Product Designer


 4 months ago

Over the coming years, biotech will fundamentally rewrite the way we live. Gene editing and cell therapy are dramatically changing how we treat cancer and other major illnesses. Biofuels and biomaterials are transforming the cars we drive, the clothes we wear, and the makeup of everyday objects. Crop science and synthetic biology are producing sustainable and ethical food. Benchling’s mission is to accelerate the research that propels us towards this reality, and magnify its impact, through modern software.

Every day, scientists around the world use Benchling’s applications, platform, & analytics in their efforts to solve humanity’s most pressing problems. For these scientists, Benchling is the central technology they use to conduct their research. Our customers include pharmaceutical giants, leading biotechs, and the world’s most renowned research institutes.

Team Overview
The Product Design team at Benchling is committed to building user experiences that support the scientists who are solving the world’s most important problems. Our work has a direct impact on making scientific workflows more efficient while improving the quality of that research—ultimately helping to drive the biotech revolution.

Role Overview
As a Product Designer, you’ll play an important role in driving design for the leading platform in biotech R&D. You will work closely with customers, cross-functional partners and the extended Product Management and Engineering team to bring simplicity, extensibility and consistency to the Benchling user experience.

An ideal person for this team will be able to balance customer needs and priorities with the goals of our internal R&D team to deliver highly consistent and delightful user experiences at scale.


  • Work with Product Management and Engineering teams to define product strategy, scope, and prioritization
  • Work through product problems from definition and opportunity to shipping features to our customers
  • Design and prototype multiple ideas quickly, sometimes with customers, to validate product directions
  • Contribute to developing a culture of design in a company that recognizes user experience as a key differentiator


  • 4+ years of experience* designing software products, ideally SaaS, while maintaining a relentless focus on the customer
  • A strong portfolio of relevant design work that conveys an ability to ship successful products
  • A track record of working with and affinity for highly complex product architectures
  • Strong communication skills and ability to explain the reasoning behind complex decisions
  • Experience contributing to a design system for complex software products
  • Experience working with collaboratively in a fast-moving environment

* We’ve learned that people hesitate to apply without quantifiable years of experience. However, what’s most important to us is the kind of experiences you’ve had and the skills you’ve developed along the way, regardless of how long it took you to get there. Have well over 4 years of experience? That’s great! Have fewer than 4 years, but feel you meet the other requirements? That’s ok too! Please apply.

Benchling welcomes everyone. We believe every member of our team enriches our diversity and inclusion by broadening our ways of problem-solving for future challenges. Even if you don’t meet 100% of the qualifications for this job, we strongly encourage you to apply.




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