Open Position: Sr. Interaction Designer @ MITRE

16 Oct 2004 - 9:55pm
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Juhan Sonin

The Senior Interaction Designer will be a key player in a talented
creative and engineering team dedicated to developing world-class web,
PDA, and Open Source-based products.

They will use their skills in user interface engineering, enterprise
engineering, conceptual design and information architecture in
partnership with MITRE and AF designers to create new products for
advancing the government's technology frontier. This individual will be
a leader in user interface design for new product development efforts
critical to the success of the product line. They will work with
customers, product planners, and the engineering staff to create
customer-centered designs that are easy to use and have high impact.

Responsibilities include:
- Applying interaction and user interface design skills and principles
to web application design
- Rapid prototyping
- Generating HTML and dynamic content
- Creating release quality web development code and graphics for
inclusion in the final products
- Working with other Design Team members, engineering, marketing and
product management teams to implement required features

- Experience in designing thick and thin client user interfaces
- In depth knowledge of user interface design principles, interaction
design guidelines, user-centered design processes
- 3+ years in web interface development
- 4-6 years experience in application or web application design a must
- Proficiency in HTML coding
- Proficiency in CSS, JavaScript, DHTML, XML, XSLT, CGI (or other
scripting languages)
- Proficiency with various design tools, including Adobe PhotoShop and
Illustrator (Macromedia Flash desirable)
- Experience through multiple projects creating and iteratively
refining a user interface design (rapid prototyping)

Ideally this person will also have experience in some, or all, of the
- Graphic Design experience/training
- Market research knowledge
- Java or JSP development experience
- In depth knowledge of usability methodologies, human factors,
industry standards and trends, platform standards, and software
development process

Education: B.A./B.S. Degree or equivalent, M.S. is preferred.

Contact: Juhan Sonin, juhansonin at
[Note: I'm not a recruiter, I'm the hiring manager at MITRE.]

I have a portfolio of our work over the past 18 months. If interested,
I'll forward interested parties the document.

Juhan Sonin, MITRE

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