Full Job Description
Edgewater Federal Solutions is a privately held government contracting firm located in Frederick, MD. The company was founded in 2002 with the vision of being highly recognized and admired for supporting customer missions through employee empowerment, exceptional services, and timely delivery. Edgewater Federal Solutions is ISO 9001, 20000-1, 27001 certified, appraised at CMMI Level 3 Maturity for Development and Services, and has been named in the Top Workplaces in the Greater Washington Area Small Companies for 2018, 2019 and 2020.
Edgewater Federal Solutions is currently seeking a Web Application User Experience (UX) Specialist to support the Human Centered Design (HCD) of user experience interfaces. The UX Specialist will focus on leveraging both Design Research and Interaction Design to create elegant and effective user interfaces and software for the client's internal and external websites. The UX Specialist will focus on the importance of the customer/user and take a user-centered design approach beginning with an understanding of the business problem and performing the user research to understand where that intersects with the customer's needs.
The majority of the work will be performed in Frederick, MD or remotely. Occasional travel, 10% or less, may be required to support client activities in Oak Ridge, TN.
Conduct user research by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data and leverage results of this data to inform design decisions.
Create wireframes, mockups, and prototypes based on scalability requirements, as well as create websites, custom applications, and other interfaces that are easy to use.
Design and structure the human-centered research portion of projects by planning for and leading teams through fieldwork, findings analysis, and insights syntheses.
Participate in product ideation and conceptual development. Participate as a contributor to an interdisciplinary team that includes creative and market leads, project management, strategists, and hardware and software developers.
Create visual designs that effectively communicate product function and brand identity, including the design and production of screen layouts, color palettes, typography, user interface elements, and icons.
Produce user requirements specifications, journey maps, service blueprints, personas, storyboards, scenarios, flowcharts, interactive prototypes, and design specifications.
Utilize project management skills to follow up on user experience issues and modify design features to accommodate a wide range of end users.
Provide UCD, HCD, UX and related design subject training to internal and external audiences.
Must be a U.S. Citizen.
Three years direct prior experience appropriate to the responsibilities above.
Prior experience as a UX Specialist, or similar role, on agile web application teams.
Prior experience on Agile teams preferred.
It has been and continues to be the policy of Edgewater Federal Solutions to provide equal
employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, and/or other status protected by applicable law.