Gunnison is seeking energetic and dedicated UI/UX Designer who will help shape and deliver our core design processes, standards, and toolkits that enable thoughtful product development and innovation across client's product lines. The UI/UX Designer is passionate about making technology and data intuitive and meaningful through user research, information architecture, and prototyping in support of a civilian government agency client.SUMMARY OF POSITION:Design in systems - Understand how design systems are built. Know when to follow and when to break established interaction patterns. Champion consistency, flexibility, and reuseClarity Simplicity - Have a sense for clean design and are committed to creating elegantly simple user experiences from otherwise complex workflows Design Thinking - Have strong problem-solving roots with deep empathy for the user. Help the team take on the toughest challenges with insightful solutions. Eye on Delivery - Know enough about modern frameworks to communicate with engineers. Know how to get your designs to be well built before release. Collaborator & Communicator - Proven ability to effectively interact and collaborate in a cross-discipline and creative team comprised of users, user experience designers, product managers, developers and executive leaders JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Foster an environment where the team uses human-centered design thinking methods and continuous improvement to iterate through concepts that can be tested and validated with users. Lead design discussions and workshops with key stakeholders. Collaborate with business partners, UXD practitioners, and technologists to map and visualize ideas with customer journey maps, wireframes, user flow diagrams, prototypes, and other interactive designs Drive collaboration and co-creation across multiple business areas to deliver experience concepts that are desirable to the customer, feasible for the organization, and viable for the business Utilize human-centered?design thinking methods to design and envision future experiences iteratively in a dynamic environment Drive synthesis and insight generation, with an emphasis on collaboration and group facilitationParticipate in the estimation process Stay up-to-date with emerging technologies/industry trends and apply them into day to day activities Collaborate with UI/UX designers to match visual design intentMaintain, expand, and scale existing web assets and design systems REQUIREMENTS:Bachelor's Degree in CS, IST or a related field of studyAbility to pass a US Government Background investigation (national agency check, Secret or TS not required).5+ years of experience designing responsive web apps, websites and design systemsExperienced / familiar with web and mobile technologies such that you can communicate with engineersExperience in the design and documentation of complex interfaces with a thorough understanding of modern web technologies Strong understanding of UI, cross-browser compatibility, general web functions and standards Expertise in modern visual and interactive product design Highly creative, organized and detail-oriented Passionate about delivering the best user experience possible Ability to work independently Familiar with interaction design & best practices for prototyping and communicating concepts using tools like Sketch and Invision ADDITONAL SKILLS:Deep understanding of product design, user experience, information hierarchy, user-flows, composition, layout, color and typography Experience in data visualization Excellent oral and written communication skills, and able to present to small and large groups of peopleOnline portfolio demonstrating broad skills, versatile aesthetic, high-end customer facing experiences, with expertise in design principles, thinking and usability Experience with Agile Scrum MethodologyWhy Join Gunnison?Gunnison takes on ambitious projects. We target fun, challenging work that requires creative thinking and innovation. Quality is our top priority.Gunnison's employee benefits meet or exceed what other companies in the Washington, DC metropolitan area offer.Gunnison is a family-oriented business. As a small firm, there is a great sense of camaraderie and employees are treated like family. This is an atmosphere we fully intend to maintain, even as we continue to grow.Gunnison's revenues have grown steadily since the firm's founding in 1994. Our growth rate over the past decade is 19% per year.Our employee resources, financial resources, and client base are all expanding. Just as important, we have solid partnerships with several other firms, providing specialized niche expertise to fulfill unique customer needs. The vast majority of our work is from repeat customers.Employee BenefitsFull Time W-2. Gunnison's employee benefits meet or beat other companies in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. We invite comparison. Click here for details Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Must be eligible for employment in the United States We are unable to sponsor candidates at this timeIn 1994 Gunnison Consulting Group began serving the greater Washington, DC metro area, focused on tackling our customers' most ambitious technology projects. By creating a culture dedicated to enabling our customers and employees to achieve more than they ever thought they could, the company has thrived for 25 years.