User Experience (UX) Specialist

Date: May 15, 2024

Location: Lynchburg, VA, US

Company: BWX Technologies

At BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: BWXT), we are People Strong, Innovation Driven. Headquartered in Lynchburg, Virginia, BWXT is a Defense News Top 100 manufacturing and engineering innovator that provides safe and effective nuclear solutions for global security, clean energy, environmental restoration, nuclear medicine and space exploration. With more than 7,000 employees, BWXT has 14 major operating sites in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. We are the sole manufacturer of naval nuclear reactors for U.S. submarines and aircraft carriers. Our company supplies precision manufactured components, services and fuel for the commercial nuclear power industry across four continents. Our joint ventures provide environmental restoration and operations management at a dozen U.S. Department of Energy and NASA facilities. BWXT’s technology is driving advances in medical radioisotope production in North America and microreactors for various defense and space applications. For more information, visit Follow us on LinkedIn, X, Facebook and Instagram.


BWX Technologies, Inc. is looking for a User Experience (UX) Specialist for its Lynchburg, VA location or remote!


The User Interface Analyst will be responsible for the end-to-end process of transforming complex product requirements into visually stunning and highly functional user interfaces. As a member of the IT staff, the User Experience (UX) Specialist will collaborate to continuously improve the quality and innovation of the user interface for products and enterprise systems as well as working with the Sr. IT management to create professional presentations.



  • Create presentation material for the CDO & staff from concepts and meeting details
  • Create superior user experiences through the design of elegant interfaces and documents
  • Collaborate with Business Analysts to create sketches, wireframes, Photoshop mockups, or interactive prototypes to support early concepts and ideas
  • Design high-level flow diagrams and GUI form charts for use in GUI specifications
  • Design clean, usable workflows for complex processes
  • Design Web application user interfaces that are on-brand, visually attractive, and cohesive.
  • Create production-quality visual assets and icons for the development teams
  • Present, defend, and revise your design ideas through design reviews and subsequent iterations
  • Help define and implement interface usability and consistency standards
  • Provide design guidance for creative deliverables across the organization
  • Act as user experience proponent and evangelist
  • Guide team members regarding user experience vision, concepts, and practices.
  • Develop requirements for the delivery of content strategy and user experience
  • Provide user experience solution advice and planning at all levels as required
  • Present and conduct reviews of user interface designs with project managers, stakeholders, and other involved parties
  • Create presentation material for the CDO & staff from concepts and meeting details
  • Develop content/graphics for cybersecurity metrics
  • Create succinct and clear written communications suitable for executives as well as end users
  • Create graphically pleasing and straightforward PowerPoint slides, Visio Diagrams and other presentation materials


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, computer/graphic design, system analysis or a related field, or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of three (3) years of hands-on design and implementation of user interfaces
  • Must be a U.S. citizen with no dual-citizenship.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy (DOE) security clearance, if required.



Additional Qualifications:

  • Ability to take concepts from meetings, conservations and email to full graphical designs
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
  • Strong interpersonal and oral communication skills
  • Skilled at working within a team-oriented, collaborative environment
  • Unrelenting determination and results-oriented
  • Ability to present ideas and solutions in business-friendly and user-friendly language
  • Highly self-motivated and self-directed
  • Keen attention to detail



The User Experience (UX) Specialist will work a 9/80 work week while receiving market leading pay, paid time off, paid winter holiday shutdown, educational refund plan, medical, dental, vision and service-based retirement contributions with additional 401k match.




Pay: $62,000 - $97,000


The base salary range for this position in Virginia at the start of employment is expected to be between $62,000 and $97,000 per year. However, the base salary offered is based on local job market factors, and may vary further depending on factors specific to the selected job candidate, such as job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and other objective business considerations. Subject to these considerations, the total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, such as an annual cash incentive in addition to a full range of medical, retirement, and/or other benefits. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided at such time the selected job candidate receives an offer of employment. If hired, the selected job candidate will be employed 'at-will,’ unless employed at a location and in a position subject to a collective bargaining agreement.  The company further reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment, compensation or benefit program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, company or individual department/team performance, and other market factors.


As a federal government contractor, BWX Technologies, Inc. and any subsidiaries, affiliates and related entities (“BWXT” or the “Company”) complies with all federal, state, and local laws and customer requirements regarding health and safety protocols.  As such, all BWXT new hires will be required to adhere to applicable Company health and safety requirements within the workplace as a condition of employment.


Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. Position requires U.S. citizenship with (no dual citizenship) ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy (DOE) security clearance which involves an extensive criminal and financial background investigation, drug test and previous employment reference verifications.


BWXT supports diversity and is committed to the concept of Equal Employment Opportunity. We have established procedures to ensure that all personnel actions such as recruitment, compensation, career development, benefits, company-sponsored training and social recreational programs are administered without regard to race, color religion, gender, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or veteran status.


Nearest Major Market: Lynchburg
Nearest Secondary Market: Virginia

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