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UX Designer in Madrid


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Thales people architect solutions at the heart of the defence-security continuum. Interoperable and secure information and telecommunications systems for defence, security, and civil operators, are based upon innovative use of radiocommunications, networks, and cybersecurity. We are ground breaking new digital technologies such as 4G mobile communications, cryptography, cloud computing and big data for use in physical protection systems, and critical information systems.

Thales in Spain is a leader in technological solutions applied to Defence, Aeronautics, Security, Transportation and Space and, furthermore, is a global centre for excellence in Space, Security of Critical Infrastructures and Transportation. With a turnover of €320 million and a staff of 1,200, it exports approximately 40% of its total production principally to the Middle East, North Africa and Latin America.

In Defence and security, armed forces, governments and global organisations entrust Thales with helping them achieve and maintain security, tactical superiority and strategic independence in the face of any type of threat. In an increasingly unpredictable world, governments rely on our expertise to protect their citizens and make the world safer, from designing smart sensors and connecting soldiers on the digital battlefield to delivering solutions that protect states, cities and critical infrastructures.

Thales SIX in Spain:

In Spain, Thales Sistemas is specialized in Command and Control systems, Tactical Communications and Modeling and Simulation addressing solutions in the domain of Defense and Security. Thales is the Spanish leader in tactical Land CIS (Communication and Information Systems) covering all the product life cycle (design, development, production, ILS). Based in Leganés, Thales Sistemas employs a highly specialized workforce of more than 100 people, most of them engineers that participate in the following activities:

  • Communications and Information Systems (CIS) to support Command function and Decision Making:
  • Embedded electronics for military aircraft
  • Tactical Communications
  • Radio Navigation Aids for air traffic



You graduated with a Master’s in Design, Product Design, Interaction/Experience Design or Computer Science with a specialty in ergonomics/design
You have significant experience with (Digital) User Experience and User Interface Design
You have a strong portfolio of past visual and user experience design work
You want to carry out research activities to identify both user needs and business requirements in order to design features and functionalities adequately
You are recognised as a team player and love collaborative work
You encourage a culture of feedback
You are curious and enjoy continuous learning: you like following the latest trends in innovation and design
You are creative, resourceful and meticulous

You are familiar with user-centered design methodologies and master several design and prototyping tools such as Figma, Axure, Adobe suite, Sketch, FramerX, etc.
You have a deep understanding of:
Design Crafts (sketching, modelling, prototyping, …)
Design Practice & Methods (processes, methods & practices)
Design Research (User research and external research methods, techniques and tools)
Experimentation & Usability Testing
Web development and/or Web technologies
You have in-depth knowledge of the technical standards governing the organisation of graphic and textual elements
You have good experience working with design systems
You have good communication skills (i.e. storytelling)
You have good understanding of business and data issues
You can share with people from different jobs and backgrounds

As User Experience Design Roles, you will:

Research user needs and support user research conducted through multiple tools
Design user experience architecture and support the design of user journeys to enable effortless navigation taking into account the brand standards, Thales design system, data analytics insights and customer feedback
Provide document design standards, design wireframes, mockups, specifications and patterns across channels and products
Conduct all phases of usability testing of prototypes in the lab and remote settings
Optimise user experience by improving application site to functionalities, design and navigation according to user feedbacks on user interface performance
As User Interface Design Roles, you will:

Identify business needs and user requirements by conducting research
Design user interface and translate content and layout into an intuitive and responsive experience for users
Propose emerging technologies or methodologies to design user interface and/or aesthetics
Deliver consistent styles & design in line with the Thales Design System
Conduct usability testing to validate the presentation and interactivity of a product
Monitor user interface to ensure effective reflection of Thales strengths and visual assets to a product’s interface
Measure outcomes of user interface design improvements using metrics and benchmarking criteria
Develop solutions to complex user interface design issues

Future opportunities will allow you to discover other domains or sites. You will be able to evolve and grow your competences in different areas:

Room and attention for personal development
Build your talents in another Thales Group domain, discover new products, new customers, new countries or more complex Solution’s
Choose between a technical expertise or a leadership path
Build an international career within a leading Design Led Engineering Group

What do we offer?

  • Flexible working hours.
  • Shorter working days on Fridays and during summer.
  • Remote-friendly - 2/3 days a week working from home.
  • Restaurant allowance and social benefits (health insurance, kindergarden).

Thales is a company committed to equal opportunities between women and men, and for this reason, we work to raise awareness and disseminate information on the subject both internally and externally.

At Thales we provide CAREERS and not only jobs. With Thales employing 80,000 employees in 68 countries our mobility policy enables thousands of employees each year to develop their careers at home and abroad, in their existing areas of expertise or by branching out into new fields. Together we believe that embracing flexibility is a smarter way of working. Great journeys start here, apply now!

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