20 days old

User Experience Engineer

Washington, DC 20433
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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


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