Product Designer - Defence and National Security

May 27, 2023
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We build synthetic environments and simulations of huge scale and complexity, which help defence and national security personnel make faster and more informed decisions. You'll work alongside a team of experts, combining our innovative technology for virtual worlds with computational modelling, data analytics and distributed systems. Join us and help build the virtual worlds defence experts use to plan, train and make life-saving decisions – to keep us all safe in the real world.

The Product team at Improbable Defence is responsible for the design of valuable and desirable products and an underlying synthetic environment platform that users need, and that align closely with business goals, enabling our customers to save money and save lives.

We are building simulation-enhanced decision support tools for planners, policy designers, and decision-makers so that they can use synthetic environments to evaluate, analyse, and respond to the challenges they face. There are various elements to this. Firstly, users can experience and interact with their environment using a geospatial dashboard for improved situational awareness, drawing conclusions and forming structured plans.

Secondly, the tool is an interface to the simulation engine. Users can run complex models, many times, at scale. A critical part of the value we deliver for clients is letting them use complex data generated by models, which results in better analytics. Our task is to design and build solutions for visualising this information both geospatially and temporally. The data visualisation work is done in close collaboration with scientific modellers in the division.

Your Opportunity:
  • Understand and apply the design process end to end, from discovery to delivery, as part of an agile Product team.
  • Understand user research (choice of methodology to application) and product development, follow the lead from L3 Product Designers and UX Researchers
  • Gather and translate business/client insight into design concepts to test and validate design directions and decisions.
  • Produce low and high-fidelity sketches/prototypes/final UI.
  • Develop trustful and collaborative relationships with colleagues, our customers (clients), and end users.
  • Develop knowledge of the defence industry and our users to make informed design decisions.
  • Work closely with Product Managers, Owners, and engineering and model engineering teams to define and prioritise features.
  • Collaborate with engineers to implement designs of the highest quality.
  • Contribute to the component system and be an owner of your design.
  • Be an integral part of the Experience Design team.
  • Why you are made for this:
  • Ability to produce production-level visual and interaction design.
  • Good prototyping skills at different fidelities.
  • Ability to produce high-fidelity presentations for our internal and external clients/partners as well as video producing/editing skills.
  • Experience working in an agile team, and advocating good practice, in end- to-end product design processes from discovery to delivery.
  • Experience in engaging and influencing customers and stakeholders to achieve optimal, user-centred outcomes.
  • Able to translate complex technical subject matter to user requirements and solutions.
  • Understanding in research activities and the synthesis of insight to inform design decisions.
  • Performs a range of mainly straightforward assignments and has become well-practiced at the soft skills associated with professional work (time management; communication; prioritisation; delivery).
  • Experience with data visualisation and/or geographic information system (GIS).
  • 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


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