Lead UX Designer


Visible Alpha is transforming the way Wall Street firms collaborate on research, financial models and corporate access events by providing breakthrough tools for discovery, analysis and valuation. Visible Alpha has a growing client base with $17 trillion in AUM, more than 600 research providers contributing content and over 500 employees globally. The company is backed by some of the largest banks in the world, including Banco Santander, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Citi, Exane BNP Paribas, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, Jefferies, Macquarie Group, Morgan Stanley, Royal Bank of Canada, UBS and Wells Fargo.

We are looking for a Lead UX Designer to join our Product Design team.

In this role, you will...

  • Help grow a complex SaaS enterprise platform for investment professionals
  • Work closely with product managers, engineers, and internal stakeholders to create and deliver solutions for our customers that align with our goals
  • Shift between short-term tactical projects and longer-term strategic initiatives
  • Lead user testing and interviews to validate designs with end-users and also dive into analytics to understand usage patterns
  • Work with others on the team to develop, expand, implement, and maintain a design system
  • Drive projects through the entire design process including discovery, initial ideation and scoping, low- and hi-fidelity wireframes, handoff documentation, prototyping, testing, and iteration
  • Help motivate & mentor your design colleagues and assist the Manager, Product Design in improving design processes

You might be a good fit for this role if you...

  • Have at least 6 years of relevant product design experience including at least 2 years delivering great enterprise and/or SaaS solutions to market, and can show the impact your design decisions had on end users' experience
  • Care about details and have a deep love for the craft of design
  • Have a deep understanding of design principles and heuristics and how to apply them in all kinds of contexts
  • Enjoy finding thoughtful solutions that bring clarity to complexity
  • Have a broad range of expert design skills and are savvy about which approach to use when
  • Are highly organized and can shift between working independently and collaborating with others while owning responsibility for your work, managing priorities, and meeting deadlines
  • Are a clear communicator and a champion of plain language, can clearly articulate the thinking behind your design decisions both to designers and non-designers, and are experienced at facilitating productive discussions
  • Are obsessed with keeping end-users at the center of the design process while still keeping track of business needs and technical feasibility
  • Are a systems thinker with a good understanding of information architecture, and are constantly looking for patterns and underlying logic
  • Are an excellent listener and love collaborating with other designers, product managers, and with engineers to find the best possible solutions
  • Understand the full process of design from initial ideation and scoping, through handoff, and on to measuring impact and iterating
  • Are enthusiastic about offering and receiving feedback
  • Are adept and experienced at creating practical paths to execution even when there are obstacles

We'll be especially excited to talk to candidates who...

  • Have experience leading design projects at financial services companies
  • Understand the unique user types and workflows in the domain of professional financial investment
  • Are curious and constantly learning, and love helping elevate the level of the team's knowledge and craft both informal crits and informal hangouts
  • Enjoy championing design best practices and have experience helping non-designers better understand our processes, tools, and techniques
  • Have mentored colleagues and helped support teams in elevating their design skills

Include in your application:

  • A link to your online portfolio
  • Your CV
  • A few words about why this role interests you

Company
Visible Alpha
Posted
10/02/2021
Salary Range
$88,000.00 - 144,000.00
per Year
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Location
New York, NY 10001, US
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