UX/UX Developer with Security Clearance

Avantus Federal
Fairfax, VA
Feb 21, 2021
Feb 24, 2021
Full Time
Company Overview Avantus Federal, a NewSpring Holdings company, is a mission-focused services and solutions company headquartered in McLean, VA. Since E3 Federal Solutions and The Sentinel Company combined forces in 2018 and rebranded in 2020, Avantus works as a unified company to draw upon its heritage companies' histories of consistent growth and high performance in the federal services market. Avantus's services and solutions are designed, tailored, and executed based on our long history of helping our Homeland Security, Defense, Intelligence, and Federal Civilian customers solve complex problems. Position Overview We are seeking an experienced and talented UI/UX Developer to design and shape unique, Human Centered Design (HCD) products and experiences. The ideal candidate will understand the differences between UI and UX design, and have a creative yet organized approach to tackling problems and creating solutions. They should have an eye for clean and artful design, possess superior UI skills and be able to translate high-level requirements into interaction flows and artifacts, and transform them into beautiful, intuitive, and functional user interfaces. Responsibilities The UI/UX Developer will be responsible for creating and designing web elements that optimize user interaction and experience. They will work with team leadership to create wireframes, storyboards, and conceptual models for testing and building with the ultimate goal of translating any given user-experience journey into a smooth and intuitive interaction. The successful candidate must have the experience and versatility to work with stakeholders, users, and management to understand business needs, both current and future, and engineer a path forward to meet those needs. This position bridges the gap between business and development and is often relied on to help define / engineer the products we create by providing to-be solutions to difficult questions. Required Qualifications * Build wireframes and storyboards to conceptualize design * Collaborate on scenarios, end-to-end experiences, and screen designs * Collaborate with product management and engineering to define and implement innovative solutions for the product direction, visuals and experience * Conceptualize original ideas that bring simplicity and user friendliness to complex design roadblocks * Identify design problems and devise elegant solutions. * Conduct user research and evaluate user feedback * Conduct user testing of applications, software, and websites * Create and implement interaction models and user interface specifications * Create, improve and use wireframes, prototypes, style guides, user flows, and effectively communicate your interaction ideas using any of these methods. * Define visual elements, product elements, and overall design * Design and deliver wireframes, user stories, user journeys, and mockups optimized for a wide range of devices and interfaces. * Establish and promote design guidelines, best practices and standards * Ability to work well with others as well as independently (MUST leave ego at the door) * Ability to work well in a constantly evolving work environment * Experience in standard UX software to create wireframes/mockups such as Adobe Creative Suite, Balsamiq, Axure, Sketch, OmniGaffle, InVision, UXPin, Framer, etc. * Must have a TS/SCI with Polyraph Clearance Preferred Qualifications * Perform high level system analysis while considering the business implications of the application of technology to the current and future business environment * Ability to aggregate and synthesize abstract ideas into concrete engineering designs * HTML, CSS and JavaScript for creating prototypes * Working knowledge of WCAG Accessibility Standards and Section 508 compliance and how to design interfaces that meet those requirements * Experience using Jira in an Agile environment * Creating actionable user stories from high level objectives and detailed requirements * Experience creating / maintaining WordPress sites * Experience in graphic design, creating digital solutions Company EEO Statement Avantus Federal is an equal opportunity employer and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) federal contractor. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other category protected by law. Avantus hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled.