Future Technologies Inc.

  • Graphic Designer Visualization Specialist UX VA Level 4

    Job Locations US-MO-St. Louis
    Posted Date 2 months ago(10/17/2019 5:18 PM)
    Job ID
    2019-1441
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    Summary/Objective:

     

    Provide Graphic Design services in support of National Geospatial-Intelligence (NGA) Discovery Services Division (CIO-T-TF/TFDG). 

     

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    Responsibilities

    Job Functions:

     

     

    The person filling this position will 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:
    • 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

    Job/Skill Requirements:

     

    Minimum Years' of Experience: 11

     

    • High School diploma or Certificate with 11 years' experience within the field, or bachelor's degree with 7 years' experience within the field.

    • Demonstrated experience developing, deploying, and maintaining ColdFusion, C#, Java, and PHP applications.
    • Demonstrated experience developing and maintaining Oracle, MySQL, and SQL Server databases.
    • Demonstrated experience implementing front-end, user experience design and development.
    • Demonstrated experience applying best practices for web accessibility, usability, and technical implementation.
    • Demonstrated experience maintaining a web and/or CMS application.

     

    Must have a TS/SCI Clearance

    • Must be able to lift up to 20 lbs
    • Must be able to travel up to 25% of the time
    • Work days are Monday thru Friday

     

    Preferred Education and Experience:

     

    • 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, understanding and/or implementing 18F US Web Design Standards Framework.
    • Minimum of 3 years’ experience researching, understanding, and/or implementing best practices for web accessibility, usability, and/or technical implementation.

     

    Key Words:

     

    1. NGA
    2. TS/SCI
    3. Adobe Master Collection CS6
    4. Adobe Creative Cloud
    5. Dreamweaver, Illustrator and Photoshop
    6. web applications
    7. User-centered web design
    8. Web Design Standards Framework
    9. Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
    10. HTML5 markup language

     

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