Senior User Experience (UX) Designer

Job Description

This role sits within our Financial & Risk ("F&R") business. On January 30, 2018, Thomson Reuters announced that it signed a definitive agreement to enter into a strategic partnership with private equity funds managed by Blackstone related to the company's F&R business. As part of the transaction, Thomson Reuters has agreed to sell a 55% majority stake in Financial & Risk and will retain a 45% interest in the business. Thomson Reuters will maintain full ownership of its Legal, Tax & Accounting and the Reuters News businesses. The transaction is expected to close in the second half of the year and is subject to specified regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions. When the transaction closes, the role will be included in the new F&R entity. Further information on this can be found at https://www.thomsonreuters.com/en/press-releases/2018/january/thomson-reuters-and-blackstone-announce-strategic-partnership-for-thomson-reuters-financial-and-risk-business.html

Thomson Reuters is the leading source of intelligent information for the world's businesses and professionals. We combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial and risk powered by the world's most trusted news organization.

Do you love collaborating with technical experts to solve complex problems for customers? Thomson Reuters Labs is seeking a Sr. User Experience Designer to join as a member of our Singapore team. Thomson Reuters Labs partners with internal teams, customers and third parties, such as start-ups and academics, creating rapid prototypes and data-driven innovations that land in the hands of real users in just a few short weeks.

What do we do? We experiment. We play with big data sets to discover what new products, services, or analysis we can create for our customers. You might be familiar with Reuters News, but you might not know that Thomson Reuters is also one of the leading sources of information for the world's top companies in finance and risk. The best part? We have data. Lots and lots of data.

We are currently seeking a passionate Sr. User Experience Designer with an entrepreneurial spirit to join our team in Singapore. You'll learn and be working alongside a diverse team of data scientits, full stack engineers in our sister-labs in New York, London, San Francisco etc. You can Pick the brains of PhD's and Masters grads with experience in big data, statistics, machine learning, natural language processing, artificial intelligence, and data visualization.

We are looking for a Senior User Experience Designer to champion the rapid prototyping and high-fidelity design excellence from new ideas to commercial products and services.

Senior User Experience Designer

Our Senior User Experience Designer is a visionary product and service design leader. This individual will be responsible for leading the design of user experience excellence of new concept products and services across variety of businesses, screens and platforms. This role requires a highly creative individual at pace with the latest experience design and technology trends as well as and a strong advocate of Design Thinking. The candidate will also be a natural innovator in smart and high quality designs, using real world metaphors, interactions, gestures, and gamification models around heavy data to create rich and delightful experiences. This is an opportunity to influence and develop new businesses across the company with smart and custom experiences that showcase innovation across any touch-point.

Key Responsibilities:

Collaborate with developers, scientists, and external partners like startups and organizations on building new business ideas.

Create rapid and iterative prototyping for a variety of ideas and concepts.

Identify use cases, define personas, scenarios and tasks in support of business requirements, technology, and context of use.

Collect, translate and communicate customer insight to teams with user surveys, interviews, and qualitative data.

Lead the implementation of innovative, end-to-end user experiences.

Support the Head of Labs with presentation layouts and rapid prototyping to pitch new ideas to leadership and external partners.

Create and run ideation workshops in support of new idea/product explorations

Inspire and provide creative direction to designers working within the business units to deliver products that are useful, easy-to-use, innovative, and efficiently built.

Evaluate the user experience design of existing design concepts as well as on-device prototypes, and communicate design enhancements.

Advocate for customer-centered, context-aware, responsive web design and platform-specific design as key to Thomson Reuters competitive advantage.

Define and produce design guidelines, templates, visual asset and pattern libraries.

Demonstrate adaptability to changing priorities driven by the speed of our innovative, fast-paced, information services industry.

Job Requirements:

3 years minimum of expertise in user experience design or user interface design.

Design knowledge of HTML5 responsive design.

Understanding of lean user experience design methodology, user behaviors, and design requirements.

Knowledge of general design strategies and trends.

Bonus expertise with front-end HTML development and data visualization.

Expertise in rapid prototyping, wireframing, presentation and high-fidelity design tools such as Sketch, Axure, Invision, Marvelapp, Motion, ProtoIO, Lightroom, Omnigraffle, Balsamik, InDesign, Fireworks, Photoshop, or other.

Bonus experience designing for mobile, wearables, virtual/augmented reality, auto, connected devices, or other new technology.

Ability to work with development teams to execute best design solutions within technology constraints.

Customer-centric, creative leadership.

Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Education:

Degree in Human Factors Engineering, Visual Design, or Product Design (or equivalent skills)

Please note that as an internal applicant, to apply for this role you are obliged to notify your current manager. You will however be able to have an initial discussion with the recruitment manager about the role in complete confidence. Apart from exceptional circumstances, employees are expected to remain in their current role for a minimum period of 12 to 18 months before actively seeking another internal position. If you have any questions please speak with the Recruiter for this position.

Thomson Reuters is committed to building a diverse workforce representative of the communities we serve. We rely on diversity of culture and thought to deliver on our goals, and to do that, we seek talented, qualified employees regardless of race, gender, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age or any other protected classification. Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the recruitment and assessment process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.

At Thomson Reuters, we believe what we do matters. We are passionate about our work, inspired by the impact it has on our business and our customers. As a team, we believe in winning as one - collaborating to reach shared goals, and developing through challenging and meaningful experiences. With over 60,000 employees in more than 100 countries, we work flexibly across boundaries and realize innovations that help shape industries around the world. Making this happen is a dynamic, evolving process, and we count on each employee to be a catalyst in driving our performance - and their own. More information about Thomson Reuters can be found on: www.thomsonreuters.com.

To learn more about what we offer, please visit thomsonreuters.com/careers.

More information about Thomson Reuters can be found on thomsonreuters.com.

At Thomson Reuters, we believe what we do matters. We are passionate about our work, inspired by the impact it has on our business and our customers. As a team, we believe in winning as one - collaborating to reach shared goals, and developing through challenging and meaningful experiences. With more than 45,000 employees in more than 100 countries, we work flexibly across boundaries and realize innovations that help shape industries around the world. Making this happen is a dynamic, evolving process, and we count on each employee to be a catalyst in driving our performance - and their own.

As a global business, we rely on diversity of culture and thought to deliver on our goals. To ensure we can do that, we seek talented, qualified employees in all our operations around the world regardless of race, color, sex/gender, including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under country or local law. Thomson Reuters is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer providing a drug-free workplace.

Intrigued by a challenge as large and fascinating as the world itself? Come join us.

To learn more about what we offer, please visit thomsonreuters.com/careers .

More information about Thomson Reuters can be found on thomsonreuters.com.

Locations
Singapore-Singapore


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