Core Modelling & Development

Senior Product Designer

Skyral Group
Hybrid / London
Core Modelling & Development
Hybrid / Permanent

We Are Skyral:

We believe every decision maker can be empowered by technology. Skyral combines AI, leading edge simulation technology and world class expertise to transform the decision making experience. Our products and services enable faster and more confident decisions in a complex, unforgiving world. We deploy practical, intuitive and efficient solutions to governments and enterprises, delivering outstanding outcomes at the speed of relevance.

What We Do:

The Experience Design team at Skyral is responsible for the research and design of valuable products and an underlying synthetic environment platform which enables our customers to save money, time and lives.
We are building simulation-enhanced decision support tools for planners, policy designers, and decision makers, so that they can use synthetic environments to evaluate, analyse, and respond to the challenges they face. There are various elements to this. Firstly, users can experience and interact with their environment using a geospatial dashboard for improved situational awareness, drawing conclusions and forming structured plans.
Secondly, the tool is an interface to the simulation engine. Users can run complex models, many times, at scale. A critical part of the value we deliver for clients is letting them use complex data generated by models, which results in better analytics. Our task is to design and build solutions for visualising this information both geospatially and temporally. The data visualisation work is done in close collaboration with scientific modellers in the division.
Please note that due to the nature of this role, we can only consider applications from individuals who are eligible to obtain Government Security Clearance.

What We Are Looking For:

  • Experience working in an agile team, and advocating good practice, in end-to-end product design processes from discovery to delivery.
  • Experience and demonstrable expertise in engaging and influencing customers and stakeholders to achieve optimal, user-centred outcomes.
  • Fluent in modern product design approaches and foundational interaction design principles and patterns.
  • Proven experience and aptitude translating complex technical subject matter to user requirements and solutions.
  • Good prototyping skills at different fidelities starting with pen and paper.
  • Experience in conducting exploratory and evaluative research activities and the synthesis of insight to inform design decisions.
  • Experience with data visualisation and/or geographic information system (GIS).

What You'll Be Responsible For:

  • Planning and executing the product design process end to end, from discovery to delivery, as part of an agile Product team.
  • Develop trustful and collaborative relationships with colleagues, our customers (clients), and end users.
  • Develop knowledge of the defence industry and our users to make informed design decisions.
  • Work closely with Product Managers, Owners, engineering and model engineering teams to define and prioritise features.
  • Collaborate with engineers to implement designs to the highest quality.
  • Advocate the value and benefits of Design Thinking across the business and with our customers.

What we can offer you:

  • Flexible Working Hours and Hybrid Working – We understand that a one-size-fits-all approach to work hours doesn’t suit everyone. At Skyral, we’re not bound by the traditional 9-to-5 model. Instead, we focus on results. It’s up to you and your manager to collaborate on determining a work schedule that suits your needs, whether in the office or through a hybrid model arrangement.
  • Honest Conversations About Compensation – We are actively recruiting for various positions and considering candidates with diverse levels of experience. Skyral maintains a well defined salary range which a member of our Talent team will discuss with you during the first initial call.
  • Unlimited Paid Holiday – At Skyral, we recognise the dedication and individual circumstances of our team members. We value and support the need to maintain a work-life balance, whether it’s taking time off during school holidays to be with your children, or simply having the flexibility to enjoy extended weekends without the stress of monitoring your remaining days off.
  • Private Medical & Dental Insurance – Your health and wellbeing is our priority. Skyral is partnered with Bupa and from day one you are covered with a Level 3 policy. Additionally, if you wish to include family members or dependents on this policy, we offer a substantial discount.
  • Enhanced Parental Leave – 26 weeks Maternity and 4 weeks Paternity leave.
  • Cash Bonuses – As Skyral thrives and achieves ongoing success, our leadership team is committed to ensuring that employees reap the rewards. We believe in recognising your hard work and dedication with monetary bonuses.
  • Everything Else – Company Pension, Company Swag, Employee Assistance Programme.

At Skyral, we are committed to fostering a culture of diversity, equality and inclusion. We also ensure that individuals with disabilities have access to reasonable adjustments. If you require such accommodations during the job application process we ask that you inform a member of our talent team.