User Experience Lead - London - 17261BR

Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. Moody's Corporation (NYSE: MCO) is the parent company of Moody's Investors Service, which provides credit ratings and research covering debt instruments and securities, and Moody's Analytics, which offers leading-edge software, advisory services and research for credit and economic analysis and financial risk management. The Corporation, which reported revenue of $4.4 billion in 2018, employs approximately 13,100 people worldwide and maintains a presence in 42 countries. Further information is available at www.moodys.com.
Moody’s Analytics provides financial intelligence and analytical tools supporting our clients’ growth, efficiency and risk management objectives. The combination of our unparalleled expertise in risk, expansive information resources, and innovative application of technology, helps today’s business leaders confidently navigate an evolving marketplace.

Department

Bureau van Dijk is a Moody's Analytics company.

We capture and treat private company information for better decision making and increased efficiency. Our flagship product Orbis delivers information on over 310 million private companies - it’s the world’s most powerful comparable data resource on private companies. We show what companies do, how they’re performing, the people that run them, and who owns them.

Our solutions are used by companies, governments and the public sector, academics, financial institutions and professional service firms across the globe. They use them for many different types of projects, all with a common theme - efficiency. Our markets include: credit risk, compliance and financial crime, supplier risk, tax and transfer pricing analysis, data management and business development and strategy.

We have around 1000 employees working in more than 30 offices across the globe.

Job Description

Moody’s User Experience team is growing, and we are looking for a top-tier UX Design Lead to join our high performing team, focused on taking our world-leading products to the next level. The UXD team is responsible for the overall user experience of the industry-leading Bureau van Dijk (BVD) platform, which provides Academics, Professional Services, Corporates, Financial Institutions and Governments with key data on 300 million companies worldwide.

As the UX Design Lead at Moody’s, you’ll be responsible for developing interaction designs that align with customer and business needs, utilising design patterns that can be shared across other work streams. A successful candidate will be a collaborative team-player, with the ability to work closely with business and technology stakeholders, as well as colleagues on our global team. You should possess a passion for developing elegant solutions to complex usability problems with solid experience translating business and technology constraints into well-integrated, world-class, end-user experiences.

The role requires a highly skilled practitioner with proven expertise across all phases of the user-centred design methodology. You will collaborate closely with UXD Team members, Product Strategists, Developers, and stakeholders to understand business goals and translate those goals into compelling experiences.
Responsibilities include:
  • Design the overall look and feel of interactive user interfaces for multi-featured strategic product initiatives, often working on numerous initiatives concurrently
  • Lead collaboration with Product Strategists and stakeholders to determine and document detailed requirements
  • Manage and guide other User Experience & Design team members, clearly communicate tasks and provide constructive feedback
  • Create and iterate on wireframes, flow charts, site-maps and detailed specifications, including building clickable prototypes to validate design concepts with stakeholders and customers
  • Contribute to the development of our pattern library
  • Participate in the overall definition of our design process

Qualifications

Essential skills and qualifications:
  • Significant commercial experience in User Experience Design, Interaction Design, Information Architecture, or User Interface Design for desktop and mobile web-based applications
  • Bachelor’s degree in design-related discipline or similar required; Master’s degree preferred
  • Highly skilled practitioner with expertise in the design, production and presentation of user interface designs that support the needs of the customer
  • An expert with design tools, including Axure, Sketch, Adobe Creative Suite
  • Strong ability to communicate abstract concepts to audiences that are not skilled in a UX discipline
  • Strong passion for innovative designs that optimise user engagement
  • Ability to confidently present work, articulate design decisions and to accept or provide constructive feedback
  • Ability to advise, persuade and influence product managers to achieve consensus and drive practical and modern design solutions
  • Ability to successfully juggle multiple projects and competing priorities
  • A portfolio demonstrating experience designing complex desktop and mobile web-based applications – including wireframes, site maps, and process flows
  • Excellent oral, written, and presentation skills demonstrating sensitivity and persuasiveness
  • Detail-oriented self-starter with ability to work independently and as part of a team
Preferred skills:
  • Experience in Financial Services
  • Commercial experience working on a complex B2B digital product
  • Ability in French language – ideally advanced or fluent
  • Experience working in an Agile development environment

Travel:
This role is based in London. Ad-hoc, occasional international will be required. In addition, regular travel between UK and Europe (e.g. Brussels) will be required. You will be expected to spend at least 1 day per week in Brussels.


** An online portfolio or samples that can be submitted with your resume is required.
This is an Interaction Design Lead role, not a Visual Design or Business Analyst role.**

Moody’s is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.
Candidates for Moody's Corporation may be asked to disclose securities holdings pursuant to Moody’s Policy for Securities Trading and the requirements of the position. Employment is contingent upon compliance with the Policy, including remediation of positions in those holdings as necessary.