UX designer needed (Moody’s Analytics)

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Moody’s Wall Street Analytics has asked us to help them find a UX Designer for a full-time, salaried position. If San Francisco looks appealing to you, and even more importantly if you are a great UX designer looking for challenges in the financial sector – then this might be your dream job. Expression Studio skills are strongly preferred.


Title: User Experience Designer

Company: Moody’s Wall Street Analytics

Website: http://www.wsainc.com/

Location: South San Francisco

Type: Full-time, salaried position


Design user experience workflow for our website & desktop applications.

Design UI interface for our website & desktop applications.

Apply knowledge of usability, human factors, and the UI process to complete the user experience of the product.

Become intimately familiar with MWSA Product Development/QA Procedure.

Meet and collaborate with internal and external clients to identify and document business and user requirements.

Bring strong creative, conceptual and problem-solving skills to translate ideas (business needs and user goals) into interaction and design solutions.

Solicit feedback from internal software users, client support analysts and software developers to improve business processes and capability and stability of software.

Access data from multiple sources (i.e. product requirements, tech constraints, UI research, web analytics*) and synthesize it in order to develop efficient user scenarios, taxonomies, classification schemes, navigation systems, design patterns, etc.

Create and effectively present UI deliverables (wireframes, workflows, prototypes, etc.) to explain and negotiate design solutions to key stakeholders.

Provide demonstrations of and documentation for new features in the software.

Work closely with software developers to ensure that new features are implemented according to specification and bugs are fixed

Help define UI performance metrics and perform post-development usability testing to validate business needs and user goals.

Create, maintain and share project documentation and UI guidelines after project execution.


The ideal candidate with have strong creative and technical experience paired with business analysis skills.

Bachelors Degree.

Advanced User Interface/User Experience related design experience or equivalent.

Advanced experience supporting user-centered design in a variety of corporate environments.

Demonstrated ability to translate complex user needs into simple, elegant designs.

Expert level skills with Adobe Creative Suite, Photoshop, and/or Dreamweaver.

Advanced skills with Microsoft Expression Studio strongly preferred.

Demonstrated ability to multi-task effectively, while balancing speed and quality.

Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Strong attention to detail.

Portfolio that demonstrates exceptional design skills.

Programming experience helpful but not required.

How to apply

It’s simple – follow this link to apply and fill in the required information. And be sure to tell them that UXPassion.com sent you their way ;)

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