people development and up-leveling design craft
  • Experience designing web and app-based products, in the health, pharmaceutical, medtech, and/or digital therapeutic markets
  • Ability to lead broad initiatives, encourage diverse perspectives, and build alignment with cross-functional partners and leads
  • Experience working with and mentoring Design peers across multiple product areas while collaborating effectively with Engineers, Product Managers, Content Designers, and Researchers
  • Strong UX/UI design, UX research and product testing skills
  • Expert in variety of tools, such as Figma, Miro, Adobe Illustrator, Sketch, etc. Keen understanding what tool to use in different situations
  • Familiarity with HTML and CSS. High-level understanding of databases, data modelling and software engineering practices a strong plus
  • Experience establishing design thinking in organizations and leading workshops
  • Passionate about accessibility and diversity in design
  • Commitment to mental health and addressing disparities in healthcare

Please note that the base salary range is a guideline, and individual total compensation will vary based on factors such as qualifications, skill level, competencies, and work location.

Base pay is one part of the Total Package that is provided to compensate and recognize employees for their work and any role at COMPASS, regardless of the location, is eligible for additional discretionary bonuses and equity.

【For NYC】Compensation Description (annually):

$150,000—$200,000 USD

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