About this role

We are currently working on creating the future of digital healthcare. We are modernising our GP and clinical software which is already in production in the NHS and beyond. This is a UX/UI lead role, reporting directly to the Head of Product, working closely with product managers, engineers, members of senior management, and end users on a greenfield front end to build a user-centred, design focused, and best-in-class solution over the next 12-18 months and beyond.

What we're looking for

We’re not looking for a fixed number of years experience, or educational background. We are team players, we are teachers, and we are kind. We make sure every voice is heard and aren’t swayed by the loudest voice in the room. We are friendly and open minded, and we’re looking for people who will thrive in our community. We’ll be taking into account the following:

  • Online portfolio of design projects

  • Strong UX research and development skills (persona development, feature mapping, cognitive load assessments)

  • Knowledge sharing ability (communicating the thought behind your designs to other stakeholders such as Product/Development and the wider business)

  • High levels of empathy - a desire to understand the various needs of our existing and future users

  • Experience conducting user research for a software product

  • Knowledge of design software (e.g. Sketch/Illustrator/Photoshop/UI and Mockup Kits/Wireframing tools) and workflow management tools (e.g. JIRA/Confluence/Github)

  • Experience working on mobile and responsive applications

  • Understanding of front-end development

  • Ability or desire to share your designs and ideas with others (mentoring, public speaking)

  • Experience operating in a cross functional team

  • A keen interest in health technology, medicine, and the wider healthcare sector

Microtest is an equal opportunity employer - we actively encourage applications from underrepresented groups in tech. We don’t want to work in a company full of people who look like us, sound like us and think like us. We are looking for a diverse mix of people to enhance our community.

What you'll do

You’ll be building the future of healthcare. The product we’re developing sits at the heart of the NHS infrastructure and UK healthcare data. We envisage a solution that can support the NHS and Public Health England in making data-driven decisions, assist healthcare workers in providing safe and informed person-centered care, and empower patients to better engage with their own care. You will be responsible for:

  • Illustrating design ideas using storyboards, process flows, and sitemaps

  • Validating design decisions through user research, prototyping, analytics etc.

  • Translating requirements into wireframes, mock-ups, UI specifications, and prototypes

  • Working with product managers and engineers at all stages of the product development cycle on briefs, scoping and roadmapping exercises. This includes participating in planning and estimation sessions where you need to clearly articulate the reasoning behind your ideas and designs

You will have

  • 25 days annual leave

  • Mental health days and an understanding employer

  • Dedicated budget for personal development and wellness

  • Initially fully-remote due to Covid-19. Long term, part-remote and flexible working are possible

  • A highly-specced work machine

About Microtest and PUBLIC

Microtest is an award-winning Cornish software company and a leading provider of practice management software to GPs. Recently it was acquired by venture firm PUBLIC to support a key pillar in their healthcare strategy: to deliver world-class, intuitive software to medical practitioners and their support teams so that they in turn can provide better service and treatments for their patients.

PUBLIC has long been a pioneer in the GovTech space, running an accelerator programme in 4 countries, convening an annual summit, and writing cutting-edge research. Led by ex-deputy head of the No.10 policy unit, Daniel Korski, and venture investor, Alexander de Carvalho, PUBLIC’s team has operational experience in government, startups, technology and finance.

When PUBLIC sees a problem in the public sector which is not being solved by existing offerings, the PUBLIC venture build team steps in to build out solutions. Previous projects have tackled problems in social finance, next-generation border control, and offender management.

Salary range £35,000 — 60,000