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User Experience (UX) Designer

National Security Agency (NSA)

Fort George G. Meade, MD US

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Are you looking for a way to use creativity in the workplace? The National Security Agency is looking for a User Experience (UX) Designer to create and design the next generation of analysis tools for the Intelligence Community. Build new applications in a collaborative and inclusive work environment by working with users and product managers to develop unique solutions. Join us to work at the forefront of product development in an organization that focuses on the user experience.

The National Security Agency is seeking a User Experience (UX) Designer to help build and create the strategy and design for next generation analysis tools for the intelligence community. We make great applications in a collaborative and agile work environment. Join us to work at the forefront of product development in an organization that's all about the product.

  • Develop the user experience for new applications from concept to completion
  • Work closely with development teams to build solutions that push the boundaries of what is possible.
  • Collaborate with the team on the visual design
  • Document the design and drive through the details to make everything simple and delightful.


Entry is with a high school diploma plus 4 years of relevant experience; OR an Associate's degree plus 2 years of relevant experience; OR a Bachelor's degree and no experience.

Degree in Design or Computer Science is preferred. Relevant experience must be in user-centered design, usability, technical writing, software use interface design, graphic/visual design, information architecture, interaction design, user research, web development, and/or other design.

The following certifications are desirable:

  • ACA Adobe Certified Associate
  • ACE Adobe Certified Expert
  • CIW Associate

Must meet requirements as specified in examples above, plus one of the following:

  • A Post-Baccalaureate Certificate.
  • Programming experience.
  • Software development life cycle experience (e.g., software design, quality assurance, testing, planning, requirements gathering, deployment).
  • Experience participating on a team software development activity.
  • Technical instruction experience (i.e., experience teaching relevant content).
  • Experience with front end web design HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript
  • Able to communicate effectively and collaborate with cross-functional teams of many different disciplines.
  • A maniacal attention to detail
  • A technical understanding of how software and services work
  • An Adobe Creative Suite wizard.
  • Bring calm and simplicity to complexity.
  • Can make HTML, CSS and JS sing and dance desirable.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
This is a full-time position, Monday through Friday.

Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
Salary Range:  $43,057 - $68,465

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