Design Lead

Redwood City, CA, USA

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About us:

Athos was developed to give athletes and coaches unprecedented insight into what happens at the muscular level, to better understand the physical output of their training and competitive

performance. We are committed to helping athletes of all levels perform at their highest potential, in and out of competition. Our mission : build better athletes.


Interested in joining? We're looking for highly-motivated and driven employees who help us stay on the cutting edge of creativity and innovation.


The role:          

As the Lead of our autonomous design team, you will lead a small team of designers in creating and implementing key product design work across various Athos products, included digital, apparel and HW/SW interaction systems. You will be involved in every aspect of the product development process, from brainstorming the next great product innovation to tweaking pixels right before launch.


You will be expected to utilize your full range of product and interaction design skills, and you will own the experience for a wide area of the Athos product. The ideal candidate is an expert in interaction design, is a driven team lead/mentor, and is passionate about bringing next-generation technologies to life.


Our ideal candidate has:

At least 5 years of experience as a user experience designer, interaction designer, visual designer, or similar role

At least 10 years of industry related experience

Some experience leading, providing mentorship or managing a team.

Bachelor's degree in design, human-computer interaction (HCI), or equivalent professional experience

An online portfolio or samples of work demonstrating experience creating beautiful, user-centered design solutions is a requirement for application

Experience productizing a web/mobile experience

Product design experience

Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills

Great eye for visual design and layout

A strong track record of iterative design, working closely with customers and peers and developers from inception through implementation.

Ability to work gracefully and have a bias for action in a fast-paced and ambiguous environment

Ability to drive the design review cycle and close on design requirements independently


Bonus points for:

Initiative to drive ideas and take ownership

Ability to create lightweight prototypes, wireframes, PSDs, etc.

Experience presenting analytics, specifically having worked with data visualization

Experience with flow and usability testing

Some packaging/branding design experience


What you’ll own:     

Lead the creation of user-centered designs by considering market segment analysis, customer feedback, site metrics, and usability findings

Rapidly implement software updates to align with hardware

Contribute to the design of useful, usable, and desirable products and services in a team environment

Envisioning new products, systems, and designs that don’t currently exist

Creating the athlete/coach experience, focusing on Player Load/Availability

Use business requirements and customer research to assist in developing scenarios, use cases, and high-level requirements

Design the visual style, interface, and interaction flow of applications, online portal, apparel and experiences

Develop conceptual diagrams, wireframes, visual mockups, click-throughs, and prototypes

Develop and maintain detailed user-interface specifications and design patterns


What we offer:

Fun, creative and collaborative work environment

Medical insurance through Cigna

Dental & vision insurance through Guardian

Life insurance

Catered lunches and exceptional snack game

In-house personal training, mobility workshops & yoga

Long-term disability

Flexible spending account

Commuter  benefits


Mobile phone reimbursement

Flexible PTO


Athos is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability status.


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