Senior UX/UI Designer

Reston, VA



Our client is seeing a Senior UX/UI Designer to join their team in Reston VA!

****This is a 5-month contract-to-hire opportunity****
About You
  • Advanced understanding of design systems, hierarchy, typography, visual design, responsiveness, accessibility, branding, illustration, data visualization, iconography, and interaction design.
  • A bachelor’s degree in a related field (computer science, interaction design, HCI, industrial design, information science, social sciences, graphic design, etc.) and/or equivalent years of work experience
  • 5+ years of professional experience of relevant Design experience
  • Documented experience in designing for large content rich websites, and applications, proven solutions that met users’ needs.
  • Extensive experience in information design and user scenarios
  • Broad knowledge of digital interaction design patterns, Web site architecture, user interfaces, and navigation on various platforms (Web, mobile, tablet)
  • Familiarity with user-centered research, such as usability testing, contextual inquiry, and field interviews
  • Understanding the physical, cognitive, cultural, and social factors that affect design decisions.
  • Familiarity with front-end coding technologies and data modelling is a big plus.
  • Strong communicator with an ability to demonstrate both leadership and understanding with respect to project partners; Self-managing, but also used to working within a team.
  • Possess a ‘Product Design’ mindset, who owns the end-to-end design delivery: from strategy to comps.

In this role, you will:
  • Contribute to the UX/UI of our foundational Big Future design system, standards, patterns, and UI elements.
  • Partner with the team and build out assets to support the Big Future rebrand.
  • Support Design Research (generative and evaluative) initiatives for your team/products
  • Lead synthesis sessions with your team, following agile and lean methodologies.
  • Create user journeys and flows to capture current and future states of user pathways.
  • Develop wireframes, interactive prototypes, comps, specifications, and other design documents to communicate design ideas to project teams.
  • Partner with the Accessibility team to ensure designs are compliant.
  • Create and present concepts/deliverables to your working team and our stakeholders.
  • Conduct handoffs to developers through tools like Figma and Zeplin.
  • Work collaboratively with our Core Design team to ensure brand and pattern alignment.
  • Strategy & Communication (20%)
  • Contribute to the overall UX/UI design strategy, including feeding into and refining a design system to facilitate a unified experience across all our products.
  • Document and present design updates to stakeholders and users
  • Collaborate and take direction from multiple stakeholders and disciplines to achieve an impactful experience.
  • Participate and be vocal in agile ceremonies to ensure design needs are met.
  • Nurture a culture of user empathy and deep curiosity that enables us to build simple, intuitive products for our customers.
  • Advocate for consistent design processes, methods, core systems, and patterns

You will receive the following benefits:

  • Medical Insurance - Four medical plans to choose from for you and your family
  • Dental & Orthodontia Benefits
  • Vision Benefits
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Voluntary Life Insurance, Long-Term & Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Hospital Indemnity Insurance
  • 401(k) including match with pre and post-tax options
  • Paid Sick Time Leave
  • Legal and Identity Protection Plans
  • Pre-tax Commuter Benefit
  • 529 College Saver Plan

Motion Recruitment Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability/vets. All applicants must be currently authorized to work on a full-time basis in the country for which they are applying, and no sponsorship is currently available. Employment is subject to the successful completion of a pre-employment screening. Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as required under Motion Recruitment Employment Accommodation policy. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.

Posted by: VMS Sourcing

Specialization: UX/UI Engineer

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