VP of Product Design

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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 1,800 enterprise customers, including a majority of the S&P 500. Headquartered in New York City, AlphaSense employs over 600 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 Development Organization is composed of great talent across Product, User Experience, and Engineering. We are a team of creative technologists who drive the innovation, execution, and delivery of our product each and every day. 

At our core, we're here as a partner to the broader business – which we do by identifying customer problems, understanding market needs, and devising ways to deliver world-class user experiences.

About the Role: 

As VP of Product Design, you will lead a team responsible for design across AlphaSense’sWeb, Mobile, and Enterprise Solutions products. You will inspire the team to create a cohesive, top-quality experience that aligns with how our users engage with our platform from end-to-end. 

This key leadership position is responsible for developing an overall strategy for our ever-evolving product, leveraging the current team’s talents and wisdom, leveling them up, and motivating them to think differently. 

The VP of Product Design plays an integral role in coordinating across the Product Management, Engineering, Marketing, and GTM teams – delivering a world-class user experience across all touchpoints.

The Ideal Candidate:
  • 15+ years of experience in Product Design and recent experience in a product development setting within an Enterprise SaaS software company.
  • 8+ years managing Design teams, including at least 5 years managing teams of 5 or more – with experience planning, building, mentoring, and developing a Product Design team.
  • A portfolio of relevant Product Design case studies, executed under your leadership, that conveys an ability to drive large-scale, complex, and multi-disciplinary projects.
  • Embodies a user-centered approach to Product Design, with an emphasis on utilizing user research in the design process.
  • Proven success deploying a design system with a focus on high-quality UI Engineering and scalable product design — continuously looking to optimize and improve Product Design output.
  • Can lead team members with a variety of working styles, balancing direction with empowerment.
  • A leader in the Product Design space that can help build the internal and external brand of AlphaSense Design.
  • Experience in developing and advocating for a Data-Driven approach to design. You've collaborated with Analytics teams to get design and product teams the metrics needed to drive meaningful business outcomes.
  • Has a collaborative, low-ego approach to working with others to drive strategy, vision, and execution, across Product Management, Engineering, Content, Marketing, and GTM teams.

What You’ll Do: 

  • Plan, structure, and lead a world-class Product Design team – developing the Product Design team’s brand within and outside of AlphaSense.
  • Build and maintain a continuous 2-year vision for the Product Design team, in partnership with the Product Management and Engineering peer leaders.
  • Implement and mature overarching Product Design processes and define team roles –  promote our guiding philosophies and design beliefs in everything the team does.
  • Continuously look for ways to enhance the efficiencies and outputs of individual contributors on the team, through empowerment and direction.
  • Collaborate with peer leaders across Engineering, Product Management, Content, Marketing, and GTM to build and execute on AlphaSense strategy.
  • Evangelize the prioritization of Product Design excellence, and partner with cross-functional teams in Product, Engineering, and Testing at every stage and facet of product development.

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.

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An Insider's view of AlphaSense

What’s the vibe like in the office?

We work hard, and play harder: Everyone is crunching to reach their goals everyday. There’s always hype and encouragement along the way and in the end, we celebrate it all - both the successes and challenges.

Dan

Talent Acquisition Coordinator

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

We are building an AI-powered augmented intelligence search platform that would dramatically improve our users' experience on the platform. Our vision for the platform is to function as a smart assistant that can: find, curate and summarize every relevant piece of information. It's a very unique and exciting problem with limitless possibilities.

Prashant

Researcher -- Deep Learning

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

When I came to AlphaSense, I didn’t know exactly what my career path would look like. Having the opportunity to get in at the ground floor, learn and build a career with a company that was growing fast led me to customer success. I now have the opportunity to work hand in hand with our impressive customer base.

Steve

Director, Sales

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

At AlphaSense, we hire smart people who come with unique experiences and fresh perspective. Everyone has a seat at the table, and in return, we expect passionate participation. Our goal is to be better tomorrow than we were yesterday. The entire team would agree, employee input influences the direction of the company in almost every way

Kiva

Chief Revenue Officer

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Being a Product Specialist, I have the opportunity to collaborate cross company. Whether it’s helping sales with an account customization call, working with Account Managers on creative searches, providing content with new requests from clients, or partnering with the product team on what new features should be added to the product roadmap.

Joelle

Product Specialist

What are AlphaSense Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
AlphaSense has lunch and learns quarterly.
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