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Belfast, Northern Ireland

Closing Date

2023-01-03 00:00:00


Placement User Researcher (Belfast) - Summer 2023 Start

  • Our people love the exciting and meaningful work they do, the cutting-edge resources and technology they have access to, the benefits we offer and the great community we’ve built. Want to join them?



    As a Placement User Researcher, you will deliver actionable insights that help define the right service experiences and focus them on user needs. You will be passionate about design research and an advocate for user needs-based design, design thinking and service design.  

    You will be part of and supported by our growing Experience Design capability creating exemplary digital services. We are supportive, collaborative, talented, and hugely passionate about user-centred design. We are not about marketing and dark patterns; we are all about making a positive, measurable impact on millions of people through quality products and services. Click here to find out more about the Placement User Researcher (UR) role and the Design Academy.


    • Aware of a variety of research methods and the differences between them  

    • Can interpret research findings and analysis  

    • Understands research plans and ethical implications of research  

    • Understands how user research fits into the wider project team  

    • Has been involved in facilitating usability testing or another form of user research  


    • Completed or are currently studying a relevant degree or equivalent qualification  

    • Understands survey design  

    • Member of relevant communities, e.g. online groups  

    • Experience working with Agile delivery methodologies  


    Assessments are likely to take place in Jan/Feb 2023 

    These roles will commence in Summer 2023  

    At Kainos, we recognise many of the greatest ideas and innovations come from a diverse mix of minds, backgrounds and experiences, and are committed to cultivating an inclusive working environment that drives changes in Technology. Therefore, we particularly welcome applications from groups who are typically under-represented in this sector including women, non-binary and transgender people.  Read about flexible working, parental leave and other benefits here. All appointments will be on the basis of merit.  


    Our vision is to enable outstanding people to create digital solutions that have a positive impact on people’s lives. Our values aren't abstract; they are the behaviours we expect from each other every day and underpin everything that we do. We expect everyone to display our values by being determined in how obstacles are overcome; honest when dealing with others; respectful of how you treat others; creative to find solutions to complex problems and cooperative by sharing information, knowledge and experience. These values, applied collectively, help to produce an outstanding Kainos person, team and culture.

    We're an inclusive bunch at Kainos and we believe in equal opportunity. We welcome applications from all walks of life, including those with criminal records. Everyone who is offered a position here undergoes a basic background check , however no one is treated differently due to their background where it isn't relevant to the role. It's important to note - failure to reveal information which is relevant to the position sought, could result in us having to withdraw the conditional offer of employment.

    In short: Having a criminal record will not exclude you from a career with Kainos. This depends entirely on the nature and requirements of the position, together with the circumstances and background of offences. Kainos has a policy on the recruitment of ex-offenders (available on request).

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