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User Experience (UX) Designer

Company: Applied Information Sciences, Inc.
Location: Reston
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

As a User Experience (UX) Designer, you will be working with our development teams and clients to define, test, plan, and build complex applications through iterative research methods and processes.

What You'll Be Doing

  • Ability to work closely with our development teams to define, plan and build complex applications for our enterprise, commercial and government clients.
  • Demonstrate a strong foundation in Visual Design, along with additional experience in UX that spans two or three additional disciplines, such as User Research, Information Architecture, Content Strategy, Interaction Design and/or UI Development.
  • Ability to work closely with team members and clients to define, design and validate user requirements through iterative methods and processes.

Location and Travel Details

This is a remote position with occasional travel once COVID restrictions are lifted.

Profile of Success

  • Utilize at least two years of design experience, ideally across industries and sectors.
  • Work on project teams during discovery to explore problem definition, build strategies and help plan for comprehensive, user-centered solutions.
  • Participate and assist in facilitating meetings, workshops, focus groups and interviews with stakeholders, subject matter experts, and users.
  • Ability to understand requirements and make recommendations for implementation of applying best practices in usability, interaction, and visual design.
  • Conceptualize and articulate complex ideas to clients, team members, and managers through appropriate assets (i.e. sketches, wireframes, prototypes, design comps, user flows).
  • Understanding of Design Systems, and the ability to create visual designs built on components for fast-paced projects.
  • Experience designing for print & presentations in addition to interaction and visual design for applications and websites.
  • Knowledge of industry tools for creating documentation and assets to capture and communicate ideas (i.e. Axure, InVision, Adobe Experience Design, Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketch, etc.).
  • Familiar with the latest trends and methods in the industry, and have a good understanding of different mindsets that enable teams to be innovative and successful, like Design Thinking, Lean and Agile.
  • Understanding of common software project management practices.

Desirable Skills

  • Professional knowledge of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG) and the refreshed Section 508 Accessibility standards.
  • Proficiency with HTML & CSS development, with a strong understanding of responsive design.
  • Bachelor's Degree related to Design (Graphic, Industrial), Interaction Design, Interactive Media, Human Factors, or equivalent.

About AIS

AIS, Dedicated to Our People

AIS employees can spend their entire career at AIS doing challenging, rewarding work and reach their desired level of achievement and responsibility. We offer the opportunity to move up, without the obligation to move out of a position where one excels. We are committed to our employee's success; however, they define it.

It's our dedication to our employees that inspired our leadership to invest in our future and become partially employee-owned through an Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP).

Our employees are our greatest strength, and we do all that we can to serve them. We invest in technology as early adopters, allowing us to create transformative and innovative solutions for our customers while exposing our team to cutting edge technology.

We hire outstanding individuals who are committed to curiosity, passionate about emerging technology, and who are excited to find innovative solutions for the biggest tech challenges facing international brands and government agencies today.

We Invest in Individuals Committed to Innovation

AIS is seeking professionals of a certain character and level of excellence. People that we can learn from and that we can help grow to achieve their personal career goals.

We are looking for:

  • Smart people with a passion for technology
  • Strong technical capabilities with a consultancy mindset
  • Close involvement with local technical communities
  • A willingness to think outside of the box to provide innovative solutions to clients
  • Ability to solve challenging technical business problems
  • Self-directed professionals

Our Core Values

  • Client Success
  • Continued Learning and Technical Excellence
  • Strong Client Relationships
  • Citizenship and Community

EEO Statement

Applied Information Sciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis covered by law. Employment decisions are based solely on qualifications merit, and business need.

Responsibilities - Ability to work closely with our development teams to define, plan and build complex applications for our enterprise, commercial and government clients. - Demonstrate a strong foundation in Visual Design, along with additional experience in UX that spans two or three additional disciplines, such as User Research, Information Architecture, Content Strategy, Interaction Design and/or UI Development. - Ability to work closely with team members and clients to define, design and validate user requirements through iterative methods and processes.

Keywords: Applied Information Sciences, Inc., Reston , User Experience (UX) Designer, Other , Reston, Virginia

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