UX Specialist

  • Company:
    General Dynamics Mission Systems
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / monthly
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    3 weeks ago
  • Category:
    IT & Software

The General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada User Experience team delivers a safe and user-friendly experience across all hardware and software deliverables, from the simplest devices to the most complex systems. We take an interdisciplinary and iterative approach to development, focused on understanding and meeting human needs. We actively do this through collaboration, frequent prototyping and user engagement.We currently need a talented User Experience Specialist to join our UX team in an agile work environment to work alongside other human factors engineers, designers, our engineering community, the customer and the end users to create great product designs for the user.Typical Duties:Review product and system specifications for HFE content and define requirements and user needsApply HFE / GUI standards (commercial and military), processes and contractual requirements to the product and system designCreate human engineering designs to meet problem space definitionPrototyping, identifying and documenting GUI designs and/or the operator interface of products, and/or installation designsReview drawings of equipment or software implementation and provide feedback/direction to the hardware or design teamConduct, facilitate and document user focus group discussions and/or usability evaluations and disseminate the analysisConduct internal subject matter testing or more formal verification testing to confirm human engineering, user experience or design requirementsPresent HFE requirements, designs and participate in design review meetingsRequired Skills & Experience:The ideal candidate will have knowledge/skills in one or many of the following topics; software product design, prototyping, usability testingExperience in User Centered Design (UCD),specifically user centered design process, user need definition observational techniques and user trials/fields trialsExperience with human factors integration /human system integration in the following areas; understanding of the human factors domain area, operational scenario development, user analysis, functional analysis, task analysis and documenting OMIThe ideal candidate may have experience in one or more of the following fields; cognitive ergonomics, ergonomics, human computer interaction, hardware and firmware design, vehicle modeling and simulation, safety and Agile UX programsEducation:Bachelor’s degree or higher in Human Factors Engineering, Industrial Design, Kinesiology, Computer Science, Systems Design, Ergonomics, Psychology or related discipline with course work in human factors engineering/ergonomics/human computer interaction.Competencies:The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following competencies:Implementation of human factors, and/or human-computer interaction and end user needs into a designCollaborate with others on designsAccountable to projects and team members for on time delivery of workFollows user-centered design practices and proceduresWorks under supervisionApplies own judgement and discretion but ensures peer reviewOrganizes own time to deliver against tasksUnderstands costs associated with their workAsks questions, checks for understanding, provides explanation clearly and preciselyEstablishes co-operative relationshipsMinimum 10 year consecutive residence in Canada – for Canadian Secret Security ClearanceApplicants will be required to obtain/hold a valid and current Canadian security clearance to gain access to the classified spaces, information and equipment in order to perform the work associated with this position.General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace. Workplace accommodations are available.At General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada, Canada’s premiere defence company, innovation happens on a daily basis. We develop and deliver highly-complex leading edge technology, products and systems that make important contributions to our customer’s success in land, airborne, maritime and public safety applications. The challenges and opportunities are endless.The results – incredible.Our employees are exceptional. We are proud to employ more than 1,100 talented individuals across Canada. Working in a collaborative environment, our employees are encouraged daily to contribute their technical knowledge and expertise. Our employees are passionate, dedicated, and conscientious about the work they do which results in our ability to deliver the highest value, customized solutions in order to meet the most demanding requirements.