ux designer

Applied Information Sciences
Washington, DC
Oct 12, 2017
Oct 26, 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 http www appliedis com 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 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 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 Possess Front End Development skills with demonstrated working knowledge of HTML CSS JavaScript JQuery Understanding of common software project management practices Understanding of common software development practices including Agile Critical Skills Previous User Experience background required including experience designing and developing web applications in HTML CSS and JavaScript Proficiency using professional design tools such as Photoshop Fireworks Dreamweaver Illustrator etc Possess an understanding of the principles and techniques of Responsive Web Design Ability to commute to various client locations throughout the DC metro area and work onsite at our corporate headquarters in Reston Virginia Must possess the ability to obtain a DoD Security Clearance to gain access to customer networks and sites a 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 AB 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 Accessibility standards or Web Content Accessibility Guidelines WCAG Formal education Bachelora 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 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 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 k 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 s face it therea 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