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Senior Human Centered Engineer


McLean, VA
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Job Details

Apply your skills in human-computer interaction, collaboration, social software, and decision making to solve critical technological problems for a safer world and enhance the user experience in government systems and proof-of-concept prototypes


Key Functions:

  • User centered design: understanding peoples current work practices and user needs, gathering requirements, leading the design and development of prototypes, iterating designs with users and stakeholders

  • Evaluation and testing: performing market surveys, usability testing, heuristic evaluation, and other HCI methods; making recommendations for acquiring or implementing decision support and/or tools for collaboration

  • Working knowledge or rapid prototyping tools for UI mockups

  • Use of software engineering best practices and agile methodologies to develop prototypes for stakeholders and for customizing COTS or open source software

  • Ability to document work, produce and brief presentations, write technical reports and papers for publication, as needed

  • Potential for innovation and visioning, i.e., thinking out of the box, coming up with the next great idea in social media and collaboration, making an impact on current work practices

Preferred Qualifications:


Masters or Bachelors in computer science or human-computer interaction or human factors


Minimum Qualifications:


Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering or similar field and 8 years of experience