Financial Products UX

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Our
Reason
for Being

How do we describe the design challenges posed by one of the world’s most important financial software ecosystems? Complex and vast, for a start. And that’s what Bloomberg’s Financial Products UX team lives for. Solving big issues and defining the user experience for a product where billions of dollars are at stake. We operate in nimble, high impact teams — but always with an ego-boostingly high profile in a company that values our work deeply. This is a place for passion and dedication, ideas and humility, where seriousness of purpose and a sense of humor are the fuel we run on.

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What We Do

The World We Thrive In

We spend our professional hours enhancing an iconic software platform — our company’s flagship product. The scale is vast, with thousands of functions — much like apps in an operating system. This gives designers a huge range of challenges and endlessly diverse opportunities to explore solutions for varied user types and domains, from desktop to mobile, hardware to software. Ultimately this is a chance to play a vital role in continuously upgrading one of the world’s premium business to business subscription services.

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Process

It All Comes Together

Our worldview begins and ends with our users’ needs — it’s all about them. When beginning on a major initiative, we conduct research to get to the next level of insight about our clients’ goals and challenges. Emphasizing low-fidelity iterations, we generate ideas, test them in our in-house usability lab, all the while making sure we’re aligned with our technology and business partners. In our small teams, we own these solutions — from beginning to end.

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Our Team

Our People Make it Happen

Keeping everything going smoothly is a dream team of UX skillsets — from interaction design to prototyping, visual design to usability analysis. Much like the user experiences we shape, our team works together seamlessly, collaborating on projects senior management deems crucial for our customers. We get kudos as the company acknowledges and affirms the value we add to the product. And always, we’re scouring the world for the best talent around to keep the momentum going.

  • Interaction Designer

    Interaction designers at Bloomberg are responsible for concept development, wireframe design, and low fidelity prototyping. They visit customers to conduct contextual inquiries, document their observations and synthesize their findings to inform their design solutions.

  • Visual Designer

    Working closely with Interaction Designers and software developers, Visual Designers establish the visual language across all channels, including mobile, balancing the needs of the brand with the need for clear and precise display of complex data.

  • Usability Analyst

    Usability analysts employ a wide variety of research methodologies including task-based lab sessions, heuristic evaluations, card sorts, ethnographic interviews, and data analysis. Our state-of-the-art usability lab is equipped with video, screen capture and eye-tracking technology.

  • Prototyper

    Our prototypers are responsible for building interactive prototypes to validate design concepts for next-generation products. They work closely with the other members of the team to quickly turn interaction and visual design specifications into high-fidelity prototypes that are used by our customers in usability testing.

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Projects

A Gradual Revolution

Our team is tasked with a diversity of projects. We design the desktop and mobile platforms as well as the individual applications through which Bloomberg customers access a rich ecosystem of financial data, news, and analytics. To ensure a cohesive experience for our customers, we establish common design patterns for all applications to follow.

UX Design at Bloomberg is an ongoing re-imagining of 30 years of software evolution, constantly striving to understand our customers’ needs and improve their experience. It’s a gradual revolution.

UX case study (PDF)

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Culture

We’re In This Together

The UX team is part of the larger Bloomberg culture — and that’s a good thing. Palpable without being overwhelming, the ethos here is about energy and ideas, teamwork, performance. A flat structure offers meaningful access to senior management, and fuels interaction across the entire organization. Transparency is a key value here, so we are always aware of company performance and understand the larger goals we’re working towards. Our global headquarters in New York City reflects this decidedly un-corporate culture with a stylish, open and dynamic workspace — an inspiring user experience of its own.

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Careers

Make Your Mark

We’re looking for smart thinkers in our New York City headquarters! For passionate, talented, ready-for-any-challenge UX professionals across a range of experience levels, Bloomberg is the place to be. Take a look at the following positions and see where you can make your mark.

If you have questions about any of our positions, please contact: Alan Farhi.

  • UX Data Scientist Job – Experienced

    New York, NY, US

    We are looking for an experienced Data Scientist to join the Financial Products UX Team. You will be engaged in the unique task of optimizing user workflows of highly interactive interfaces. You will use your extensive experience in data-driven insights to identify patterns in usage and understand implications for our products’ design. You will work with UX designers, data scientists, machine learning experts, technologists, and product managers to understand the problems that need to be addressed, identify the data we should be collecting, and devise methods of instrumenting our system to extract this information.

  • Interaction Designer – Experienced

    New York, NY, US

    Bloomberg is looking for senior interaction design professionals experienced in the design of complex software products and business systems. This is a position for the serious designer who thrives on being “in the trenches” and responsible for designing and maintaining a collaborative environment across Bloomberg’s product management and technology groups.

  • Mobile UX Designer – Experienced

    New York, NY, US

    Bloomberg is looking for a senior mobile user experience designer to oversee defining the mobile context for our extensive professional offerings. This role will provide design direction, mentor newer members in the team, and guide different product areas in creating pioneering mobile solutions.

  • Experienced Mobile Visual UI Designer

    New York, NY, US

    Bloomberg’s User Experience group is expanding and looking for an experienced, innovative Visual UI Designer for Mobile. We are looking for a multi-disciplinary team player with extensive mobile platform experience. Working closely with our UX/IX designers, business analysts and development team, you will be designing our next generation of mobile apps across multiple platforms.

  • Experienced Visual UI Designer

    New York, NY, US

    Bloomberg’s User Experience group is expanding and looking for an experienced, innovative Visual UI Designer. We are looking for a multi-disciplinary team player who can participate in both granular design work and contribute to the strategic visual design direction for current and future Bloomberg products.

  • User Experience Researcher – Experienced

    New York, NY, US

    Bloomberg’s UX, Product and Technology teams are committed to creating better user experiences with technology. We transform complex data and workflow processes into intuitive products. Bloomberg is looking for a senior UX Researcher with expertise in complex software and business systems. This is a unique opportunity to influence one of the most ubiquitous and influential data, communication, and analytics ecosystems in the marketplace. This position will report into the Head of UX Design for Financial Products in Bloomberg’s CTO Office.

Events and Announcements

In the Conversation

We constantly mix with the shakers-slash-movers in the larger UX community, sponsoring and attending industry events. Sometimes we play host to gatherings here in our gleaming New York headquarters.

UX Research Award

We are committed to solving problems through collaborations with the academic community. We invite you to submit proposals identifying challenging research directions.

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Past Events

  • Interaction14

    Sponsor
    Feb 05, 2014 — Feb 08, 2014
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    The theme of Interaction14 is “Languages of Interaction Design.” We see language in several contexts. There is spoken language, body language and written language. There is an interface language between user and system. Other languages include the jargon we use to discuss our work and the tools that we use to do our work. By enhancing the “Languages of Interaction Design” we create new ways to view interactions between people and things. Of particular interest is extending the context from urban to mobile screens and from immersive to sensor based environments.

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  • SXSW 2014 The Interactive Trade Show

    Sponsor and Exhibitor
    Mar 09, 2014 — Mar 12, 2014
    Austin Convention Center Austin, TX

    An incubator of cutting-edge technologies and digital creativity, the 2014 event features five days of compelling presentations and panels from the brightest minds in emerging technology, scores of exciting networking events hosted by industry leaders and an unbeatable lineup of special programs showcasing the best new websites, video games and startup ideas the community has to offer. From hands-on training to big-picture analysis of the future, SXSW Interactive has become the place to preview the technology of tomorrow today.

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  • CHI 2014 — One of a CHInd

    Champion Sponsor
    Apr 27, 2014 — May 01, 2014
    Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Canada

    The ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems is the premier international conference of Human-Computer Interaction. CHI 2014 is a celebration of the conference's one of a kind diversity; from the broad range of backgrounds of its attendees, to the diverse spectrum of communities and fields which the conference and its research have an impact on.

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  • NYC-IxDA Big Apple Redux of Interaction14

    Primary Sponsor and Host
    May 17, 2014
    Bloomberg Headquarters New York, NY

    Every year numerous people are unable to attend and partake in this incredible opportunity – so we’re bringing not only the Interaction '14 conference to you, but parts of the IA Summit and the AgileUX event as well.

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  • MX 2014 – Managing Experience

    Associate Sponsor
    Mar 16, 2014 — Mar 17, 2014
    Parc 55 Hotel 55 Cyril Magnin Street San Francisco, CA

    If you're managing and leading the delivery of great experiences, this is your conference. Honest talk and real-world examples about what works (and what doesn't) from the people in the trenches. Discover new approaches that can help lead your organization into the future.

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Bloomberg L.P.
731 Lexington Ave
New York, NY 10022

SPONSORSHIPS / EVENTS

Elaine Kwong
ekwong2@bloomberg.net

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Alan Farhi
afarhi@bloomberg.net
+1 212 617 4539