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User Experience (UX) Designer

Apex Systems McLean Contractor
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Role: User Experience (UX) Designer

Location: McLean, VA and Remote

Schedule: 40 hours / week

Overview: Apex Systems, the nation’s second largest IT staffing and technology services firm, has an immediate opening for a User Experience (UX) Designer to sit on-site in McLean, VA and Remote.

The successful candidate will design and develop interactive web/mobile applications. Using modern frameworks and UX best practices, the designer will apply user research, information architecture, rapid prototyping, and web development skills to design new solutions, troubleshoot and implement front-end code for existing or new systems, and deliver innovative, cost-effective solutions for a wide range of customers.

Qualifications:

A minimum of 5  years’ work experience designing and developing web-based solutions is required. The candidate must have experience working on complex web applications and have extensive experience in UX research, strategy and design, information architecture, and front-end prototyping for web/mobile.

Required qualifications for this role include:

  • Extensive experience coding web pages with HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript/jQuery
  • Knowledge of usability, accessibility (Section 508), responsive web design and other standard best practices
  • Knowledge and practice of UX industry best practices including research methods and user-centered design
  • Strong visual and interaction design proficiency, as well as a superior understanding of current front-end coding practices
  • Knowledge of front-end design and development frameworks, including Bootstrap, Angular and US Web Design System

Other required qualifications for this role include:

  • Demonstrated proficiency designing in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. Multimedia experience with Premiere Pro, Captivate, After Effects, etc. a huge plus.
  • Proficient use of common rapid prototyping tools (Axure Pro, etc.)
  • Extensive experience designing web application interfaces in an agile environment
  • Aspiration to stay on top of cutting edge hardware, software, and interaction design
  • Awareness of new trends in interactive design, web development, and digital platforms
  • Experience customizing Content Management Systems (Microsoft SharePoint, etc.)
  • Excellent communication skills and a commitment to excellent customer service

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Design, Human Computer Interaction, Computer Science, or Human Factors or 5  years of equivalent work experience to include any combination of UX design, web design, multimedia design, UX research and/or information architecture.

A solid portfolio of web, mobile, and multimedia design is required.

EEO Employer

Apex Systems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, registered domestic partner status, marital status, disability, status as a crime victim, protected veteran status, political affiliation, union membership, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at 844-463-6178

 

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WHAT WE DO:

Apex Systems is a division of the 2nd largest IT staffing and services firm in North America. From consulting to staff augmentation, we connect top tech talent with great companies in all industries.

OUR CREDENTIALS: 

Apex earned Inavero’s Best of Staffing™ Client Diamond and Talent Awards for providing superior service to clients and job seekers, putting the company in the top 2 percent of all U.S. staffing agencies.

SUPPORTING OUR CONTRACT EMPLOYEES:

We take the time to understand a candidate’s talents and needs to ensure a good match with companies for contract, contract-to-hire, and direct hire positions. Each recruiter within Apex is focused on a specific skill area within infrastructure, applications, and project management. This focused discipline enables our local recruiters to work directly with our candidate’s and focus their talent on the right position at the right time.

WHO OUR CUSTOMERS ARE: 

We serve Fortune 500, mid-market, and emerging companies from a wide variety of industries, including communications, energy, financial services, government services, healthcare, technology, and utilities. 

WHERE WE ARE: 

Apex has branches in over 70 locations across the U.S. and Canada and more than 1,000 employees dedicated to supporting the needs of our clients and contract team members. Visit www.apexsystems.com to find a local branch or connect with an Account Manager or Recruiter.

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