Mercator IT Solutions is looking for a Service Designer to be part of its growing consultancy arm.
Mercator has enjoyed continued growth over the past year and is now looking to increase its capability in the digital transformation space in both the Private and Public sectors.
Mercator IT Solutions is part of the Mercator Group with offices in the UK, France, Singapore and North America.
Mercator prides itself on empowering its people to provide real value to clients by delivering sustainable software solutions with long lasting benefits. We place personal growth and development at the heart of our business and we give our people the autonomy to own and shape their role.
Mercator is seeking a dynamic, forward-thinking Service Designer with excellent communication skills who can help Mercator in its continued transformation. You will be open-minded, happy to work on your own or as part of a team and want to learn new technologies and promote best practice.
As a Service Designer you will help us design coherent, integrated service offerings based on user needs, and define the design strategy for a service or set of services. You’ll work in a multidisciplinary team alongside researchers, designers and developers, to deliver word-class, user-centred services. You will bring extensive experience designing public, commercial or third-sector services. As a passionate advocate for designing integrated experiences, you will be persuasive and collaborative with a wide range of stakeholders. You’ll be part of our active and supportive design community.
As a Service Designer you will:
- understand user needs and create user journeys that help people successfully navigate complex systems
- identify where separate interactions should act as one service and design rational user journeys within that service, as well as commonalities in activities across services that create opportunities for product development
- analyse failure within existing services, identify root causes for that failure, and create designs or recommendations to address that failure
- develop future service propositions that deliver on policy intentions
- help to plan user research and usability testing, observe sessions, and help to analyse the results of user research
- identify opportunities for cost reduction and improvement within an existing service
- understand the existing support system for a service (both digital and process based) and design targeted improvements to existing services or to accommodate new services
- map current service journeys and create blueprints for improved and/or new services
- create and rapidly iterate service prototypes
- identify and design service patterns
- identify the right ways to measure service success
- build collaborative relationships with stakeholders, across teams and service domains
- define and conduct excellent stakeholder engagement
- be a knowledge expert in service design
- participate in thought leadership; introduce ideas and approaches to the broader team
Specialist skills and experience required:
- ability to design complexity out of services
- significant experience designing digital products and/or services and planning service design project engagements
- significant experience planning and running workshops with stakeholders, end users and/or front-line service providers
- solid understanding of user research methods and practice, proven experience in using metrics and user feedback to define/refine services and be able to work collaboratively with User Researchers and interpret research findings
- ability to analyse and visualise user journeys and service flows
- ability to clearly and persuasively communicate designs as well as the evidence underpinning decisions
- work collaboratively with multidisciplinary teams
- ability to work quickly in an agile environment
- have a design related degree, or relevant industry experience
- exceptional skills in convincing people of the benefits of user-centred design and designing integrated service offerings
- basic understanding of HTML and CSS
- experience of introducing positive change into working practices, teams or organisations
- leadership and excellent communication skills; clear ability to collaborate and build useful relationships
What we offer in return:
- A competitive salary and pension scheme
- The flexibility to work from home and occasional travel to client sites
- A training package that suits your personal development
- Access to schemes such as the Cycle to work scheme, weekly Yoga/Mindfulness classes etc
- 25 days holiday plus Bank Holidays
*Applicants must have the right to work in the UK and the ability to pass BPSS vetting