AbleVets

  • UI / UX Designer

    Job Locations US-VA-Chantilly
    Job ID 2018-1618
  • Overview

    AbleVets, LLC is a fast-growing Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) providing healthcare information technology services to help the VA and DoD improve the lives of the people they serve. AbleVets has an opportunity for an experienced, motivated User Interface / User Experience (UI/UX) Designer to work with a team of developers and product owners to design, create, and maintain rich user experiences across a host of Veteran and VA Provider-facing applications. The successful candidate will be responsible for leading and conducting user research, interviews and surveys to identify user needs and interpret client challenges; translating ideas and concepts into wireframes and prototypes; and, communicating the prototypes into product creation and production across one or more IT projects. 

    Essential Functions and Job Responsibilities

    • Elicit an understanding of the customers’ and product owners’ product visions by researching, wireframing, prototyping, and mocking up user experiences.
    • Translate concepts into wireframes and mockups that lead to intuitive user experiences.
    • Identify design problems, develop elegant solutions, and justify design decisions eloquently.
    • Make strategic design and user-experience decisions related to core, and new, functions and features.
    • Take a user-centered design approach and rapidly test and iterate your designs.
    • Collaborate with a cross-functional team of product owners and development team members on all phases of the software development lifecycle
    • Incorporate best practices for accessibility, usability, 508 compliance, web performance, and design into our products and ultimately evangelize a more consistent and delightful user experience.
    • Provide mentorship to other frontend engineers and designers in all aspects of UX development.
    • Perform research, evaluations, and validations of moderate complexity.
    • Use appropriate research methodology, tools, and protocols to conduct user-centered research.
    • Perform subjective and objective research both qualitatively and quantitatively, to gather deep end-user understanding.
    • Perform usability/heuristic evaluations and validations across the product or solution life-cycle.
    • Will work from at our Chantilly, VA office

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree and minimum of 10 years related experience.  Degree should be in Computer Science or Design, Information Technology / Systems, Business IT, Project Management or a related discipline.  Five (5) years’ experience may be substituted for degree.
    • 5+ years of UI design experience in an Agile delivery environment which supports incremental development of high-quality, fully-tested application component every few weeks.
    • 5+ years of experience eliciting requirements and synthesizing information from multiple sources to design rich customer experiences
    • Proficiency with design and presentation applications (i.e. Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketch, InVision)
    • Proficiency with web standards and modern web technologies (HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript)

    Desired Qualifications:

    • Experience working on Veterans Affairs (VA) projects and knowledge of VA processes (e.g. VIP, PMAS, etc.).
    • Active VA clearance and PIV

    EEO Statement

    AbleVets LLC appreciates your interest in our company as a place of employment.  We are proud to be an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and are committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other protected class.  AbleVets is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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