Job Title: Usability Engineer
Date Posted: 09-17-2007
Job Location: Massachusetts-Boston
Job Type: Full Time
Education Level: Bachelors Degree
Work Experience: 5+ to 7 Years
Job Shift: First Shift
Yearly Salary:DOE (Depend on Experience)
Company Name: CSC- Computer Science Corporat
Company Website:
Contact Information: Computer Science Cor   Computer Science Cor (
Job Description:
CSC Consulting is currently seeking a full-time  Usability Engineer. T he position of Usability
Engineer will be an integral member of CSC’s netXperience group that specializes in User
Experience disciplines and contributes to solutions serving commercial, non-profit and
government clients. 



We are looking for a Web-savvy individual who can plan and execute usability techniques
throughout the user experience project lifecycle for Web-based solutions. This Usability
Engineer will be responsible for:


o         Gathering, reviewing, and prioritizing project requirements in collaboration with
business and technical teams

o         Defining user needs, preferences, and behaviors through qualitative and quantitative

o         Documenting usability goals, recommendations and standards/guidelines at appropriate
intervals in the project lifecycle 

o         Designing and prototyping user interfaces (typically in HTML)

o         Conducting remote and onsite usability testing at various points in the design
process (and post-launch)

o         Collaborating with creative teams and Web developers to build the front-end

o         Providing close attention to detail in quality reviews to ensure proper integration
of the UI with back-end functionality

o         Conducting usability (heuristic) evaluations and presenting results as a finished
report and/or in PPT presentations

o         Supporting sales teams and representing CSC’s usability capabilities to potential or
current clients

o         Collaborating with the rest of the user experience group to expand, evolve and
update techniques, work products and deliverables to reflect latest trends and best practices.



The ideal candidate for the role of Usability Engineer will offer a unique blend of
experience, skills and education, such as: 



o         6-8 years in UI design (should include 4-5 years of Web-specific UI design)

o         HTML/CSS expertise required  

o         Dreamweaver MX experience preferred 

o         Creation of interaction design prototypes in multiple formats/media

o         Familiar with latest usability testing tools/technology required

o         Experience designing and testing for ADA/Section 508 compliance  

o         Seasoned facilitator of focus groups and user testing sessions

o         Familiar with various techniques and best practices for qualitative and quantitative

o         Strong business writing skills (e.g., persuasive writing, analytical documentation
and reports)

o         Cross-industry exposure  

o         Exposure to global solutions with multilingual components  

o         Active member of associations


Skills & Key Attributes: 

Web-savvy, analytical, detail oriented, strong presentation and writing skills, comfortable
with fast-paced environment & deadline-oriented work. 



BS Human Factors Engineering or related field (e.g., Computer-Human Interaction, Cognitive
Psychology) desired



o         Has been published on UE topics

o         Has presented as UE expert at industry conferences

o         Multilingual

o         UE Certification or other graduate level work
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