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: www.csc.com
Contact Information: Computer Science Cor   Computer Science Cor (dstringer@csc.com)
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. 

 

Responsibilities:

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
research/analysis

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
interface

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.


   

Qualifications: 

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

 

Experience: 

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
analysis

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. 

 

Education:  

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

 

Optional: 

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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