Lead UX Designer, Corporate Discovery at PitchBook

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At PitchBook we work to provide global professionals with comprehensive data on the entire venture capital, private equity and M&A landscape so they can discover and execute opportunities with confidence. We credit our success and rapid growth to our cutting-edge products, customer centered attitude and ability to embrace and drive change.

In just over a decade, PitchBook has reached over 1,300 global employees with offices worldwide, and we're not slowing down! Consistently recognized as a Best Place to Work, our culture is at the heart of our success and is driven by excellence, inclusion and fun. At PitchBook we're committed to fostering an open and collaborative work environment.

About the Role:

We are looking for a Lead UX Designer who is interested in stepping into our Corporate Discovery feature team, applying your knowledge of the user centered design process and over time, beginning to absorb some management level responsibilities for a few members of the team. In essence, you know UX design, but you are now at a point in your career where you are interested in learning and developing your management skills.

Design Team Details:

The PitchBook design team consists of 5 feature teams which are focused on various areas of the application. This role will reside within the Corporate Discovery feature team, which we are currently hiring for and growing with additional product designers.

The Corporate Discovery team is focused on enabling teams to identify market trends and gain powerful new insights that inform their short & long-term corporate growth strategies. Two key business goals for this team are:

  • Increase discoverability of content and data across the platform to empower corporate teams to be proactive in their use of PitchBook in order to quickly and easily find new insights into private and public market data
  • Become a necessity for corporations, irrespective of their current investment objectives, by focusing on the ongoing and critical workflows of Corporate Development and Corporate Strategy teams outside of deal execution

Primary Job Responsibilities:

Individual contributor goals:

  • Design useful, usable & desirable experiences for our Corporate Discovery feature team
  • Understand industry expectations and discover customer needs, behaviors & motivations
  • Explore various approaches and settle on final designs which fulfill customer & business requirements
  • Build consensus and drive project completion through the use of low-fidelity sketches, wireframes, prototypes and eventually pixel-perfect comps
  • Work closely with product managers to create specifications for development
  • Monitor how your experiences perform and plan for how we can iterate and improve them

Team lead goals (within the context of one feature team):

  • Assist the UX Manager in reviewing your team's designs throughout their project life cycles
  • Seek out, become aware of, and help designers adhere to existing core patterns
  • Assist the UX Manager by consistently looking to support and coach feature team members
  • Drive the creation/implementation of UX standards and best practices related to process & quality
  • Collaborate with other UX Leads and managers to ensure standardization across all feature teams
  • When needed, facilitate meetings, workshops and assist design leadership with executives

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Five 5+ years of user experience/product design
  • At least one of the above 5+ years was spent in a senior user experience capacity
  • A design portfolio demonstrating depth & breadth
  • Knowledge of contemporary design practices for web conventions, tablet & phone
  • Experience leading full life cycle design projects, from research/discovery to execution
  • Understand how visual and interaction design work together to create great user experiences
  • Ability to balance multiple projects, prioritize
  • Ability to deliver feedback to, and accept feedback from, peers, product managers & leadership
  • Experience creating alignment with your product manager
  • Working with development to ensure all of designs are constructed as intended
  • Strong analytical skills; use qualitative and quantitative data to guide design decisions
  • Ability to clearly communicate decisions and how they move your feature(s) forward
  • Reasonable knowledge of visual fundamentals; typography, white space, composition and color
  • Easygoing, driven, and passionate, yet focused on building long-term relationships

If you are ready to start the conversation about how you might contribute to all the happenings at PitchBook, submit your resume today! PitchBook appreciates and respects diversity, and as such, we are an equal opportunity employer. #LI-JH1

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Located just blocks away from Pike Place Market and historic Pioneer Square, our headquarters boast stunning mountain views

An Insider's view of PitchBook

What are some social events your company does?

As the (unofficial) social chair of the outside sales team, I’ve gotten to plan a ton of awesome events, from group pedicures to rooftop happy hours to rock climbing. We also do incentive trips. My favorite was rafting down the Colorado River through the Moab Desert in Utah.

Cindy

Sr. Business Development Manager

What does your typical day look like?

UX Designers at PitchBook actively work on one main project at a time, but could be supporting multiple projects in development. I usually spend some time each day answering any questions that our development team has on in-flight projects and iterating designs if necessary. Every day is different as I’m constantly solving new problems.

Nitaya

User Experience Designer

How does the company support your career growth?

PitchBook made it a priority to support my growth by understanding my aspirations and aligning a plan to get me there. My vision was to be in a leadership position and PitchBook motivated me to achieve this by providing me with tremendous resources, guidance, and opportunities to push myself and succeed.

Nitin

Manager, West Coast Customer Success Development

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

One of PitchBook’s core values is to embrace and drive change, which in turn promotes a scrappy, entrepreneurial working style and allows individual contributions to influence the direction of the company. We see examples of this every day from launching a weekend version of our newsletter to optimizing customer onboarding processes.

Amy

VP of HR

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

I work on the accounts receivable team at PitchBook, which involves extensive collaboration with other teams to obtain and update client billing information, reconcile expenses and complete compliance forms. My role requires me to work closest with customer success and outside sales to improve processes for invoicing and error prevention.

Lewis

Accounts Receivable Specialist

What are PitchBook Perks + Benefits

PitchBook Benefits Overview

Health and wellness: We offer health and life insurance, generous time off and paid parental leave, retirement plans with a substantial company contribution, transportation assistance and more.

Career development: We offer VC, PE and M&A industry training, tuition reimbursement programs, annual education stipend, and more.

Good vibes: We offer an open work environment, team-building and company-wide events, sponsored volunteer opportunities, referral bonuses and more.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
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Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
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Beer on Tap
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Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Some Meals Provided
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Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
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Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Customized development tracks
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