UI /UX Developer (Clearance Required)
What you will be doing! Designs user experiences for new and existing web-based applications. Designs user-friendly solutions for complex workflows. Designs high-fidelity mockups using Adobe Creative Suite CC (Illustrator, Photoshop), Axure, or similar design tools. Creates design artifacts and workflow diagrams. Understands and follows user experience design processes, standards, and best practices. Communicates on a regular basis with creative director, product owners, development teams, and stakeholders.What you will need2+ years of experience in UX or related field with a strong background in user interface designFormal education in Human Factors, Graphic Design, or related fieldDemonstrated ability to design compelling and intuitive user interfacesExpertise in visual or graphic design using tools like Photoshop, Illustrator, or equivalentFamiliarity with user experience or web design with a focus on web-based applicationsAbility to collaborate with cross-functional teams of multiple disciplinesAbility to participate in design critiques and to take suggestions with graceExperience in creating style guides, icons, and graphics in support of a projectDesired experience may include:Familiarity with Section 508 accessibility compliance requirementsFamiliarity working with development teams in an Agile environmentExperience with HTML and CSSPixel perfect design skillsKnowledge of typographyProfessional portfolio or sample that demonstrates design thinking and a strong understanding of visual designWhat it takes:A 'be the best of the best' attitudeHunger to be at the leading edge of your fieldStrong work ethicAbility to work in individual or team environmentsPatriotism:willingness to work towards the betterment of your countrymendesire to be the 1 st line of defense to protect your nationpassion to protect and serveIntellectual curiosity along with an analytical mindAbility to obtain/maintain DoD clearance based on background investigation and polygraphClearance TS/SCI with poly required **COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, Praxis may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements.** Who are we? Praxis Engineering* was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Annapolis Junction MD - with growing offices in Chantilly VA and Aberdeen MD.Praxis Engineering is a consulting, product, and solutions firm dedicated to the practical application of software and system engineering technologies to solve complex problems. With over 350 employees supporting more than 50 contracts, Praxis brings together world class engineers with proven engineering best practices, domain expertise, commercial technologies and proven agile management approaches to create high value solutions aimed at helping our customers meet their most critical business and mission objectives. *Praxis Engineering is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics IT .Why Praxis? We are focused on continual learning and evolution. We don't do things because "that's the way we've always done things"; we listen to our employees and adapt to the changing marketplace. We look at the big picture and encourage our engineers to get training and certifications in emerging technologies that will help shape our customer's mission. We've been profitable year after year. We're always on the lookout for great engineers to join the team and we recognize that our employees are the heart and soul of what we do. We focus on recruiting talented people, treating them right, and then allowing them to do what they do best. No red tape. No micromanagement. Smart people want to work with smart people, and we love people who are passionate about what they do, and finding ways to do it better.And then there is the BenefitsCompetitive salaryOffice perks such as free soft drinks and snacks (both healthy and not-so-healthy)Praxis swag (annual gift certificate to purchase top brand Praxis apparel)Comprehensive health insurance plansParental leave401k contribution/match: combination of profit share/contribution (4%) and employer match (up to 4%) for a total of 8%.Annual bonus planFour weeks Paid Time Off + 10 holidays + comp time eligibilityTraining is a priority! Take advantage of our endless in-house training opportunities - or seek out vendor offered (paid) training opportunities like conferences, certification courses and seminars. Conferences (recently attended by Praxis employees): AWS Summit, IoT World, Black Hat and DefCon. Training & Certifications: Splunk, AWS, Big Data/Cloudera, VMWare, Scrum Master the list of certifications goes on and on! Praxis University: Cyber Research, Data Analytics, IoT, AWS and RedHat course offerings and hands-on training.We truly believe the right work-life balance can exist, and it's here at Praxis. Our work is extremely important, but your job is just a part of who you are. When you enjoy your life outside of our walls, you're at your best the next time you walk through our doors. We do all we can to assure that happens every day.Praxis Engineering provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, or any other protected class.