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Defense.com
(part of U.S. Government)
4.2 out of 5
StevenageRemote
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Overview

Working with the marketing and development teams on internal brands you will be producing creative material for the web and other above-the-line campaigns. It is a varied role requiring a dynamic individual who can demonstrate great design flair, a creative eye and attention to detail. This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious individual who wants to be part of a forward-thinking company.

Receiving design concepts or marketing briefs you will be responsible for helping to deliver high quality creative solutions that will enhance our brand. With an extreme interest in the ever-changing web design space, you will be encouraged to bring ideas to the table in terms of techniques, technology and trends. With your critical eye for detail, you will help maintain consistent styling and themes throughout our brands and guarantee quality assurance on the design work you deliver.

Responsibilities

  • Produce original design ideas that bring simplicity and user friendliness to complexity.
  • Create wireframes, interactive prototypes and user flows to communicate interaction and design ideas.
  • High fidelity design mocks of websites or pages.
  • Converting designs into HTML, CSS and JavaScript.
  • Work closely with developers and implement designs using the Ruby on Rails MVC framework.
  • Help to establish and promote design guidelines, best practices and standards (e.g. design systems and reusable components).
  • Ensure designs are responsive and provide a consistent experience across desktop and mobile devices.
  • Collecting and analysing website metrics to help improve performance (e.g. Lighthouse, PageSpeed).
  • Implementing and maintaining high quality SEO policies and incorporating them with web content.
  • Pay close attention to user experience (UX) and continuously optimize user journeys based on feedback and data analysis.
  • Responding to reports of UI problems and working with the team to fix them quickly.
  • Present designs and key deliverables to business stakeholders.
  • Engage with key stakeholders across departments to ensure design consistency and alignment with business objectives.
  • Liaising with copywriters, marketeers and developers to ensure that tasks are completed on time.
  • Keep up-to-date with the latest design trends, tools, and technologies to ensure our web presence remains cutting-edge.

Skills and experience required

  • Proven track record of delivering high quality web applications.
  • Commercial experience with the following software: Figma, Photoshop, Illustrator.
  • Commercial experience hand-coding HTML, CSS and JavaScript (e.g. Vanilla JS, or JS framework, etc.).
  • Good knowledge of best practices, standards, accessibility and cross-browser compatibility.
  • Good information architecture and key page design.
  • Ability to work alongside a marketing team to develop projects.
  • Experience with modern front-end tools and technologies (e.g. ESBuild, CSS custom properties, WebP).
  • Strong understanding of responsive design principles and mobile-first development.
  • Familiarity with agile methodologies and using Git for source control.
  • Enthusiasm for emerging technologies (e.g. container queries, subgrid, cascade layers, JS modules/import maps, etc.).

Personal Attributes

  • Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to present your ideas to a team.
  • Flexibility, commitment and a collaborative approach to working.
  • The ability to resolve creative problems.
  • Able plan and manage time effectively
  • Positive can-do attitude
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Resilient with the capability to work under pressure in a fast-paced corporate environment

COMPANY Overview

Defense.com is transforming the way businesses manage cyber security by allowing them to easily identify, manage and prioritize threats.

We help to simplify and solve the cyber security challenges facing organizations, allowing teams to protect their brand and assets against today’s evolving threat landscape. Businesses of all sizes rely on our solutions to protect, detect and respond to cyber threats.

By combining world-class security technology with support from our experienced consultants, we’re empowering organizations to grow with confidence and significantly reduce the risk of cyberattacks.

Please note that as part of the recruitment process a criminal records check will be carried out by an authorised third party.

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