hero

Investing in visionary founders, transformational technology and emergent ecosystems for a new world.

Innovation Endeavors
Innovation Endeavors
72
companies
1,396
Jobs

Senior Product Designer, Financial Data

AlphaSense

AlphaSense

Accounting & Finance, Product, Design
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 24, 2023

Location: NYC Hybrid - 2 days per week in office required

Reports to: VP of Product Design

About AlphaSense:

AlphaSense is a market intelligence platform used by the world's leading companies and financial institutions. Since 2011, our AI-based technology has helped professionals make smarter business decisions by delivering insights from an extensive universe of public and private content—including company filings, event transcripts, news, trade journals, and equity research. Our platform is trusted by over 2,000 enterprise customers, including a

majority of the S&P 500. Headquartered in New York City, AlphaSense employs over 1,000 people across offices in the U.S., U.K., Finland, and India. For more information, please visit www.alpha-sense.com.

About the Team:

The AlphaSense Product Design team comprises highly skilled UX and research professionals in the US, UK, Finland, and India. With a keen eye for detail and a strategic mindset, we craft seamless and impactful experiences that maximize user engagement and drive measurable results while maintaining a strong focus on data-driven decision-making for customers spanning from Fortune 1000 businesses to some of the largest financial institutions in the world. We uncover valuable insights that guide our creative process by closely analyzing user behavior, market trends, and performance metrics.

About the Role:

We seek a talented and highly motivated Senior Product Designer to join our growing team. In this role, you will lead the design of our financial data (FinData) lane and play a defining role in crafting and developing innovative experiences that meet the needs and expectations of our customers. In addition, you will work closely with global, cross-functional teams, including product management, engineering, and user research, to bring new features to market and help define our future product landscape that ensures our standing as the leader in market intelligence through AI-driven search. You are critical in shaping the UX and driving the product's success. You combine creativity, user empathy, and strategic thinking to deliver innovative and impactful design solutions. This role is a “greenfield” opportunity to help establish the foundations for delivering an amazing financial data experience to our ever-growing customer base.

About You:

  • Have a clear understanding and proven experience designing with/for financial data with a laser focus on how that data can be best represented/consumable in tables, grids, and charts. You are passionate about data visualization, highly curious, a future thinker, and always interested in learning more about complex topics and getting up to speed quickly.
  • Demonstrate a clear and unquestionable understanding of visual hierarchy, layout, and information architecture.
  • Experienced using and building design systems to ensure consistency, efficiency, and scalability in product development processes.
  • Consider the holistic user experience in your work and understand your product area's vision and key objectives, taking cues from your manager and their product and engineering leads.
  • Have a proven track record with user research processes and methodologies.
  • A skilled communicator and presenter with an eager collaborative nature who works comfortably within a team setting and solo.
  • A curious, future thinker willing to push the boundaries of best-in-class product experiences while keeping your finger on the market's pulse and broader technology landscape.
  • Experience providing structured mentoring and direction to other product designers (including specialized technical training and personal coaching/mentoring

Responsibilities:

  • Strategy
    • Develop and execute a design strategy that aligns with the company's overall product vision and goals. Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define the product's design direction, including product managers, engineers, and marketers.
  • User Research
    • Conduct user research to understand user behaviors, needs, and pain points. Use insights gained from research to inform design decisions and create user-centered solutions.
  • UX/UI Design
    • Create wireframes, prototypes, and visual designs that effectively communicate the product's functionality and user experience. Ensure designs are intuitive, visually appealing, and consistent with the brand's visual identity.
  • Leadership
    • Provide design leadership and mentorship to junior designers, guiding them in best practices and helping them grow. Collaborate with other designers to maintain design consistency across products and platforms.
  • Collaboration
    • Work closely with product managers, engineers, and other stakeholders to ensure smooth collaboration throughout the product development lifecycle. Collaborate on product roadmaps, feature prioritization, and project planning.
  • User Testing and Iteration
    • Conduct usability testing and gather feedback to validate design decisions. Iterate designs based on user feedback and data analysis, continuously improving the product's usability and user experience.
  • Design Systems and Guidelines
    • Contribute to developing and maintaining design systems, style guides, and design principles. Ensure design consistency across products and platforms, enabling efficient collaboration and scalability.
  • Always Up-to-Date
    • Stay informed about industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices in product design. Continuously expand knowledge and skills to bring fresh ideas and innovative approaches to the design process.
  • Stakeholder Communication
    • Effectively communicate design concepts, strategies, and rationales to stakeholders at various levels of the organization. Present design solutions and advocate for user-centered design principles.
  • Quality Assurance
    • Collaborate with engineering teams during development to ensure the design is implemented accurately and maintains its integrity. Conduct quality assurance checks to ensure the final product meets design specifications.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Interaction Design, Human-Computer Interaction, or a related field
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience as a product designer with a strong portfolio showcasing relevant work experience, case studies detailing processes, and research – with an emphasis on learnings and professional growth/evolution
  • Expertise using Figma
  • Strong understanding of best practices, user-centered design principles, and methodologies
  • Excellent problem-solving, critical thinking, and communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic, agile environment and handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • A passion for design and a commitment to delivering exceptional user experiences
  • Experience working with and helping to build design systems
  • Comfortable, flexible, and skilled in collaborating with global, cross-functional teams

AlphaSense is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to a work environment that supports, inspires, and respects all individuals. All employees share in the responsibility for fulfilling AlphaSense’s commitment to equal employment opportunity. AlphaSense does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, military or veteran status, disability, or any other non-merit factor. This policy applies to every aspect of employment at AlphaSense, including recruitment, hiring, training, advancement, and termination. In addition, it is the policy of AlphaSense to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified employees who have protected disabilities to the extent required by applicable laws, regulations, and ordinances where a particular employee works.

Base Compensation Range*: $179,550-$198,450

Additional Components: You may also be offered a performance-based bonus, equity, and a generous benefits program.

*For base compensation, we set standard ranges for all US-based roles based on function, level and geographic location, benchmarked against similar stage growth companies and internal comparables. In order to be compliant with local legislation, as well as to provide greater transparency to candidates, we share salary ranges on all job postings regardless of desired hiring location. Final offer amounts are determined by multiple factors including geographic location as well as candidate experience/expertise and may vary from the amounts listed above.