Varec, a wholly owned subsidiary of Leidos, is seeking a User Experience Designer who will produce innovative designs for our FuelsManager suite of software applications, which includes enterprise logistics, process control and mobile applications.
If the following sounds like you – we want you on our team.
“I'm a naturally curious Product Designer with a deep passion for problem solving and understanding my customers. I have a demonstrated experience designing UI and customer experiences for mobile and web based applications. I work with Product Owners or stakeholder to understand the problem we're trying to solve with new or existing features and then seek to understand the user needs through collaborative design, market research, analyzing user data, and user interviews or surveys. I regularly meet with the agile team to understand the needs of the business and technical aspects involved with the problem as well as defend the needs of the users, if necessary. My UIX process may begin with sketches or, if it is a simple problem, move on to wires or even mockups. Once an initial solution has been defined, I typically pair with developers to help ensure it's implemented as expected, or build out the changes myself if they are purely front end.”
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
•Identifying and understanding user roles / personas
•Engaging with the product owner, stakeholders, users and user representatives to understand the needs
•Defining user scenarios, storyboards and workflows
•Analyzing information needs and data flows
•Lead design workshops to quickly and efficiently develop workflows, wireframes and other user interface design artifacts
•Developing wireframes and prototypes for web applications and mobile software
•Reviewing designs with product owners, stakeholders, users and user representatives to get feedback
•Develop and maintain UI/UIX design standards or guidelines
•Working closely with other agile team members to support the implementation of user interface designs
•Performing usability testing for each agile iteration, where applicable
•Ability to work across and support different agile teams – with possibly conflicting priorities
•Demonstrated experience designing the user experience for web based applications and mobile software
•Proven ability to translate user stories and requirements into user friendly software user interfaces
•Solid technical understanding of software technologies, especially HTML5, responsive design, and mobile app design.
•Previous experience working within an agile team delivering releases in short term, focused, iterative cycles
•Experience with wire framing and prototyping tools such as Balasmiq or MockPlus
•Experience in graphical design of user interfaces
•Experience managing graphical design projects through crowdsourcing, including management of design contests and one-on-one projects
•Prior experience working in a matrix organization
•Excellent creativity and problem solving skills
•Desire to work in a collaborative environment and good oral and written communications skills
•Ability to communicate with parties within and outside of the Varec organization
•Proven ability to work well in a team environment
•Ability to work with little to no supervision
•Good planning and organizational skills
•Very detailed oriented
PREFERRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE LEVEL:
Typically requires a BA/BS or equivalent experience and 5+ years of prior relevant experience.
•Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Paid Vacation, Flexible Spending Account, 401K
Referral Bonus Eligible
Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions business (IS&GS). For more information, visit www.Leidos.com. The company’s diverse employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an equal opportunity employer/disability/vet.