User Experience (UX) Designer

J Harlan Group, LLC - New York, NY

User Experience (UX) Designer

NYC Innovation Center – Asset Management

J Harlan Group is currently conducting a search for a User Experience (UX) Designer at a prominent Asset Manager in their NYC Technology Development Center (TDC).

The User Experience (UX) Designer is a newly created position which has been established to provide world-class visualization and workflows in support of their Investment process. theirr Front and Middle Office analysts in Research, Portfolio Management, Trading, and Operations demand best-in-class digital solutions to drive their performance in the financial markets. The UX Designer will join a team innovating the future of solutions for their investment professionals, providing thought leadership for the development and delivery of engaging and delighting experience for ther clients and associates.

Technologists at this organization are playing a key role in helping build the future of financial services, working hand-in-hand with business partners to create client experiences that are changing the way people invest. They’re looking for UX Experience Designers to join their new Technology Development Center (Innovation Center) in NYC. They want technologists with a fresh perspective who are passionate about solving complex business, data and technical challenges.

Working with smart, talented people across our business to create groundbreaking, next-generation applications for n-tier cloud architectures. You’ll be involved, hands-on, through the entire development cycle. And you’ll redefine the way our traders, portfolio managers and analysts serve our clients.

They will expect you to be agile / to lead / to think outside the box. In return, they’ll give you challenging work that has an impact / Opportunities to learn and grow / and a collaborative culture that encourages every member of our team to bring their point of view to the table—because that’s how they help their clients succeed.

Principal Responsibilities:

•Design and Develop world-class User Interfaces for our Investment Professionals

•Drive collaboration and knowledge sharing through interactive UX workshops for design, information architecture, and contextual inquiry

•Develop interactive mockups to help the users and engineers generate feedback for evolving designs

•Participate in overall agile delivery team with developers, product owners, and the users

•Act as a champion and thought leader in creating the TRP digital experiences

•Drive rapid site and digital asset development and deployment via creative strategy and information architecture

•Create scalable creative experiences that improve usability, and align with Enterprise Digital Strategy and Brand Standards

•Ensure compliance to UX design processes and design quality standards

Required Technical Experience:

•Expertise in 1 or more UX methodologies (e.g. Goal Directed Design)

•Experience in Agile SDLC (Scrum, etc.)

•Experience developing interactive mockups in tools such as Axure

•A strong understanding and demonstration of user centered design principles

•Ability to translate work and requirements to IT teams in a manor conducive to rapid development environment.

•Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment

•Exceptional communication and organizational skills

Required Soft Skills:

•Ability to successfully partner and communicate with all levels of an organization

•Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively both with IT, with business management and a demonstrated ability to influence and impact the business

•Strong interpersonal skills and ability to forge relationships resulting in successful partnerships

•Strong negotiation skills, business acumen and customer focused

•Enthusiasm for learning & results oriented

Required Education:

•Strong academic record and a BA/BS degree

•Computer Science preferred, other applicable degrees acceptable as well

An individual who loves solving deep and complex technical and business problems and wants to have an outsized impact with the services/ products they deliver. An individual with a passion for UX design, software engineering, high level of intellectual curiosity, a commitment to excellence and an unparalleled drive to deliver world-class services.

About the Client:

The firm is a publicly owned global asset management firm with $800 billion dollars of AUM. The firm offers funds, advisory services, account management, and retirement plans and services for individuals, institutions, and financial intermediaries.

The talent and dedication of their people is critical to their success. They offer an opportunity for developing one’s professional career while working with individuals trained in a variety of disciplines in a collegial and dynamic environment. They offer a broad range of competitive benefits on a global basis.

They seek candidates who are high-energy self-starters who want to join an investment management firm on the leading edge of the global markets. The management team needs individuals of the highest professional caliber who are leaders, problem solvers, analytic, detail-oriented, and entrepreneurial. Everyone at the firm works side-by-side with the firm’s senior management in a highly collaborative and charged environment.

Successful candidates are:

•Analytic and relentless in pursuit of the right answer

•Strong communicators who excel at rapid synthesis

•Able to demonstrate sound business judgment

•Able to digest complexity while maintaining an understanding of the “big picture” of business needs

•Team players who are energized by a collaborative enterprise

The firm’s employees maintain the highest professional and ethical standards. The firm has earned a reputation for honesty, fair dealing, and transparency in a competitive industry. They believe that these standards are the foundation for superior investment performance and are critical to delivering performance to clients


Posted On: Friday, May 6, 2022

Position Contact
Jerry Goldberg
Manager Director
(212) 792-0099

After years as a Senior Financial Services Executive, I have decided to make a career change and leverage my vast knowledge of the financial services and technology industry as an executive recruiter and have opened an executive search and recruiting firm "J Harlan Group, LLC' specializing in technology and financial services talent search.

Financial Services Executive with expansive Private Equity, Hedge Fund, Investment Banking, Asset Management, Securities Brokerage, Commercial Banking and Insurance experience. With combined expertise as a Chief Information Officer, Chief Administrative Officer and Principal/Consultant, my responsibilities have expanded a broad cross-section of business disciplines – technology, strategic planning, operations management, HR, administration, outsourcing, business development, strategic partnering, product development, financial operations and reporting, client relationship management.

Specialties: • Leadership authority for building and managing the technological, operational, and administrative platforms for financial services organizations.

• Contributed significantly to starting, developing and building a privately-held organization into a $1 billion market cap publicly traded company on the NYSE within five years of inception.

• Recognized achievements in building top-performing, best-in-class organizations capable of supporting corporate objectives.

Contact: – 212-792-0099 – 

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