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Senior Usability Engineer + Senior User Interface Designer
Pershing LLC
NJ, USA

Pershing LLC, the world's leading provider of correspondent brokerage services, has 2 openings: One for a Senior Usability Engineer and one for a senior User Interface Designer. The openings are in New Jersey (Jersey City, East Brunswick or Florham Park).

THE COMPANY

Pershing LLC, a BNY Securities Group Co., is the world's leading provider of correspondent brokerage services. Since Pershing was founded in 1939, many of the world's leading investment firms, banks, and broker-dealers have been counted among our clients. We have a major presence in virtually all of the world's major financial markets. We use our technological expertise to offer trading and settlement services in equities, fixed income, options, and mutual funds products. To learn about our firm, please see our web page at www.pershing.com.

POSITION 1: Senior Usability Engineer

Candidates for this position should have extensive experience in implementing User-Centered Design techniques and methods and in translating end-user and business requirements into successful software product concepts and designs. The position is an excellent opportunity to implement usability methods and practices in the development of web, windows, and wireless software applications for the financial services industry.

Responsibilities:

  • Work within a multidisciplinary team to help define the future of our software products
  • Conduct end-user analysis studies
  • Translate business and end-user requirements into high-level product design concepts (including information architecture concepts)
  • Develop low fidelity and high-fidelity prototypes
  • Work with development groups and business units during the software product life-cycle to ensure the usability of the applications
  • Perform heuristic evaluations of user interfaces
  • Plan and conduct usability testing studies
  • Participate in the development of usability and design standards
  • Mentor junior employees in usability methods and techniques

Qualifications:

  • Five (5) years or more of related experience
  • Master's degree in Human Factors, Industrial Engineering, Cognitive Psychology, Behavioral Science or a related field
  • Ability to prototype using tools such us DreamWeaver, Visual Basic and Photoshop
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to work on multiple projects in a fast pace environment
  • Experience in the financial services industry a definite plus

POSITION 2: Senior User Interface Designer

This position involves developing detailed user interface designs (functional prototypes) for new software features and products. Candidates are expected to have a strong understanding and appreciation of user-centered design methods, and will have the opportunity to participate in defining the design future of the company' software products.

Responsibilities:

  • Work within a multidisciplinary team to develop the design strategy of software products
  • Work with business units to translate user and business requirements into detailed user interface designs
  • Conduct heuristic evaluations of existing user interfaces. Assist usability engineers to plan and conduct usability tests
  • Develop detailed user interface design specifications
  • Assist in the development of corporate design standards
  • Conduct user interface design competitive analysis and research
  • Mentor junior employees in user interface design methods and techniques

Qualifications:

  • Five (5) years or more designing user interfaces on multiple platforms
  • Master's degree in Human Computer Interaction, Human Factors Engineering, Industrial Design, or related field
  • Excellent prototyping skills for Windows and Web applications. Prototyping knowledge for wireless applications will be strongly appreciated
  • Excellent understanding and/or experience of usability design methods and practices
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to work on multiple projects in a fast pace environment
  • Experience in the financial services industry a definite plus

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates should e-mail their resume to Gloria Figueroa at:
gfigueroa@pershing.com

Received: 11-Mar-04

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