Principal User Experience Designer

We are looking for a practiced user-experience (UX) designer who is able to understand business and customer requirements, as well as technical limitations. The UX designer will be responsible for collaborating with UX researchers to translate data into sitemaps, task flows, wireframes, mockups and prototypes. The UX designer will also be skilled at balancing user needs and business demands, and effectively communicating those needs through designs and documentation. The UX designer will also serve as a mentor to junior designers on the UX team.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Facilitate the customer's product vision by conceiving, sketching, and prototyping experiences for digital products
Translate research data into user flows, wireframes, mockups and prototypes that lead to intuitive user experiences
Be flexible and iterate designs in a fast-paced, sometimes ambiguous, environment
Collaborate with team members and stakeholders
Use one or more industry standard design and prototyping tools to create wireframes, visual designs, and interactive prototypes; i.e Illustrator, Sketch, Axure, Balsamiq
Participate in design critiques and take suggestions with grace
Make and articulate strategic design decisions on existing products and conceptual product ideas
Communicate the value of UX to stakeholders


Basic Qualifications:
To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:
Bachelor's degree in graphic design, industrial design, or HCI-related field. Minimum 5 years of experience in related field.
Demonstrated experience with one or more visual design tool and one or more prototyping tool
Ability to communicate the value of user-centered design to a wide range of disciplines
Experience designing complex systems for DoD programs
Openness to receiving feedback and constructive criticism
Comfortable designing from very low to high fidelity
Experience on an Agile team
A portfolio of previous work
Ability to travel up to 25%

Preferred Qualifications:
DoD experience
Active Secret Clearance
Ability to conduct user research and design exercises, such as field observations, user interviews, focus groups, brainstorming sessions, contextual inquiry, and card sorting.

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