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Senior UX Designer

Company: General Dynamics Mission Systems, Inc.
Location: Scottsdale
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Job Description:

Bachelor's degree in a related specialized area or field or equivalent is required plus a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience.CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS:Applicants selected may be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.Responsibilities for this PositionImagine building your career by developing the solutions that support the mission of our nation's service members, intelligence analysts and first responders. That's the challenge that's waiting for you at General Dynamics Mission Systems. Here you have the opportunity to redefine innovation and excellence for the world. Are you ready? Then make a career move that impacts the world.As a Senior User Experience Designer, you can design intuitive solutions for the women and men that protect our country, impacting not just their ability to do their job, but their ability to save lives. You'll be part of a multi-disciplinary team that includes designers, researchers, and engineers that create solutions that matter. Our work portfolio is diverse as the User Experience (UX) Center-of-Excellence at General Dynamics Missions Systems supports programs that operate on Land, Sea, Air, and Space (Cyber and out of this world). Expect to be challenged as no two days will be alike. What you'll do:

  • Translate complex concepts, research findings, and detailed requirements into well-articulated, elegant design solutions that meet customer vision and user needs
  • Collaborate regularly with designers, researchers, developers and other stakeholders
  • Interview subject matter experts and users
  • Produce user personas, workflows/journey maps, and other artifacts relevant to early UX design
  • Create and maintain low to high-fidelity wireframes/prototypes across all design phases
  • Defend design decisions with compelling, research-based rationale
  • Create engaging reports and present to stakeholders
  • Apply usability design principles in all aspects of interaction and visual design
  • Identify creative alternatives when presented with barriers to progress
  • Design development-ready icons and graphics
  • Contribute to efforts focused on optimizing tasks, resources, and deliverables in support of projects/programs
  • Participate as an active project team member on challenging projects/programs
  • Travel minimally What you bring to the table:
    • Passion for UX and a desire to help others understand the importance of UX to ultimately make things better for users
    • A portfolio showing your design work and challenges you have overcome
    • Ability to make informed decisions with less-detailed direction from supervisor
    • Ability to communicate difficult findings to decision makers in a constructive matter
    • Strong understanding of and ability to apply fundamental interaction, design, and usability principles
    • Considerable communication skills, both verbal and written
    • Considerable ability to apply knowledge effectively in a team environment
    • Ability to accept and integrate constructive feedback
    • Experience with cross-discipline communication
    • Expertise with wireframing tools like Axure, Figma, or Sketch
    • Expertise with Adobe CC (especially Illustrator/Photoshop)
    • Desire for a stable, long-lasting career with growth potential
    • A "challenge accepted" attitude Star qualities (what could set you apart):
      • 5+ years experience in UX or UI design AND a graduate degree in a related field
      • Experience in planning/conducting user research
      • Experience with web, mobile, or desktop application development
      • Experience working in an Agile environment
      • Freehand drawing skills
      • General understanding of CSS, HTML What we have to offer:
        • Full-time position with a competitive salary
        • Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits
        • 401K with 6% company match
        • Wellness program to keep you happy and healthy both physically and mentally
        • Discounts on cars, cellular & Internet plans, computers & software, entertainment, services, shopping, and travel
        • Being able to work on a small, close-knit team AND the benefits of being part of a large company in a stable industry #LI-Hybrid Target salary range: USD $90,900.00/Yr. - USD $120,000.00/Yr. -This estimate represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors (geographic location, etc.). Actual pay may vary.Company OverviewGeneral Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation. -With a global team of 12,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas. -Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency. -We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose. -You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded. -If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!

          General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. -EOE/Disability/VeteranWe build technology for combat vehicles, submarines, aircraft, satellites, and advanced systems that can sense danger, quickly act on threats and share lifesaving information.We offer a comprehensive benefits program that goes well beyond Medical and Dental coverage.

Keywords: General Dynamics Mission Systems, Inc., Scottsdale , Senior UX Designer, Other , Scottsdale, Arizona

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