Status:
OPEN
Job ID:
25714
Title:
UX/UI Designer
Applications Invited from Countries:
United States
Job Description

* URGENT *

Requisition Details for: CTDS UX-UI Designer, Phase 2

Requisition Details

Summary

Requisition ID : CTDS UX-UI Designer, Phase 2

Requisition Name : Graphic Artist - Level 4

Customer : CT DAS  - Connecticut Department of Administrative Services

Quantity Requested : 3

Estimated Duration : 1 + Year with possible extension

 

Pricing

 

Max Rate : USD 89.50 Per  Hour

Expenses Allowed : No

 

Location

Position Location : Remote

Address

450 Columbus Blvd., Suite 1202   Hartford,  Connecticut    06103-0000

Custom Fields

 

Location Requirements

 
 

Candidate must be local or willing to commute or relocate. 

 

No preference

 
 

Additional Location Details (City, State) :

 

In addition to submitting a resume through Covendis, each candidate should fill out the following introductory pre-screen form: https://forms.office.com/g/hLXbNKWyhn

 

 

Description

 

This is Us

The State of Connecticut is embarking upon a digital transformation to uplift the lives and well-being of our residents, businesses, and employees. Our goal is to improve access to our programs and services, making interaction with government easier. When you join the Connecticut Digital Service, you’ll be part of a team creating simple experiences personalized for everyone. If you enjoy solving complex problems with a curious, supportive, high-performing team, then the State of Connecticut is the place for you.

 

About the Role

The UI/UX Designer will work closely with our cross-functional project team focused on building and improving the State of Connecticut’s digital government services. The UI/UX Designer will support the mission by developing and implementing service design, graphic design, and website design with new and ongoing projects. Furthermore, the UI/UX Designer will work with the team to implement user-centric analysis and testing methodologies to improve each digital product. 

An ideal candidate should be a talented and knowledgeable designer with fresh, creative ideas, and an excellent eye for detail. In addition to understanding user experience design and development methodologies, the candidate should also have experience working in an Agile environment. 

Experiences Required for This Role:

 

User Centered Service Design – At least 5 years of experience and use cases with the following:

  • Building and communicating understandings of the users and their behavior
  • Working with a cross-functional team to prioritize work to meet user needs
  • Providing insights on how users interact with the service or product
  • Designing and redesigning services 

Website & Graphic Design – At least 5 years of experience and use cases with the following:

  • A portfolio of work including examples of at least 2 real-time projects
  • Understanding of design thinking and design principals related to designing and developing graphics, user interface, user experience, content for website development, social media and print
  • Designing layouts, typography, line composition, color, and other graphic design fundamentals
  • Performs the most complex duties in design and preparation of electronic graphic artwork using various media
  • Understanding component-based development within a CMS
  • Experience in responsive development across all media platforms: web, mobile, etc.
  • Experience working with an enterprise CMS platform such as Sitecore, Adobe Experience Manager, Drupal, Joomla, etc.
  • Coding experience and understanding HTML 5, Bootstrap 4.0+, CSS 3
  • Understanding of image optimization for web and mobile
  • Confers with supervisors and others as to most appropriate media and method of design
  • Performs a full range of graphic art activity
  • Design and maintain websites

User Acceptance Testing – At least 3 years of experience and use cases with the following:

  • Building and running tests (ideally automated) to confirm the service or product meets user and stakeholder needs
  • Helping to discover problems while the service is being developed, not once it is live
  • Checking the operating environment to make sure test results are valid
  • Helping increase user and agency confidence in future service or product delivery
  • Helping reduce the risk of reputational damage
  • Recruiting and leading testing groups; running research sessions with users
  • Understanding accessibility issues and engage with team to build with equality

Digital Platforms, Tools, & Discipline – At least 3 years of experience and use cases with the following:

  • Working with enterprise scale digital platforms and products
  • Using of productivity and analysis tools to manage iterative delivery, such as JIRA, Google Analytics, Git Repository, MS TEAMS, Confluence
  • Experience working in the Agile development methodology 

Performance in Complex Situations – At least 3 years of experience and user cases with the following:

  • Communication and collaboration with state-wide partners
  • Encouraging of an interactive, cooperative, collaborative, and customer-focused work environment
  • Comfort in blazing a path through an ambiguous work environment
  • Judgement fitting to the ever-changing environment
  • Government-specific task management

Knowledge, Skills and Ability :

 

UI/UX Design

  • Experience in designing, managing, and optimizing websites
  • Experience working in an enterprise component-based CMS
  • Experience in wireframing, prototyping, mock-up creation, IA mapping, user flows
  • Proficiency in HTML 5, Bootstrap 4.0+, CSS 3
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite: including Adobe XD, InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop
  • Proficiency in Zeplin, Sketch, Miro
  • An understanding of social media management and content creation
  • Understanding of image and video optimization for online media
  • Understanding and application of visual design principals
  • Understanding responsive design
  • Experience in Agile development process 

User Acceptance Testing

  • Knowledge of best practices for user experience research and testing
  • Willingness to participate ethnographic research and interviews

Performance in Complex Situations

  • Ability to distill complex concepts into simple ideas
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, handle and prioritize simultaneous requests, and manage laterally and upwards
  • Comfort in blazing a path through an ambiguous work environment
  • Prioritization, organization, and triage in an independent environment
  • Understanding of the Agile development process

 

Preferred Skills & Qualifications

  • An associate degree or higher in UI/UX design, HCI design, graphic design, web design, or web development
  • 5 years professional experience in web design, graphic design, web development
  • A portfolio of work including 2 examples of real-time work
  • 1 year of user-centered design
  • 1 year of user research and analytics
  • 1 year of customer relationship management platforms such as Salesforce
  • 1 year of web content management platforms such as Sitecore

 

 Schedule

Days  :Monday  Yes Tuesday  Yes Wednesday  Yes Thursday  Yes Friday  Yes Saturday  No Sunday  No

Hours/Day : 8

Time Zone : EST

 

Shifts

Start Time

 

End Time

 

Description

 

Active

 

Shift 1

8:00 AM

 

5:00 PM

     

Yes

                 
                 

 

Qualifications

 

Type

 

Category

 

Qualification

 

Description

 

Competency

 

Required

   
 

Skills

 

Design

 

Adobe Photoshop

 

 

 

Proficient (4-6 Years)

 

Yes

     
 

Skills

 

Design

 

User Experience Design (UX/UI)

 

 

 

Proficient (4-6 Years)

 

Yes

     
 

Skills

 

Others

 

Digital Skills Training Designer

 

 

 

Proficient (4-6 Years)

 

Yes

     

 

Skills

 

Design

 

Website & Graphic design

 

 

 

Proficient (5-6 Years)

 

Yes

 

 

 

 

 

Skills

 

Design

 

User Centered Service Design

 

 

 

Proficient (5-6 Years)

 

Yes