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Product Designer - 1128

Date: Jun 8, 2021

Location: San Antonio, TX, US, 78251 Annapolis Junction, MD, US, 20701

Company: HII's TSD




Job Description

Come join our Cyber and Intelligence team!  Our cyber professionals are defining the future of cybersecurity, providing the most effective prevention, detection, and responses to the broad spectrum and constant evolution of threat actors.  Our experts provide actionable, timely intelligence that protects our nation from adversaries intent on disrupting our freedoms and harming our nation.  Together, we are an integral part of an important mission -- we go to work every day with the knowledge and pride that our accomplishments make a difference.


HII-Technical Solutions Division (TSD) is currently seeking a Product Designer in either their San Antonio, TX or Annapolis Junction, MD location who will be able to work with software development teams and data scientists to ensure that the Unified Platform development team are building products that meet user needs.

Sometimes referred to as an “Empathizer in Chief”, Product Designers act as the main conduit to the warfighter. Designers cover a wide variety of skills to be successful including user research, experience and interaction design, as well as visual design. By practicing User Centered Design (UCD), designers act as an intelligent filter for user feedback and ensure that their teams tackle the highest value. As a part of a Balanced Team with Product Managers and Engineers, designers work collaboratively with their teammates to determine design priorities, refine a backlog and roadmap, and validate the technical complexity of their designs.


Essential Job Responsibilities

The following statements of duties and responsibilities are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of all personnel within this position. Actual duties and responsibilities may vary depending upon assignments and other factors (to include but not be limited to the following):

  • Lead the design on your product team across the entire product lifecycle (everything from discovering and defining the problem to iterating on a product in production)
  • Define the vision for the user experience and involve teammates in the design process
  • Advocate for user value and balance that with business value, portfolio value, and technical complexity
  • Work with your team to define product vision, strategy, roadmap, and backlog
  • Seek user feedback constantly while balancing when you can build in risk
  • Seek collaboration with my product manager and understanding the balance of when to include them and when to move it forward
  • Seek collaboration with my engineers and understanding the balance of when to include them and when to move it forward
  • Lead research synthesis to drive actions for the team
  • Actively engage with other designers, sharing practices and looking for ways to raise the overall skillset bar of the design team
  • Lead user research trips working with warfighters all around the world



Minimum Qualifications

  • A Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Software or Electrical Engineering, or similar technical degree and 14+ years of relevant experience. 
  • Minimum 3 years of product development experience in a supervisory capacity
  • Ability to work with product teams, data scientists, and other stakeholders as well as assist them with data‐related technical issues and support their data infrastructure
  • Strong understanding of digital software development and scrum agile SDLC
  • Demonstrated ability to gather and write requirements, develop cohesive user stories, identify the data points to support KPI’s and communicate that information to development teams
  • Clearance: Must be able to obtain and maintain a US Security clearance which would require US citizenship 

Preferred Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Software or Electrical Engineering, or similar technical degree
  • Experience in all product design capabilities: user research, interaction design, experience design, and visual design (“fullstack” designer)


Huntington Ingalls Industries is America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of professional services to partners in government and industry. For more than a century, HII’s Newport News and Ingalls shipbuilding divisions in Virginia and Mississippi have built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. HII’s Technical Solutions division provides a wide range of professional services through its Fleet Support, Mission Driven Innovative Solutions, Nuclear & Environmental, and Oil & Gas groups. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs more than 42,000 people operating both domestically and internationally.


Huntington Ingalls Industries is an Equal Opportunity/Vets and Disabled Employer. U.S. Citizenship may be required for certain positions.

Nearest Major Market: San Antonio