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UX & Data Visualization Designer

Kensho, Washington DC

GLOBAL ANALYTICS TECHNOLOGY THAT BRINGS TRANSPARENCY TO COMPLEX SYSTEMS


As a user experience designer at Kensho, you will articulate the future direction of Kensho’s products.  In your role you will be setting the bar for the next generation of analytics tools — facilitating faster decision making in intelligence, security, defense, and beyond.  Working closely with our end-users, product management, and engineering, you will be responsible for bringing simplicity, intuitiveness, and beauty to complex data-rich applications.  The ideal candidate has a world-class portfolio with a demonstrated ability to successfully address user needs in a complex problem domain.

What You’ll Do:

  • Plan and conduct research to inform design and engineering work
  • Define high-level application architecture and user journeys
  • Iterate on and validate conceptual mocks from sketch through to interactive prototype
  • Collaborate with engineering to preserve design intent throughout implementation
  • Establish and maintain usability and visual standards and best practices

What We Look For:

  • Candidates should have deep expertise in at least one of these areas with strength and confidence in at least two others.


» Data Visualization Design

  • Encyclopedic knowledge of visualization idioms and their perceptual tradeoffs
  • Proficiency in a set of technologies to rapidly prototype interactive visualizations (e.g. Node, React and D3)
  • Creativity in transforming data to generate meaningful insight

» Visual Design

  • Exceptional visual design skills that keenly express brand
  • Effortless communication of information hierarchy especially in data-dense interfaces or graphics
  • Systematic, modular approach to visual design (design frameworks and standards)
  • Expertise in leveraging visual and motion design to guide user’s attention through an interactive experience

» User Research

  • Proven track record of planning and executing research and usability tests that delivered demonstrable value
  • Expansive knowledge of research methodologies and when best to employ them
  • Demonstrated ability to consolidate research findings and identify opportunities for intervention

» UX Architecture

  • Expertise in translating user needs into conceptual designs
  • Strength in articulating user journeys and application architecture
  • Extensive knowledge of UI paradigms and the ability to apply or adapt the best one to any particular problem
  • Understanding of usability heuristics and the ability to appropriately balance the trade-offs between competing considerations

Perks:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance with 100% premium covered
  • Unlimited vacation days
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Paid Military Leave
  • 401(k) plan with employer match
  • Free snacks and drinks
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.

About Kensho

Kensho is a Data Analytics and Machine Intelligence Company Kensho deploys scalable machine learning and analytics systems across the most critical government and commercial institutions in the world to solve some of the hardest analytical problems of our time.

Want to learn more about Kensho? Visit Kensho's website.