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Job #: R-00042128
Location: Bethesda, MD
Category: Software Development
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 75%
Clearance: Public Trust
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Health

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Description

Job Description:

The Government Health and Safety Solutions Operation is seeking an UX Design Analyst will support the enhancement of the NHLBI’s public website in Bethesda, MD.

The successful candidate will work in an Agile and fast-paced environment on a development team supporting NIH scientists, researchers, and IT professionals whose mission is to solve unique and challenging problems. The position will support software development activities through research, design, and requirements analysis.

Job Responsibilities

User experience and digital strategy

  • Develop use case scenarios, flow diagrams, site maps, wireframes, high-level functional specifications, task analyses based on personas and research. Integrate these artifacts into a comprehensive product design.
  • Identify issues with the website’s existing user experience and devise solutions.
  • Propose UX and digital strategy product vision, direction, and roadmap to the Agile development team and customer.
  • Make strategic UX design and digital strategy decisions related to core, and new, functions and features.
  • Provide project team and stakeholders with recommendations, system enhancements and alternatives to improve usability, UX standards, accessibility, and SEO.
  • Analyze and break down customer needs/wants/goals into actionable tasks that affect user experience. This process includes data collection and analysis and UX research in best practices, standards, and trends.
  • Plan information architecture by studying the site concept, strategy, and target audience; envisions architectural scheme, information structure and features, functionality, and user-interface design; prepares data models; designs information structure, work and dataflow, and navigation; evaluates information representation.
  • Ensure existing NHLBI style guide and standards are applied or considered for all concepts.
  • Communicate and work with other UX and SEO teams on deciding the right usability approach.

Analysis and project support

  • Ensure that the team always has an adequate amount of prior prepared tasks to work on.
  • Provide support to the Project Manager in the day-to-day oversight of the project.
  • Plan and prioritize product feature backlog and development for the product.
  • Write complete, detailed product requirement documents, specs, and user stories, ensuring clear communication of these requirements to the development team.
  • Assess value, develop cases, and prioritize stories, epics and themes to ensure work focuses on those with maximum value that are aligned with digital strategy and UX goals.
  • Develop and update UAT scripts as part of the release process. Assist in performing validation testing of development stories.
  • Enter, update, and manage issues (Epics, Stories, and Tasks) using JIRA.
  • Write easy-to-understand user interface text, guides, and SOPs.
  • Produce high-quality reports and documentation with audits and summaries.
  • Document the strategic decisions and key outcomes of meetings.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, digital design, user experience, information architecture, marketing, information technology, or a related field or equivalent work experience
  • 4-6 years of related experience.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong collaboration skills and ability to work across teams.
  • Must possess strong interpersonal and information gathering skills and the ability to relate well to others at all levels throughout the organization.
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving abilities as well as attention to detail.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task and successfully manage competing/changing priorities.
  • Proficiency in Sketch, InVision (or equivalent tools) and Adobe CC.
  • Familiarity with analytics, SEO, and accessibility standards.
  • Understanding of digital strategies and best practices.
  • Mobile-first design mindset with demonstrated capability and experience.
  • Familiarity with interaction design and information architecture.
  • US Citizen or Green Card holder with ability to obtain a Public Trust Clearance.

Additional Skills

  • Familiarity with content management systems (i.e. Drupal, Wordpress).
  • Knowledge of data visualization tools and best practices.
  • Knowledge of HTML/CSS.

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External Referral Bonus:

Eligible

Potential for Telework:

Yes, 75%

Clearance Level Required:

Public Trust

Travel:

No

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

40

Shift:

Day

Requisition Category:

Professional

Job Family:

Software Development

  

About Leidos

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 38,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $11.09 billion for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2020. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.

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