Senior UX Engineer (Virtualization & Usability)

About Next Century

We were founded as a direct result of the 9/11 attacks and provide solutions that integrate situational awareness, at a glance analysis, decision support, collaboration, and other core capabilities utilizing our expertise in data visualization, user interface design, GIS, image exploitation, and mobile computing.

What We Offer

  • Company paid benefits.
  • Board game nights, happy hours, parties, and other fun activities.
  • Work/life balance.
  • Comprehensive program for self-development in your field.
  • Challenging work & life-saving software opportunities.

What We Need

Next Century Corporation is looking for a seasoned UX engineer to join a stellar team. While this is an individual contributor role, you'll be a product owner and will need to ensure that the development stays on track. This program will give you the possibility to build something that will be used across an entire industry, possible even more widely.

The job involves the following responsibilities:

Who We Are Seeking

At Next Century, we are committed to growing our team of high performers to accomplish our mission of saving lives and protecting our country. We are not a body shop; we avoid staff augmentation, and we are totally committed to excellence in all that we do.

Joining our team is not just a position, but a journey with a team of world class software engineers who share a passion for using their skills and experience to make a difference.

We are seeking those that hold these traits and beliefs:

  • Company paid benefits.
  • Board game nights, happy hours, parties, and other fun activities.
  • Work/life balance.
  • Comprehensive program for self-development in your field.
  • Challenging work & life-saving software opportunities.

You also meet most(if not more) of the following requirements:

  • At least ten (10) years in this or related field and have familiarity with task analyses, user interface design, and usability testing.
  • Must be able to prototype(i.e. Balsamiq, Axure), desing(i.e. Photoshop).
  • Experience with Agile, specifically having the ability to fill Product Owner role to prioritize feature development.
  • Experience with Analysts is a plus.
  • Have prior experience with ethnography.
  • Prior background with virtualization or computer security.
  • At least five(5) years experience in user-centered design and testing experience.
  • Shall have experience conducting usability testing.
  • Shall be experienced in designing and developing user surveys to obtain user feedback.
  • Shall be experienced in each of the usability and software engineering cycle phases (analysis, design, implementation, and deployment).
  • Planning, conducting, and coordinating Usability/HFE activities.
  • Solve complex user problems.
  • User experience design and prototyping technologies and methods.
  • Working closely with users (analysts) to research for and document user profiles, analysis tasks, workflows, and user scenarios.
  • Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.
  • Measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it.
  • Thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one.
  • Passionate about protecting our country and saving lives.
  • Aware of the concept of a high-performance organization and is committed to achieving them.
  • Engineers that desire to work closely with end users to identify the most critical information.
  • Demonstrated passion for learning and curiosity of the world.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.


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