UX Researcher – Aladdin Business, Vice President – New York

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Join leading Investment management company BlackRock as UX Researcher – Aladdin Business, Vice President in New York, US. refer job details to submit BlackRock job application in New York.


Job Title : UX Researcher – Aladdin Business, Vice President

Location : New York, US

Job Category: Technology



About this role

About the Aladdin Sustainability Lab
The Aladdin Sustainability Lab drives the development and delivery of sustainable data, research, analytics, and technology as a product. As a member of the ASL, you will be working with financial modelers, climate scientists, and ESG experts to design the best-in-class sustainability product and software for the firm and its clients, to manage risk associated with climate change and ESG in asset management. 
The Aladdin Sustainability Lab UX and Product team researches and designs the user experience for our financial management system, Aladdin. They deliver these exciting new products to investors at BlackRock, the many financial institutions who use Aladdin and importantly the communities they serve. The team is also responsible to build the next generation of climate analytics platform to allow researchers to run their models with large compute. If you’re interested in working on a world class team to design, prototype, and iterate solutions, come join us to make a real contribution to Blackrock’s solutions and contribute to the development of our understanding in this critical area! 

As a UX Researcher, you will: 
Demonstrate Excellence in Design Research:

Help define and drive the future of BlackRock design. You identify and set design strategy, envision complex UX ecosystems and inspire teams to push the boundaries of what’s possible through human-centered and data informed processes. You possess a clear vision of the future of user experience and have the courage to pursue forward-thinking design.

Lead Design Research Engagements with our Partners:

In this role, you will apply your passion for design, craft, and experimentation to guide research and design strategy processes, mentor talented team members, and collaborate with design and engineering teams to create innovative experiences across all of BlackRock’s Aladdin products.

Help Guide Product Strategy and the Design Process:

User Experience (UX) is at the forefront of how we create intuitive, innovative, and beautiful products that people love. We strive to learn and understand our users’ needs, behaviors, and emotions to yield insights that inform product strategy and guide the design of the experiences we create.
Our multidisciplinary UX teams include researchers, designers, and engineers who are passionate about quality, usability, and performance. We collaborate closely with product managers, software engineers, and many others to solve complex challenges and craft powerful experiences that highlight our products’ unique capabilities and personalities.

Convey Research Insights and Complex Concepts Simply, in Human Terms:

We are looking for a self-starter who is excellent at communicating and partnering closely with UX designers and stakeholders to execute industry-leading UX research at BlackRock You are a hybrid thinker equally moving from data-informed insights to qualitative approaches.  You are able to convey research findings in a simple and engaging manner that allows stakeholders from all walks of life to understand and empathize with our users.

Champion UX Research as a Thought Leader in the Field:

The right candidates will be knowledgeable about product design, passionate about understanding people, curious about the relationship between technology and society, comfortable in a fast-moving organization, excited to collaborate, open-minded about learning new skills and methods, and focused on influencing the future of BlackRock.

Many exciting UX researchers are from a variety of backgrounds or former roles including journalists, anthropologists, analysts, and other industries working with an array of differing populations and ways of thinking. We are interested in your ability to demonstrate deep experience connecting with people, surfacing and articulating insights, and creating and executing strategies based on those insights.

You Are:

An absolute professional who leads by example, treats peers and partners with respect, and seeks and gives constructive feedback 
A top-notch communicator, able to convey research insights and complex concepts to a wide diversity of audiences in simple, human terms 
Comfortable switching seamlessly between self-directed independent work and highly collaborative teamwork 
A lifelong learner, passionate about experimenting with new research methods and pushing your own craft in new ways
Deeply curious and highly attuned to human behavior

Your Experience includes:

4 -5+ years of industry experience, working in UX Research on experience design or product teams.
Bachelor’s Degree in social sciences (e.g. economics, sociology, psychology, decision sciences, HCI), statistics, computer science or related field or equivalent practical experience.
Experienced planning and leading research activities such as interviews, group sessions, observations, and synthesis sessions  

It would be great if you also had:

A Master’s or terminal degree in your field.
Experience in Finance or Enterprise Tech.

Useful, but not required:

Some experience with designing and analyzing A/B experiments.
Some experience with applied statistical analysis, data extraction (SQL), and scripting languages (Python, Lingo).


Be a thought leader on combining user data and qualitative insights to inform the product experience.
Build a culture around user informed design and strategy for the UX team and across the organization.
Plan, execute, interpret, and socialize research findings.
Evangelize best practices.
Create actionable insights that inform product development.
Train and mentor junior talent in UXR methods and best practices.
Build strong collaborations across teams.
Develop new methods and metrics development that can be replicated across the organization.

About BlackRock
BlackRock is one of the world’s preeminent asset management firms and a premier provider of global investment management, risk management and advisory services to institutional, intermediary and individual investors around the world. BlackRock’s mission is to create a better financial future for our clients. We have a responsibility to be the voice of the investor, and we represent each client fairly and equally. Constant communication with a diverse team of partners strengthens us and delivers better results for our clients. Continuous innovation helps us bring the best of BlackRock to our clients. BlackRock offers a range of solutions — from rigorous fundamental and quantitative active management approaches aimed at maximizing outperformance to highly efficient indexing strategies designed to gain broad exposure to the world’s capital markets. Our clients can access our investment solutions through a variety of product structures, including individual and institutional separate accounts, mutual funds and other pooled investment vehicles, and the industry-leading iShares® ETFs.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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.

Our hybrid work pilot

BlackRock’s current hybrid work pilot is designed to help you experience the best of both worlds: the opportunity to connect with colleagues in person and the flexibility to work remotely, with greater time to focus on what’s important to you. In line with local health guidance and regulations, employees are generally expected to work 3 days in the office and 2 days from home (on average) each week. For some business groups, more time may be required in the office, while greater flexibility may be in place for others. Our “One BlackRock” culture means you’ll be supported to collaborate with your new colleagues while bringing your full self to work – wherever you are.

The health, safety and well-being of our people will always be our top priorities; we will continue to monitor local conditions and health advisories in making decisions about our work environments.

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.

For additional information on BlackRock, please visit careers.blackrock.com | www.blackrock.com/corporate | Instagram: @blackrock | Twitter: @blackrock | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/blackrock

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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