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Job Type: Interim (W-2)
Location: Adelphi, Maryland

McKinley’s Adelphi, MD area client is looking for a User Experience (UX) Designer for a three-month+ contract. The UX Designer will be responsible for collaboratively working with project managers, business analysts, web producers, writers, graphic designers, developers, and QA resources. The UX Designer will also interface with client stakeholders and others to solicit requirements and understand business needs.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Facilitate business requirement gathering and consolidation
  • Design, build, and analyze usability tests, including think-aloud studies, surveys, clickable prototype tests, card sorts, and tree tests using UserZoom
  • Generate as-is and to-be flow diagrams using LucidChart
  • Develop lo-fi mock-ups for desktop, tablet, and mobile devices using Balsamiq
  • Develop interactive prototypes using Axure
  • Advocate for user experience and mobile/tablet design interaction best practices
  • Balance the needs of the users with the needs of the business to create effective designs
  • Manage change control and version control for designs and requirements

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor's degree in information science, interaction design, graphic design, web development, or a related field from an accredited institution of higher learning
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in UX design
  • Experience designing mobile applications and responsive websites
  • Experience developing and executing usability tests
  • Familiarity with user-centered design and human-computer interaction principles
  • Experience using Balsamiq, Axure, UserZoom, LucidChart, or similar tools
  • Experience using Adobe Creative Suite
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong time management skills
  • Knowledge of Section 508 web accessibility compliance regulations
  • Experience coding in HTML 5 and CSS 3
  • Learning design or higher education industry experience

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