Human Factors / UX Architect at General Dynamics, South Wales, £Contractor rate

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  • Bridgend, UK
  • Oct 11, 2019
Duration not stated

Contract Description

Human Factors / UX Architect

South Wales - Oakdale
Job Type
Contract Type
Contract (Ltd)



General Dynamics Mission Systems-UK is recruiting a Human Factors / UX Architect as a Contractor.

General Dynamics UK is a world-leader in the integration of cutting-edge defence and security systems, delivering decisive advantage to military, government and civil customers worldwide. Our employee culture is one that thrives on innovation, embraces teamwork and possesses a strong will to succeed. The pioneering technologies and the quality of our people give us our competitive edge.

Dynamics is not just part of our name, its part of our spirit.




The successful candidate will be a key player within the Mission Systems Human Factors/ UX team, collectively responsible for ensuring GDUK deliver an optimally designed solution with respect to all aspects for UX & Human Factors. The role will require the application of various UX/Human Factors methodologies, human centered design practices and the execution of usability sessions within an AGILE process environment. The role will require close liaison and co-operation with the customer, other HF personnel, systems engineering, and integration subject matter experts.

The candidates must be a team player, and be prepared to adapt to the needs of the project, require little direction and be a motivated self-starter.




  • Coordinates multi-discipline teams in the development of individual capabilities / system features and provide context for their interactions.
  • Facilitate workshops and reviews, recording subsequent actions and key decisions before presenting to the wider project audience of key stakeholders
  • Ensure the project assurance process is followed and all relevant evidence is recorded
  • Create, evaluate, and modify prototypes, operational workflows, and process maps to support product and system development, with emphasis on operational context, interaction, physical manipulation, and task analysis.
  • Develops and applies usability design principles in the investigation of technical problems
  • Produces specifications describing product/ system requirements, based on user input and operational analysis.
  • Identifies creative alternatives when presented with barriers to progress.
  • Contributes to efforts focused on optimising tasks, resources, and deliverables in support of projects/ programmes




  • Degree qualified in Ergonomics or Human Factors.
  • A member of the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors.
  • Experience working with MoD stakeholders, user communities and within MoD environments.
  • Experience working with requirements capture, development and implementation.
  • Applies UX/HFI and design principles, theories and concepts
  • Axure skills desirable.
  • Experience of Agile and SCRUM techniques and methodologies desirable.
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Good Microsoft Office & Visio experience.
  • Applies knowledge effectively in a team environment.
  • Support and respond to project and program interdependencies.

Interactions and Interfaces:

  • Engineers and managers within several identified work groups.
  • Some outside business contact.
  • Some cross-discipline communication with higher and lower levels of expertise