Job Description

We are looking for a self-motivated candidate who can quickly turn visual design and wireframes into functional pages and contribute to idea generation and development. Turn-around time is usually short and fast paced. You will work very closely with others in the user experience team, especially designers and information architects; coming up with new ideas and ways to implement their designs

Qualified applicants must be detail-oriented, result-driven individuals who work well within team environments and have good interpersonal skills, as well as good client interaction skills.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Participate in design/user testing sessions.
  • Utilize low-fidelity, medium-fidelity, and high-fidelity prototypes across the different stages of the design.
  • Create engaging scenarios and develop frameworks describing key aspects of a proposed experience, and how it reconciles business and user needs.
  • Create visually compelling representations of the solution's high-level interaction, navigation, and organization design (i.e., concept models).
  • Develop visual representations of the organizational structure, hierarchy, and relationships of screens in a site (i.e., site maps) as well as the interactions between the user and the functional modules in the solution (with guidance and oversight).
  • Develop screen details (i.e., wireframes) depicting all elements on a unique screen type, including the content, functional, and navigation specifications (with guidance and oversight).
  • Communicate effectively with creative user experience team and technical development team.
  • Ensure we meet all 508 accessibility requirements.
  • Develop front-end/presentation layer code, including XHTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
  • Assist lead designer with various design activities; such as web page designs, creation of banner images, buttons, etc.
  • Translate visual designs into completed HTML pages while strictly adhering to design specifications.
  • Integrate presentation layer code with CMS and portal technologies.
  • Implement front-end structure and standards as defined by Creative Lead.
  • Work closely with back-end developers to ensure the integrity of the UI throughout the development life-cycle.
  • Ensure cross-browser compatibility and resolve bugs where required.
  • Identify tools, templates, and techniques that evolve existing approaches for the larger Creative Design community at Sapient.
  • Based on functional specifications, optimize development for User Experience.

 

Requirements and Experience Guidelines: 

  • 3+ years of industry experience.
  • Experience working with responsive web designs and mobile web sites is highly desirable
  • Knowledge of hand-coded HTML, XHTML, CSS, Javascript, and DOM.
  • Experience in Javascript/UI libraries (Angular, JQuery, etc.) and their use in implementing AJAX solutions
  • Ability to learn new UI technologies quickly
  • Candidates must be versed in user-centered design methods and techniques.
  • Excellent analytical and process-oriented skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills.
  • Experience in working on multiple tracks simultaneously.
  • Ability to work collaboratively on multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Prior experience in a consulting firm or agency preferred.
  • Has done cross-browser development and testing
  • Experience with Wireframes and Proof-of-concept mockups
  • Experience in developing standards-based, CSS-driven, table-less layouts.
  • Knowledge of Section 508 standards and compliance
  • Understanding of SEO and accessibility issues as they relate to the front-end.
  • Graphics manipulation/optimization skills using Photoshop, Illustrator. etc.
  • Graphics development, creating visual design comps skills using Photoshop, Illustrator, etc. a plus
  • Experience working with portal technologies and/or backend frameworks (Java, .NET) a plus
  • Bachelor’s Degree required from college or University
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. Legal Permanent Resident
  • Eligible for U.S. Government Clearance

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