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Advanced Usability Specialist - TS/SCI - 1

Company:
Absolute Opportunities
Location:
Scottsdale, Arizona, 85257, United States
Posted:
February 14, 2018
Description:

Advanced Usability Specialist - TS/SCI required - 1

Scottsdale, AZ 85257

Must possess excellent research skills and be highly proficient in all phases of research execution, planning to report writing

Excellent communication and collaboration skills

Proven time management and organizational skills, must be able to work both within a team context and independently with minimal direction when required

Ability to multi-task on projects to meet competing deadlines

THE WORK

You have a sensitivity and passion for the end user and excellent user research methodology; You write user stories and persona's in your sleep

You consider yourself a user advocate

You have experience performing human factors and usability research: Defining studies, creating methods, refining methods; conducting studies; analyzing data; writing reports with recommendations

You are able to identify potential usability issues; Understand and act on relevant usability issues and decide what to test and at what level to test, e.g. heuristic, informal or formal

You are comfortable using either existing research or creating new research methods to answer novel questions

You can identify what metrics you need and know how to gather and analyze them; You also know when they can be misleading and how to make decisions without them

You are excited by the challenge of making great tools for users

THE PROCESS

You are comfortable brainstorming on the fly at the white-board

You incorporate feedback from all key stakeholders and welcome ideas from every discipline

You involve the team in your thinking early and often, or better yet, you do much of your thinking collaboratively

Your research is complete including actionable recommendations

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Must possess excellent research skills and be highly proficient in all phases of research execution, planning to report writing

Excellent communication and collaboration skills

Proven time management and organizational skills, must be able to work both within a team context and independently with minimal direction when required

Ability to multi-task on projects to meet competing deadlines

THE WORK

You have a sensitivity and passion for the end user and excellent user research methodology; You write user stories and persona's in your sleep

You consider yourself a user advocate

You have experience performing human factors and usability research: Defining studies, creating methods, refining methods; conducting studies; analyzing data; writing reports with recommendations

You are able to identify potential usability issues; Understand and act on relevant usability issues and decide what to test and at what level to test, e.g. heuristic, informal or formal

You are comfortable using either existing research or creating new research methods to answer novel questions

You can identify what metrics you need and know how to gather and analyze them; You also know when they can be misleading and how to make decisions without them

You are excited by the challenge of making great tools for users

THE PROCESS

You are comfortable brainstorming on the fly at the white-board

You incorporate feedback from all key stakeholders and welcome ideas from every discipline

You involve the team in your thinking early and often, or better yet, you do much of your thinking collaboratively

Your research is complete including actionable recommendations to the team

You’re comfortable communicating results and recommendations in appropriate mediums, such as storyboards, videos, or Power-Point

You can clearly convey your ideas, and you stay involved and iterate as development progresses

You can find and focus on the highest priority things that have the most impact on the end user

You have a scientific, fact-based approach; you filter out noise in order to target high-impact decisions

You’re a systems thinker who can manage both local and global priorities

When you see a problem, you roll up your sleeves and start fixing it, whether or not it’s in your traditional wheelhouse

You tell compelling stories about your work and present it confidently to stakeholders

You are an excellent writer and organized thinker

You can manage difficult discussions with tact and diplomacy

You both learn from and teach those around you with regularity

You look for ways to continuously improve your own process as well as that of the teams you work on

CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Applicants selected will 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.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: (Submission Summary)

1. A Bachelors plus 5 years of relevant experience in a design research-related field: interaction design, psychology, human factors or a related field or the equivalent experience

2. Masters or PhD degree plus 3 years experience in a design research-related field: interaction design, psychology, human factors or a related field or the equivalent experience

3. Strong portfolio of research based work

4. Qualitative and quantitative advanced research

5. Candidates MUST have TS/SCI Security clearance.

6. Seeking for candidates with strong background on User Experience / human factor engineering.

7. Present Salary?

8. Salary Expectation?

9. Must be a US Citizen or Green Card holder?

10. Current Address?