Lead UX Designer, Vice President, Aladdin Product Group

Job

  • London  
    perm  
    Undisclosed
  • Company
    BLACKROCK  
    Start date
    ASAP  
    Duration
    n/a  
  • Closing date
    9 November 2021  
    Posted on
    9 September 2021  

About this role:

Help shape the future of digital experiences at BlackRock!

About the Aladdin UX Design Team:

The Aladdin UX Design team researches, designs and engineers the user experience for the Aladdin investment and risk analytics platform which is used by institutional wealth managers and investment professionals worldwide.

We practice a human-centered design approach—designing software grounded in user need—to enable our users to tap into the power of BlackRock’s Aladdin enterprise platform. We’re growing a team of skilled UX designers, visual designers, researchers, and front-end developers to help reinvent the platform through that lens.

We are looking for a UX designer who understands and is inspired by the complexities of designing software for the enterprise.

About You:

You seek insight into user needs to derive efficient, friendly interaction design. You understand the holistic journey a user takes in order to provide them with valuable tools for task completion. You are not afraid of complexity, depth, and balancing the demands of a wide, varied user base when crafting software.

You love owning big interaction problems and providing the thought leadership vital to drive them toward success by collaborating hand-in-glove with product owners and engineers.

As a Lead UX Designer, You Will:

  • Design detailed wireframes, journeys, info architecture, and prototypes.

  • Ensure design is consistent with our UX guidelines and approved interaction patterns.

  • Lead the design of user interfaces using participatory and iterative design techniques, including heuristic evaluations, observational studies, customer interviews, usability testing, and other forms of requirements discovery.

  • Augment our research professionals when necessary by facilitating user interviews and testing.

  • Collaborate with key project team members, including visual designers, researchers, product managers, and technology leads to deliver end-to-end solutions.

  • Be a positive, friendly representative and evangelist for user-centered design.

Experience & Education:

  • 10+ years application design experience in either product or agency environments.

  • BFA degree in HCI or a related field.

Work Samples:

  • Portfolio samples that show deep UX thinking and sophisticated problem solving.

  • Candidates who proceed to in-person interviews will be required to perform a small UX design exercise, which they will then present to the team.

Expert-level Skills in:

  • Developing UX artifacts such as wireframes, prototypes, site maps, user journeys.

  • Sketch and/or Axure.

  • Detailing the work (i.e. functional specs, annotations, user stories, etc.).

  • Communication and storytelling through presentation.

  • Ability to collaborate with development teams to ensure design implementation meets high quality standards.

Strong Skills in:

  • Leading a user-centered discovery phase for projects, such as running workshops and facilitating discussions with partners.

  • Working within lean/agile product development models.

  • Experience facilitating or assisting user research and user testing – and subsequently identifying user needs, actions, behaviors and emotions through research.

Design Experience with the Following Is a Plus, but Not Required:

  • B2B offerings.

  • Enterprise desktop software.

  • Enterprise financial software.

Our benefits:

To help you stay energized, engaged and inspired, we offer a wide range of benefits including a strong retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, comprehensive healthcare, support for working parents and Flexible Time Off (FTO) so you can relax, recharge and be there for the people you care about.

About BlackRock:

At BlackRock, we are all connected by one mission: to help more and more people experience financial well-being. Our clients, and the people they serve, are saving for retirement, paying for their children’s educations, buying homes and starting businesses. Their investments also help to strengthen the global economy: support businesses small and large; finance infrastructure projects that connect and power cities; and facilitate innovations that drive progress.

This mission would not be possible without our smartest investment – the one we make in our employees. It’s why we’re dedicated to creating an environment where our colleagues feel welcomed, valued and supported with networks, benefits and development opportunities to help them thrive.

BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, and other statuses protected by law.

BlackRock will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest or conviction records in a manner consistent with the requirements of the law, including any applicable fair chance law.

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