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BlackRock Associate Product Designer in Atlanta, Georgia

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About this role

Who We Are

Hello there!

We're Aladdin WealthTech. We are a FinTech company with a start-up vibe but some big-time resources. We are part of BlackRock, the largest asset manager on the planet ... that is also a $1B annual revenue enterprise software company. We create products that help financial advisors and their clients build financial plans and portfolios to achieve some of life's most important moments: buying a home, sending your kids to college and retirement. We believe in the power of BlackRock's world-class portfolio analytics AND the importance of the human connection between advisor and investor.

We're looking for an experienced Product Designer to join our enterprise design team to contribute to our flagship product, Aladdin Wealth. You will be joining a product team with a start-up feel and a global impact. Aladdin Wealth provides wealth managers with an integrated suite of experiences for users that range from front-line financial advisors to the Chief Investment Officer at the home-office. Aladdin Wealth was born three years ago as a BlackRock hackathon project and has rapidly expanded as a product used by some of the largest wealth managers in the world. You will be working with some of the original participants in the hackathon project, financial service veterans and newcomers from technology companies, large and small. We work hard, enjoy each other's company during and after work and are passionate about the potential of our technology to improve financial outcomes for clients. We like our mash-up of FinTech start-up and market-leading financial services company ... and we think that you might like it, too!

Interested in learning more? Reach out to our recruiting team and let's get to know each other!

Location: Atlanta, GA, New York, NY, or San Francisco, CA

The Role

As a Product Designer on the Aladdin Wealth Enterprise team, you'll be involved with all aspects of the product design process, from brainstorming the next product feature to putting the finishing touches on a design before launching it to users across the globe. You'll work with partners in engineering, product, research, marketing, and business development and will use a wide variety of user experience, interaction design and visual design skills to enhance existing product experiences, create new ones as well as expand our design system.

Role/Responsibilities:

  • Understand business objectives, desired outcomes, and user needs to create innovative product designs in collaboration with designers, product managers, engineers, partners, and clients

  • You'll design everything from high level flows, to detailed wireframes, to high fidelity mockups, to clickable prototypes to express your vision.

  • Work with UX Research or conduct your own informal testing to validate design directions and inform new thinking for key features.

  • Clearly present your designs and rationale to our partners and other stakeholders

Basic Qualifications:

  • A portfolio that demonstrates a high level of visual polish and highlights your design process and decision-making ability, with at least 2 projects where you directly influenced all stages of the product design process (i.e. ideation, testing, iteration, etc.) 

  • 3+ years of experience in a similar design role, delivering data-heavy applications as part of a multi-functional team including engineering, design and product management

  • Experience creating data visualizations and/or designing products that have innovated in visualizing large datasets.

  • Prototyping skills with tools such as Sketch, InVision, Figma.

  • Solid understanding of elements of visual design: Typography, Iconography, Color Theory, Layout and Composition

  • Strong UX design skillset, including identifying problem statements, wireframing, testing, synthesis, iteration, prototyping.

  • Experience applying and contributing to a design system, producing assets for development and visual QA of in-production designs.

Bonus Qualifications:

  • Prior experience creating products in the financial technology space such as banking, payments, wealth management, investing etc.

You should be:

  • Curious about your profession and the world of FinTech, to learn and keep up to date.

  • Keen to deliver business value in addition to producing innovative solutions.

  • Proactive and take ownership of your work - you are eager to do more than what is asked.

  • High attention to quality and detail, be it design, testing or code review.

  • A big picture thinker.  Be able to take inspiration from non-traditional sources and partners.

Our benefits

To help you stay energized, engaged and inspired, we offer a wide range of benefits including a strong retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, comprehensive healthcare, support for working parents and Flexible Time Off (FTO) so you can relax, recharge and be there for the people you care about.

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 and Affirmative Action Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, and other statuses protected by law.

BlackRock will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest or conviction records in a manner consistent with the requirements of the law, including any applicable fair chance law.

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