The next generation care enablement platform

Design Engineer

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Rachel Mumford
Rachel Mumford

About the role

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Click the link to start your application by completing a few quick questions. We'll review your application as soon as possible and if your answers catch our eye, next steps would be a short screening and a 30 min intro chat with one of the founders. Please make sure to mention WaaS when you apply!

Join Anima and save lives 🌟

Do you wish your work had greater tangible impact? Join Anima (YC W21), and you can have your cake and eat it too: we pay upper quartile for salary + equity, and you'll help to solve super interesting technical problems that will save lives.

We’ve gone from $0 ARR to $1m ARR in 6mo from our April 22 launch! Recently we’ve been growing around 300-400% MoM! Our NPS is 87, we’ve never churned a clinic and we’re growing very efficiently - we’re profitable with infinite runway. We’ve gotten here through being design-led and UX obsessed. We see every line of code as building proprietary UX that leads to user love and pricing power. We care so much that all our engineers chose to become proficient in Figma :)

Hi - I'm Shun, a medical doctor and CEO of Anima. Thanks for checking out our job ad! We’re tackling a problem that has affected everyone in some way.

  1. Globally, millions die every year because their medical problems aren’t treated quickly enough. Hundreds of millions suffer pain, worry and discomfort needlessly because of long waiting times.
  2. We’ve built ambitious software to automate the entire healthcare workflow - from history taking consultations, to report abstraction, to recommending & saving a coded action plan for the patient, ready for a human doctor to greenlight.
  3. By doing this, we get patients optimal care within 24 hours and 10x the clinical workflow in the process.

Backed by a top 1% VC 🚀

We were one of the hottest companies of YC’s W21 batch: we raised over $2.5m before Demo Day within 4 days, led by Hummingbird (consistently top 1% of global returns), giving us a runway of 4+ years. We are pretty unique among health techs: we have both medical and engineering domain expertise. I wrote the first backend in Node, 80% of which is still used, with no major vulnerabilities found from recent pen testing. As a doctor and former HM Treasury health policy advisor managing £4bn budgets in UK health spending, I have full stack domain knowledge and personal experience of the problem we’re solving.

Our mission is to deliver precision medicine to everyone in the world, within 24 hours. We know exactly how to get there and we’re moving ferociously with focus.

Join a design-led company where incredible UX is at the core of every line of code, and everything we do

Great design is built our DNA: Rachel, co-founder and COO, heads the design of all our products. Our thesis is that code serves UX - ideally proprietary UX that users are willing to pay a lot for. We care a lot - we always build clear UX directed graphs (sometimes called user flows) and Figma mockups before beginning architecting or writing a single line of code. We close the loop by using our UX DiGraphs as E2E testing models. We care so much that all our engineers chose to become proficient in Figma :)

We’re looking for visionary designer leaders and architects who can think from first principles and have high growth potential - great decision makers who deserve to have complete autonomy and are forces of nature when empowered with it. At the same time, we are deeply collaborative, and through mutual and self-challenge, we converge towards the optimum, and decisively execute. We are united by child-like intellectual curiosity and experiment and wander freely when the right path isn’t clear. We believe all future managers should be formidable ICs & domain experts. Decisions are never made in isolation by the founders. All information is transparently available to the whole team on our Notion - every meeting, decision, success, failure. Anima is a safe refuge for everyone to share their honest thoughts, feelings and be their complete unfiltered self. We offer unlimited holidays and flexibility over work schedule and location.

The quickest way to get your creations into the hands of users

When everyone is UX obsessed, it’s much easier to stay on the same page & execute rapidly. This means we have a super short latency from ideation to real usage - here are two recent examples:

  • Rachel, co-founder and currently leading design, talked to power users and discovered a critical need for multiple organisations to able to join the same real time multiplayer dashboard. She mocked up a new dashboard in Figma with our engineers, getting async feedback from power users throughout (our users are generally very fanatical and helpful!), and we got it shipped within 5 days!

  • Alex (Clinical Engineer), realised that there was a need for care teams to communicate internally and with outside collaborators, and helped Rachel create UX flows and mockups for a game changing feature where virtual care teams could discuss cases and see a single source of truth for the patient history. We managed to get it shipped in 4 weeks!

Does this sound like you?

  • Hungry and wants their shot to change the world - a force of nature when empowered with the tools, resources and development to do it.
  • Bored and frustrated at big companies; feel held back by red tape, bureaucracy and poor decisions.
  • Keen to understand the big picture & entire context of the company and vertical; has a sense of urgency for growth towards a senior executive role.
  • Have hacked together a cool project in the past, that did something useful, and want to relive that feeling of accomplishment (everyday!).
  • High sigma product intuition and empathy - an uncanny ability to intuit the deepest anxieties and opportunities for user joy even with minimal user research.
  • Obsessed with optimising UX: quickly able to understand the needs of our users and translate deep anxieties and latent opportunities for excitement and joy into optimal UX flows.
  • Exceptional attention to detail & an eye for aesthetics that ensure a careful & thorough approach to Figma mockups.
  • An excellent communicator: concisely and clearly communicate designs to the team both verbally and through the materials you produce (sketches, wireframes, prototypes etc.)
  • Able to understand and distil complex concepts & processes and make them accessible for our users in the form of simple, elegant user flows and interactions.
  • Able to work in an iterative design process, guided by user feedback & company goals; motivated and energised by group critique.
  • Seeks to maximise not only self productivity, but combined team productivity, communicating the right things at the right time through the right channels (verbal/Slack/Notion).
  • Intellectually curious and loves learning - able to tackle entirely novel challenges that lack prior precedent through applying strong design fundamentals and first principles thinking, creatively using the best tools for the job to maximise user delight.
  • Familiarity with Figma and/or hungry to learn.

We don’t enforce any particular experience level, but you’ll need to demonstrate most of the above through past projects and/or our assessment process.

Our current stack & what to expect from the role

Here is some information on our technical stack in case you are interested (this may not make much sense to you - that's okay!): we are tech agonistic, and collectively choose the best tools for the job. We’re constantly looking to maximise our productivity and minimise what we call “discounted dev time cost” for shipping features. We have 2 separate fully functional web apps in prod: one for clinical users and one for patients. We have good functional & unit test coverage and we recently implemented an advanced CI/CD pipeline which supports golden screenshots and automated frontend tests. We primarily use Figma for our mock-ups & wireframes.

We’re looking to add talented product designers who are hungry and understand the urgency and importance of what we’re doing for society.

First month - some examples of what to expect:

  • Work with our engineers and sales team to identify, create and implement the user flows that make using Anima a delight for both doctors and patients.
  • Design and implement creative solutions that improve the clarity and comprehension of our 2 apps, and our website.
  • Join customer calls to develop a deep understanding of their fundamental motivations and needs/pain points.

Next 6 months - some examples of what to expect:

  • Lead on the design and implementation for our flagship features, including building out our video consultation offering & seamlessly incorporating integrations with NHS APIs into our UX.
  • Collaborate with engineers to apply insights from user cohort & A/B testing to inform decisions about feature selection & design.
  • Hire/scale the team, while implementing the right processes at the right times to maximise discounted team productivity and maximise user delight.

6+ months - some examples of what to expect:

  • Potential to transition to a more managerial/executive role.
  • Define and formalise our design standards, and grow and scale our design tools and processes so we keep rapidly shipping features that result in a high retention delta.
  • This is a permanent role: things get even more exciting down the line!

To apply:

Click here to start your application

Click the link to start your application by completing a few quick questions. We'll review your application as soon as possible and if your answers catch our eye, next steps would be a short screening & 30 min chat with one of the founders. Please make sure to mention WaaS when you apply!

We can't wait to hear from you!

About Anima

Anima builds Care Enablement for care teams. You'll be building a product that saves lives and multiple Clinical Engineers (ex-MDs and fullstack SWEs) quit lucrative medicine jobs to join Anima for that very reason! Our ambition is to be the OS for all of healthcare and life sciences, through a proprietary active learning, crowdsourcing training architecture - we call it Anima 2.0. We already have one of the biggest, highest quality labelled datasets in the world.

We're profitable, growing at 300-400% MoM, and went from $0 ARR to $1m ARR in 6 months from launch (Apr '22). That's pretty unprecedented in SaaS, nevermind healthcare! We have a pretty unique hacker culture at Anima: almost everyone is technical and can code. A 'knights of the round table' structure and thinking from first principles is core to our culture, and is how we've made such rapid progress. It's reflected in how we operate:

  1. There's no separate product & engineering teams - instead, we have Clinical Engineers who are both their own customers (MDs) and are strong fullstack engs, collaborating with pure software engineers. Due to the quality of our team, there's a heavy focus on coaching and teaching, with minimal to no line management.

  2. We're relentlessly resourceful - in 14 months, we've built an extremely loved enterprise app (NPS = 87) that users have said 'seems too good to be true'. Anima can take an information complete medical history as good or better than a typical human doctor, and automates patient comms and clinical notes.

  3. Anima is a safe haven for free thinkers and we've been careful to build a culture where everyone feels comfortable being their complete self, without ever needing to self-censor. Our hiring acceptance rate is around 0.5-0.8%, which is lower than YC. You're joining hyper elite special forces, and your crewmates will never let you down or waste your time.

  4. We hire candidates from all over the world. We have remote hubs in EU West and NA, and plans to seed some in person teams in those areas too in the next 12 months (in addition to our fully remote teams).

  5. We have a good time :) we've had team lunches in Duck&Waffle, Breakfast Club, dumplings in Chinatown, had private screenings in our own cinema, booked out the Sky Pool etc. We'll be doing at least 2x international team meets, with the next one in a beautiful chateau in Southern France.

Team Size:20
Location:London, United Kingdom
Rachel Mumford
Rachel Mumford
Shun Pang
Shun Pang