Junior UI/UX Designer



Reports to:

Clayton Conder

Job Type:

Full Time

Job ID:


Job Summary:

Gene By Gene was founded in 2000, specializing in DNA-based ancestry & genealogy as FamilyTreeDNA. The first company of its kind, FamilyTreeDNA captured the hearts of genealogy enthusiasts and to this day remains the leading company in the space. Through FamilyTreeDNA, Gene By Gene built an incredible laboratory and an incredible staff of experts.  Gene By Gene, LTD. is a CAP/CLIA certified, Houston-based laboratory, providing genetic testing utilizing cutting-edge technology. With services in a variety of different areas, including ancestry/genealogy, clinical gene sequencing, whole-exome & genome sequencing, and consumer genetics, Gene By Gene has a rapidly growing product portfolio and market presence. FamilyTreeDNA is looking for a passionate Junior UI/UX Designer to join our product team and help deliver a great user experience across our products. If youʼre someone who has an interest in human-centered design, user research, and conducting your own user testing, then this is a great opportunity for you.

Job Functions:

  • Design web-based products that are easy to use, beautiful, and of interest to our users. Provide a consistently high-quality design that aligns with our strategic vision and direction.
  • Participate in usability testing. Often it takes a few iterations to find the right design solution.
  • You will help prepare materials to support usability tests, help interpret results, and modify designs based on the outcomes.
  • Execute all visual design stages from concept to final hand-off to engineering. Produce deliverables including graphic designs, wireframes, interactive prototypes, usability reports, design specs, etc.
  • Promote design systems, best practices, and standards.



  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
  • You must have at least 3 years of experience working in web product design at a SaaS company. Complex or data-rich applications are a plus.
  • Experience in designing applications for both web and mobile.
  • Interested in User Experience and usability but can design User Interfaces. This is a 50/50 position where you will be able to work on both UX and UI.
  • Must have experience working with cross-functional teams such as engineering, marketing, QA, and product management.
  • Must possess the flexibility to continually revise and revisit design ideas and product direction.
  • Must be comfortable contributing new UI elements for our applications and website.
  • Demonstrated the ability to articulate the value of design in a business context to peers, managers, and executives.
  • Familiarity with design systems.
  • Able to communicate clearly about the design process and thinking.

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