Associate Director, User Experience

New York, NY
Job Type:
Full Time
Yrs of Exp:
7+ to 10 years

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Job Description

Our views matter. So will yours. Further information about "working at Moody's" is available at our Careers Page at Moody's Analytics is looking for a creative, dynamic, analytical User Experience Design Manager to join User Experience team. This position will play a key role in providing broad user experience strategy and designing innovative, engaging and effective designs that help our users easily solve complex problems. The ideal candidate should possess the ability to think strategically, experience managing a team of designers, deep knowledge of visual and interaction design principals, and can coach stakeholders in user-centered design best practices, process, and vision. Functional Responsibilities: - Partner with stakeholders to conceptualize roadmap and end-state strategic vision for integrating data products into rich experiences across multiple devices. - Serve as User Experience Lead for quarterly releases, managing UX process and team deliverables while collaborating with cross-functional teams as needed. - Lead a team of geographically-dispersed designers that support Moody's Web Site and online analytic products releases. Provide coaching and support, review of deliverables, performance management and facilitating professional development opportunities. - Interpret business requirements into effective UI designs, delivering end-to-end user experience solutions for multiple products and platforms - from concepts, detailed wireframes, prototypes, to visual design comps, and detailed design specifications - Integrate User-Centered Design practices into Agile development process. Identify and implement process improvements and design methodologies that will make the UX team more efficient and effective. - Lead maintenance and evolution of Moody's Online Style Guide, pattern library, and other design repositories. Insure consistency with User Experience best practices and standards and Moody's brand guidelines - Participate in user testing definition, creating test plans, writing moderator's guides and prototyping - Ability to simplify and turn complex information into intuitive graphics, charts, graphs, and other forms of data visualization - Ability to coach and mentor stakeholders in user-centered design process and usability best practices Qualifications: - 10 years of significant track record in defining and delivering great online user experiences for Web sites and Web-based applications - Degree in graphic design, interactive design or related discipline. - Solid understanding of user-centered design principles and methodologies. - Familiarity in developing user profiles, user scenarios, task flows, and information architecture - Excellent visual design skills, including strong understanding of layout, color, composition and data visualization principles - Demonstrated ability to effectively manage a team, as well as work effectively and collaboratively with cross-functional teams - Ability to work in a fast-paced, highly collaborative, decentralized environment - Ability to successfully juggle multiple projects in a compressed timeline, with competing priorities - Practical knowledge of design tools, including Adobe creative suite, HTML, CSS - Experience working in an Agile environment a plus - Experience designing for Mobile a plus - Experience in financial environment preferred - Portfolio demonstrating experience producing elegant solutions for complex applications is a must Moody's Analytics helps capital markets and risk management professionals worldwide respond to an evolving marketplace with confidence. The company offers unique tools and best practices for measuring and managing risk through expertise and experience in credit analysis, economic research and financial risk management. By providing leading-edge software, advisory services, and research, including the proprietary analysis of Moody's Investors Service, Moody's Analytics integrates and customizes its offerings to address specific business challenges. Moody's Analytics is a subsidiary of Moody's Corporation (NYSE: MCO), which reported revenue of $2.7 billion in 2012, employs approximately 6,800 people worldwide and maintains a presence in 28 countries. Further information is available at Moody's is an equal opportunity employer.

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