User Centred Design

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User Centred Design (UX) Engineer

Are you curious about the world? Can you engage with end users and think through problems from many different angles to drive possible solutions? We’re looking for ambitious and creative people who want to play an integral part in making things happen and currently have a vacancy for a User Centred Design (UX) Engineer at our site in Warton.

As a User Centred Design (UX) Engineer, you will be joining a team of user centred and human factors specialists who act as an internal consultancy for BAE Systems Air Sector, specialising in product design, information, services and technology. You will work closely with our Engineers, Analysts and Project Managers (and directly with the customer's teams) to help our customers transform the way they deliver products and services with a user centred focus.

This role will provide you with a unique opportunity to rotate across research, design and analysis and to work on cutting-edge assignments with a range of customers. This is also suitable for entry level graduates looking to kick-start the next chapter of their career and with an expanding team, there is real scope for you to help shape the future direction of our team.

Your main responsibilities as a User Centred Design (UX) Engineer will involve:

Understanding and engaging with end users and building relationships quickly with lots of people from different backgrounds

Planning, designing and executing various methods of user research sessions to gain impartial and targeted insights which feed into decisions

Working with people to create innovative, workable ideas that can challenge the way they see things

Utilising your organisational and communication skills to manage work in a fast-paced environment

Visualising and understanding the end-to-end user journey, using holistic thinking to simplify and offer solutions for complex problems

Presenting your findings and ideas (both verbally and visually) in a structured way that sets out complex issues very simply

Your skills and qualifications as a User Centred Design (UX) Engineer:


Degree or equivalent qualification or experience in User Centred Design/Ergonomics/Human Computer Interaction

Experience in User Research, Requirements gathering, User testing, creating User journeys, User Interface design


Understanding of prototyping tools/wireframing software tools e.g. Balsamiq, Azure, Adobe XD, Adobe Creative Cloud

What we're looking for in you:

We are looking for ambitious people with inquiring minds, and an ability to research and interpret information from a user centred perspective to develop logical, and creative solutions for users. You will have a positive outlook and an enthusiasm and willingness to learn. You will have excellent communication skills and an ability to engage with a broad range of stakeholders.

Location: Warton

Salary: Circa £30,000 - £32,000 depending on experience

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world’s leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

BAE Systems Air

If you’d like to make a real difference where it counts, BAE Systems is the place for you.

From keeping soldiers, sailors and pilots safe to helping countries prosper, from developing the next generation of supersonic aircraft to investing in the next generation of super-smart talent – at BAE Systems, we work together to give our customers an essential edge in protecting the things that really matter. Lives, livelihoods, ways of life.

As part of our Air team, you could be working at the edge of what is technologically possible, shaping the future to ensure our customers are ready to face challenges we cannot even imagine today. You could be developing and evolving the technologies that will defend the UK for generations to come and supporting our customers around the globe.

Join us and you’ll be encouraged and rewarded to excel in this important work. Apply your talent where it counts.

We recognise that an inclusive and diverse workplace – where all employees feel respected, valued and able to achieve their full potential – is vitally important. Not only does it inspire creativity and collaboration, it’s good for business. We celebrate our differences and believe our diverse skills, abilities and perspectives strengthen our culture and our overall performance.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.