We are seeking a UX designer with an expertise in visual design. In this role, the UX Visual Designer brings a deeper knowledge of visual design principles, practices, pattern libraries, accessibility web standards, and can collaborate effectively with software engineers to deliver working software. We are also looking for someone who is passionate about developing digital services for large federal and state government agencies, and the people they serve.
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What we are about
CivicActions is a mission-minded company focused on transforming government through modern software practices. We are looking for others like us with a true passion for using technology to make a positive change in our world. We work in cross-functional, agile teams, communicate openly, honestly and enjoy keeping a balanced, autonomous lifestyle.
Our team is almost entirely distributed (remote) across the US and Canada. For this position, you can normally work from home or find a great co-working space, although occasional on-site visits and working sessions with clients will be necessary. You will need a computer, webcam, strong internet connection and the ability to keep a Monday to Friday schedule because we are a truly collaborative team. Ideally your timezone will be within the continental United States.
U.S. citizenship is required for this position.
What you’ll do
-Create and/or leverage existing design patterns that meet both user, business and technical needs.
-Demonstrate and teach government agencies human-centered design, lean and agile methodologies.
-Communicate design decisions and what user problem they are solving verbally or visually.
-Help facilitate client discovery workshops, user research and synthesis.
-Keep a structured project rhythm of iterative design: incorporating feedback, launching quickly and testing hypotheses.
-Drive the style guide and/or component-based design system.
-Communicate early and often to engineering through prototypes and/or sketches.
What we expect you to bring
-Minimum of 5 years experience in software, web and/or mobile visual design.
-Minimum of 2 years working in an agile/scrum/lean methodologies environment.
-You are well-versed in all aspects of current visual design standards and trends and will be responsible for managing project design reviews and execution for all visual project work.
-Openness to diversity and working with people from different socio economic and cultural backgrounds.
-Knowledge in accessibility web standards and interaction patterns.
-Can manage complex projects and stakeholder relationships.
-You are up-to-date on the latest software tools and trends. This could be using tools such as: Sketch, Invision, Figma, and some HTML/CSS/JS, etc.
-You have a portfolio that demonstrates ability to design compelling visual experiences and user interfaces around business, user, and technology requirements.
-You have experience working with data visualization and data-driven storytelling through design.
-Excitement and generosity of spirit in sharing your skills to help build a growing UX practice.
CivicActions believes that people who are well taken care of can be more balanced, healthy and happy. We offer 100% company-paid medical insurance, disability insurance, and life insurance. We have a generous 401(k) program. We have an open vacation policy — employees are encouraged to take time off as needed to feel balanced, productive and healthy. We have paid maternity and paternity leave. We have an annual retreat to connect with each other in-person. We also emphasize professional development and offer an annual stipend for courses, books and conferences.
Community participation is important to us and we ask that you spend 5% of your working time giving back to a community that you care about. We attempt to keep our work products ‘open by default’. This means that it is our intention that your work contributions during your time at CivicActions will be published under public license, enabling you to bring your passion fully into your activities without the fear that your expressions will be locked away or prevented from having a positive impact in the world.
CivicActions is a dedicated, fun-loving team, looking for some talented folks to help us bring revolutionary digital services to government agencies and the people they serve.
We find strength and inspiration in the things that make each of us unique. In striving for a more diverse team, we strongly encourage women, people of color, and physically-challenged people to apply.
To apply for this job please visit civicactions.applytojob.com.