UX Designer (Remote) #3235

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  • US-Remote Employee Location
  • Human Centered Design (HCD)
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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?

 

Job Overview

 

GovCIO is seeking a candidate for the position of UX Designer (Human Factors Engineering) to support the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). In this role you will support the VA by applying their deep understanding of industry trends and findings and apply this state-of-the-art knowledge in devising strategies, evaluations, and redesigns to avoid or modify products that have negative impacts.

The ideal candidate will have experience in visualizing how design changes affect the user and will be able to minimize impacts on the user where products are essential. Candidate will have strong critical thinking skills to redesign products to be more user-friendly as well as excellent communication and collaboration skills to effectively address human factor issues with engineering team and senior contract leads. Candidate must have a thorough understanding of all applicable standards. The environment is dynamic, and needs are often evolving; flexibility and forward-thinking views are important for success.

Responsibilities 

  • Advocate for the needs of people impacted by a solution and develop solutions that meet their needs.
  • Understand foundational HCD principles and should be enthusiastic about creating a strong user experience (UX), have an eye for consistency, and a knack for simplifying complex topics
  • Incorporate HCD into modern software development practices and coordinate with cross-functional teams to achieve a strategic vision
  • Integrate human-centered principles in day-to-day work, fostering a shared understanding of the intersection between design, content, the organization, and engineering
  • Conduct design research (both generative and evaluative)
  • Demonstrate strong experience juggling multiple priorities, often with tight deadlines
  • Must have strong qualitative and quantitative analytical skills 
  • Ability to mockup forms and visualizations
  • Conduct research, analyze information needs, and perform analysis to support the delivery of relevant tasks and artifacts 

 

Qualifications

Required Skills and Experience

  • Education Requirements: Master’s Degree in computer science, electronics engineering or other engineering or technical discipline required. 10 years of additional relevant experience may be substituted for education
  • Years of work experience required:  4+ 
  • Demonstrated understanding of Human-Centered Design and Agile Practices.
  • Experience applying HCD principles to a problem.
  • Experience with Mockup Tools such as Axure, Mockplus, Balsamiq, Invision, or equivalents
  • Must have strong, collaborative communication skills and writing skills
  • Must be well versed in all Microsoft Office products
  • Ability to work independently with minimal guidance and supervision

 

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Experience with VA preferred
  • Experience with JavaScript and CSS
  • Familiar with Compliance Standards such as Section 508 and Web Contact Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)

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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. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disabled

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

$85,000

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