: Lead UX Designer
311 Arsenal Street
Watertown, MA 02472

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We are looking for a Lead Designer UX to join our Platform Experience team within our Platform division. Your job will be to contribute to the design of new features for several areas within the Platform Experience. These include solutions for Identity (e.g. SSO, Security, Auth) and AppFramework (e.g. Notifications, Filters, Global Search) But enough about us, lets talk about you. You

  • Collaborate effectively cross-functionally and take charge to get things done.

  • Seek to find common ground with others to build agreement.

  • Honor agreements and commitments, even when working through competing priorities.

  • Embrace ambiguity and change, helping the workgroup adapt and remain productive.

The Team: Our Platform Experience team is responsible for developing features that address SSO/Security and Authentication that increase usability for our clinician customers. This team supports Electronic Medical Record software to enable clinics to manage their patients from scheduling through to billing.

Job Responsibilities

  • Lead design effort in your team, managing deliverables and timelines.

  • Engage end users in user research to validate designs.

  • Follow a user-centered process.

  • Work collaboratively with engineering and product to determine best solutions given constraints.

Typical Qualifications

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Experience working as the sole designer on a project and leading that effort.

  • At least 5 years of working as a UX professional

  • Ability to easily converse with engineers on technical details

  • Proficient in design and information architecture skills.

  • Experience using a design system to produce design deliverables.

  • Experience using a Mac and Sketch

About athenahealth

  • Our Vision: To create a thriving ecosystem that delivers accessible, high-quality, and sustainable healthcare for all.

  • Our Location: This role is based in Watertown, MA, just a few miles outside of Boston. Watertown is our Global Headquarters and our campus, the Arsenal on the Charles, is home to a number of restaurants, a local gym and large outdoor space. This office also has a cafeteria, coffee caf and food trucks that rotate every day.

  • Our Culture: At athenahealth, our employees (or athenistas) are committed to making healthcare smarter. Our success is dependent on the diversity, collective spirit, and contributions of our people, clients and partners. We value teamwork and believe that the strength of our team comes from supporting each other and leveraging our specialized skills. If you are looking for company that will enable you to work outside of your comfort zone to transform the healthcare ecosystem, athenahealth is the place for you.

  • Our Perks: Along with health & financial benefits, our athenistas are offered a variety of perks that promote employee wellbeing such as commuter support, collaborative workspaces and dog-friendly offices - just to name a few.


Employee Testimonials

Olivia Adams
Lead Member Of Technical Staff

“I enjoy working at athenahealth because I am making something that matters.  My passion isn’t writing code - it’s what writing code enables me to do, which is make something for other people.  And there’s no nobler cause than healthcare.”


Sherry Cheuk
Product Operations Manager

“athenahealth has a mission to transform healthcare, which is something I really admire.  Every company out there is trying to grow, but I think our focus on making an impact and delivering value is really powerful.  Our work is about improving people’s lives.”