Web Software Developer (UX Designer)
Job Title:Web Software Developer (UX Designer)
Location: 1 Ashburton Place, Boston, Massachusetts 02108
Employment Type: (Contract)
About VLink: Started in 2006 and headquartered in Connecticut, VLink is one of the fastest growing digital technology services and consulting companies. Since its inception, our innovative team members have been solving the most complex business, and IT challenges of our global clients.
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As a Senior UX Designer, you’ll be responsible for leading UX and UI design efforts, creating prototypes and wireframes, refining and updating our design system and component library, facilitating user research sessions, and developing product requirements, with a focus on the current redesign of our primary website, Mass.gov. For this particular role, we are looking for a research-focused designer with strong interaction design fundamentals.
Conducts concept and usability testing; gathers and analyzes feedback
Lead rapid iterative prototyping efforts with varying fidelity/presentation tools (e.g., sketches, storyboards, wireframes, clickable prototypes, compositions, and assets)
Engage with internal and external stakeholders to understand user needs
Translate user requirements into beautiful concepts and highly-usable responsive experiences.
Factor into work the full context of the user experience including income, accessibility and language challenges, user needs, and user persona characteristics
Communicate and translate research insights into actionable recommendations that inform design and implementation
Visualizes design ideas using storyboards, process flows, sitemaps, and wireframes
Designs interactive graphic user interface elements (e.g. menus, tabs, widgets, page navigation buttons, and search fields) as well as page templates and content types
Helps to define high level content strategy and information architecture approach.
Takes a lead role in positioning and promoting the Mayflower design system throughout state Government, and help to guide it’s evolution based on best practices.
Participates in design reviews and peer reviews
Provides SME input into planning and estimates and for work in upcoming sprints
Requirements / Qualifications:
6+ years of experience in relevant roles
A detailed understanding of user-centered design, with excellent hands-on design skills.
Experience with design systems in large scale organizations.
Ability to multi-task, prioritize requests, communicate with stakeholders, and meet expected milestones
Experience working in a fast-paced, agile environment, especially partnering effectively with business and development stakeholders
Strong portfolio featuring real-world examples of work
Strong interest in public service and the desire to improve life for the residents of Massachusetts.
Experience with information architecture, taxonomies and creating navigation systems for broad and diverse information websites.
Experience with Figma, AdobeXD, Sketch, Adobe Creative Suite, etc.
Familiarity with web development, responsive design, and accessibility
Strong understanding of web analytics.
EEO, ADA, FMLA Compliant
VLink is an equal opportunity employer. At VLink, we are committed to embracing diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion. VLink does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, or discharge, will be decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, performance, and business needs.
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