(Job Number: 01UR3)
Job Description – UI/UX Designer
The Government Digital Services (GDS) Team aims to spearhead the digital transformation of government.
We are a team in GovTech that aims to design and develop software applications that help government agencies better serve the needs of Singaporeans. We adopt an Agile development approach and work towards adopting tech best practices and cutting edge tools.
If you are looking for opportunities to collaborate with leading industry experts and be surrounded by highly motivated peers, we welcome you to join GDS. These are newly created positions with many opportunities for groundbreaking contributions.
What does a UI/UX Designer do?
As a user experience designer, your job is to make a concrete vision of what a good product looks like. This starts from understanding user’s needs and the problems they face, to creating intuitive user flows through your application, and finally to polishing the detailed aesthetics and understanding how they make users feel.
On a day to day basis, this means:
Additionally, more senior designers will be expected to:
Digital services are about improving the way people interact with their government. Getting the subtle details rights is the difference between an intuitive experience and a frustrating one. As we launch new products, your role will be to ensure that the future of public service is not just functional, but delightful to use.
You will work on meaningful projects that solve problems pertinent to our society, from healthcare, to digital identity, to education. The public sector is full of opportunities where even the simplest software can have a big impact on people’s lives. Rather than work on commercial ventures commonly found in the startup scene, we’re here to improve how we live as a society through what we can offer as a government.
What it is like working here
Rapid Prototyping – Instead of spending too much time debating ideas we prefer testing them. This identifies potential problems quickly, and more importantly, conveys what is possible to others easily.
Ownership – In addition to technical responsibilities, this means having opinions on what is being done, and having ideas on what should be done next to test those hypotheses out. Building something that you believe in is the best way to build something good.
Continuous Learning – Working on new ideas often means not fully understanding what you are working on. Taking time to learn new architectures, frameworks, technologies, and even languages is not just encouraged but essential.
Who we are looking for
We are looking for people who:
Schedule – Full-time
Employee Status – Direct Contract