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UI Designer

Job Title
UI Designer

Requisition #

New York – New York, NY 10016 US
Norwalk – Norwalk, CT 06851 US (Primary)

Job Type

Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)

Product Development

Bachelor’s Degree

Job Description

FactSet is a financial data and software company headquartered in Norwalk, CT with offices in 35 locations worldwide. As a global provider of financial information and analytics, FactSet helps the world’s best investment professionals outperform. More than 87,500 users stay ahead of global market trends, access extensive company and industry intelligence, and monitor performance with FactSet’s desktop analytics, mobile applications, and comprehensive data feeds. As of February 2017, annual subscription value reached $1.19 billion and headcount passed 8,500.

FactSet was ranked #89 on FORTUNE’s 100 Best Places to Work list in 2016 and has consistently been recognized as a great workplace by leading publications.

FactSet’s User Experience Design team is offering an exciting opportunity for a Lead Visual Designer to help shape the next generation UI of our product suite. The best candidate for this role is a skilled and passionate visual designer with experience in desktop, web, and mobile design. This role will influence the ground-level decisions that will evolve our products to touch and responsive design platforms. The role requires collaboration on cross-functional teams to develop a solid understanding of user needs and contribute visual design expertise to the delivery of high-quality products.


Contribute to portions of the visual design strategy for all FactSet products, including desktop, mobile, and web while guiding the development of the overall design system

Design pixel perfect high-fidelity mock ups and specifications that represent visual display and work-flow applying expert knowledge of branding, typography, organization, hierarchy, color theory, patterns, and interaction design principles

Collaborate on cross-functional project teams which will include any combination of designers, product managers, business analysts, marketing professionals, and engineers

Transform ideas, mockups and data into high quality, meaningful designs; iterate mock ups based on team feedback to ensure all business (i.e. user needs and deadlines), design, and engineering requirements are met

Communicate potential issues to the Creative Director and try and manage smaller design related issues within the visual design team as they arise

Handle multiple large-scale projects and remain flexible through multiple revisions while keeping a keen attention to detail with minimal oversight

Oversee projects with small teams of designers; ensure they are working with front-end developers and engineering to create HTML and CSS-friendly designs; continuously elevate their skill-set and promote exploration of industry best practices

Remain current on design software and product design trends and communicate them to the larger visual design team as they pertain to our work and processes

Develop an in-depth understanding of data visualization and interpret how to translate complex data in a more intuitive manner

Gain understanding of financial clients, products and workflows

Job Requirements

8-10 years’ experience in a previous design role with a software or agency environment

A portfolio of work demonstrating mastery of visual and interaction design principles is required

Bachelor’s degree or higher in Graphic Design, Visual Communications, or related field preferably from a School of Art and Design

A deep understanding in user centered design methodology, UX principles and product development

Strong organizational, multi-tasking, and time management skills

Capable of handling complex projects from inception to completion with minimal oversight

Strong idea-generation and brainstorming skills; ability to distill information and problem-solve effectively

Previous experience overseeing, managing and mentoring a small team of designers

Excellent spoken and written communication skills

The ability to present design vision in document and spoken form to influence stakeholders and leadership, demonstrated experience defending your design choices.

Proficiency in Sketch, Photoshop and Illustrator

Demonstrated fluency in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, iOS and Android platforms

Experience in the financial industry or corporate is a plus

To find out more about opportunities at FactSet, visit us at ************************ ************************* or ************************

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

FactSet Research Systems Inc. is an E-Verify participant and EOE/M/F/D/V Employer which strongly supports diversity in the workforce.

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