Senior Researcher, Financial (Freelance)
We’re getting started on a project to re-imagine a value proposition and digital offering for a global player in wealth management and investment planning, so we’re looking for someone with experience in the institutional investment space to come and work with us as a senior researcher.
This role will be based primarily in our New York City studio, but it’s possible that travel will be required within the US, and to London and Germany.
At ustwo we help organisations become more digitally capable by working with them to create digital products and services, teaching and learning as we go. And we set out to create things that have lasting, meaningful impact.
So we’re looking for someone who can help us live and breathe the lives of the people we design for, first by developing and delivering plans to ask the right questions, then by shaping the answers into compelling, usable insight.
For this project, we’re looking for someone with deep insight and experience in the institutional investment space. You’ll be interfacing with stakeholders and customers, and working with an international ustwo team.
As a Researcher at ustwo, you’ll have a strong eye for detail, and a nose for fresh opportunities to uncover new perspectives. You’ll love your self-directed research planning, execution and synthesis, but you’ll thrive when collaborating with teammates and clients, sharing your ideas, progress or findings to move forward together.
We’re here to do the best work on the planet, with some of the most interesting and innovative clients and partners out there. As part of our fampany, you should expect to be challenged daily, and to help others learn from you as much as you learn from them.
YOUR SKILLSET AND EXPERIENCE
- Minimum 8-10 years experience either in institutional investment, design research, or both.
- Deep knowledge in the institutional investment space.
- Problem solving, analytical and critical thinking skills.
- Comprehensive toolkit of qualitative research and usability testing methodologies.
- Inspiring collaboration and communication skills.
- Comfortable in client-facing and user-facing scenarios.
- Commitment to celebrating and nurturing diversity in the workplace and in your research work.
- Able to travel across Europe and North America.
- Fluent in written and oral English.
- Talent in visual design for storytelling.
ustwo NYC combines expertise in product and service development, ventures and gaming to make a meaningful impact on the challenges companies and individuals face in contemporary culture.
Over the last 5 years, we have been carving out a reputation in the US in the space between digital product development and new experience design. Our deep product development knowledge, our design heritage and our leadership at the edges of technology and culture, means we are capable of providing fresh creative and strategic direction on genuinely new experiences, as well as deep technical expertise on implementation - never disconnecting strategy from implementation.
This combination of capabilities is rare and valuable, particularly in a market that’s seeing ever increasing convergence of entertainment, gaming, content, commerce and platforms.
ustwo is committed to making a measurable positive impact on people's everyday lives. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We believe diverse teams help us make better products and actively hire for cultural growth. We welcome people of all ages, stories and backgrounds. We provide everyone with equal access to professional development.