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Sr. UX Designer

Moderna, Inc.
Seattle, Washington
Start date
May 18, 2024

Job Details

The Role

Are you eager to join a trailblazer in the biotech industry that is not only saving lives but revolutionizing the field of medicine? Are you passionate about transforming the way new medicines are developed, sold, and delivered, thereby supporting Moderna's present and future expansion? If so, we invite you to join us at Moderna, where cross-functional teams work as one cohesive unit to empower Modernas internal and external users through product innovation.

We are currently building our UX Team, which spans across organizations that research, develop, manufacture, and sell new medicines as well as the infrastructures and platforms that enable them. This role will be pivotal in enabling Modernas patients to receive our mRNA medicines (beyond COVID vaccines, including our individualized neoantigen therapy, previously known as Cancer Vaccine).

As a member of the UX team with significant growth potential, we are looking for an experienced and passionate Senior UX Designer. In this role, you'll lead the definition, design, and delivery of multiple products across various organizations. You will have the opportunity to grow into a design leader, set up aspects of the product design process, and build best practices. We look for individuals who embody Moderna Mindsets, are flexible, adaptive, and can handle ambiguity in a fast-paced environment with a high degree of independence and ownership.

If this sounds like the kind of place youd like to be part of, we would love to hear from you!

Heres What Youll Do

  • Independently and collaboratively, create product design solutions for problems of large scope and complexity. Carry out research to develop user insights, and use these insights, along with business requirements and technical constraints, to inform your design decisions.

  • Lead the discovery and strategic phases of a project. Proactively identify opportunities and define product vision and roadmaps.

  • Champion user-centered design in your day-to-day design decisions and collaborations. Evangelize design thinking and process with cross-functional teams.

  • Adopt experimental and data-driven approaches: build lightweight prototypes for user testing, seek user feedback, and use data to inform your design decisions.

  • Bring best practices and process improvement to the design team.

  • Create, contribute, and adopt design systems and guidelines to promote a unified design language across products and platforms.

Heres What Youll Need (Minimum Qualifications)

  • Bachelor and a Graduate degree or comparable professional experience in design, HCI or relevant disciplines

  • A minimum of 6 years of professional experience in Product/UX/Service Design roles.

  • Deep knowledge and experience in building Figma Design Libraries.

  • Experience planning and executing effective user research, solo, or in partnership with a User Researcher.

  • Strong aptitude in design, demonstrating a thorough understanding of the user-centered design process.

  • Exceptional problem-solving abilities and solid design instincts.

  • An online portfolio showcasing your work on released products of similar scale and complexity to this role.

  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.

Heres What Youll Bring to the Table (Preferred Qualifications)

  • A track record of creating new products, solving new problems, or bringing novel ideas to the table.

  • Comfort navigating ambiguity, taking strategic risks, and moving fast.

  • A desire to make an impact as part of a high-growth, transformational company that is Bold, Relentless, Curious, and Collaborative.

Under Washington State law, Moderna is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the salary range for the jobs covered by this description. Base compensation for these positions in Washington State range from $158,000to $284,500. Actual salary determinations will take into account factors such as work location, prior education and experience, job-related knowledge, and demonstrated skills. Compensation decisions are made on the facts and circumstances of each case.

In addition to base compensation Moderna employees are eligible for a comprehensive incentive compensation package including an annual cash bonus, new hire equity and an annual refresh, 401(k) match, competitive and inclusive medical, dental, and vision coverage options, flexible spending accounts for medical and dependent care, Life, LTD, and STD insurance, family leave offerings, including at least 18 weeks of 100% paid parental leave, lifestyle spending account, adoption, surrogacy, and family-planning benefits, generous paid time off, including:

Vacation, sick time, and observed Company-wide holidays

Paid volunteer time to participate within your community

Discretionary winter holiday shut down

Paid 4-week sabbatical after 5 years, and every 3 years after

Moderna is pleased to provide you and your family with a comprehensive and innovative suite of benefits, including:

  • Highly competitive and inclusive medical, dental and vision coverage options
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for medical expenses and dependent care expenses
  • Lifestyle Spending Account funds to help you engage in personal enrichment and self-care activities
  • Family care benefits, including subsidized back-up care options and on-demand tutoring
  • Free premium access to fitness, nutrition, and mindfulness classes
  • Exclusive preferred pricing on Peloton fitness equipment
  • Adoption and family-planning benefits
  • Dedicated care coordination support for our LGBTQ+ community
  • Generous paid time off, including:
    Vacation, sick time and holidays
    Volunteer time to participate within your community
    Discretionary year-end shutdown
    Paid sabbatical after 5 years; every 3 years thereafter
  • Generous Paid Leave offerings, including 18 weeks of 100% paid parental leave for all new parents
  • 401k match and Financial Planning tools
  • Moderna-paid Life, LTD and STD insurance coverages, as well as voluntary benefit options
  • Complimentary concierge service including home services research, travel booking, and entertainment requests
  • Free parking or subsidized commuter passes
  • Location-specific perks and extras!

About Moderna

Since our founding in 2010, we have aspired to build the leading mRNA technology platform, theinfrastructure to reimagine how medicines are created and delivered, and a world-class team. We believe in giving our people a platform to change medicine and an opportunity to change the world.

By living our mission, values, and mindsets every day, our peopleare the driving force behind our scientific progress and our culture.Together, we are creating a culture of belonging and building an organization that cares deeply for our patients, our employees, the environment, and our communities.

We are proud to have been recognized as a Science Magazine Top Biopharma Employer, a Fast Company Best Workplace for Innovators, and a Great Place to Work in the U.S.

As we build our company, we have always believed an in-person culture is critical to our success. Moderna champions the significant benefits of in-office collaboration by embracing a 70/30 work model. This 70% in-office structure helps to foster a culture rich in innovation, teamwork, and direct mentorship. Join us in shaping a world where every interaction is an opportunity to learn, contribute and make a meaningful impact.

If you want to make a difference and join a team that is changing the future of medicine, we invite you to visit to learn more about our current opportunities.

Moderna is a smoke-free, alcohol-free and drug-free work environment.

Moderna is a place where everyone can grow. If you meet the Basic Qualifications for the role and you would be excited to contribute to our mission every day, please apply!

Moderna is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.

Moderna is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, ancestry or citizenship, ethnicity, disability, military or protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital or familial status, or any other personal characteristic protected under applicable law. Moderna is an E-Verify Employer in the United States. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

Belonging, Inclusion, and Diversity are critical to the success of our company and our impact on society. Were focused on attracting, retaining, developing, and advancing our employees and believe that by cultivating diverse experiences, backgrounds, and ideas, we can provide an environment where every employee is able to contribute their best.

Moderna is committed to offering reasonable accommodations to qualified job applicants with disabilities. Any applicant requiring an accommodation in connection with the hiring process and/or to perform the essential functions of the position for which the applicant has applied should contact the Accommodations team at (EEO/AAP Employer)



Moderna is advancing messenger RNA (mRNA) science to create a new class of transformative medicines for patients. Moderna’s platform builds on continuous advances in basic and applied mRNA science, delivery technology and manufacturing, providing the Company the capability to pursue in parallel a robust pipeline of new development candidates. Moderna is developing therapeutics and vaccines for infectious diseases, immuno-oncology, rare diseases and cardiovascular diseases, independently and with strategic collaborators.

mRNA is now a turning point in the history of science, medicine, technology, even humankind itself. With this breakthrough discovery, many of the world’s biggest and most challenging medical problems are no longer a question of “how?” but merely a question of “when?”

Come with us as we pursue the uncharted reaches of possibility and make your mark on the future of medicine.


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