UX Designer

Applied Information Sciences
Washington, DC
Oct 12, 2017
Oct 16, 2017
Full Time
Our User Experience Practice is seeking a UX Designer with front end, web development experience in technologies such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript and jQuery as well as a solid User Experience background! This professional should have user experience design skills, analytical skills and creative ideas to contribute towards the user experience design efforts of our federal and commercial project engagements. As a full time, AIS Consultant the ability to obtain a DOD security clearance and the ability to commute to various client sites throughout the DC metro area is required. AIS (is a highly regarded technical services firm specializing in custom application development and managed services. We invest in technology as early adopters so we can leverage new innovations to deliver transformative solutions for our customers while engaging with them to solve their problems. We are market leaders and have achieved significant deployments in our areas of focus. But what really sets up apart? Simply put - our people. Help Us Deliver Successful Projects! As a consulting company, our projects are fluid and we donA cents € (TM) t hire for a singular spot (not a body shop company), however here is a summary of the type of project/role for a user experience consultant: Ability to contribute to and work on a wide range of projects from public-facing sites, to internal applications and robust, custom enterprise products. We work with several different platforms and technologies to provide the best solutions for our clients. Profile of Success: A sound understanding of todayA cents € (TM) s web technologies and the challenges it brings, including (but not limited to) designing for multiple devices and creating truly accessible sites and applications Have a passion for building better products; evangelize for the User at every opportunity and help your team members, managers and stakeholders understand why these design choices are important Conceptualize and articulate complex ideas, then communicate those ideas to team members, managers and stakeholders through appropriate assets (ie sketches, wireframes, prototypes, documentation, spreadsheets, site maps, user flows, personas) Possess a strong foundation in design principles and methodologies that can be translated into visual designs and standards for sites and applications Ability to use graphic software (such as Photoshop/Illustrator) for creating comps and wireframes (without working in the browser first) or for graphics for non-browser based projects Interested in staying current with the latest technologies to modernize and improve your workflow Familiar with the latest trends, methods, and tools in the web industry that enable you to meet requirements and produce project assets Strong written and verbal communication skills A cents € < Other Desirable Skills: Recognize and implement appropriate Human Centered Design techniques at each phase of the project (ie card sorting, user interviews, questionnaires, usability tests, A/B tests). Experience in one or more of the following areas of disciplines: Usability Testing, Information Architecture, Content Strategy, Interaction Design, Visual Design, Front-End Design. Working knowledge of Section 508 Accessibility standards or Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG) Formal education (BachelorA cents € (TM) s) in interaction design, new media design or related design field. Experience designing with client rich technologies such as AngularJS, Bootstrap, jQuery or Knockout and experience working with .NET based applications a+. Client Site Locations: DC Metro Area (Downtown DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia) *ConsultantsA cents € (TM) assigned client sites are subject to change due to the consultative nature of our work. If you can be flexible with your commute tolerance, you will be afforded many opportunities. Flexibility is key, and something we value in our people. About Us As a services company, our people are what makes us who we are. We are technologists/consultants/problem solvers/builders A cents € " all of it wrapped up in one. Customers, partners, former and current employees alike, highlight the caliber of those working at AIS. We hire smart people, but lots of companies say that. Beyond being smart, we attract individuals that are inquisitive and self-motivated to learn new technologies and figure things out. We like to say the best way to learn about something is by building stuff. Our culture is one of continuous self-improvement and this comes by way of knowledgeable colleagues, a focus on innovation and the right level of resources to learn and share. This extends to our clients, partners and local technical communities. We actively engage with these groups to contribute, foster advancement and build on our expertise. We determine, as a company, our future investments in technology so we can build and try new things. Interested in applying? If this sounds like an interesting environment, then we invite you to apply. At AIS, the Recruiting team is dedicated to optimizing your candidate experience. This is a great place to work for folks that are self-directed. We are entrepreneurial and are looking for consultants with the drive and perseverance to make something out of an opportunity. What can AIS offer you? Medical, vision, and dental health insurance; paid overtime; training; certification bonuses; state of the art development tools; 401k match; ESOP; tuition reimbursement; company events and a really fun holiday party are all a part of why you should come work here. One last thing, we have really great technical minds to learn from, and letA cents € (TM) s face it, thereA cents € (TM) s always something new to learn. Applied Information Sciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis covered by law. Employment decisions are based solely on qualifications, merit and business need.