This Hired Guns client, creators of an uber-cool software program designed to feed data to help portfolio managers make the right decisions, is looking for a a seasoned User Experience pro to come in and help them tackle a major project: the complete redesign of their core product’s user interface. It’s an interim role for now, but they’re looking into the future, and if you play your cards right, it could be a great ongoing gig or fulltime hire.
You have a strong background in the visualization of quantitative information, and your years of hands-on experience designing software interfaces will help you get the job done. You can handle every challenge professionally and elegantly and are a zealous advocate for the end-user point of view. You have experience constructing wireframes (including functional requirements), building sitemaps, and more. You can think strategically about the end of the line, since it will be up to you to create an efficient, understandable, and easy-to-use product experience. But what puts you at the head of the class is your passion for what you do, your desire to learn and grow on your career path, and the way you thrive working with other smart people to solve the toughest design challenges. It would be really helpful if you’ve got some knowledge of financial markets or investment management to bring to the table.
Initially, you’ll be the only UX talent in the company, so you’ll be acting as the resident expert in interactive design and usability. This means you’ll be digesting a bunch of persona-based knowledge the group has accumulated and analyzing use cases and workflows to create the wireframes for the new product. Since the existing interface is about a decade old, you’ll have tons of data about the users and their preferences.
Don’t think for a minute you’ll be on your own, though: you’ll be working with the product managers and software developers to create interfaces for desktop applications, assisting the product team in creating cases and stories to facilitate product specification, teaming with client services to identify and eliminate usability issues, and generally helping to establish a consistent user experience across the company’s full suite of products.
The position is flexible enough that you can do the work offsite; just be ready to spend some time in downtown NYC and to make an occasional jaunt to their Hotlanta HQ.
These guys are a private, growing software company that’s found great success in a ridiculously complicated space — the financial services industry.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, creed, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status, disability, or any other status protected by applicable law.