20 days old
2017-11-022017-11-30

User Experience Engineer

Washington, DC 20433
  • Job Code
    585800

Job Description:


The user experience engineer will perform the full range of responsibilities associated with user centered design methodology for software development. He/she will also conduct reviews of software products and provide guidance on how to remediate usability issues. He/she must be able to explain usability principles and techniques to both technical team members and business sponsors.


Essential Job Functions:


- Interact directly with business sponsors and subject matter experts to understand business requirements and constraints


- Carry out user modeling and task analysis, and develop personas and scenarios


- Conduct user research and communicate findings of user research


- Create or advise on content architecture and navigation design


- Understand complex user requirements and technical constraints, and translate them into simple user interface


- Design page level layout, page flow, and task fulfillment


- Propose design solutions for identified usability problems in existing applications


- Develop wireframes, prototypes, etc., for large, complex applications


- Ensure application level consistency with respect to visual design and interaction components


- Adhere to design, usability, and standards


- Make recommendations to solve complex interaction problems and improve overall user experience with an application and across different applications


- Conduct expert reviews of websites and web applications


Educational Qualifications and Experience:


- Education: Bachelor's degree, preferably in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or similar field


- Role Specific Experience: 5+ years of experience


- High level of visual design expertise


- Experience with the following:


o Usability engineering, user centered design


o Information architecture, navigation design


o Interaction design and graphic design


o User modeling and task analysis


o HTML, JavaScript, CSS, Flash


Certification Requirements:


- Usability Analyst certification desirable


Required Skills/Abilities:


- Advanced knowledge of usability engineering and information architecture


- Advanced knowledge of interaction design


- Advanced understanding of information systems and application development methodologies


- Advanced understanding of the trade-offs between optimum user experience and technical, information security, and business constraints, and ability to propose appropriate compromises


- Knowledge of Basic HTML, JavaScript, CSS


- Knowledge of Photoshop, Corel, or similar software


- Knowledge of Basic Dreamweaver, FrontPage or similar software


- Knowledge of toryboarding/prototyping, Axure, usability testing, and survey tools


- Strong interpersonal skills and a team player


- Excellent verbal and written communication skills


Desired Skills/Abilities (not required but a plus):


Pluses for Levels: (level II, III):


Experience Matrix for Levels:


- Level II - 5+ years of experience

Categories

  • Information Technology

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