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AlphaSense // AI-powered business insights platform
Design, Full Time    HQ - New York City    Posted: Saturday, September 28, 2019
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About AlphaSense:

AlphaSense provides an AI-based search engine for market intelligence, used by the largest & fastest-growing firms globally. Our mission is to curate & semantically index the worlds market & company information, including the vast high-value content sets that traditional web search engines cannot reach. With 1000+ enterprise clients, AlphaSense helps knowledge professionals become dramatically more productive, & gain an information edge by discovering critical data points & trends that others miss.

The Role:

Were looking for a User Experience Designer to contribute to the growth & innovation of Search & Discovery Experience - specifically Search Engine UX & Design: Autocomplete, Filters & Facets, Instant Search Results

The ideal candidate for this role must think in non-linear terms: capturing interactions, edge-cases, & the various states of these experiences through deliverables such as user flows, product maps, wireframes, storyboards, & prototypes. They should be comfortable with an agile approach to design, with an emphasis on user testing & rapid iteration.

Partnered closely with the Product Lead, youll seeks to understand AlphaSense user behavior & motivation at a fundamental level, through user interviews, & the development of journey maps, user personas, & other artifacts. Youll work closely with Product & Engineer Leads to create innovative interfaces for new features & improvements of our award-winning, rapidly growing platform that enhances how financial institutions collaborate, make decisions, & optimize the flow of research & discovery.

Outside exceptional & high-velocity UX thinking/execution, success in this role is dependent on being highly self-motivated, well organized, always open to feedback/critique, & extremely collaborative.

Note: Along with your Resume a link to your online portfolio (or to a PDF of your work) is required. Applications without a portfolio are unlikely to be considered.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Cultivate a deep understanding of AlphaSenses existing product UX across platforms & ensure any future iterations are executed with reverence for a cohesive experience.

  • Work closely & collaboratively with the Product Manager on your team to fulfill the overall product/feature vision.

  • Manage your bandwidth & project pipeline to execute UX design in time with your teams software roadmap.

  • Prototype & run user interviews & understand personas & user cases around upcoming roadmapped features.

  • Collaboratively brainstorm & evolve feature UX with the Product Manager / wider scrum team.

  • Create extremely detailed user flows, product maps, wireframes, etc. based on requirements from Product Management, & communicate UX clearly to relevant teams.

  • Quickly iterate & offer versions based on design critique from peers or from learnings found in user testing or feature response.

  • Evaluate, test, & iterate on current core experiences.

  • Work with Product Management, & Engineering to ensure executed work matches UX vision.

Candidate Requirements:

  • 5+ Years of Software User Experience &/or Information Architecture experience at consumer or enterprise focused technology company.

  • Top tier User Experience, Testing, Research & Information Architecture skills.

  • Experience in Search Engine UX & Design: Autocomplete, Filters & facets, Instant Search Results best practices.

  • Dedicated to how software products function & how users move through the experience to accomplish their goals.

  • Strong, proven skill in creating wireframes & other common UX design artifacts

  • Deeply collaborative & iterative approach to product UX, focused on ensuring a unified experience across products.

  • Obsessive attention to detail & ability to conceptualize multi-state, multi-path interaction systems & to consistently capture edge-cases.

  • Exceptional design velocity: especially in developing wireframe & flow variations.

  • Excellent communication, organization skills. & experience working closely with Product Managers & Engineers.

  • Understands interaction design fundamentals & UI design best practices.

  • Has experience conducting & coordinating remote- & in-person user research using a variety of methodologies, & in documenting the results & findings.

  • Has experience using prototyping & user testing practices to understand usability of concepts - to learn & iterate on the UX design.

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