Senior Product Design Manager, Defence

London | Defence

Join our defence and national security business and you’ll be helping users plan and train to meet the most complex security threats in the world. Working alongside experts in AI and Machine Learning, computational modelling and distributed systems, you’ll be putting multiplayer technology to life-saving use.

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. 

Your Mission

You will lead a team of User Researchers, Product Designers and Technical Writers, 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.

You will be responsible for recruiting a team of world-class product designers and establishing an environment for people to do amazing work, as well as leading the team to help steer the product vision and strategy.

Our products will 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

  • Recruit and develop a world-class product design team, supporting members in their personal growth
  • Shape our products and projects strategy and vision together with your team and partners from across the company
  • Encourage and ensure world-class design execution for the products and projects you look after by helping set standards and practices
  • Help your team operate in a fast-moving, dynamic environment by setting context and clearing the path for them to execute
  • Establish strong relationships with product management, project management and engineering
  • Managing team resource demands.

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

  • Experience experience building and running high-performing product design teams consisting of at least 5 people
  • Ability to make an impact in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Experience in leading end-to-end product design process, from discovery to delivery
  • Experience in leading B2B customer and stakeholder engagement
  • Fluent in modern product design approaches and foundational interaction design principles and patterns
  • Experience of shipping digital products, ideally in a B2B setting
  • Strong communication skills, and a collaborative working style.

  • Holding, or ability to gain SC clearance is an advantage.
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. 

About Us

Improbable is determined to foster an environment where people can do their best work and feel like they belong. We believe a healthy culture, strong values and contribution from a diverse range of individuals will help us to achieve success.
We do not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, gender, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or any other legally protected status.

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