Product Designer, Defence

London | Defence

Join our defence and national security business and you’ll be helping users plan and train to meet the most complex security threats in the world. Working alongside experts in AI and Machine Learning, computational modelling and distributed systems, you’ll be putting multiplayer technology to life-saving use.

The product design group at Improbable Defence is responsible for the design of valuable and desirable products, enabling our customers to save money and save lives.

You will join a small team of product designers with deep appreciation for modern product development and design principles and processes. We are innovative and optimistic; we are also pragmatic and we execute at the highest standard.

Our products will be used by leading planners, logisticians and analysts to support critical decision-making across governments. We are responsible for understanding their processes, needs and pain points, and we identify opportunities to translate them into value-adding product features.

Areas for Impact

  • Your primary responsibility is to design and ship intuitive and robust user interfaces of a highly complex, information-dense web application
  • Participate in user research and product development workshops; developing trustful and collaborative relationships with the clients and end users
  • Develop in-depth knowledge of the defence industry and our users to make informed design decisions
  • Translate insight into design concepts to test and validate design directions and decisions
  • Work closely with product managers and engineering teams to define and prioritise features
  • Collaborate with engineers to implement designs to the highest quality
  • Contribute to our design system.

We'd like to hear from you if you identify with the following:

  • In-depth knowledge in modern UI/interaction design principles and patterns
  • Experience of designing and shipping high quality web-based products is a must
  • Strong prototyping skills at different fidelities
  • Strong understanding of front-end technologies
  • Hold yourself accountable to every interaction design details, from happy paths to edge case handling
  • Strong communication skills, and a collaborative working style
  • Experience with data visualisation and/or geographic information system (GIS) would be an significant advantage
  • End-to-end design (hybrid UX and UI, from discovery to delivery) experience is a bonus.

  • Please note that you may be required to obtain UK national security clearance in the future for this role. 
While we think the above experience could be important, we’re keen to hear from people that believe they have valuable experience to bring to the role. If you identify with the team and mission, but not all of our requirements, then please still apply.

About Us

Improbable is determined to foster an environment where people can do their best work and feel like they belong. We believe a healthy culture, strong values and contribution from a diverse range of individuals will help us to achieve success.
We do not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, gender, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or any other legally protected status.

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