Senior Interaction Designer (Design System Team)
- Job Reference: 00023280-1
- Date Posted: 15 October 2020
- Recruiter: CV-Library
- Location: Manchester
- Salary: £49,171 to £59,589
- Sector: I.T. & Communications, Covid-19
- Job Type: Permanent
DWP. Digital with Purpose.
DWP is leading a once in a generation programme of welfare reform, one of the biggest and highest-profile digital transformation programmes in the world.
We're looking for a Senior Interaction Designer to join our growing community of experts and work on our Design System Team. Our team designs and builds services to make them efficient, usable and consistent for the people who need them.
A design system is a product that provides a collection of tools, guidance and standards that can be used together to design and deliver services. We want to make it easier for teams to find, use and share the patterns the needs to design and build services. We'll help our teams save time and deliver consistent services by reducing duplication.
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You and your role
You're an experienced designer, and you're happy to share your knowledge and insight to help our team to deliver DWP services, products and tools which meet user needs.
You create and iterate prototypes to test and communicate ideas, and your teams know how to turn concepts into user-centred designs
You understand and advocate for design best practice and prototyping, and you keep a curious eye on the latest developments in your profession.
You will lead teams within agile and multidisciplinary environment and will be comfortable building effective relationships with senior stakeholders. You can also manage other people's work, support senior level discussions and assist with recruitment.
Managing your team's workload will be key. You'll understand the as-is position on interaction designs, implement new approaches across deliverables and identify improvement opportunities.
You understand that the use of typography and affordance to improve user experience is essential to ensuring that the design of services is consistent. Here we need to be consistent within DWP but also with the rest of the (url removed) estate, and across multiple work streams.
You'll need to be aware of the bigger picture, and the fine detail, and understand constraints as well as opportunities to flex and innovate. You'll need to be able to analyse and identify cost saving opportunities while implementing best practice interaction designs.
What skills and experience are we looking for?
It's essential you can demonstrate that you:
understand user needs and leads the design of services, products and tools to meet them
have a good working knowledge of interaction design in practice
can create and iterate prototypes to test and communicate ideas that help the wider team learn about user needs
can work with a multidisciplinary team in an agile environment to turn concepts into user-centred designs
are able to manage team workloads and design approach across deliverables
understand as-is interaction design and identify improvement opportunities
Where will you work?
You'll join our team at our digital hub in Manchester.
Based in the city centre and is easily accessible by tram, bus or rail, our facilities include a TechBar, café, cycle shelter, showers, Wudu washing facilities, user experience lab and UX command centre.
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We also all have the tech and tools we need to enable our people to work flexibly, and many of us are working remotely at the moment due to COVID-19.
We foster a collaborative culture to help our agile, multidisciplinary teams think big and try new things. You will work alongside people who care passionately about public service, making a difference and delivering for our customers.
We're the UK's biggest government department with over 80,000 diverse and brilliant people on our team. We are an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications regardless of age, gender, race or sexuality
Details. Wages. Perks.
In return for your skills we offer competitive salary up to £59,589p.a., a brilliant civil service pension with employer contributions circa 27%, and a generous leave package. We also have a broad benefits package built around your work-life balance which includes:
Flexible working and family friendly policies
Volunteering and charitable giving
Discounts and savings on shopping, fun days out and more
Interest-free loans to buy a bike or a season ticket
Sports and social activities
Learning and development, including coaching, mentoring, career pathways and progression opportunities, and guaranteed 5-days formal learning per year
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