Well-funded MIT startup looking for a user experience designer / product lead

manishj
2010
Well-funded MIT startup looking for a user experience designer / product lead
October 14, 2010 - 11:46am
Boston, MA
United States
Employer: 
Trefis (www.Trefis.com)
From a recruiter: 
Direct employer
Term: 
Full time
How to apply: 
Email jobs@trefis.com, with the subject: User experience designer/ product lead. Will be helpful if you can share some samples of prior work with us
Description: 

 

STAGE AND TEAM:

Led by MIT engineers and Wall Street analysts, Trefis (www.Trefis.com) is unique in helping you understand how a company's products that you see, hear, or read about everyday, impact its business.

Due to the complexity of underlying data, ease of use/understanding is not just important for us, it is the core of our value proposition. 

The team raised seed capital in Nov 2008 (yep were fortunate in the worst of times), launched our product in Nov 2009, have seen excellent user adoption, and recently completed the raise of another round of capital. We are now looking to expand our team. This is an exciting time for our business, so if you are looking to make a ton of impact working with a small team, we want to hear from you.

The initial team includes:

1. An MIT PhD, Sloan MBA, Worked with McKinsey, Lehman

2. An EECS grad from Cornell, An I-Banker from UBS

3. An MIT EECS grad, with experience, passion building online systems

4. An MIT grad, Stanford PhD with experience in finance and engineering/development

JOB DESCRIPTION

If you want to be an internet entrepreneur / or want to do it again, this could be a great opportunity. We are now looking to work with a top-notch user experience/interaction designer to help us take the product to the next level.

You will be responsible for designing the experience for our site trefis.com, including design of new features and suggesting enhancements to existing ones.

The product presents a unique design challenge arising out of rich set of interactions desired between social networking features, and a complex set of structured financial content, while the need to maintain simplicity of interface. As such interest and comfort in understanding and designing social networking features, while working with complex content structure, will be a plus. Following characteristics will be great assets:

1.         Ability to distill specific product enhancement opportunities from usage data on platform, as-well-as understanding of the market and competitive products

2.         Solid track record for user experience and Interaction design

3.         Comfort/ passion for working through complex information architectures and abstracting into a powerful UI

4.         Experience, deep interest in working through user personas, use cases to design and brainstorm powerful UIs

5.         Interest in continuing the understanding of market segments and early adopters guided by usage data on the platform

In addition, the incoming member will be engaged with all parts of the venture.

CONTACT

Email jobs@trefis.com, with the subject: User experience designer/ product lead. Will be helpful if you can share some samples of prior work with us.

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

Trefis helps you understand how a company's products, that you touch, read, or hear about everyday, impact its stock price.

You can check our product platform on www.Trefis.com

Here you will get answers to questions like:

          What % of Apple's stock price is iPhones?

          What % of Dell's value is Dell Desktops?

          What % of Disney's value is Parks and Resorts?

          If Bing took half the market share from Google Search, what % upside could there be for Microsoft’s stock?

The platform uses extensive data to show in a single snapshot what drives the value of a company's business.

For example, for Apple the Trefis price estimate is $361, and it shows in a single snapshot how more than 50% of that comes from iPhones, while Macs and Apps are much smaller.

You can play with assumptions, personalize any forecast, or try scenarios, as well as ask questions and vet your opinions on specific forecasts with other users and experts.

LOCATION AND COMPENSATION

Location: Boston

Compensation: In addition to a base cash salary, compensation includes an equity portion, and will be commensurate with experience.