• User Interface Interaction Researcher

    Posted Date 1 month ago(8/12/2019 1:19 PM)
    ID
    2019-39609
    Job Location
    USA-MA-Florence
    Required Clearance
    No clearance
    Category
    User Experience
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Hiring Company
    General Dynamics Mission Systems
  • Basic Qualifications

    Bachelor's degree in a related specialized area or field or equivalent is required plus a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience.

    Responsibilities for this Position

    General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a User Interface interaction researcher.  This position provides an opportunity to further advance the cutting-edge technology that supports some of our nation’s core defense/intelligence services and systems.  General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.

     

    REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES AND TASKS:

    • Leads the development of individual product/system components, and provides context for their interaction
    • Creates, evaluates, and modifies prototypes, user personas, operational scenarios, and process maps to support product and system development, with emphasis on operational context, interaction, physical manipulation, and task analysis
    • Develops product/system design concepts and implementation specifications, providing context on usability considerations
    • Develops and applies usability design principles in the investigation of technical problems
    • Produces specifications describing product/system requirements, based on user input and operational analysis
    • Identifies creative alternatives when presented with barriers to progress
    • Works to optimize tasks, resources, and deliverables in support of multiple projects/programs
    • Assigned difficult technical challenges within domain of expertise, and introduced to challenges outside domain of expertise
    • Contributes as an expert to proposal development efforts
    • Participates in the development of technical and teaming strategies, creative vision, and product concepts on one or more programs
    • Senior-level creative contributor
    • Requires little oversight from supervisor, demonstrates mature decision-making capabilities
    • Participates as senior/lead member of project team on one or more challenging projects/programs


    KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

     

    • Experience with Agile devlopment teams
    • Learns, and applies advanced/complex principles, theories and concepts of research and/or design
    • Proficient communication skills, both verbal and written
    • Proficient presentation skills and public speaking
    • Proficient ability to apply knowledge effectively in a team environment
    • Ability to accept and integrate constructive feedback
    • Solid understanding of company culture, regulations, policies and requirements
    • Identifies and owns project and program interdependencies
    • Willing to take greater risks, identifies appropriate boundaries, and thoughtfully evaluates options (cost/value)
    • Establishes mentoring relationships with multiple practitioners
    • Demonstrates a pattern of continuous learning and growth
    • Role Model
    • Skilled at decomposing and executing complex tasks
    • Regular cross-discipline communication with higher and lower levels of expertise
    • Some contact with senior leadership, both internal and external

    PREFERRED DEGREE TYPES AND EXPERIENCE:

    Bachelor’s degree in a related specialized area or field or equivalent is required plus a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience



    CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS:
    Department of Defense security clearance is not required at time of hire. 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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