Product Designer, Defence

Product Designer, Defence

  • London
  • Design

We believe that the grand scale adoption of single synthetic environments by governments and international institutions will give rise to a powerful capability for global good.  New levels of whole force preparedness and the harnessing of previously unattainable foresight will ultimately prevent states from stumbling into war; contributing to a more secure and prosperous world and bringing about the end of unnecessary human conflict.

Improbable Defence develops a software platform that enables the creation of these single synthetic environments, with the aim of providing truly full spectrum synthetic training and planning platforms.  This will ultimately make defence users more effective when deployed on modern, multi-domain operations and plummet the cost of military preparedness.

Single synthetic environments give decision makers a constantly improving picture on how to best prepare for and prevail in any conflict.  Improbable’s platform architecture provides the defence industry access to new market opportunities through a synthetic content ecosystem, enabling defence developers to reuse and repurpose existing models and build new models of the real world in a fast, efficient and iterative way.

Our Mission

The product design group at Improbable Defence is responsible for the design of valuable and desirable products, enabling our customers to save money and save lives.

You will join a small team of product designers with deep appreciation for modern product development and design principles and processes. We are innovative and optimistic; we are also pragmatic and we execute at the highest standard.

Our products will be used by leading planners, logisticians and analysts to support critical decision-making across governments. We are responsible for understanding their processes, needs and pain points, and we identify opportunities to translate them into value-adding product features.

Areas for Impact

  • Your primary responsibility is to design and ship intuitive and robust user interfaces of a highly complex, information-dense web application
  • Participate in user research and product development workshops; developing trustful and collaborative relationships with the clients and end users
  • Develop in-depth knowledge of the defence industry and our users to make informed design decisions
  • Translate insight into design concepts to test and validate design directions and decisions
  • Work closely with product managers and engineering teams to define and prioritise features
  • Collaborate with engineers to implement designs to the highest quality
  • Contribute to our design system.

We'd like to hear from you if you identify with the following:

  • In-depth knowledge in modern UI/interaction design principles and patterns
  • Experience of designing and shipping high quality web-based products is a must
  • Strong prototyping skills at different fidelities
  • Strong understanding of front-end technologies
  • Hold yourself accountable to every interaction design details, from happy paths to edge case handling
  • Strong communication skills, and a collaborative working style
  • Experience with data visualisation and/or geographic information system (GIS) would be an significant advantage
  • End-to-end design (hybrid UX and UI, from discovery to delivery) experience is a bonus.

  • Please note that you may be required to obtain UK national security clearance in the future for this role. 
Equal Opportunity
The best ideas are often the least expected and require new ways of thinking; that’s why our teams at Improbable are made up of an incredible range of talented people. Improbable is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, colour, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or any other legally protected status.