Senior Digital Designer

Met Office
From £26,988 to £30,194 per annum + Excellent Benefits.
29 Sep 2016
20 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Salary Information: £26,988 - £30194 Excellent Benefits. You may also be eligible to claim relocation costs of up to £5,000 Background: About Us The award winning Met Office HQ is home to our Exeter based world-class employees, among the very best in their professions. We supply weather and climate services to a variety of sectors, including the Aviation, Retail, Defence, Sport & Leisure and Utilities industries. We own and operate one of the largest Supercomputers in the world, worth in excess of £97 million. As a recognised pioneer within our sector, we lead the way in developing and providing services that are both cutting edge and highly functional. We even work with the likes of NASA The Benefits - 25 days annual leave bank holidays (rising to 32.5 days) - One of the most generous occupational pension schemes on the market - Corporate Performance Pay available for all permanent employees - We encourage career development and even have an on-site college for training - Flexible working is available to promote work/life balance - Free car park, excellent access to public transport and a cycle to work scheme - On-site Gym, open 24/7 - Many other benefits including on-site restaurants and a variety of clubs Job Purpose: Your role will be to join an existing agile software delivery team as an embedded designer. You will be using your skills in digital design to ensure that our services delight, not just satisfy. As part of this role, you will be working closely with product owners, customers and users to interpret their needs and turn these needs into designs that developers can use to deliver software applications that are usable, delightful, practical and accessible. Job Responsibilities: Work with users and product managers to help to visualise their needs. Work as part of a team of developers to ensure that user needs are translated into code via clear design. Take part in feedback activities to show progress and seek further input. Ensure that your designs and the development that arises from them are consistent with the Met Office brand guidelines. Ensure that all products are developed in line with Met Office and external standards. Supervise and mentor more junior design colleagues. Remain abreast of trends and new design concepts, introducing them where appropriate to keep our applications fresh. Essential Qualifications, Skills & Abilities: Degree in human computer interaction or relevant experience. Evidence of a imaginative and creative approach to solving design problems in a timely manner. Ability to grasp fresh concepts and implement efficient, effective solutions in a timely manner. Evidence of an ability to work on individual activities as well as participate effectively in a team environment. Evidence of an ability to provide support and training for others. Enthusiasm for and understanding of how to provide a professional, high-quality service and work to demanding deadlines. Understanding of design in software development and an enthusiasm for working in the IT arena. Desirable Qualifications, Skills & Abilities: An understanding of User Centred Design (UCD) methodology. The ability to use industry standard software (Fireworks, Photoshop, Illustrator. Experience of the web development using including HTML5 and CSS3. Additional Supplementary Information: Apply To apply please click on the Apply button below. Please attach a full CV and a cover letter, briefly highlighting your experience against the essential criteria plus any aspects of the opportunity that particularly attract you to the position. Closing date: 19th October 2016 This job was originally posted as

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