Product Designer

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Join Anima and save lives 🌟

Do you wish your work had greater tangible impact? Join Anima, 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.

Since soft launch 3 months ago, we’re now used in dozens of GP practices across the country, serving 100,000s of patients. We’ve been growing more than 80% MoM in terms of users and revenue, and recently it’s been more like 2-3x MoM!

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 and Y Combinator (home of epic companies like Airbnb, Coinbase, Stripe) 🚀

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.


Anima has a unique hacker culture: everyone is technical with almost complete autonomy

Everyone is technical at Anima and can write production code. This makes for a truly flat hierarchy. There’s no separate founder, product or customer team. We’ve been able to make huge strides in the NHS because we all deeply understand the problem, grading tasks based on our engineering expertise, and real life clinical trade-offs – we’ve designed the product we wished we had when we were practising doctors. Deep domain knowledge & a tight feedback loop between product dev and user pain is how we went live in under 4 months in the highly complex health space.

While our designers don’t necessarily need to be able to code, we only hire exceptional talent 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 technical and make great decisions, 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:

  • James, a clinical engineer (a SE + ex-NHS doctor), came up with and initially made a scrappy Google Sheets tool for creating clinical modules, achieving a 2-3x speedup vs. writing JSON. Two weeks later he went further and built a visual editor in React in 5 days, 10x-ing clinical module creation and testing.
  • Mykola, a pure software engineer, integrated our product with a key UK EMR API (electronic medical record) in just 4 days, building an Electron desktop app with a node.js server to communicate locally with the EMR client. The same week, real doctors were testing and using the desktop app.


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!)
  • Obsessed with optimising UX: quickly able to understand the needs of our users and able to translate these into the optimal UX.
  • Exceptional attention to detail & an eye for aesthetics that ensure a careful & thorough approach to design.
  • 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!


London, UK / Remote


Intermediate - Senior


Full Time



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