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UK Defence and Security Team
Posted 9 days ago
User Experience Lead
Are you looking to apply your knowledge and experience to new and varied challenges, from helping and advising customers with engineering projects to supporting the creation and realisation of new systems? If so, this role may be for you.
What’s the role?
As part of our ambitious growth plans, a new and exciting role has been created within our expanding multi-disciplinary Information Systems team – a UX Lead to support the development of information systems for our customers across a range of government departments and the defence and security industry. The role is ideal for a UX specialist with experience in all elements of UX development, including User Research, Design and Evaluation.
We are looking for an experienced UX professional to join our team, which is based principally in Bath. Flexible and remote working is available so we welcome applications from those not based in the Bath area - we have offices in Plymouth, Hampshire, Weymouth, Barrow, Glasgow and London too. The role involves plenty of hands on UX work, with the additional responsibilities of developing the UX capability and growing the knowledge and skills in the wider team. We are looking for someone who will work with senior leaders to recruit, shape and train the team to modernise our Digital Services business.
You will need to actively maintain knowledge of your specialist area, providing detailed and specific advice regarding the application of UX to the organisation's continued development. You can expect to collaborate with software developers, human factors engineers, project managers and other specialists in order to develop the solutions to meet our customers’ varied needs.
You can expect to take full responsibility for aspects of projects relating to UX, as well as supporting the Project Manager / Scrum Master with your experience and knowledge. As UX Lead you will advise the team on the skills, technologies and methodologies to be applied to our customers’ challenges.
What are we looking for?
We are looking for an experienced UX professional, excited by the opportunity to work closely with our developers and human factors engineers, on a wide range of products and services.
Much of our work is directly customer focused, so your ability to present and articulate work clearly, whilst relaying sometimes complex principles or information, is important.
During the application process we would like to see examples of your work: case studies demonstrating the depth and breadth of your experience. Whilst experience of GDS would be helpful, your ability and desire to quickly understand this and implement it is more important to us.
We value professional qualifications and registration with professional institutions and can provide the training and support needed to achieve these if they are not already held.
What can we offer you?
We believe in hiring the best talent, from diverse backgrounds, as this introduces new ideas to the team and to our customers. This UX Lead role will be part of the wider Information Systems team which is growing fast and works across different space, defence and security sectors and markets.
We appreciate the importance of having a solid development structure. At BMT we ensure that our people have access to the training and mentoring that they need to be the best at what they do. We constantly strive to improve our working environment and provide everyone with the tools and applications they need to do their roles effectively.
The wellbeing of the team is central to our success, so workloads are managed effectively and we don’t have a work late culture. On top of this we have a host of benefits designed to support our people, such as additional holiday purchase, private medical cover and a personal development fund for gym/sports clubs or non-work related evening classes.
BMT is an equal opportunities employer.
What do we do?
BMT is the leading independent centre of engineering design, design support, app development and technical services for defence and security customers. BMT is known for its innovation, expertise and our ability to tackle the most complex design and systems issues.
Our User Experience professionals support a range of projects from App Development for our customers to advising on the design of future platforms. They are also involved in supporting internal projects.
Does this sound like you? If so, please submit your application.
If you are not sure where you fit within our team structure, then please feel free to apply and we can then discuss potential opportunities further with you.