2022 Blackstone Technology and Innovations - UI/UX Designer Summer Analyst (NY)

Job Description:

Blackstone

Blackstone is the world's largest alternative asset manager. We seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for our investors, the companies we invest in, and the communities in which we work. We do this by using extraordinary people and flexible capital to help companies solve problems. Our $684 billion in assets under management include investment vehicles focused onprivate equity, real estate, public debt and equity, life sciences, growth equity, opportunistic, non-investment grade credit, real assets and secondary funds, all on a global basis.Further information is available at www.blackstone.com . Follow Blackstone on Twitter @Blackstone .

Blackstone Technology & Innovations

Blackstone Technology & Innovations (BXTi) is the technology team at the core of each of Blackstone's businesses and new growth initiatives. Serving both internal and external clients, we work to build the next generation of systems that manage risk, create efficiency and improve transparency within the firm and across our broad community of investors and portfolio companies.



BXTiis nimble and entrepreneurial - our open, iterative design processes and rapid pace of development mean that everyone on the team has the opportunity to make an impact from day one. We are problem solvers who can take projects from idea to implementation. We believe in active mentoring and developing excellence. We collaborate to find the best answers for our customers and for Blackstone. We are critical to the firm maintaining its competitive edge.

Job Description:

As a member of the technology innovation team at Blackstone, you will work with a group of talented individuals in a highly team-oriented environment to create the next generation of innovative solutions for Blackstone and the financial community at large.

We are looking for UI/UX Designers to join our growing product teams at Blackstone. You will uncover user behaviors, goals, and motivations to create designs solutions that enables Blackstone to have the best-in-class financial technology. Your responsibilities include producing wireframes, user flows, prototypes and showcasing how to make a user's experience more intuitive, accessible, and seamless.

Responsibilities:

Responsibilities for the role include:
  • Build a deep understanding of user motivations, market opportunities and competition through research and design exploration.
  • Effectively communicate research findings, conceptual ideas, and detailed design rationale both verbally and visually to all project stakeholders.
  • Producing wireframes, user flows, prototypes, and production quality designs for different desktop and mobile platforms.
  • Collaborate with product managers, developers, and users to enhance tools and design new platforms
  • Designing with existing, or creating new, design system standards, best practices, and guidelines
  • Communicate design and strategy through compelling storytelling to various stakeholders.


Qualifications:

Blackstone seeks to hire individuals who are highly motivated, intelligent and have demonstrated excellence in prior endeavors. You will need:
  • Familiarity with design and prototyping tools such as Adobe Creative Cloud, Sketch, and/or Figma.
  • Familiarity with variety of user research methodologies and experience in designing cross platform.
  • Strong storytelling skills; outstanding communication (written and verbal), presentation, documentation, and interpersonal skills.
  • A self-starting, entrepreneurial attitude, willing to work through all obstacles to accomplish tasks.
  • A proven ability to juggle multiple projects on tight deadlines without compromising quality and take complete ownership over a product or line or initiative.
  • Experience working collaboratively with multiple groups in a variety of settings and strong communication skills with the ability to listen, articulate positions, and advocate designs.


Requirements:

To be considered for the UI/UX Designer - Analyst role, applicants must meet any of the following criteria:
  • Design portfolio with proven experience
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience
    • A degree in one of the following disciplines: Business or Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Mathematics. Experience with Computer Science is preferred
  • Anticipated graduation date: Fall 2021 - Spring 2022
  • Resume must include expected graduation month/year and GPA


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, national origin or any other category protected by law.

If you need a reasonable accommodation to complete your application, please contact Human Resources at 212-583-5000 (US), +44 (0)20 7451 4000 (EMEA) or +852 3656 8600 (APAC).

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