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Development Manager_ Human Centered Design Engineer (HCDE)

Leidos

This is a Contract position in Reston, VA posted September 15, 2020.

Description

Job Description:

Leidos is seeking a Human Centered Design Engineer Development Manager. This role is 100% remote, must be located within the United States.

This is an exciting opportunity to use your experience helping the IOSS mission.  The mission of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Office of Information & Technology (OI&T), Information Technology (IT) Operations and Services (ITOPS), Infrastructure Operations (IO) is to support One VA world-class service to Veterans and their families by delivering results-oriented, secure, highly available, and cost-effective information technology services. IO support helps to provide critical services focusing on consistent availability of Veteran-facing applications and quick delivery of benefits for Veterans.

A Human Centered Design Engineer (HCDE) developing and delivering Single Pane of Glass (SPoG) dashboards reporting overall system health scores based on performance metrics related to application, interface and infrastructure components. The HCDE will also play an important role in working with enterprise command center design team, incident and event management teams to develop system requirements and solutions for the customer. This is an exciting opportunity to use your experience in support of US Department of Veteran Affairs.

The Development Manager must have experience creating work breakdown structures and development of program schedules and assigning software development team personnel to tasks.  Must have experience in the tracking resources and expenditures and in ensuring program success.

Primary Responsibilities

The Human Centered Design Engineer will support the development of User Interface (UI) designs based on customer specifications and guidance.

Primary duties include:

  • Analyze user’s requests, requirements documents, and use cases to develop and mature user interface concepts.
  • Transform customer inputs and feedback into conceptual visualizations leveraging agile methodologies to develop and deliver iterative designs and enhance or streamline existing dashboard designs.
  • Support the software development of prototypes to facilitate interactive demonstrations of the concepts for the customer
  • Guide systems engineers in formulating requirements, advise on alternative approaches, and conduct feasibility studies.
  • Develop user interface diagrams to illustrate and document the concepts and their changes.
  • Incorporate new plans, designs, and systems, into ongoing operations.
  • Act as a liaison between the User and the Enterprise Command Center Design, Event Management and Incident Management teams, providing support to make decisions on technical considerations and associated problems, issues or conflicts.
  • Assume responsibility for the technical integrity of work performed and deliverables associated with the Human Factors area of responsibility

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Requires BS degree and 8 – 12 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 6 – 10 years of prior relevant experience.
  • US Citizen with ability to obtain a Public Trust Clearance. Federal Government requirement
  • May possess a Doctorate in technical domain.
  • Must have experience developing work breakdown structures and program/project schedules and assigning tasks to other development team personnel.
  • Must have experience in the tracking resources and expenditures and in ensuring program success.
  • Experience in requirements analysis, human-computer interface design, testing and evaluation, and user-centered design processes

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Understanding and experience with human factor engineering
  • Familiarity and experience with Splunk, Elastic or other platform tools that allow you to search, analyze and visualize machine-generated data gathered from the websites, applications, performance monitoring tools etc.
  • Healthcare background is highly desirable
  • Experience with enterprise command and control operations is also highly desirable
  • Familiarity with application, infrastructure and interface performance management also a plus

                                                                                                                      

External Referral Bonus:

Eligible

Potential for Telework:

Yes, 100%

Clearance Level Required:

Public Trust

Travel:

Yes, 10% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

40

Shift:

Day

Requisition Category:

Professional

Job Family:

Software Development

Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.

Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That’s why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here.

Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a Leidos.com email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to spam.leidos@leidos.com.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.