Lead Product Designer

London, England, United Kingdom · Product expand job description ↓


In a nutshell

We’re looking for a Lead Product Designer to join our product team. We are building a world-class product that pushes the boundaries of how people manage their health. We’re looking for someone who is passionate about design and ready for a challenge!

You’ll need to be comfortable playing a lead role in a design team and taking ownership of projects, from start to finish. And you'll enjoy working closely with your fellow product designers to help reach the best solution. You’ll be eager to learn and love solving complex problems. We’re a small team, so your work will have a big impact on how Thriva grows and develops.

About Thriva

We’re building a personalised healthcare service that will change the way people approach their health.

We want to create a product that millions of people use to understand what’s going on inside their bodies — allowing them to improve their health today and catch any small issues before they become big issues.

We are trying to create a truly personalised product for each customer. That means delivering tailored insights and advice to each person based on their own health goals — whether that's trying to improve their sleep or live for longer. We’re also building a unique data set that will allow us to learn more than ever about people’s health and predict issues before they occur.


What will you be doing day to day?

  • You'll play a lead role within the design team and work with product teams, ensuring collaboration to reach the best solution.
  • You’ll work closely with other teams within the business to help frame problems and define solutions.
  • You'll constantly be looking for ways to improve our processes and work better as a team.
  • You’ll work through the entirety of design problems. From initial planning through to shipping great products.
  • You'll help define the strategy for how we continue to design great products as the team grows.
  • You’ll test and measure your design solutions with a mix of qualitative and quantitative methods.
  • You’ll work on entirely new ideas as well as iterating on and improving existing product features.

What projects could you be working on?

  • Allowing customers to build completely custom test packages from the start of their Thriva experience.
  • Taking the post-results experience to the next level. Helping people understand the impact of result trends and what results mean for their health goals.
  • Integrating other testing methods like gut and saliva into the product.

You should apply if:

  • You have experience leading a design or cross functional team
  • You have experience mentoring/managing other team members
  • You have experience working through the end-to-end product lifecycle.
  • You want to champion great design thinking within a company
  • You have a strong understanding of UX and UI principles and best practices, particularly for the web.
  • You have a passion for user-centred design and show genuine empathy for the end users of our products.
  • You understand the difference between good and great. Constantly raising the bar is what drives you.
  • You are able to translate customer insight into fully interactive experiences.
  • You understand that the launch isn’t the end of the product cycle, you iterate after launch based on qualitative and quantitative insights.
  • You think in systems and flows, not isolated pages or features. You love creating scalable and reusable elements, components and systems.
  • You are naturally collaborative, ego-free and are able to give and take feedback constructively.
  • You are comfortable working in a fast-paced working environment — we’re an early stage startup after all.

What is it like to work at Thriva?

You’ll be working alongside humble people who truly care about what we’re building and how it can help people.

We’re creating something entirely new and we’re aware that we don’t know everything. So we’re constantly trying new things to understand how we can improve people's lives. We set quarterly goals which means you’ll always know what you’re doing tomorrow is going to help grow the company over the next few months.

While we do have teams with different specialities and focus, most of our work spans across multiple areas. This means you’ll work with lots of different people on a range of challenging problems.

Startup life can be tough sometimes, so we like to bring as much fun as we can to the office!


  • Very competitive salary with twice yearly salary reviews
  • Equity options
  • 28 days holiday a year (plus bank holidays) for some well deserved time off
  • Choose your own equipment and setup
  • Flexible working hours. If you prefer early starts, late finishes or the odd day working from home
  • Monthly team activities including away days to Cognac, escape challenges, terrarium building and pottery workshops
  • 2% contribution to your pension
  • Annual “treat yourself” budget
  • Advanced Thriva tests each month
  • A well-equipped central London office in Farringdon with plenty of snacks, fresh fruit and a great espresso machine

Thriva is proud to be an equal opportunities employer.

We embrace diversity at Thriva. To build a product that is loved by everyone we need a team with all kinds of different perspectives, experiences and backgrounds. That's why we're committed to hiring people regardless of race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability.

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Bryn is really looking forward to reading your application.

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