UX Design Team Lead at Flywheel.io | Powderkeg

Location: Remote U.S.

Employment Type: Full-time

Team: Product

About the Position

As a UX Design Team Lead at Flywheel, you'll lead our bustling and expanding UX team, supporting our cutting-edge biomedical research platform. You'll be instrumental in shaping end-to-end user experiences, from delving into the problem space to crafting innovative UI designs that breathe life into our products. Your role will involve navigating intricate, data-heavy customer workflows and transforming them into intuitive, accessible interfaces for our diverse global clientele.


We're highly responsive to customer needs and constantly strive to positively contribute to the biomedical and life sciences communities we serve. We value collaborative people with a strong drive to simplify complex problems, a solid foundation in UX design heuristics, and a customer-centered approach to designing software for people. We also appreciate self-motivated, creative individuals who work well in a collaborative environment – constantly generating and sharing new ideas and solutions with the team.

Flywheel has a comprehensive benefits package and encourages a balanced work life and home life.


  • Lead, mentor, and manage a team of UX Designers, fostering a collaborative and supportive environment conducive to creativity and professional growth.
  • Manage team resources, timelines, and priorities effectively to ensure the timely delivery of high-quality design solutions.
  • Effectively communicate processes, design objectives, and team vision as a representative and champion of the UX Design team.
  • Develop design assets for our web application, including wireframes, low to high-fidelity visual design mockups, prototypes, and associated design specifications and documentation.
  • Collaborate closely with engineering and product management to ensure proposed designs align with user needs and are viable for implementation.
  • Conduct user research with stakeholders and end-users to inform your design decisions.

What Would Make You a Great Fit

  • Bachelor's degree in HCI or a design-related field, with a focus on user experience, interaction design, visual design, psychology, or similar disciplines.
  • 7 or more years of experience as a UX or Product Designer and 1 or more years of management experience.
  • A portfolio showcasing your methodology and deliverables, highlighting your problem-solving approach. The portfolio should demonstrate expertise in UX/UI design best practices, responsive and interactive design, and how user research informs your designs. Your portfolio can also include management case studies.
  • Experience in usability research, including moderated/unmoderated usability testing, user interviews, surveys, and other research methodologies.
  • Proficiency with contemporary UX design tools such as Figma, Sketch, or Adobe XD (we primarily use Figma).
  • You're a naturally curious, humble, self-motivated, and imaginative individual who thrives in a collaborative yet dynamic startup environment.

Do you feel like you don't have everything that's listed above? If you have some of the skills and experience that we’re looking for and are willing to use your talent to learn the rest, we encourage you to apply!

About Us

Flywheel is the leading research data platform that's transforming the way biomedical and imaging data are managed at leading life sciences, clinical, and academic institutions globally.

Flywheel provides a comprehensive research data solution with all the tools needed for curation, imaging processing, machine learning workflows, and secure collaboration. By leveraging cloud scalability and automating research workflows, Flywheel helps organizations scale research data and analysis, improve scientific collaboration, and accelerate discoveries.

Company Values


The alchemy of effective teamwork happens when we each take ownership of both the menial and the magical every day. We’re serious, but never stuffy. We keep our cool under pressure because we assume best intentions and maintain perspective. This allows for true teamwork, with a dash of irreverence.


We are tenacious and united in our pursuit of solving our customers’ biggest challenges, and no challenge is too big. Diverse backgrounds across our team make us more effective as we listen, absorb, collaborate, and iterate to innovate.


We’re obsessed with uncovering the why of any given. Having an open mind allows us to be quick to fail and quick to adapt. We relentlessly pursue continual improvement through learning and imagining new possibilities.


We’re fueled by grit, boundless energy, and a deep belief that we are doing cool shit. We don’t hesitate to stand up and speak out because we trust that through tough, honest discourse we can drive change and make a real difference for our customers and our mission.

Job Summary
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    UX Design Team Lead
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  • Employment Type
    Full time
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