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Job #: R-00022705
Location: Gaithersburg, MD
Category: Software Specialist
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Public Trust
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Civil

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Job Description:

The UI/UX Specialist is primarily responsible for providing user experience support across various websites and applications.  This position is also responsible for the appearance and content placement to maximize readability and findablity of the information from end users.  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.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Providing strategic communications in persuading audiences to take desired action;
  • Create wireframes that demonstrates that desired interaction and layout concepts;
  • Create logical content categories that are aligned with enterprise taxonomies;
  • Ability to create appealing graphical elements that conveys targeted message;
  • Ability to analyze audience and develop user personas to represent targeted user population;
  • Skilled in leveraging colors, fonts, and strategic layout concepts to produce desired outcomes;
  • Ability to analyze user data to infer historical and future trends;
  • Develop quantitative and qualitative surveys to gather information; and
  • Ability to surface product requirements that aligns with mitigating user challenges and needs;

Basic Qualifications:

  • Requires a BS and 3-5 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 2+ years of prior relevant experience.
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong communications skills

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Public Trust


Yes, 10% of the time

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Software Specialist


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 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit

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