UX Designer

Ref: ZR_6505_JOB  ·  Posted on 05 October 2021

Introduction

Our client is a large consultancy in the UK and are particularly successful working on MoD, Government and Public Sector contracts within Project and Technical Management, Analytics, Systems Engineering, Business Change and Software Engineering.

Their agile solutions contribute to a stronger and more cost-effective defence agenda, without sacrificing the overall mission of organisations.

With more than 150 years of hard work and commitment to making a real difference, the organisation has grown in scale and diversity - approximately 286,000 people in 150 countries and territories, providing these services

Key responsibilities
  • Shaping, scoping and leading teams or workstreams within larger programmes
  • Working closely with programme leadership to monitor workstream progress, manage risks and dependencies
  • The alignment of the UX workstream with others in a wider programme
  • Overseeing the alignment and contribution of UX designers across multiple delivery teams
  • Managing teams of 2-5 UX designers and mentoring more junior team members
  • Providing guidance and leadership to more junior staff across the practice
  • Working with the UX leadership team to develop our methodologies and shape our position in the market
Skills & experience
  • Experience as a UX designer and the end to end UX design process, working on digital or technology transformation projects either at a leading consultancy, agency or Government organisation
  • Experience in designing, planning and facilitating user research and user testing in order to discover, capture, and document the needs of end-users, and taking ownership of them during the delivery lifecycle through to go-live
  • Experience in developing UX design artefacts including personas, user journeys, wireframe designs and developing UX prototypes
  • Experience in using UX design tools (i.e. Axure, OmniGraffle etc)
  • Experience in delivering UX design projects across a combination of web, intranet, native mobile, tablet and responsive experiences and demonstrated knowledge of the challenges of doing so
  • Experience of Agile delivery projects using Agile and UX design tools and methods, working as a team-player in a collaborative, multi-disciplinary environment, responsible for product design, UI wireframes, and prototyping
  • Experience and a passion for working within Central Government and preferably the DSJ sector
  • Proven capability of working successfully with senior client stakeholders and end-users, quickly building successful relationships and establishing credibility
  • A passion for digital and technology, with the drive and determination to continually learn new things and develop yourself
  • Strong written, presentation and verbal communication skills, with a high degree of attention to detail
  • Strong organisational skills, with the ability to work independently as well in a highly collaborative, team-based environment

The client would also like to see some of the below, but this is not essential:

  • Target operating models, business process design and business analysis
  • Software development, product integration, and testing
  • The market leading packages and platforms used for Agile software development and delivery management, data analysis, and digital content management
  • Designing and building digital solutions that meet the Digital by Default Service Standard
  • Digital delivery project roles such as Business Analyst, Systems Analyst, Agile Coach, Product Owner, or Delivery Manager
  • The political, commercial and technology challenges faced by the Central Government and DSJ sector, and how digital technologies and delivery approaches can help solve them
Additional benefits
  • Holidays, starting at 25 days a year
  • A flexible contributory pension arrangement with matching contributions
  • Life assurance of six times your core salary (up to a maximum of six times the Earnings Cap, in force at date of death)
  • Occupational sick pay
  • Personal accident insurance
  • Mobile phone is not fully funded but you can claim on expenses for business use
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