ICF Consulting Group, Inc. UX Strategist in Annapolis, Maryland
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@ ICF Next, we are fearless in finding new ways to solve problems, relentless in making sure it pays off for our clients and committed to making a positive change in the world.
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We’re currently hiring for a UX Strategist.
Job Location(s): Within the current landscape, this role will be supported remotely.
It’s time to love where you work, love what you do and make an impact! ICF Next is seeking user experience (UX) strategist to help lead user interface design, usability testing, and prototyping for various client web application and websites. You will work with clients and team members to discover and understand business requirements; design and carry out user research activities and engage end users in the design process; ensure a focus on content as a key part of the overall user experience; and develop wireframes, process flows, and other information architecture documents to communicate site structures to business and development teams. In this role you could work with clients such as the National Institutes of Health on impactful work related to the Coronavirus and other emerging public health topics.
We’re changemakers, we love finding new ways to solve problems and are committed to being that positive change in the world. Free shuttle access from the metro, onsite happy hours and constant learning opportunities are just some of the perks of joining ICF Next. Find out what we’re up to at icfnext.com.
As a UX Strategist, you will:
Work collaboratively with team and stakeholders to understand user experience goals and gaps
Identify target audiences; create personas
Conduct heuristic reviews and competitive analyses
Develop usability test plans and conduct user research activities
Design website/application structures and user interfaces
Build sitemaps, wireframes, interactive prototypes, and other blueprints that clearly articulate site/application structure and organization
Conduct content audits, develop content maps
Help develop product vision and roadmap
Validate proposed UX recommendations with developers to ensure feasibility of recommendations
Help improve Agile practices with the team by supporting the Product Owner; providing guidance on road-mapping, writing user acceptance criteria, and participating in Agile ceremonies.
Participate in collaborative user-centered design initiatives across the company
As a UX Strategist, you will have:
Bachelor’s degree in information architecture, communications, human-computer interaction, computer science, library science, or related field
5+ years’ experience applying user-centered design concepts in web and software development, social media, or similar digital environment
Experience working in government, healthcare, and/or energy sectors is desired.
Experience conducting usability research, such as user interviews or cardsorts
Proficiency with prototyping tools such as Axure
Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills
Excellent problem-solving skills with ability to analyze situations, identify existing or potential problems and recommend solutions
Familiarity with Agile practices and experience with data visualization
Team player with positive energy for collaborating, balancing multiple tasks, and learning on the job.
Ability to work with all levels of internal staff, as well as outside clients and vendors
Superior interpersonal skills and professionalism
ICF Next is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity)
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Working at ICF
Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. If you’re seeking to make a difference in the world, visit www.icf.com/careers to find your next career. ICF—together for tomorrow.
ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity). For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy (https://www.icf.com/legal/equal-employment-opportunity) .
Reasonable Accommodations are available for disabled veterans and applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination: EEO is the law (https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf) and Pay Transparency Statement (https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/ofccp/pdf/pay-transp_English_unformattedESQA508c.pdf) .
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