User Experience Specialist (Remote) #2796

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  • Fairfax, VA
  • Information Technology
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GovCIO is a team of transformers–people who are passionate about transforming government I.T. We believe in making a difference by developing digital strategies and delivering the technology-related innovation that improves governmental operations each day.

But we can’t do it alone. We welcome and nurture an inclusive and diversified work culture. Because different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives make us better decision-makers, problem solvers, and creators. We’re changing the face of I.T. – from our diverse staff to the end-products we develop. And we’re excited to expand our team. Are you ready to be a transformer?


Responsibilities

 

GovCIO is looking for a UI/UX Designer to join our team in support of the Agile Center of Excellence (ACOE) at the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Information Technology. The UI/UX Designer will design slide decks, graphics, Customer journeys, and high-level screen designs (sketches/wireframes) by working closely with GovCIO team members, business owners, and customers to help build the right product. The successful candidate will be able to thrive in an Agile development environment, demonstrating the ability to manage both time and scope to fit tasks into quick development iterations.

 

The day-to-day role will be dynamic, addressing multiple customer priorities. The overall focus will be on refining the presentation of VA briefings, slide decks, SharePoint pages, and other materials. This candidate will manage a collection of stock photos and work with GovCIO team members who are leading the weekly presentations.

 

The ideal candidate will have experience at the Department of Veterans Affairs as well as familiarity with Agile Software Development. 

 

  • Employ participatory design, creative brainstorming, and other techniques to collaborate with software developers, systems engineers and other product team members as part of an agile software development team
  • Ensure applications are meeting IT Accessibility Standards
  • Collect and analyze user research data to understand the user population and identify trends and insights
  • Map workflows, and user paths, create storyboards, wireframes, mockups, low and high-fidelity prototypes and write UI specifications to support development across multiple applications and platforms
  • Design graphics, icons, and other visual elements as necessary
  • Evaluate designs using user-centric design techniques such as UI reviews and cognitive walk-throughs
  • Maintain an awareness of current trends in technology design and usability, and share this information across multiple teams
  • Participate in working groups and/or meetings with application stakeholders to discuss user requirements and/or present wireframes and mockups

 

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree 
  • 7 years of experience 
  • Five years of UX design experience
  • Proven UI design experience
  • Experience with mock-up and wireframe tools, such as Adobe Creative Cloud and Sketch
  • Experience delivering products that work across a range of browsers and platforms
  • Understanding of 508 Accessibility standards. Experience delivering and meeting them preferred.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills (ability to communicate technical concepts to a non-technical audience).

 

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Experience working for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
  • Experience with PowerBI
  • Experience delivering code using modern JavaScript frameworks such as Angular, React, and/or Backbone, with the ability to implement and support modern JavaScript code
  • Experience implementing designs for COTS-based solutions
  • At least one Agile certification. This includes PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), SAFe Agilist (SA), or SAFe Program Consultant.
  • Experience working with at least one of the following Agile tools: IBM Rational (RM, CM, QM), ServiceNow Agile, CA Rally, JIRA or TFS, ALM, or VerionOne

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COVID Policy: New employees will be required to adhere to the Company’s and its clients’ COVID-19 safety procedures. In the event that the COVID-19 vaccination mandate for Federal Contractors is enforced, you must become fully vaccinated or request and be approved for an exemption. Employees working onsite at a client location must comply with our client’s COVID-19 requirements.

GovCIO is a team of professionals who want to make a difference. And that can only happen with a diverse, happy, and cared-for team. So, we prioritize your well-being, equity for all and look for ways to make work a better place for each of us every day.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religious affiliation, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, or disability status.

Compensation Range (In compliance with Colorado's Equal Pay for Equal Work Act for remote or positions located in CO)

$95,000-$135,000

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