Senior UX Designer - User Experience - NYC Innovation Center – Asset Management

J Harlan Group, LLC - New York, NY

Senior UX Designer - User Experience

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).

As a UX designer you will have empathy for the user, a deep understanding of user-centered design (UCD), and strong analytical abilities. You will understand technical limitations as well as business strategies and goals, backed by a knowledge of different technologies. You will conduct user research, interviews, and surveys and use the information to craft sitemaps, customer journey maps, wireframes, and prototypes.

  • Solves unique problems that have a broad impact on the business or organization function
  • Contributes to the development of disciplinary strategy within your business unit; is a source of authoritative advice on the best courses of action in your area of expertise

The User Experience (UX) Designer position has been established to provide world-class visualization and workflows in support of their investment process for their Front and Middle Office analysts in Research, Portfolio Management, Trading, and Operations who 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 their 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 their 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:

  • Is an authority in all aspects of the UX design process
  • Designs and oversees overall programs and strategic direction of UX design and workflow, with a focus on quality, TCO, maintainability, and security
  • Sets the expectations for design practices and ensures they are known and adhered to within the area.
  • Owns the design of a significant or complex UX-focused system or set of components
  • Leads design reviews and actively participates in providing feedback on others’ designs
  • Partners with business unit leaders to drive UX strategy based on business unit landscape
  • Decomposes the most complex problems into discrete work units
  • Identifies non-obvious relationships and anomalies often overlooked by others
  • Balances strategic and pragmatic concerns when solving problems
  • Makes sound decisions with limited facts or resources

The ideal candidate would have a background and a deep passion for working with data and developing software to address data processing challenges

Required Experience:

  • Typically has 3-5+ years of relevant experience
  • Stays abreast of industry trends and technologies and knows when/how/if to apply them appropriately
  • Converses in many technologies and methodologies and learns new technologies quickly
  • Communicates design vision to all parties involved in a project
  • Evaluates designs, even those not written by themselves
  • Considers the operational aspects of a system, long-term supportability, maintenance, etc. Extends the half-life of software
  • Sets expectations for design practices and ensures they are known and adhered to within the area

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.

If you or anyone in your network would be interested in this opportunity, please send resume to Jerry Goldberg at or directly contact us at (212) 792-0099

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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