Senior Product Designer/UX Architect in New York City
We are actively seeking an energetic and innovative Senior Interaction Designer (UX Architect) to join our group. The organization is embarking on a transformation into the high-tech future of institutional trading by incorporating emerging technologies such as block chain, data science, machine learning, and cyber-security into the products we create. Our team, which sits within the organizations institutional trading arm (serving corporate clients), leverages such technologies to develop and refine the tools considered most essential to the users that keep this business at the top of the industry: traders, analysts, portfolio managers and others closely involved in the origination, analytics, and execution of trades. These users have complex, fast-paced, informationally overloaded jobs, within an already complex industry. And so the tools we design must add value while adding minimal complexity. To do our job well, we utilize creative design-led techniques to help us break through the industry jargon and bureaucracy and find insights that others can’t. We elevate UX not just to solve users’ problems but also to use design to steer the product’s evolution into a powerful and extensible framework.
The successful candidate will join this unique and specialized team that provides product strategy and delivery capabilities for client-facing applications. The Product Design team sits within a Product Management organization and partners with the product owners to ensure that our hand-crafted, innovative ideas are deployed.
The ideal candidate is, above all, a maker and enjoys balancing craft with an academic interest in theory and science of Interaction Design, HCI, and user-centered design methodologies. In addition, candidates should have the following skills and interests:
Enjoys designing highly functional user interfaces
Has a deep understanding of interactivity and its impact on human behavior
Excels at conceptualizing, modeling, and designing complex, yet innovative, experiences
Has a cache of methods for uncovering important contextual details that help ensure we’re solving for the right problems
Can defend their designs with rationale rooted in user needs and business goals
Enjoys the multi-disciplinary and collaborative nature of product development
Is detail-oriented and appreciates the value of visual aesthetics across everything we do
Can confidently translate business problems and requirements into compelling UI’s.
Define and drive the overall process of Interaction Design/Information Architecture for complex highly functional business applications
Both formally or informally uncover user needs and contexts via primary and secondary research techniques and leverage your learnings to come up with the big idea
Create, present, and document proposed solutions from the big ideas to the smallest components which might include interaction models and flows, screen and component states, data and information hierarchies
With a solid understanding of the users, steer not just the design but also, where appropriate, the product strategy
Escort a proposed solution through to deployment and beyond ensuring that the vision becomes a reality.
Experience and Qualifications
Minimum 6 years of experience working as a user experience professional
Demonstrable experience designing rich interactions for desktop, web, hand-held form factors
Experience designing applications within complex business domains similar to financial services
Foundation education in graphic, industrial, interaction design or related degree
Track record of successful deliveries and a strong portfolio that highlights their ideas and end-product.
A portfolio with samples of work must be reviewed before an interview will be scheduled.
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