User Experience (UX) / Human-Machine Interaction (HMI) Usability Research & Evaluation Specialist

Huntsville, AL |Full Time
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Position Description

Dynetics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Leidos, is seeking a User Experience (UX) / Human-Machine Interaction (HMI) Usability Research & Evaluation Specialist. This position will ensure a clear understanding of the goals and objectives for creating and conducting usability research projects by preparing tasking and scenarios, interactive user interface (UI) prototypes, project plans, study plans, moderator guides, and other artifacts related to designing and structuring user studies. In addition to creating and facilitating user studies, the candidate will moderate user interviews, create personas and journey maps, conduct heuristic evaluations and cognitive task analyses, perform statistical and qualitative analysis, and blend findings into formal reports to provide recommendations, digestible insights, user requirements, and user flows.

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Usability Engineering, Human Factors, Systems Engineering, Cognitive/Experimental Psychology, Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Industrial Engineering, or an adjacent field of study with a concentration in human factors. Graduate degree preferred.

Experience with Human-Centric Design / User-Centered Design methods and user experience research methodologies such as usability testing, customer interviews, task analysis, and surveys.

Experience in taking notional concepts and generating low- to high-fidelity software prototypes to be used in usability evaluations.

Proactive attitude with strong project management skills and the ability to clearly communicate research findings through written reports and oral presentations.

This is a customer-facing role, requiring excellent communication skills, initiative, and a commitment to customer satisfaction. Candidate must be willing to travel up to 20% of the time to remote locations across the U.S.

Other Qualifications

Military or DoD experience and familiarity with air missile defense systems is a plus.

Strong skills in user interface design fundamentals such as knowledge of composition, form, shape, color, layout, and typography is a plus.

Deep knowledge of an array of user research methodologies and proficiency with industry-standard design, prototyping, and user testing instrumentation and tools. Experience with eye-tracking and other biosensors is a plus.

Excellent critical thinking and analysis skills.

Desire to bring creativity and drive to the usability research process.

Security Requirements

Candidate must be a US Citizen and possess (and be able to maintain) a Final Secret Clearance or meet the eligibility to obtain (and maintain) a Secret Clearance.

Job Number:
01.02.02-2021-11
Closing Date:
01/04/2022

COVID Response

Effective January 4, 2022, in order to enter Leidos/Dynetics facilities in the US and to attend Leidos/Dynetics business events outside our facilities, employees will be required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or maintain proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of entry. All Leidos/Dynetics employees must be fully vaccinated (2 weeks past final dose) unless they are entitled to a legal accommodation. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact your Talent Acquisition POC.

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