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A new client of ours, one of the largest and most prestigious financial services organisations and a fortune 500 company, are looking to make a number of key user experience hires for their design team.
This organisation is synonymous with the world of finance like no other. It’s a good bet that if you ask any trader, analyst, or broker, which product they couldn’t live without, it would be the one this company is responsible for. Involved in literally billions of dollars, pounds and yen flying around the world every second of every day, and with over 300,000 daily users worldwide, this product has grown to be worth over $6billion a year to the company. And they want some new information architects and interaction designers to help make it even better.
What do they make:
The product is more of a platform, with over 3000 selectable applications and plug-ins, making it totally bespoke and tailorable (similar in this regard to the iOS platform). It allows traders to receive up to the minute financial market information, interpret and analyse data in a number of very powerful ways, cross reference and run comparisons on a huge amount of variable data, and a whole host of other things. The product itself is not pretty, deliberately so, but is extremely powerful and lightning quick.
How do they make it:
The experience design team consists of interaction designers, usability analysts, visual designers, and prototypers, all working collaboratively and to an agile process. The product managers will work with the XD team to turn ideas into concepts, concepts into design, design into prototype, then test and iterate as many times as necessary. Everything is based around user needs; there is no guessing, or following an unsubstantiated business requirement. The product feeds every detail of user behavior back to the company, and it is this that forms the basis of the project requirements.
What are they looking for:
They are looking for UX consultants who are comfortable running a full UCD from start to finish; planning and conducting research, running workshops for concepting and ideation, structuring testing sessions and analyzing the results, and feeding these insights back into the agile design process.
The experience design team has high visibility within the company, with a direct reporting line into one of the organizations founders. They have a huge amount of hard won respect, and financial support, which has allowed them to create a state of the art usability lab from scratch, and to pay their designers whatever they need to in order to stay motivated and happy. An agile studio set-up, but with the security of a fortune 500 company. Rare indeed.
If theese roles sound interesting, drop me a line for more info.
Ben Tregoing | Director TDA-Digital - North America
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