Design and Usability Engineer I
Miamisburg
Location:
As Required
Openings:
  • Deadlines/Schedules - The ability to complete or oversee the completion of job requirements on schedule as well as the ability to communicate job status to management, fellow associates, and the client.
  • Cost-Effectiveness - The ability to produce and oversee quality work within profitability goals.
  • Communication Skills - The ability to provide effective communication between the client and all internal disciplines.
  • Customer Satisfaction/Follow-Up - The ability to establish a rapport with the client that can potentially lead to increased sales.
  • Development of Subordinates - The ability to assist in the development of associates into employees capable of promotion and acceptance of additional responsibility.
  • Strategic Skills - The amount and quality of planning, delegating, and proactive skills exhibited.
Position Objectives:

This is a hybrid position and requires skills in software and web design, front-end coding and knowledge of a coding language such as .NET, Coldfusion or Perl. Works under the supervision of the Design & Development Team Lead to design, and develop the presentation layers (GUI components) for client, web and mobile applications for a variety of DoD and Commercial clients. Performs and interprets functional specifications and module definitions to yield design and layout of major components. Creates wireframe and full-color mockups as well as user stories and storyboards. Works closely with Design & Development Team Lead, Systems Analyst and Applications Engineer to interpret functional requirements, conducts task analysis and usability tests. Applies human factors principles using established Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) guidelines to ensure usability and standardization throughout product development. Participates in implementation of new features and components, and contributes to the products quality infrastructure as required for product releases.

Description:

Prefer Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Visual Arts, Graphic Design or a related field. Must provide a design portfolio.

Education and Experience:
  • Strong HTML, JavaScript and CSS experience.
  • Ability to design and develop presentation layers (GUI components) and visualization tools for application systems and sub-systems.
  • Ability to perform and interpret functional specifications and module definitions to yield design and layout of major components.
  • Familiarity with JavaScript frameworks. Primarily jQuery.
  • Create prototypes/wireframes/mockups of interfaces to be used as a blueprint for content and technical development.
  • Knowledge/Experience with accessibility and usability issues.
  • Proficient with design/development tools such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Visual Studio.
  • Creating or editing images and graphics for website use.
  • Knowledge of programming platforms such as .NET, Coldfusion or PERL.
  • Some Experience with mobile development.
  • Must effectively work closely with systems analyst and lead applications engineer to interpret functional requirements and conduct task analysis/usability tests.
  • Ability to apply human-factors principles using established Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) guidelines to ensure usability and standardization throughout product development.
  • Skilled at participation in the implementation of new features and components, and contributes to the product's quality infrastructure as required for product releases.
  • Creates automation, routines, and programs to help team members do their jobs more accurately and efficiently.
  • Documents all development activities to accommodate future maintenance.
  • Follows recommended practices for data protection and backup.
  • Available for overtime per project requirements.
  • Keeps abreast of the current developments in publishing technologies and software tools.
  • Produces documentation or services in accord with a pre-established schedule or plan.
  • Ability to work with little supervision.
Desired Skills: