Designer (Interaction) – London

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Key Facts

  • Salary
    £45,000 - £55,000
  • Contract
    Permanent
  • Location
    London, UK

Package

  • 25 days' holiday plus bank holidays
  • Pension with up to 5% contribution matching
  • 12 weeks' paid maternity, 3 weeks' paid paternity & shared parental leave option
  • Eye Care Scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Interest-free season ticket loans
  • Flexible working hours
  • 4/5 day client week & 1 fortnightly company investment day

Learning

  • Paid attendance (including travel & accommodation) to role specific conferences
  • Annual personal learning and development allowance up to £750 (including travel & accommodation)
  • Annual team retreats
  • Book purchases on request & a growing library
  • Support with personal & career development

Designer (interaction)

dxw is helping public sector teams to make good technology decisions and build better services.

We’re looking for permanent, full-time designers to join our team at dxw, building software and services for the public sector, based on user needs.

The role

As a designer at dxw digital, you’ll be using skills covering visual, interaction and product design, and working alongside our user researchers, developers and clients, to make digital public services better for everybody.

You’ll be working in an agile and collaborative manner, and will inspire our clients with our ‘one team’ approach — at times co-located at their offices to design and build products and services even more closely.

As well as the skills associated with interaction design such as sketching, co-design and prototyping, you’ll use your understanding of front-end development. You’ll choose the right tools to solve a given problem at any phase of a project; we currently use HTML/CSS/JS, Figma/Sketch, Adobe Creative Suite, Google G Suite, Sharpies, Post-its, whiteboards and words, but if you use other tools you think will improve our processes, we’re all ears.

Our user interfaces sit on top of backend code written in Ruby and PHP. You don’t need to be able to build a web application from scratch, but you do need to be comfortable building interfaces using web frontend technologies, and using Git and GitHub to make your designs part of the code base.

In addition to client work, designers are responsible for maintaining the dxw brand, and ensuring our sales and marketing teams have the best promotional materials at their disposal.

You:

  • are proficient with some of the technologies we use and are happy to learn about the others
  • enjoy presenting work and describing process to colleagues and clients, and involving the wider project team in design activities
  • know the importance of understanding users’ needs, and put them first
  • use evidence and experience to make decisions
  • are aware of accessibility issues, and how to address them
  • know which tool or process to choose when problem solving or prototyping, knowing that the correct level of fidelity is important
  • give and receive design critique and code reviews
  • are able to challenge ideas in a constructive and supportive manner

Salary & terms

From £45,000–£55,000, depending on experience and location.

This role will be based at our London office, with travel to surrounding areas for client work and occasional travel to our Leeds office as required.

Details of our Benefits & Perks can be found at the bottom of the dxw Jobs page.
Our public sector work means that appointments will be made subject to a background check.

Apply online with your cv and a short cover letter on why you’re interested in the role and dxw at http://dxw.workable.com/.

For more information about dxw, visit www.dxw.com or our Playbook where we document the ways we work, our values and our commitments to sustainable pace and openness.