UX/UI Designer

Axle Informatics
Rockville, MD
Feb 27, 2021
Mar 02, 2021
Full Time
A' Axle Informatics is a scientific research and information technology company that offers innovative computer services, informatics, and bioresearch solutions to research centers and healthcare organizations around the globe. With experts in software engineering, bioinformatics, molecular research, and program management, we focus on developing and applying technological tools and scientific techniques to empower the world of research. We work with some of the top research organizations and facilities in the country including multiple institutes at the National Institutes of health (NIH), which means candidates will be receiving the best on-the-job training possible in this field. A' A' A' AxleA' is seeking a highly ambitious, adaptable, structured, and detail orientedA' UX/UI DesignerA' to join our vibrant team at Bethesda, MD. Responsibilities: A' A' ?A' A' Collaborate with clients, product managers, stakeholders, and developers and gather user requirements and build rapid prototypes ?A' A' Practice and apply User-Centered Design (UCD) process methods to UI design that can substantially improve the usabilityA' ?A' A' Understand Iterative User Interface Design and the importance of user testing across the entire product development processA' ?A' A' Work independently and collaboratively with the UX team to identify and execute high fidelity UI design for a variety of projectsA' ?A' A' Design Graphic User Interface (GUI) elements including icons, navigational menus, tabs, buttons, data visualizations, etc.A' A' ?A' A' Contribute to the design system and maintain web and mobile librariesA' ?A' A' Understand research artifacts including personas, journey maps, user flows, Information Architecture (IA), wireframes, sitemaps, and clickable prototypes, with oversight from design leadershipA' ?A' A' Knowledge of design constraints such as browser capabilities, media types, platform differences, and operating systems and Identify and troubleshoot UX problems and bring best solutions (eg Responsiveness)A' ?A' A' Create User-Centered Design (UCD) for all platforms (Desktop, Laptop, Tablet, Mobile, etc.) ?A' A' Present work to clients and be able to accept and respond appropriately to feedback and conduct layout adjustments based on end-user feedbackA' ?A' A' Maintain responsibility for completion and accuracy of work products and the ability to problem-solve and offer ideas to address client issuesA' ?A' A' Communicate design findings, ideas, and recommendations in verbal, written, and visual form A' A' A' A' A' Job Requirements: A' ?A' A' Bachelor's degree in Interaction Design, Graphic Design, or equivalent design-related field ?A' A' 5+ years of experience as a visual User Interface (UI) designer, User Experience (UX) designer role in designing enterprise software applications ?A' A' Demonstrate visual design expertise through design concepts, case studies, documentation, mockups, and style guides ?A' A' Experience designing interactions for complex systems - mouse and touch-based environments ?A' A' Intimate knowledge of User-Centered Design (UCD) process and methodology ?A' A' Experience creating wireframes and prototypes with design tools such as Adobe XD, Photoshop, Illustrator, or other Adobe CC tools ?A' A' Familiarity with the fundamentals of graphic design (typography, color, line, shape, value, texture, space, hierarchy, alignment, contrast, proximity, repetition, and rhythm) ?A' A' Must be able to navigate differing opinions on designs and guide the thought process of cross-functional team members towards a user experience that meets the goals of our clients ?A' A' Experience with cross-browser compatibility issues in web, mobile-first and responsive designs ?A' A' Understanding of modern software platforms and tools, especially HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, Angular, iOS, and Android ?A' A' Ability to demonstrate visual design expertise, including gathering raw data from various sources and developing comprehensive and visually engaging designs ?A' A' Experience in graphic design, typography, iconography, and brand style guides.A' ?A' A' Strategic thinker with the ability to solve problems, even when they are not fully defined ?A' A' Possess an effective problem-solving ability even under short notice and must be able to come up with creative solutions and consider a variety of alternative solutions for each problem by practicing good time-management skills ?A' A' Experience translating product requirements into low- and high-fidelity design artifacts and functional specifications ?A' A' Solid understanding of web standards, usability, section 508, and information architecture principles ?A' A' Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills ?A' A' High tolerance for ambiguity and a strong desire to design a simple and intuitive user experience ?A' A' Genuine desire to learn and adapt to new technologies, share knowledge, team collaboration, and build team spirit are essential ?A' A' Strong portfolio demonstrate attention to detail and pixel perfect designs for web/mobile designs ?A' A' mobile design is a plus ?A' A' good experience in application developement A' The diversity of Axle's employees is a tremendous asset. We are firmly committed to providing equal opportunity in all aspects of employment and will not tolerate any illegal discrimination or harassment based age, race, gender, religion, national origin, disability, marital status, covered veteran status, sexual orientation, status with respect to public assistance, and other characteristics protected under state, federal, or local law and to deter those who aid, abet, or induce discrimination or coerce others to discriminate. A' Accessibility: If you need an accommodation as part of the employment process please contact:A' A' Disclaimer:A' The above description is meant to illustrate the general nature of work and level of effort being performed by individual's assigned to this position or job description. This is not restricted as a complete list of all skills, responsibilities, duties, and/or assignments required. Individuals may be required to perform duties outside of their position, job description or responsibilities as needed. 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