Job Description Summary
At MAXIMUS, we are growing our digital solutions team to better serve our organization and our clients in the government, health, and human services spaces. We believe that great outcomes define our success. We like to turn bold ideas into delightful solutions. We use methodology grounded in design thinking, lean, and agile to help solve complicated problems in a cost effective, rapid, and precise manor.
Looking for an experienced UI/UX designer to design and shape unique Human Centered Design products and experiences. The UI/UX designer will be responsible for creating and designing web and mobile elements that optimize user interaction and experience. Will create wireframes, storyboards, and conceptual models for testing and building with the goal of translating any given user-experience journey into a smooth and intuitive interaction.
As a part of our digital solutions organization, the User Interface/User Experience (UI/UX) designer will work on a fully dedicated, cross-functional, team required to deliver solutions which fulfill client needs and drive business outcomes within the context of client journeys. The team will operate with enhanced speed and agility to deliver meaningful customer experiences in a rapid build-measure-learn manner.
Focused on creating innovative user experiences, you'll continuously deliver imaginative solutions that also satisfy business needs. While your analytical approach to problem-solving, underpinned by strong organizational skills, will make you a valuable member of a collaborative team that shares ideas and solves problems in new ways. And at every stage of the process you'll enjoy many opportunities to deepen your knowledge and widen experience.
Success depends on close collaboration and partnerships with end-users and subject matter experts, as well as product and technology counterparts. This position is for a thoughtful designer with a passion for making complex data and workflow problems simpler.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
•Passion for creating new digital experiences with a high attention to detail
•Superb communication and influencing skills, both with US and Offshore resources
•Collaborate with product managers and other designers to define, prioritize, and solve problems
•Work closely with the development team and help guide software engineers as they build your designs
•Complete understanding of responsive design for a consistent experience on all devices
•Create wireframes from user stories, clickable prototypes (Invision), and layered Sketch/XD to be handed off to developers
•Design prototypes while closely adhering to style guides
•Discover user needs, collect feedback, and present your findings to stakeholders
•Advocate for customer needs, good design, and accessibility
•Ability to translate research findings into design recommendations
•Help other designers and developers by critiquing their work
Requirements & Qualifications:
•A portfolio of your most recent work, showcasing wireframes, as well as low and high-fidelity mockups across a variety of device types.
•At least 2 - 5 years of experience in user experience and user interface design required or with comparable work experience; At least 5 years of experience preferred
•Bachelor's Degree in Interaction Design, User Experience Design, Human Computer Interaction, Product Design, Graphic, Web/Multimedia Design preferred or with comparable degree or work experience
•Expertise with creating wireframes, diagrams, interactive prototypes, and high-fidelity designs using current industry software (Sketch, Invision, Adobe, etc.)
•Knowledge of all aspects of the UX process, such as User Research, Information Arch, Best Practices, Interaction Design, ADA/508, Visual Design, User Testing and Prototyping
•Knowledge of CMS platforms such as Drupal and WordPress or enterprise CMS experience
•Experience conducting research, listening, collecting, understanding and incorporating feedback
•A 'start-up' mentality-a willingness to pitch in and help where help is needed
•Expert in MS Office applications, primarily Powerpoint and Excel
•Working knowledge of HTML and CSS
•Graphic design and print background experience
•Creation of vector artwork using Illustrator
•Experience creating compelling Powerpoint presentations incorporating rich media (video, motion graphics, animations)
•Video editing experience a plus
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Collaborate with product managers and other designers to define, prioritize, and solve problems.
- Work closely with the development team and help guide software engineers as they build designs.
- Create wireframes from user stories, clickable prototypes (Invision), and layered Sketch/PSD's to be handed off to developers.
- Discover user needs, collect feedback, and present findings to stakeholders.
- Responsible for all aspects of the UX process, such as User Research, Information Arch, Best Practices, Interaction Design, ADA/508, Visual Design, User Testing and Prototyping.
- Advocate for customer needs, good design, and accessibility.
- Translate research findings into design recommendations.
- Assist other designers by critiquing their work.
- Minimum of 2 years of experience in user experience and user interface design with a Bachelor's degree in Interaction Design, UX Design, Human Computer Interaction, Product Design, Graphic, Web/Multimedia Design, or with comparable degree or work experience.
- Expertise with creating wireframes, diagrams, interactive prototypes, and high-fidelity designs using current industry software (Sketch, Invision, Adobe, etc.).
- Experience with CMS platforms such as Drupal and WordPress or enterprise CMS experience.
- Experience conducting research, listening, understanding and incorporating feedback.
- Expert in MS Office applications, primarily Powerpoint and Excel.
- Excellent communication and influencing skills, both with US and offshore resource.
Since 1975, MAXIMUS has operated under its founding mission of Helping Government Serve the People, enabling citizens around the globe to successfully engage with their governments at all levels and across a variety of health and human services programs. MAXIMUS delivers innovative business process management and technology solutions that contribute to improved outcomes for citizens and higher levels of productivity, accuracy, accountability and efficiency of government-sponsored programs. With more than 30,000 employees worldwide, MAXIMUS is a proud partner to government agencies in the United States, Australia, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit https://www.maximus.com.
EEO Statement: Active military service members, their spouses, and veteran candidates often embody the core competencies MAXIMUS deems essential, and bring a resiliency and dependability that greatly enhances our workforce. We recognize your unique skills and experiences, and want to provide you with a career path that allows you to continue making a difference for our country. We're proud of our connections to organizations dedicated to serving veterans and their families. If you are transitioning from military to civilian life, have prior service, are a retired veteran or a member of the National Guard or Reserves, or a spouse of an active military service member, we have challenging and rewarding career opportunities available for you. A committed and diverse workforce is our most important resource. MAXIMUS is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. MAXIMUS provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disabled status.