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UX Designer

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An industry-disrupting finance and technology startup in San Francisco, is looking for a User Experience Designer to bring modern design thinking to an industry that often lags behind the times. This company has been building a new platform for qualified investors to find the right hedge fund for them -- and one that allows hedge funds to better showcase their unique offerings.

In the initial weeks, expect a rapid learning curve on hedge funds, psychology, matching, and our general philosophy so that you can create paths and experiences that all types of users effortlessly and logically navigate. You would be an integral part of the product team to help realize a vision - so that means getting things out the door in a timely manner, while maintaining a high level of excellence and keeping an eye on larger company goals.

WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING:
• Work closely with product, engineering, and subject matter experts in defining the user experience and creating interaction design specifications and designs
• Deliver designs ready for implementation
• Own development of designs for key site interactions and user flows
• Approach complex design problems and convey solutions in a fresh way
• Work closely with visual designers, but occasionally do some hands on visual design work

WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
• Demonstrated experience developing and designing various UI elements — low/high fidelity wireframes, mockups, site maps, basic prototyping, storyboards, task flows, design specifications, and/or landing pages
• Basic knowledge of typography, color theory, and branding to assist in visual design work - or to provide feedback on it
• A sense of urgency to meet deadlines
• An ability to articulate roadblocks and identify potential solutions
• Some experience in, or at least an appreciation for, designing graphs and charts
• Understanding of modern web standards and technologies - HTML/CSS
• Heart to take a project from concept & wireframes to visually-designed interfaces
• Careful attention to detail while maintaining the larger perspective
• A BS/BA in Interaction Design, Human-Computer Interaction, or related field OR commensurate experience
• Bonus: Experience designing financial, search, matching, crowd-funding, or other related products

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