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Senior Product Designer - Government Systems

Company: Viasat
Location: Carlsbad
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Senior Product Designer - Government Systems US - AZ - Tempe, US - CA - Carlsbad, US - Remote Ref #11970 01-Sep-2021 One team. Global challenges. Infinite opportunities. At Viasat, we're on a mission to deliver connections with the capacity to change the world. For more than 35 years, Viasat has helped shape how consumers, businesses, governments, and militaries around the globe communicate. We're looking for people who think big, act fearlessly, and create an inclusive environment that drives positive impact to join our team. Job Description We are seeking a Senior Product Designer for our growing Government Systems team. This team builds products and services that primarily support military users, on and off the battlefield.That includes providing resilient internet access on the planes that carry our nation's leaders, encrypting confidential communications, and enabling secure networks to be set up quickly in the field.We work with all branches of the military, including Space Force and Special Forces. Our products take on tough technical tasks. Making those tasks easy to use under pressure makes for challenging UX.For our military and civilian users, great designs are the ones that make complex data streams simple to process, reduce cognitive load, and enable quick decisions. Done right, our design work can save precious minutes, focus our users' attention, and ultimately, save lives. Job Responsibilities Our Senior Designer will participate in the the design process end to end - envisioning future concepts, defining flows, crafting detailed interaction designs and prototypes, getting user feedback, and supporting delivery. You'll share resources and frameworks with Viasat's wider Customer Experience, Research and Design team, and you'll play a key role in building tools and practices that work for government and military context. More importantly, you'll help engineers and product leads understand great UX and become more fluent in Human Centered Design.Here's what you can expect to do in your first 6 monthsBy month 1..

  • Work with a product team on improving existing features
  • Immerse yourself in user insight, cultural context, and technical specifics of your product
  • Review the future product roadmap, and calling out user issues and design opportunities
  • Understand the Viasat design systemBy month 3..
    • Interview experts, technicians, and soldiers
    • Lead team work sessions to explore upcoming features
    • Support a 2nd product team or a major feature
    • Present your work to the design communityBy month 6..
      • Support the UX overhaul of a legacy product
      • Explore UX implications for an early-stage product
      • Add new components or patterns to the design system Requirements
        • 5+ years of experience designing human-centered digital products, with specific experience building user dashboards
        • Strong portfolio outlining user/business understanding, ideation, interaction, and visual design across a wide range of user experiences. We want to see a clear "thread" from user insight through to design tradeoffs, validation, and detailed execution
        • Ability to think and design in terms of systems not just interface elements
        • Experience working on or applying a design system
        • Ability to create high-fidelity mockups of your designs in Figma and Sketch
        • Experience collaborating with business, engineering, and others and helping them understand the design process
        • Proven ability to own the design of a major feature, from concept to delivery
        • Understanding of the agile software lifecycle and ability to engage with frontend and backend engineering teams to iterate and achieve the best solutions Preferred Requirements
          • A Degree in Graphic Design, Visual Communication, Digital Media, Interaction Design, Industrial Design, Product Design, Human-Computer Interaction, Human Factors, Cognitive Science or related field - or commensurate work experience.
          • Experience in military or security contextsTo learn more about this site and other office locations, please click -here !Additional Requirements and information BA/BS or equivalent experience Years of experience: 5-8 years Travel: None Clearance: None Worker Classification: Regular At Viasat, we consider many factors when it comes to compensation, including the scope of the position as well as your background and experience. The starting salary for this position is $113,800 annually, but an offered salary may be higher depending on your skills, qualifications, and experience. This position may also be eligible for other cash or stock incentives, including Viasat's Employee Stock Purchase Program, which allows Viasat employees to purchase Viasat stock at a discount. Learn more about Viasat's comprehensive benefit offerings that are focused on your holistic health and wellness. Viasat is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, seeking to create a welcoming and diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, genetics, age, or veteran status or any other applicable legally protected status or characteristic.If you would like to request an accommodation on the basis of disability for completing this on-line application, please click here .

Keywords: Viasat, San Diego , Senior Product Designer - Government Systems, Government & Protective Services , Carlsbad, California

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