CACI International UI/UX Designer T3 in Ashburn, Virginia
Are you tired of working to patch legacy applications and ready to put your knowledge, skills and experience to work building a true modern application that is new development, cloud native, working in a SecDevOps environment including real Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment, Test Automation, in a consistent Agile Software Development Framework?
CACI is currently looking for UI/UX Designers with agile methodology experience to join our BEAGLE (Border Enforcement Applications for Government Leading-Edge Information Technology) Agile Solution Factory (ASF) Team supporting Customs and Border Protection (CBP) client located in Northern Virginia!
Join this passionate team of industry-leading individuals supporting the best practices in Agile Software Development for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). As a member of the BEAGLE ASF Team, you will support the men and women charged with safeguarding the American people and enhancing the Nation’s safety, security, and prosperity. CBP agents and officers are on the front lines, every day, protecting our national security by combining customs, immigration, border security, and agricultural protection into one coordinated and supportive activity. ASF programs thrive in a culture of innovation and are constantly seeking individuals who can bring creative ideas to solve complex problems, both technical and procedural at the team and portfolio levels. The ability to be adaptable and to work constructively with a technically diverse and geographically separated team is crucial. You should have worked with or have a strong interest in user-centered design, agile software development practices and delivering deployable software in short sprints.
What You'll Get To Do:
Serve as an Agile Scrum team member providing UI/UX design and development for the delivery of releasable software in short sprint cycles. Responsible for activities associated with software projects by working in close collaboration with business analysts, software developers/engineers, stakeholders, and end users within Agile processes. Responsible for:
Conceptualizing and designing custom software application capabilities for a variety of legacy and modernized systems with limited oversight.
Lead the design of a cohesive look-and-feel and standardized user experience across the applications.
Taking a leadership role in collaborations between the creative strategy, UX, visual design, development team, and client to create effective design strategies.
Developing compelling, creative, and user-focused experiences and points of view that align with clients’ business objectives
Collaborating with cross discipline team to create and execute experience style guides, interaction patterns, and information design standards
Develop wireframes, mockups, and/or prototypes supporting design ideas and effectively communicate ideas to various stakeholders.
Establish standard layout and style libraries across applications.
Work closely the functional team to determine feasibility of requirements and collaborate on design ideas and improvements.
Ensuring product quality and timeliness of work, providing advice and guidance, resolving problems to meet objectives, and providing periodic performance reports
Providing mentoring to junior members of the team
You Will Bring These Qualifications:
Must be a U.S. Citizen with the ability to pass CBP background investigation, criteria include but are not limited to:
3 year check for felony convictions
1 year check for illegal drug use
1 year check for misconduct such as theft or fraud
Degree in a related field, such as Interactive Design, Architecture, Industrial Design, Graphic Design or Human Factors
Experience working collaboratively to communicate effectively through websites and web applications that are easy for real people to use and responsive across all device viewports
Professional Experience: 3 + years’ experience as a visual designer, interaction designer, experience designer or a similar role
Ensure applications are intuitive, effective, and deliver the customer value defined by program management
Move design projects through the product design process, including discovery, concept, detailed design and implementation, facilitating progress at each stage
Use your passion for solving tough user challenges through great design.
Influence design and experience across all applications to ensure a valuable and consistent customer experience.
Experience defining design systems and design standards for enterprise use
Establish and champion UX design vision, standards, and best practices to peers and program leaders that align with program goals.
Stay current on important industry and customer trends to ensure our applications are delivering relevant solutions.
Collaborate effectively with stakeholders inside the company and with customer groups to drive effective solutions.
Design, visualize and communicate the user experience for our products through concepts, maps, diagrams, wireframes, prototypes, high fidelity visuals and other artifacts
Use data, validation, and feedback strategies that deliver designs backed by qualitative and quantities testing.
Experience with responsive and mobile-first design
Willing to take risks and champion new ideas.
Have experience designing applications, from consumer facing to internal tools
Maintain a user-centered approach while respecting business needs
Able to work and be effective in an agile design environment
Knowledge of modern front-end systems and open source frameworks (Angular)
Working knowledge of and ability to assist others in the use of design tools to support process improvement (Sketch, Invision, XD, etc)
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong collaboration skills and desire to work within a team
Highly responsible, team-oriented individual with very strong work ethic and a self-starter
These Qualifications Would Be Nice To Have:
Design Thinking certifications such as those offered through IDEO, Stanford, Cornell, MIT or a host of other organizations.
Proven experience designing for web accessibility (Section 508 standards)
Experience with information architecture.
Ability and interest in educating others on user-centered design best practices
Advanced understanding of Lean processes, and Agile principles
Ability to apply advanced principles, theories, and concepts, and contribute to the development of innovative principles and ideas
What We Can Offer You:
• We’ve been named a Best Place to Work by the Washington Post.
• Our employees value the flexibility at CACI that allows them to balance quality work and their personal lives.
• We offer competitive benefits and learning and development opportunities.
• We are mission-oriented and ever vigilant in aligning our solutions with the nation’s highest priorities.
• For over 55 years, the principles of CACI’s unique, character-based culture have been the driving force behind our success.
CACI employs a diverse range of talent to create an environment that fuels innovation and fosters continuous improvement and success. At CACI, you will have the opportunity to make an immediate impact by providing information solutions and services in support of national security missions and government transformation for Intelligence, Defense, and Federal Civilian customers. CACI is proud to provide dynamic careers for employees worldwide. CACI is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.