Lead UX Designer - Search & Discovery at AlphaSense

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About AlphaSense: 

AlphaSense provides an AI-based search engine for market intelligence, used by the largest and fastest-growing firms globally. Our mission is to curate and semantically index the world’s market and company information, including the vast high-value content sets that traditional web search engines cannot reach. With 1000+ enterprise clients, AlphaSense helps knowledge professionals become dramatically more productive, and gain an information edge by discovering critical data points and trends that others miss.

The Role:

We’re looking for a Lead User Experience Designer to contribute to the growth & innovation of Search & Discovery Experience - specifically Search Engine UX & Design: Autocomplete, Filters & Facets, Instant Search Results

The ideal candidate for this role must think in non-linear terms: capturing interactions, edge-cases, & the various states of these experiences through deliverables such as user flows, product maps, wireframes, storyboards, & prototypes. They should be comfortable with an agile approach to design, with an emphasis on user testing & rapid iteration.
Partnered closely with the Product Lead, you’ll seeks to understand AlphaSense user behavior & motivation at a fundamental level, through user interviews, & the development of journey maps, user personas, & other artifacts. You’ll work closely with Product & Engineer Leads to create innovative interfaces for new features & improvements of our award-winning, rapidly growing platform that enhances how financial institutions collaborate, make decisions, & optimize the flow of research & discovery.
Outside exceptional & high-velocity UX thinking/execution, success in this role is dependent on being highly self-motivated, well organized, always open to feedback/critique, & extremely collaborative.
Note: Along with your Resume a link to your online portfolio (or to a PDF of your work) is required. Applications without a portfolio are unlikely to be considered.
Role Responsibilities: 
  • Cultivate a deep understanding of AlphaSense’s existing product UX across platforms & ensure any future iterations are executed with reverence for a cohesive experience.
  • Work closely & collaboratively with the Product Manager on your team to fulfill the overall product/feature vision.
  • Manage your bandwidth & project pipeline to execute UX design in time with your team’s software roadmap.
  • Prototype & run user interviews & understand personas & user cases around upcoming roadmapped features.
  • Collaboratively brainstorm & evolve feature UX with the Product Manager / wider scrum team.
  • Create extremely detailed user flows, product maps, wireframes, etc. based on requirements from Product Management, & communicate UX clearly to relevant teams.
  • Quickly iterate & offer versions based on design critique from peers or from learnings found in user testing or feature response.
  • Evaluate, test, & iterate on current core experiences.
  • Work with Product Management, & Engineering to ensure executed work matches UX vision.

Candidate Requirements: 

  • 8+ Years of Software User Experience &/or Information Architecture experience at consumer or enterprise focused technology company.
  • Top tier User Experience, Testing, Research & Information Architecture skills.
  • Experience in Search Engine UX & Design: Autocomplete, Filters & facets, Instant Search Results best practices.
  • Dedicated to how software products “function” & how users move through the experience to accomplish their goals.
  • Strong, proven skill in creating wireframes & other common UX design artifacts
  • Deeply collaborative & iterative approach to product UX, focused on ensuring a unified experience across products.
  • Obsessive attention to detail & ability to conceptualize multi-state, multi-path interaction systems & to consistently capture edge-cases.
  • Exceptional design velocity: especially in developing wireframe & flow variations.
  • Excellent communication, organization skills. & experience working closely with Product Managers & Engineers.
  • Understands interaction design fundamentals & UI design best practices.
  • Has experience conducting & coordinating remote- & in-person user research using a variety of methodologies, & in documenting the results & findings.
  • Has experience using prototyping & user testing practices to understand usability of concepts - to learn & iterate on the UX design.

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