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UX Designer At General Dynamics Mission Systems Canada

Location: Calgary, Alberta

Job Description

General Dynamics Mission Systems –Canada is seeking for an experienced UX Designer that would join the Calgary team to advocate shaping a user interface through an iterative user-centred design process. Working with a team of user experience and human factors experts, you will define the problem space and end user needs while advocating and communicating those needs to the engineering and development communities. Based on human factors principles, research and usability testing methods for military systems, you will make decisions with the team to ensure soldiers have these tools to be effective.

Essential Skills
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Human Computer Interaction, Engineering, Industrial Design or applicable scientific discipline.
  • Proven experience and have expressive passion with Graphical User Interface (GUI) design, UX and/or Human Computer Interaction.
  • Experienced in designing front end user interfaces for software and firmware in an iterative manner from low to high fidelity design.
  • Experience using GUI prototyping tools such as Axure, Adobe Illustrator, and Photoshop.
  • Ability to translate and coordinate GUI experience to the development team, including the creation of assets to facility development.
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Willing to learn new skills and take ownership of work while working in both independently and within a team oriented environment with minimum supervision.
The UX designer will be responsible to participate in an interdisciplinary integrated project team consisted of the UX, Human Factors and design groups. In this work environment, you will work closely with software, and firmware. As a cross-discipline role, this requires bridging a GUI design role with firmware focused on military embedded hardware devices and software development process using the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe). From this, you will ensure this provides a positive end user experience. In order to be successful, you will identify and create software user interface requirements and produce analysis for implementation. This also includes to prepare, review and document design, analysis and test activities in accordance with development standards.
Must be able to obtain and maintain Canadian Security Clearance and a positive Controlled Goods Assessment. Eligibility to work in Canada either as a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident.
Our Company Benefits
Our contribution to our employees represents much more than just a pay check. We invest in our employees’ health and wellness, paid time off, retirement, income protection, work/life balance, talent development and more. As a General Dynamics employee, you can enjoy many of our benefits including:
  • Health and optional dental plan
  • Life insurance and retirement benefits
  • Vacation and flexible work environment
  • On-site fitness facilities
  • Free Parking
  • Hockey and soccer leagues
  • Tickets and giveaways offered through our Recreation
  • Association
About General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada
General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada is one of the country’s most innovative defence and security technology companies, providing advanced thinking, design expertise, and implementation know-how to equip military and first responders with leading-edge hardware, software and systems.

Our employees innovate on a daily basis. Part of General Dynamics Mission Systems, a global company with more than 13,000 employees across 100 facilities worldwide, our success stems from strong system engineering experience, ongoing investment in research and development, collaboration with commercial and military systems industry leaders, and a singular focus on customer service.

In Canada, we employ more than 1,300 people across three locations. Our business groups include: Land Communications, Airborne Mission Systems, Underwater Warfare and Cyber Solutions.

We believe in maintaining a diverse workplace – inclusive of beliefs, cultural background, job experiences, thoughts and ideas. If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team! (Workplace accommodations are available).