Associate, UX Designer

Budapest, Hungary
31 Mar 2023
23 Apr 2023
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

About this role

UX Designer, Associate

Help shape the future of digital experiences at BlackRock!
About the Aladdin UX Design Team

The Aladdin UX Design team researches, designs and engineers the user experience for the Aladdin investment and risk analytics platform which is used by institutional wealth managers and investment professionals worldwide.

We practice a human-centered design approach-designing software grounded in user need-to enable our users to tap into the power of BlackRock's Aladdin enterprise platform. We're growing a team of skilled UX designers, visual designers, researchers, and front-end developers to help reinvent the platform through that lens.

We are looking for a UX designer who understands and is inspired by the complexities of crafting software for the enterprise.
About You
You seek insight into user needs to derive efficient, friendly interaction design. You recognize the importance of understanding the holistic journey a user takes when providing them with valuable tools for task completion. You are not afraid of complexity, depth, and balancing the demands of a wide, multifaceted user base when designing software.

You love the process of researching problems and designing solutions. You eat, sleep, and breathe user stories and wireframes. You love collaborating with and communicating new insights to product owners and engineers.
As an Associate UX Designer, You Will:
  • Capture user needs and partner requirements via research
  • Rapidly iterate on design ideas and validate with users
  • Provide detailed wireframes, clickable prototypes, and accompanying specs to implementation teams
  • Proactively seek feedback from senior designers to ensure your designs are as polished as they can be
  • Help govern the quality of our software by closely following and evangelizing our standards
  • Collaborate within the UX team to help define and better our practice
  • Work autonomously, efficiently, and with a positive personality
Requirements Experience & Education
  • 5+ years of UX design experience, creating and evolving software design for digital products and platforms
  • BFA degree in HCI or a related field
Work Samples
  • Portfolio samples that show deep UX thinking and sophisticated problem solving
  • Candidates who proceed to in-person interviews will be required to perform a small UX design exercise, which they will then present to the team.
Strong Skills In:
  • Application design, with a deep knowledge of standard UX methodologies
  • Communication, with a proven ability to work with product and engineering to see designs accurately realized
  • Public presentation to groups
  • Performing your own research when required, particularly contextual inquiry to understand user journeys and basic usability testing for validation
  • Figma and Axure for wireframing and prototyping
  • Quickly learning new concepts and moving decisively on what you've learned
  • Collaboration with a low-ego approach to finding the best possible solutions
Design Experience with the Following Is a Plus, but Not Required:
  • B2B offerings
  • Enterprise desktop software
  • Enterprise financial software

Our benefits

To help you stay energized, engaged and inspired, we offer a wide range of employee benefits including: retirement investment and tools designed to help you in building a sound financial future; access to education reimbursement; comprehensive resources to support your physical health and emotional well-being; family support programs; and Flexible Time Off (FTO) so you can relax, recharge and be there for the people you care about.

Our hybrid work model

BlackRock's current hybrid work model is designed to enable in-person connections and collaboration that is core to our culture, while supporting increased flexibility for all employees. In line with local health guidance and regulations, employees are required to work at least 3 days in the office each week, with the flexibility to work from home up to 2 days a week. Some business groups may require more time in the office due to their roles and responsibilities. The health, safety and well-being of our people will always be our top priorities; we will continue to monitor local conditions and health advisories in making decisions about our work environments.

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.

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BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to age, disability, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation and other protected characteristics at law.
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