Senior UX Designer

UX Design, Wireframe, User Research
Contract W2, Contract Independent, Contract Corp-To-Corp, 12 Months
$65 - $80
Work from home not available Travel not required

Job Description

UX Designer, Reston, VA

ALTA IT Services has two immediate contract openings for UX designers with 5-8 years of experience who are equally proficient at user research, interaction and visual design. In this hybrid role, the ideal candidates are adept in collaborating with Product Management and Engineering on broad, complex problems that require scalable design solutions. This is a 100% onsite position based in Reston, VA.

Candidates must be eligible for work in the United States without sponsorship; and must pass a pre-employment background investigation. An onsite interview is required. The team seeks designers who energetically sketch both on paper and white boards as a means of rapidly exploring ideas with colleagues on cross-functional teams. The managers are looking for people who are inquisitive, humble, optimistic, collaborative, empathetic and creative. Designers must be able to conceptualize innovative solutions, create user experience specifications, workflows and mockups, and provide expert evaluation of intangibles as well as develop well-crafted design artifacts. This UX Designer role is highly visible within the organization. This role is expected to make significant contributions to organizational objectives directly affecting the user experience and our products.
Team and Mission
The UX team has strong consensus from the executive level that enables them to deliver exceptional experiences for customers and their users. They provide products that delight and exceed customer expectations, and also take on complex customer, business, and design problems. They are leaders with vision and continuous learners, always seeking to improve processes and methodologies.
Requirements

  • Experience on user research, research strategy, user interviews, surveys and usability study. Builds personas, user journey map, empathy maps
  • Experience on UX analysis to conduct competitive analysis, market assessments and heuristic evaluations
  • Experience on Information Architect, taxonomies. Builds information architecture, navigation schemas, search schemas and site map development
  • Experience on web analytics and feedback data to inform infrastructure changes and design
  • Experience on interaction design, interaction modeling and mental modeling. Creates user scenarios, user flow, low fidelity and high fidelity wireframes
  • Deep knowledge of user centered design processes and methodology
  • Experience designing web apps and mobile solutions for enterprise platforms
  • Experience on usability test usability test script, method, collect feedback and design improvement recommendations
  • Advanced knowledge of wireframing and/or prototyping tools and methodologies
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently or as part of a team
  • Experience in a fast-paced software environment, and an ability to execute against aggressive timelines
  • High energy level, enthusiastic, and eager to do what is necessary to be successful
  • Highly creative and inquisitive; able to multitask effectively
  • Stay on top of user/customer experience trends and best practices across interaction types (web, mobile)
  • Ability to think at a high level about product strategy and vision
  • Knowledge of HTML/CSS/JavaScript; ability to speak to developers about front-end in their language
  • Experience in Agile methodologies
  • We are looking for 5+ years design experience
  • Must have an online portfolio to be considered

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor or Master s degree in Human-Computer Interaction, Human Factors in Information Design, Human Centered Design, Industrial Design, Psychology, Graphic design, computer science or other relevant field

Software & Tools:

  • Experience in Adobe XD, Axure, Balsamiq, Invision, UXPin, InDesign, Sketch
  • Experience in usability testing tools

Hourly Rate Range: $65.00/hr. to $80/hr. W2 hourly, commensurate with experience. Benefits available. C2C is OK

For consideration please contact Melissa McNally via mmcnally@altaits.com


ALTA IT Services, LLC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other factor.

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