Contract UX Designer

About Intersect

Intersect is a financial technology company creating software-enabled systematized research, analytic tools, indices, and benchmark to help large asset owners and asset managers manage risk, find alpha, and achieve superior risk-adjusted returns through intelligent thematic investing. Our initial focus is climate change, a theme affecting every sector, geography, and asset class.

What you will work on

We are looking for a UX designer who will create end-to-end designs for responsive web apps. You have a track record in building engaging user experiences for both responsive web sites. You will be responsible for all aspects of the web experience, from creating high-level user flows to the final visual design. You should possess well-rounded design, problem-solving, and communication skills.

The UX Designer should be a creative problem solver, be able to articulate rationale for designs, and have the ability to manage multiple projects. The ideal candidate has experience across many design disciplines and is highly knowledgeable about the latest interaction and design standards.

This is a part-time/contract position working between 10 and 20-hours a week for three to six months.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 3+ years of experience in UI/UX design, especially in responsive web design.
  • Online portfolio with links to websites you have designed is a must.
  • Experience in designing for business audiences. Banking or investment related experience a plus.
  • Background in prototyping animations and interactions a plus.
  • Experience solving complex UX challenges, creating wireframes, and high-quality visual designs.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage work in a fast-paced, agile environment.
  • Plays well with others and can collaborate with product managers, engineers, writers and other designers.
  • Usability testing and customer research experience is a plus.
  • BA/BS Degree in Graphic Design, Human-Computer Interaction, related field, or equivalent experience

More background on Intersect

Our target customers in the financial services industry are large asset owners (pension funds, sovereigns, endowments) and the firms that manage their assets — asset managers, investment managers, fund managers, quantitative investment research groups, investment consultants, etc. We are building a platform that combines bottom up fundamental analysis with machine learning and artificial intelligence platform to inform investors on thematic risks across asset classes, sectors, and geographies, and ultimately to enable “climate-resilient alpha” and “climate-resilient beta” investment strategies. Our software leverages world-class data and algorithms licensed from a top-5 global management consulting firm.

The software we’re creating, rather than requiring a team with PhD data scientists and weeks of expensive consulting, can run hundreds of scenario outputs in milliseconds. We combine proprietary research with best-in-class additional data sources and systematize it. The Intersect engine uses advanced data science that’s up to standards of the best quant research analysts, but its visualizations of climate-related ramifications for sectors such as transportation, metals and mining, manufacturing, and IT are easily understandable by a CIO or investment committee. Need for our product is driven by massive growth in commitments by pension funds, endowments, and family offices to divest from carbon-intensive holdings and reinvest in climate solutions — $3.3 Trillion in new commitments last year – and by intense competition between financial services providers to capture those assets under management.

We have initial seed funding, a prototype built with Python and MongoDB, and active discussions underway with several prospective beta partners. Our team includes very active advisors with world-class data science and investment capabilities and a track record of starting and growing successful companies.

The company is based in the American Underground on Main Street in Durham, North Carolina, USA.

To apply

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