Design System Specialist Team - Senior Interaction Designer

  • Up to £62,203 plus great benefits and work life balance.
  • Leeds, England, United Kingdom Leeds England GB
  • Permanent, Full time
  • DWP
  • 19 Sep 18 2018-09-19

Are you interested in working with a passionate team to create a design system, with the goal of making the UK’s public services usable, consistently designed and efficiently built?

If you want to work on a big, influential, challenging service we’d love to hear from you.

This team will work towards a single design system. This resource will be used across the department and government to help teams design and build user centred services.

At the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), you’ll use your technical expertise to make people’s interactions with the government as straightforward as possible.

You’ll be part of something big. You’ll be working alongside Content Designers, Front End Developers, User Researchers, Software Engineers and Agile Delivery Managers to make crucial services dramatically easier to use.

You’ll be rewarded for your contribution with development opportunities and pay that reflects your expertise.

You can find out more about government design systems here

About you

As a Senior Interaction Designer within the team, you will be able to demonstrate you can drive forward projects and people towards an understanding of user needs and design services (including interfaces and transaction flows) that meet them.

You will have a demonstrable expert track record of defining elements – layout, design patterns, controls, actions and visual priorities. You will be able to guide others through what needs to be obvious, what needs to be easy, and what needs to be made possible.

You’ll thrive in overseeing others as well as yourself in creating and rapidly iterating prototypes to help the wider team learn about user needs for different scenarios or tasks. 

You will be highly motivated to drive forward innovative working practices in a cross-functional team to turn concepts into user-centred services.

You’ll have to be able to:

  • work at pace in an agile environment from within a digital perspective.
  • take responsibility and constructive criticism as well as being in a position to administer it.
  • relishes the thought of leading by example to see home the largest of design projects.
  • understand the importance of User Centred Approach – basing content and design on users’ actual needs.

Where you’ll work

The team will be based at our easy-to-reach digital hub in Leeds. A modern and vibrant workplace, it has been designed for and by our community.

In return for your skills we offer a competitive salary, a brilliant civil service pension and a generous leave package. We have fantastic benefits including flexible working, charitable giving and discounts on shopping and fun days out.

And we’ll give you an interest-free loan to buy a bike or a season ticket, so it’s even easier for you to get to work and start making a difference.

Building our future

We believe the work we do really matters, so we’re serious about investing in your ability.

You’ll have access to a huge suite of training and learning opportunities to complement the new skills and experience you’ll acquire on the job, as well as the chance to share knowledge with colleagues from across the tech community and through our coaching and mentoring programmes.


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