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UI Designer

Navstar Springfield, VA
  • Posted: January 13, 2020
  • Full-Time

Would you like to perform rewarding work while contributing to the success of an established, growing company? Navstar is an award-winning organization that has a proven track record of successfully providing IT services and solutions both as a prime and sub-contractor on mission focused IT programs. Our employees are integral players in support of mission-critical programs focused on our National Security.

Position Description: Conduct web design evaluations to enhance the user experience. Design and layout webpages with prototyping tools and interactive elements for optimal design. Complete analysis of business objectives, interview users to determine user needs and produce requirements documents.

Defines the design rationale and explains visual choices to users; express concepts verbally and visually. Determine initial interaction plans, create low and high-fidelity prototypes and determine final interactive plan on the base of user testing. Apply results of web usability testing (e.g., usability studies, creation of user profiles or personas, participatory design, surveys, and cognitive walkthroughs) to the design of applications and web sites.

Participate in design activities to identify new product ideas and optimize existing products. Share ideas with internal teams on best practices around information architecture, interaction, and visual designs, usability, and supporting technologies. Develop thoughtful recommendations on information architecture, user experience, accessibility compliance, and use of graphics and other web best practices.

Ensure designs and development follows 508 compliance. Determine the interface style and layout and design key interfaces. Create visual concepts by using graphic design software such Adobe Creative Cloud Products, Visio, Microsoft Products and interaction design software.

Create products and services that adhere to design and brand guidelines. Translate architecture and other technical solutions into design products. Thoughtful recommendations on use of graphics, mobile optimization, accessibility compliance, and other web best practices.

Consult with client to define the strategy needed to expand and enhance the website in both scope of content and technical features. Required Skills and Qualification: Demonstrated experience implementing user experience design and front-end development. Demonstrated experience applying best practices for web accessibility, usability, technical implementation and color theory.

Demonstrated skills with HTML5 and CSS, XML, JavaScript, Angular JS/Ajax, jQuery, Responsive Web Design. Demonstrated experience designing graphic and branding elements with Adobe Creative Cloud applications (Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketch, etc.). Demonstrated ability to work within a large development team.

Demonstrated oral and written communication skills with team members, clients, and customers. Demonstrated the ability to break human behavior patterns into their most logical steps, well organized and attention to detail. Demonstrated solid understanding of user-centered design principles, section 508 compliance.

Desired Skills and Qualifications: Minimum 5 years' experience implementing industry standards for user experience methodologies, design technical resources, and web best practices. Minimum 2 years' experience with business workflow and appropriate capabilities/tools (e.g. JIRA, etc.).

Experience working with Adobe Creative Cloud graphics applications. Experience with APIs and responsive framework such as Bootstrap. Knowledge of SharePoint and PhP a plus.

Security Clearance Requirements: Every candidate must be a U.S. citizen, hold a current TS/SCI level security clearance and take and pass a CI polygraph. For 20 years Navstar has provided high-quality Innovative Technology Services and Solutions throughout the Intelligence Community.

We would not have achieved the success we have without the best AllStar team; this is not just a place to work, Navstar is a community. At Navstar everything we do revolves around listening to both our customers and employees, delivering the results they expect, and being a trusted partner as both a prime and subcontractor. We have proven track record of successfully providing innovative technology services and solutions on highly mission-focused programs; all while enjoying what we do at the same time.

Security is our priority; together, we will make the nation a safer place. Benefits at Navstar Highly Competitive Health Care Premiums, including 100% employer paid for employee Flexible Spending Accounts for Medical and Dependent Care Generous PTO and Federal Holiday Paid Leave Employer Paid STD/LTD Employer Paid Life Insurance 401K plan and Employer Match Referral and Opportunity Referral Programs Professional Development Assistance Navstar Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or veteran status.



Springfield, VA

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