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UX Designer

at Axial in New York, NY   —   Jul 17, 2014   |  
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Axial’s mission is to enable every private company to access the capital and expertise needed to grow, finance, or exit their business. Your work and efforts help us connect entrepreneurs, investors, and advisors to create opportunity for every member of the Entrepreneurial Economy.

The Role
As a UX Designer at Axial, you will be a driving force in creating a world-class user experience for our Members. Your goal will be to create great-looking, intuitive products that change the way private companies are bought, sold, and financed.
To accomplish this, the UX designer will need lead efforts to collect and use user insights to inspire and inform product design. You will work closely with top notch Engineers and Product Managers, as well as with colleagues in Sales and Marketing at all stages of the product development cycle.
In short, Axial is looking for a critical thinker with impeccable design sense and attention to detail, a strong technical background, and an eye for building things that users can not do without. We are particularly interested in designers that have “done it before” and have worked on products that touched millions.

Measures of Success
Your success at Axial will be measured by the performance of the products you work on in terms of driving user growth, engagement and retention, and liquidity.
Identify the needs of the user and understand the market opportunity, and use this information to create a first-class interface for Axial Members
Collaborate with fellow designers, product managers, engineers, data analysts, and client facing teams to design, launch, and iterate on high-impact products
Develop detailed wireframes, mockups, and prototypes to effectively communicate interaction and design ideas
Provide thought leadership on usability of new and existing products, and advance initiatives for improving the end-to-end user experience
BA/BS degree in Computer Science, Interaction Design, Human Computer Interaction or related field
4+ years of relevant work experience, specifically designing web-based and mobile applications in a fast-paced, agile environment
Demonstrated understanding of design principles, visual / interaction design, and typography
Expert knowledge designing and executing user tests and usability studies to direct product designs and priorities
Proven HTML and CSS skills, and working knowledge of JavaScript
Strong belief in simple, clean, and detail oriented visual design
Excellent communication and teamwork skills
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