Senior Product Design Manager

Job description

“Castor’s user-focused products are accelerating the clinical trial process, and with that, directly impacting patients lives around the world. As our Senior Product Design Manager, you will lead a team of talented designers and researchers, who work on solving the most significant users’ problems in medical research, collaborating with all departments, to supercharge our product development cycle and maximize the impact of research worldwide."

Derk Arts, CEO

Who is Castor?

Castor is a leading cloud-based clinical data platform working with some of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies, medical device companies, biopharmas, and renowned academic institutes.

We simplify the clinical trial process, from recruitment to analysis, with user-friendly, patient-centric technology. Our mission is to bring medical research into the digital age. Why? Because medical research is still largely run using free-text, paper, and legacy technology.

Our self-service platform enables our users to run remote (decentralized), device enabled, patient-centric trials. By helping our users capture high-quality data and making it machine-readable, we are fundamentally changing the flawed evidence-based medicine process.

How is Castor supporting the Coronavirus crisis?

Castor has joined the global fight against the Coronavirus by making our research data capture system available for free for all COVID-19 research projects. Castor supports more than 200 COVID-19 studies globally, including the World Health Organization’s SOLIDARITY trial.

What you’ll do

As Senior Product Design Manager, you will collaborate across the business to drive and improve our products and services, contributing to a world-class product development cycle. Design is a crucial pillar. You will ensure we continue to maximize the impact of clinical research worldwide by:

  • Growing, managing, and mentoring our UX and design team;
  • Working with colleagues from Engineering, QA, and Product to define a smooth and effective product development cycle;
  • Maintaining standards and processes that ensure quality UX and design outcomes for the business;
  • Supporting customer outreach and insight initiatives within a business.

What you’ll bring

You are a natural people facilitator, and, together with your people collaboration skills, you always seek ways to delight users and continuously contribute to the strategic vision of the product. You’ll bring:

  • Top-notch design skills, proven by the experience of leading design for complex B2B SaaS products;
  • The ability to coach, motivate, develop and support a team a growing team;
  • A collaborative attitude: you are a strong communicator, and you stay hungry to learn from everybody around you
  • A self-starter and hands-on mentality: you can adapt, prioritize and thrive in an agile environment.

What you’ll learn

It’s a crucial time for Castor. We’re on ‘full power mode’ and scaling-up at an exponential rate. For you, the opportunities are endless:

  • Leading the design team at the Netherlands fastest-growing health tech company;
  • Be involved in maximizing the impact of medical research and improving healthcare;
  • Use your UX and design expertise to help Castor accelerate medical research worldwide;
  • Work in a supportive environment that gives you the tools and resources you need to grow and succeed as a manager;

What you'll get

At Castor, we truly live and breathe our core values, believing we can achieve anything with a healthy and happy team.' With this in mind, we offer the following benefits:

  • A flexible, office-based, and partly remote working opportunity
  • A competitive salary and a guaranteed 'happy holidays' bonus
  • 30 days annual leave (plus national holiday days)
  • Interested in ‘lifelong learning’? You’ll love using our development and training budget
  • Flexible approach to working - nobody is tracking your time
  • A MacBook or Dell laptop, we’re a tech start-up after all ;)
  • Like to feel zen? You’ll love our company subscription to Calm for meditation and yoga


Want to know more? Check out the role profile for some further insights, or apply now!

Castor continues to grow as an Equal Opportunities Employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, people of colour, and people from the LGBTQ(+) community. In your application, please feel free to share the pronouns you use (for example, she/her/hers, he/him/his, they/them/theirs, etc.).