Title: UI/UX Design, Lead
Employment Type: Contract to Hire
Location: Remote
Clearance: Ability to obtain Public Trust

About this role:

Rackner is seeking a visionary Design Lead to spearhead our customer/user experience (CX/UX) strategies, crafting products that captivate and engage users at every interaction for the Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN).This role supports applications with uses such as streamlining the flow of relevant information between responders in emergency situations.The ideal candidate will be at the forefront of CX/UX methods and technology trends, leveraging their expertise to drive the execution of CX/UX strategies that align with our goals.

Contract to Hire:

This role is for a bid with Homeland Security.The initial phase for the successful candidate will include a roughly 2 hour oral presentation to Homeland Security along with a few weeks of practice for up to a few hours each day (contract).Upon successful award of the contract we will transition to a full time hire. 

We are seeking professionals with:
5+ years; Executing UI/UX strategies and a proven track record of developing engaging user-centered products.Web and mobile responsive designLead and present ideas in user friendly language to non-technical staff and end usersFederal Design Standards (USWDS) (Really Nice to Have)Portfolio (Really Nice to Have)
What will make you successful:

UI/UX Strategy Execution: Manage all aspects of UI/UX planning, prioritization, and decision-making processes. Act as a staunch advocate for UI/UX activities supporting mission needs, ensuring their broader adoption and implementation.Design Leadership: Lead and engage in sessions that utilize UI/UX design methods and strategies effectively, fostering a culture of innovation and user-centric design.Design Development: Translate user needs into actionable design concepts, personas, user journeys, information architecture, user flows, wireframes, and visual design prototypes. Utilize tools like Figma, Mural, and Optimal Workshop to bring these designs to life.User Research: Conduct comprehensive user research and usability testing, synthesizing the results to iteratively improve products. Ensure that design decisions are informed by solid user insights.Collaboration: Work closely with product managers, software developers, and leadership to communicate the UI/UX vision, discuss trade-offs, and make informed decisions.Design System Implementation: Champion the use of the U.S. Web Design System (USWDS) and section 508 in all products, ensuring consistency, accessibility, and compliance with federal standards.Content Strategy: Drive a plain language content strategy to enhance the user experience, making it straightforward and accessible for all users.

Who We Are:

Rackner is a software consultancy that builds cloud-native solutions for startups, enterprises, and the public sector. We are an energetic, growing consultancy with a passion for solving big problems for both startups and enterprises.We enable digital transformation for large organizations through the newest in distributed technologies as we are laser focused on end-to- end application development, DevSecOps, AI/ML and systems architecture and our methodology focuses on cloud-first and cost-effective innovation.Our customers hail from a diverse, ever-growing list of industries.We work with small startups, hypergrowth companies, and some of the largest enterprises.

Benefits/Additional Info:

Rackner embraces and promotes employee development and training, and covers the cost of certifications relevant to a position and the technologies/services provided. Fitness/Gym membership eligibility, weekly pay schedule and employee swag, snacks, & events are offered as well!

401k with 100% matching up to 6%Highly competitive PTOGreat health Insurance with large network of providersMedical, Dental and VisionLife insurance, and short + long term disabilityIndustry-Leading Weekly Pay ScheduleHome office & equipment plan



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