User Experience Designer

Alexandria, VA

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Job Description

Octo Consulting is seeking an User Experience Designer to join a development team responsible for modernizing multiple web applications for a federal government agency.


  • Designing and presenting of intuitive user interfaces for web applications
  • Working directly with the client to brainstorm and document specific experience and visualization details required for a successful UI/UX implementation
  • Collaborating with the development team to ensure the delivery of high quality applications that meet client expectations by providing design guidelines & detailed specifications
  • Developing wireframes, style sheets, personas, etc. to support application development teams
  • Supporting and conducting usability testing
  • Contributing to the creation and/or updating of documentation such as user guides/manuals, design documents, etc
  • Participating in SAFe Agile Framework activities such as Release/Sprint planning, daily scrum calls, retrospectives, demos, etc


Skills & Requirements

  • 5+ Years experience in UI/UX Design
  • Experience applying modern UX design architecture to web-based applications
  • Experience conducting usability testing
  • Ability to quickly deliver Lo-Fi and Hi-Fi wireframes, prototypes, and mockups
  • Experience with HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • Ability to communicate and defend design decisions in a group setting
  • Portfolio demonstrating user centered design process, interaction, attention to detail and mastery of typography, color, layout, etc.
  • Knowledgeable in Accessibility, 508 Compliance, US Web Design Standards and W3C standards
  • Well versed in common usability techniques, methods and principles
  • Strong creative and visual skills to articulate design decision and process
  • Experienced in typography, color schemes, iconography, grid structures and/or design principles


  • Alexandria, VA


About Octo Consulting Group, Inc.

Octo Consulting Group (Octo) is an industry-leading, award-winning provider of digital services for the federal government. Octo specializes in providing agile software engineering, user experience design, cloud services, and digital strategy services that address government’s most pressing missions. Octo delivers intelligent solutions and rapid results, yielding lower costs and measurable outcomes.

Our team is what makes Octo great. At Octo you'll work beside some of the smartest and most accomplished staff you'll find in your career.  Octo offers fantastic benefits and an amazing workplace culture where you will feel valued while you perform mission critical work for our government.  Voted one of the region’s best places to work multiple times, Octo is an employer of choice!

Octo Consulting Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, protected veteran status, race, color, religious creed, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, sexual orientation/gender identity, age, or genetic information. Octo Consulting Group’s commitment to diversity and inclusive selection practices includes ensuring qualified long-term unemployed job seekers receive equal consideration for employment. 

Other Considerations: This position is W-2 only; no Corp-to-Corp or 1099 candidates. Relocation will not be offered. Selected applicants will be subject to a background investigation. Individual’s primary workstation is located in an office area. The noise level in this environment is low to moderate. Regularly required to sit for extended periods up to 80% of time; frequently required to move about to access file cabinets and use office equipment such as PC, copier, fax, telephone, cell phone, etc. Occasionally required to reach overhead, bend, and lift objects of up to 10 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include use of computer monitor screens up to 80% of time.

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