Digital Solutions Engineer

Akima, LLC - Herndon, VA3.5

Full-timeEstimated: $51,000 - $71,000 a year
Akima, LLC and its operating companies represent an uncommonly broad array of specialized talents, technologies, domain expertise and proven program success at some of the most visible and demanding implementations across all of government and industry. Driven by mission priorities and the most stringent business metrics, budget constraints and best practice models, Akima companies successfully support their customers at every critical point across a project’s lifecycle—from strategy, design, and development through operations, management, migration, and maintenance.

Akima, LLC seeks to hire a Digital/Web Marketing Specialist to join our Marketing and Communications team. In this role, you will be responsible for leading the company’s efforts to create on-brand internal and external-facing digital assets to support marketing and communications initiatives. Typical projects will include planning for (and the creation and design of) websites, digital ad campaigns, mobile projects, social media, emails and more, applying best practices, and strong design principles. The Digital/Web Marketing Specialist will work with partners on all phases of the project, from translating ideas into visual concepts, through design development and refinement, to ensuring implementation of approved designs and provide all required specifications.
Typical candidates posess exceptional digital coding skills, as well as comfort with design and technical aptitude of web, email, and mobile standards. Knowledge of ancillary concepts related to seach engine optimization and digital marketing are strongly desired. The position is located at the Akima office in Herndon, VA.

Responsibilities Include:
Lead digital/web projects in support of marketing and communications initiatives
Provide on brand, award-winning visuals for ecommerce websites, digital ad campaigns, mobile projects, social media, emails and more, applying best practices, and strong design principles.
Collaborate with the creative team members, business stakeholders, and the broader marketing and communications managers team on project requirements.
Oversee efforts and designs developed by external partners, including but not limited to email, social media, web, mobile, etc. ensuring all materials are on-brand and meet established visual standards.
Manage the execution of multiple projects in fast paced environment.
Provide input and leadership on strategic digital projects that improve efficiency and impact of Akima marketing and communications efforts.
Assume responsibility for special projects as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:
Four-year degree from an accredited university
Minimum of six (6) years' presentation or graphic design experience
Coding ability in HTML, JavaScript, and CSS as it relates to digital site development and design
Working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop
Demonstrated digital design experience with an organization that manages multiple digital environments (preferably in a parent/subsidiary environment)
Ability to meet tight deadlines in a compressed timeline, with openness to feedback
Excellent project management skills
Desire and ability to work well in a close, disciplined team environment
Willingness to work “off” hours and weekends to complete tasks when required

Preferred Qualifications:
Previous agency or design firm experience
Knowledge of seach engine optimization
Knowledge of digital marketing and marketing automation techniques/environments
A portfolio of past work that demonstrates excellent digital design experience and capabilities

The duties and responsibilities listed in this job description generally cover the nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. This is not intended to be a complete list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. Subject to the terms of an applicable collective bargaining agreement, the company management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as may be necessary.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender or gender-identity, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, pregnancy or parental status, or any other basis prohibited by law.

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Shift: Day Job
Primary Location: US-VA-Herndon
Organization: Akima, LLC Shared Services
Job: Information Technology
Closing Date (Period for Applying) - External: Ongoing