The User Centred Design Team at the Catapult bridges the gap between technical specialists, business experts, and end-users, blazing the trail in the space industry with a needs-driven rather than technology-pushed approach to application development. Our work ranges from user experience design to service design and strategy.
We are changing the world through applying space technologies in areas as diverse as agriculture, disaster relief, healthcare, extractive industries and sustainable development, supporting small and large companies alike. Projects may be internal or external, but your work will very likely be used and seen by a global audience.
We value enthusiasm, curiosity, and people who value joy in their process. We recognise that diversity of thought drives innovation – that’s why we welcome applications from people of all ethnicities, educational backgrounds, sexual orientation, and identities.
As a Senior Design Thinker you will support and lead design projects of various sizes. You will conduct generative and evaluative research, and carry out field work, both within the UK, remotely, and internationally. You will capture user requirements and translate them into design specifications, supporting the development of new technologies and services which solve real world problems. You will champion design thinking across not only the Space Industry, but all the industries we support, engaging with start-ups and industry giants, academic institutions and governments (both at home and abroad). You will bring new ideas, methods, and strategies to not just the team, but the organisation, inspiring those you work with, and being inspired by them.
This is a 9 Months Fixed Term Appointment.
We regret to inform, only in exceptional circumstances, are we able to employ anyone who does not have formal consent to work in the UK. Current limits on immigration to the UK mean that our ability to sponsor employees under Tier 2 (General) of the points-based system is very limited. You are advised to explore possible alternative procedures which do not require sponsorship.