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Job #: R-00001327
Location: Gaithersburg, MD
Category: Software Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Public Trust
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Civil

Job Description:

The selected candidate will assist with providing user experience design support across various websites and applications. The successful candidate will collaborate with a diverse workforce within a matrix environment and be able to communicate effectively with clients to obtain and synthesize requirements.

The Jr. User Experience Specialist shall possess expert knowledge/experience in user-centered design methodologies (usability testing, wire-framing, etc.), front-end Web development skills (HTML5/CSS), and will work closely with program SMEs, project teams, and developers. Additionally, the candidate must have knowledge of search analytics, optimization, and tuning best practices, as well as strong communication and collaboration skills. Ability to mentor junior-level staff on design thinking.

User-centered design (usability testing, wireframes, etc), web page layout, creative and graphic design, SEO, expert design thinker. Facilitation and communications skills.

Knowledge of HTML/HTML5, CSS

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college in a related discipline, or equivalent experience/combined education, with 2 years of professional experience; or 1 year of professional experience with a related Master's degree.

  • HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery
  • PhotoShop (Adobe Creative Suite), Visio, and Axure Pro
  • 2 years of experience in user-centered design, graphic design or front-end web development, and contributing to quality improvement within an agile framework.
  • Attention to Detail - is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.
  • Customer Service - works well with clients and other vendors in achieving mission success and is committed to providing quality products and services.
  • Strong Communication Skills - be able to expresses key ideas and obtain tangible feedback from cross-functional team members and stakeholders.
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving - identifies risks and problems, and be able to conduct qualitative and quantitative analysis to generate and evaluate alternatives and to make recommendations.

Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 31,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.17 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2017. (NYSE: LDOS) All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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