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Job ID: 2017070
Location: SPRINGFIELD, VA, United States
Date Posted: Nov 12, 2020
Category: Information Technology
Subcategory: Web Design
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI with Poly
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI with Poly
Potential for Remote Work: No

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Job Description

Description

The CIO-T/TF/TFD requires Web Design Specialist (UX) Level 4 support to the AWP program. The contractor shall provide services to develop overall layout and production design for various applications by applying extensive knowledge of interactive web design tools and web technologies (e.g. CSS3, HTML5, Adobe Creative products, Bootstrap, or other design frameworks) supporting the technology and capabilities of the NGA internet and intranet systems. The frequency of occurrence of the below-listed requirements are weekly, unless otherwise stated. Specifically, the contractor shall:

 

Duties may include:

  • Conduct design evaluations for NGA’s web enterprises to enable the build out of respective web designs to enhance the user experience.
  • Create and deliver design educational and informational briefs.
  • Work with team members to evaluate ideas and concepts, assist with making critical decisions affecting the user experience, and incorporate varying stages of the design to the UX process.
  • Create and implement Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), HTML5 markup language, and other markup languages as needed to support design implementation.
  • Define the design rationale and explain visual choices to cross-functional teams; express concepts verbally and visually.
  • Create detailed wireframes for complex web and mobile applications.
  • Collaborate with internal and external teams and application users to conceptualize, design, and prototype excellent user experiences while maintaining functionality and simple workflows.
  • Participate in design activities to identify new product ideas and optimize existing products.
  • Research and implement modern web technologies to create innovative user interfaces and improve workflow efficiency.
  • 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, mobile optimization, responsiveness, and other web best practices.
  • Develop estimates on scope and duration of work required for individuals or team(s) to deliver client requirements.
  • Design new user-facing products by transforming an idea from scientific presentations to websites to online productivity tools.
  • Create visual concepts by using computer software, JavaScript and other browser-based technologies such as, Asynchronous JavaScript and Extensible Markup (AJAX), jQuery, and Bootstrap.
  • Build efficient, reusable libraries of design information for future use.
  • Ensure the technical feasibility of UI/UX designs.
  • Collaborate with team members during design and content reviews to refine user experiences.
  • Participate in code reviews to ensure best practices.
  • Create internal design products to facilitate digital transformation.
  • Create products and services that adhere to design and brand guidelines.
  • Translate architecture and other technical solutions into design products.
  • Develop estimates on scope and duration of work required for individuals or team(s) to deliver client requirements.
  • Apply results of web usability testing and web user research studies.
  • Demonstrate an understanding and execution of typography and design principles.
  • Demonstrate visual expertise including gathering raw data from various sources and developing comprehensive and visually engaging designs.
  • 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.
  • Ensure web development follows 508 compliance.

Qualifications

Skills and Experience:

Required

  • Certificate and/or bachelor's degree and/or equivalent experience within field with 11-14 years of experience.
  • Demonstrated experience utilizing web design software (e.g. Adobe Master Collection CS6/AdobeCreative Cloud) and/or applications (e.g. Dreamweaver, Illustrator, and Photoshop).
  • Demonstrated experience designing user-centered web-based products (from concept to execution including those for desktop, web, and/or mobile devices).
  • Demonstrated experience designing products for front-end development and web applications.
  • Demonstrated experience applying visual media design principles, theory, practices, user-centered web design principles and UX processes.
  • Demonstrated experience creating, editing, organizing, and storing digital file formats (e.g. tiff, gif, png, pdf, jpg, svg, html, css).

 

Desired

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience implementing industry standards for user experience methodologies, design technical resources, and web best practices.
  • Minimum of 1 year experience researching and/or implementing 18F US Web Design Standards Framework.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience researching, and/or implementing best practices for web accessibility, usability, and/or technical implementation.

 



Overview

SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's modernization and readiness challenges. Our offerings across defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets include high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission outcomes. We integrate the best components from our portfolio with our partner's ecosystem to deliver innovative and effective solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, VA, SAIC has annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. For information, visit saic.com or Working at SAIC for benefits details. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer empowering people no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status. We strive to create a diverse, inclusive and respectful work culture that values all.

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