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User Interface/User Experience Designer

Octo Consulting Group Arlington Full-Time
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Octo Consulting Group is seeking UI/UX Designers to join a large Agile development team responsible for modernizing, iteratively developing on and maintaining operations for a suite of highly visible applications for an innovative federal government agency. This individual will be responsible for understanding the business objectives and application user/personas in order to develop highly intuitive, user centric designs for the program.

  • Facilitate meetings with a variety of users to create empathy mapping, personas, and wireframes to ensure accurate capturing of end user needs.
  • Utilize a variety of design technologies to create and modify user interface designs that maximize the usability of the system. 
  • Combine business goals with UX best practices and realistic development expectations to establish a highly intuitive user experience
  • Research methods to maximize application speed and scalability and work with the client to implement recommendations
  • Ensure the application design is responsive while also being 508 compliant; participating and leading 508 accessibility testing efforts
  • Provide documentation and recommendations for the acceptance or mitigation of any issues and risks associated with requirements, proposed systems, solutions, development, designs, plans and timelines that the contractor identifies
  • Provide support to designated teams in all forms of testing.
  • Contributing to Agile ceremonies/meetings; providing demonstrations of code and contributing to the Agile team wherever required.

  • 8+ years of experience within the IT field focusing on Engineering projects 
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills
  • Strong experience with wireframe / mockup technologies such as Sketch, Adobe XD, Balsamiq and others
  • Proficient understanding of web markup , including HTML5, CSS3
  • Understanding of image authoring tools such as Gimp or Photoshop; a plus
  • Good understanding of SEO principles
  • Good understanding of 508 compliance principles, testing technologies and strategies, and application
  • Must be a US Citizen

Education

  • Bachelor's degree in related field 

Recommended skills

User Interface
Usability
User Experience
Persona (User Experience)
Website Wireframe
Search Engine Optimization
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