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The MITRE Corporation UX Engineer in Bedford, Massachusetts

Why choose between doing meaningful work and having a fulfilling life? At MITRE, you can have both. That's because MITRE people are committed to tackling our nation's toughest challenges—and we're committed to the long-term well-being of our employees. MITRE is different from most technology companies. We are a not-for-profit corporation chartered to work for the public interest, with no commercial conflicts to influence what we do. The R&D centers we operate for the government create lasting impact in fields as diverse as cybersecurity, healthcare, aviation, defense, and enterprise transformation. We're making a difference every day—working for a safer, healthier, and more secure nation and world. Our workplace reflects our values. We offer competitive benefits, exceptional professional development opportunities, and a culture of innovation that embraces diversity, inclusion, flexibility, collaboration, and career growth. If this sounds like the choice you want to make, then choose MITRE—and make a difference with us.

MITRE’s User Experience, Visualization and Decision Support department is seeking a hands-on engineer to design and develop user experiences across a wide range of systems engineering projects and prototypes. The ideal candidate is one who can communicate across teams, understand and interpret user needs, and implement the best technical solutions to achieve the optimal user experience. This is an opportunity to apply your unique skills to a wide range of impactful projects that aim to solve some of our nation’s toughest challenges. Our department values team-orientation, creativity, technical passion, and commitment to the end user.

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS in Computer Science, Software Engineering, HCI or equivalent experience

  • Experience with JavaScript, HTML, CSS, D3, JavaScript Frameworks such as Angular, Vue, React and/or similar libraries

  • Experience in development and prototyping

  • Experience in designing and implementing user interfaces (UIs) using user-centered design principles

  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree or equivalent experience in a related field

  • Knowledge and/or experience with UX research practices

  • Advanced experience with visualization tools and libraries

  • Experience conducting user interviews and requirements gathering

  • Experience with game design principles and/or development

  • Mentoring or tutoring experience

  • Entrepreneurial, innovative spirit

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with human factors engineers, UX designers and researchers, project leaders and sponsors to create software prototypes using current front-end technologies and best practices

  • Be an advocate for the end-user, ensuring user-centered design principles are kept in the forefront throughout the software development cycle

  • Provide consulting guidance to MITRE teams and Sponsors

  • Analyze software implementation, architecture and performance

  • Generate research and initiative proposals

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