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Iex // transparent stock exchange dedicated to investor protection
Engineering, Full Time    New York City    Posted: Friday, June 25, 2021
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IEX Astral is looking for a Front-end Software Engineer to create a world-class user experience on its groundbreaking platform. 

Global stockbrokers and institutional asset managers bring their most important trading & technology challenges to Astral. Astrals platform synthesizes disconnected sources of proprietary trading data into a single, cohesive library to deliver clear & practical insights. 

Astrals Front-end Software Engineers play an essential role on the team, leading both the design & development of intuitive UI solutions for visualizing complex financial data. 

As a UX domain expert on our cross-functional agile team, you will prototype & deliver tools that enable sophisticated traders to explore, audit, and apply massive financial datasets to their proprietary strategies. Your vision will shape how Astrals partners navigate capital markets and refine their algorithmic strategies. 

IEX Astral is a constantly evolving, and you will adapt our user-facing tools to meet the changing needs of strategic partners & colleagues. 

Major brokers, investors, & specialist technology partners will coordinate with you to visualize & understand market events and trading methods. Our partners will enlist you to continuously iterate & overcome the obstacles that hinder their ability to access & use their data effectively. 

Colleagues will rely upon you to shape the design of the platforms front-end aspects while delivering testable, maintainable, production-quality code. On a typical day, you will collaborate with our Data Engineers & Operators to promote useability, regularly presenting prototypes & design ideas to senior leadership. 

You will own all of Astrals UX features and will demonstrate the initiative required to solve complex data visualization challenges in a dynamic & unstructured environment. 

About you: 

This position is best suited for a highly collaborative individual with strong communication skills, a vision for compelling design, and meticulous attention to detail. You are: 

  • Fluent with high-quality visual design patternsand able to present a portfolio of work that illustrates your process for conceiving style guides 
  • Resourceful, & ready to take ideas from the whiteboard to the field 
  • Open-minded, and eager to quickly acquire new concepts & ideas 
  • Disciplined, with crisp attention to subtle design details 

What youll do: 

  • Architect, develop, and manage flexible tools & other UI components that support internal & external users 
  • Conceive & customize market intelligence & bespoke reports for brokers & asset managers 
  • Design & maintain Astrals web presence, including a secure portal for traders 
  • Debug complex UI issues and optimize performance with Data Engineers 
  • Configure Tableau dashboards together with external users 

Your background: 

  • 5+ years of design & front-end software development experience 
  • Deep understanding of UX design and data visualization 
  • Experience using & configuring Tableau software 
  • Experience building modular, secure web applications with a beautiful and user-friendly UI 
  • Previous work on Agile teams 
  • Expert-level understanding for building applications using modern JavaScript frameworks such as React/Redux, Node.js, or D3

Here at IEX, we are dedicated to an inclusive workplace & culture. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, alienage or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, sex, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. This policy not only complies with all applicable laws & protects workers' rights but is vital to IEXs overall mission & values.

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