UX Design Management at BlackRock (Atlanta, GA)

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When BlackRock was started in 1988, its founders envisioned a company that combined the best of financial services and cutting-edge technology. BlackRock has become a FinTech platform in the years since, powering the investment process for thousands of users around the world every day. Data is the heart of everything we do, and our ability to consume, store, analyze and gain insight from data is a key component of our market advantage.

BlackRock's Data & AI team are responsible for the data ecosystem within BlackRock - building and maintaining a groundbreaking data platform that provides quality data to all users of the Aladdin platform including investors, operations staff, data scientists, and engineers. Our goal is to provide highly available data of the highest quality to our clients, while evolving our platform to deliver exponential scale to the firm and powering the future growth of Aladdin. We engineer high performance data pipelines, provide a fabric to discover and consume data, and continually evolve our data storage capabilities. We believe deeply in our Agile operating model, and know that strong essential to our success.

As VP, UX Design within Data & AI, you will: • Create best-in-class, aesthetically pleasing designs with exceptional use of layout design, on-demand menus systems, modals & non-modals, color theory, negative space, typography, and various emerging design patterns. • Solve complex problems with user journeys, user flows, process optimization, user interviews and empathy mapping. • Ideate FinTech solutions and bridging the gap between traditional UXD and AI. (i.e. detecting user patterns and behaviors, with suggestive automated experiences and alternate workflows to speed up overall time to task completion. Workflows should evolve over time as part of the design system, itself (i.e. evolutionary UI)). • Adhere to and evolve BLK design standards. • Collaborate with the Aladdin Design Team to apply UX governance across projects; collaborate and assist in the evolution of BLK design patterns where gaps arise. • Design high fidelity comps and prototypes using Adobe XD, Figma, InVision, or the similar tool.
• UX Research - Assist on the continued development of an action tracking framework to acutely monitor user actions, behaviors, patterns and ideate new experiences to automate cyclical, high-value, high frequent user actions thru predictive behavioral analysis and next generation UX-related automations. Guide technologists on what user scenarios to track and introduce ideas and methods to decrease time to task completion, overall process and workflow optimization. • Help transform Aladdin's Data and Analytics ecosystem, and how tens of thousands of investors consume data every day • Innovate, conceptualize, design, and pilot new capabilities to simplify our clients' business problems • Work closely with stakeholders, end users, full stack developers, systems engineers, front-end developers, data scientists, financial modelers, program managers, platform operators, and client teams to design, prototype, assist in defining our product strategy and roadmap • Learn new things and have fun as part of an awesome team

What you'll do: • Work within a multi-disciplinary team to drive the firm's platform transformation strategy • Drive the product in the right direction, from strategic vision to roadmaps to design direction • Drive alignment and transparency of that vision, engaging in two-way conversation with internal partners and end-users alike • Partner with program managers and engineering leads to drive execution of that vision, sprint-by-sprint, across the product lifecycle • Champion internal initiatives and drive new ways of working across the team • Set best practices and ensure high standards across all products

Who you are: • You are an expert UX Designer, UX Manager, and mentor who is excited by the idea of contributing to our vision • You have a hunger for UX, emerging technologies, smart UI, complex UI, and find advanced UI projects to be stimulating • You have an affinity for data visualization or want to learn • Fitts's Law, Miller's Law, Hick's Law are not foreign concepts to you. • You have experience with data and/or analytic pipelines, in or out of FinTech • You are a technologist at heart and curious by nature • You have excellent written and verbal communication skills, including an ability to deliver presentations and communicate up and down an organization • You know how to influence decision-making - at all levels and across contexts - within an organization • You are comfortable with ambiguity, and finding signal from noise • You love design and data, employing both to your approach to solve problems
• You enjoy rolling up your sleeves and getting your hands dirty when necessary, and you persevere where others do not

Requirements for Consideration • Strong Portfolio - Only candidates with exceptional portfolios will be considered. We would like to see examples of high fidelity comps, wired prototype boards, and user flows / user journey mapping artifacts. • Solid UX Fundamentals - You should have a solid understanding of UX Design Best Practices and should have no problem articulating design decisions with stakeholders and external clients. You should exhibit the ability to take subjectivity out of design decisions and rely more on UX fundamentals, split testing results, and data-driven decisions. • Complex UI - Examples of complex UI, smart UI, advanced filters, menu systems, accordions, multi-step workflows, modals, non-modals, conditional views, menus on demand, enterprise application UI, and data visualization are a plus.

Our benefits

To help you stay energized, engaged and inspired, we offer a wide range of benefits including a strong retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, comprehensive healthcare, support for working parents and Flexible Time Off (FTO) so you can relax, recharge and be there for the people you care about.

About BlackRock

At BlackRock, we are all connected by one mission: to help more and more people experience financial well-being. Our clients, and the people they serve, are saving for retirement, paying for their children's educations, buying homes and starting businesses. Their investments also help to strengthen the global economy: support businesses small and large; finance infrastructure projects that connect and power cities; and facilitate innovations that drive progress.

This mission would not be possible without our smartest investment - the one we make in our employees. It's why we're dedicated to creating an environment where our colleagues feel welcomed, valued and supported with networks, benefits and development opportunities to help them thrive.

For additional information on BlackRock, please visit careers.blackrock.com | www.blackrock.com/corporate | Instagram: @blackrock | Twitter: @blackrock | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/blackrock

BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, and other statuses protected by law.

BlackRock will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest or conviction records in a manner consistent with the requirements of the law, including any applicable fair chance law.
More Information on BlackRock
BlackRock operates in the Fintech industry. The company is located in New York, NY, New York, NY and San Francisco, CA. BlackRock was founded in 1988. It has 21504 total employees. To see all jobs at BlackRock, click here.
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