UX Specialist (SME3)

Job Description

Apex Systems Inc., is immediately seeking a User Experience (UX) Specialist who is a self-starter, highly organized and has a strong drive for quality and continuous process improvement. This position will be one of the direct POCs with the end client, and require a strong background in user testing, user research, and usability testing.

Client:Enterprise Government Integrator

Location: Woodlawn, MD

Compensation:Competitive based on years of relevant experience

Clearance:Able to Obtain a Public Trust clearance

Description of Work:

  • Derive business processes, analyze user needs, assist in requirements definition, design browser-based interfaces, and design and conduct usability testing.
  • Elicit business goals and user needs from stakeholders.
  • Create Personas and Scenarios of Use.
  • Create and refine screen prototypes.
  • Document user requirements, screen designs, and design recommendations
  • Demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate technical topics as well as interface with the customer on a daily basis
  • Become knowledgeable on the HIPAA policies & procedures for the program and ensure awareness of HIPAA breach process.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree and 7 years ofrelevant work experience or Masters Degree and 5 year relevant work experience in User Interface Design experience.
  • Must have 5 years direct Interaction/Interface design experience in User-Centered Methods and User Analysis.
  • Must have experience creating wire frames, personas, journey maps, and performing user research & usability testing
  • 5 years experience documenting user requirements, screen designs, and design recommendations.
  • 3 years experience in designing and conducting formative usability tests in both formal and informal settings.
  • 3 years experience preparing and presenting findings and recommendations in small and large group settings.
  • Must have a strong understanding of responsive design

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior Social Security Administration (SSA) experience is a plus.
  • Experience in Agile/Scrum environments
  • Experience using Axure RP, or Balsamic prototyping software.
  • General experience with HTML, CSS, Javascript
  • Prior experience supporting government agencies.
  • Understanding of Section 508 and its requirements regarding design.

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