User Experience Designer

3 months ago
Required Clearance
No clearance
User Experience
Employment Type
Full Time
Hiring Company
GDMS - Legacy GDC4S Rate Structure

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in a related specialized area or field or equivalent is required plus a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 0 years of relevant experience

Responsibilities for this Position

General Dynamics Mission Systems' User Experience Design team loves what they do. We are looking for a User Interface/User Experience (UI/UX) Designer who shares our love for great design, has a strong background in UX for multiple platforms, loves research and data, and is a quick-thinking problem solver who works well with all types of people in an environment that encourages diversity of thought.


The ideal candidate would possess the following experience:

  • Have between 2-5 years of User Experience Design experience, or a related role that incorporated user research with interaction/graphic design

  • Basic understanding of web & mobile technologies as they relate to creative concept development, interaction, and experience design

  • Passion for UX design, visual design and learning new methods of designing digital experiences

The successful candidate must have the ability to:

  • Pursue constant learning about new trends, methodologies, and technologies in UX

  • Seek to improve yourself through feedback and learning from others

  • Produce fully annotated wire-frames and functional specifications

Be a User advocate:

  • Work collaboratively with other designers, researchers, developers, business leaders and engineering teams through all phases of a project

  • Partner with research team members, and conduct user research to better understand the user, and test the usability of features and conceptual designs

  • Justify your design decisions with qualitative and quantitative user research methods

On a daily basis the UI/UX Designer will:

  • Wire-frame, prototype, brainstorm and create

  • Communicate and prototype interactions rapidly at varying levels of fidelity

  • Demonstrate a solid understanding of user-centered design principles and modern UX/UI patterns

Things that will make you feel good about working at General Dynamics Mission Systems

  • You do something that really matters

  • You have the ability to geek out!

  • You are inspired and surrounded by people who care about great design

Basic Qualifications:

  • The UI/UX Designer requires a Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Illustration, Web Design or a related field or equivalent experience
  • Agency experience preferred, but not required

Additional required experience:

  • A portfolio or samples of work demonstrating experience creating user-centered design
  • Experience working with designers from different backgrounds and integrating your design ideas with theirs
  • Proficiency with modern design and prototyping tools (e.g. Axure, Sketch, Zeplin, InVision, Adobe Creative Suite, among others)
  • Familiarity with front end web markup and scripting, including HTML, CSS, and Javascript

Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.

Company Overview

General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation.  With a global team of 13,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas.  Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency.  We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose.  You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded.  If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!


General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce.  EOE/Disability/Veteran


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