User Experience (UX) & Graphics Designer - 34954 in Alexandria, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 1/10/2021

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Job Description

Alion is looking for a user experience (UX) or user interface (UI) front-end designer that will work closely with a team to design and build web-based applications that meet our Department of Defense, Federal and commercial customers’ requirements regarding security assessments of various types. The candidate will be part of a team that interfaces with the product owners and customers to develop intuitive, user-friendly web applications.  Candidate will:

  • Participate in agile/scrum software development process
  • Elaborate on requirements, use case specifications, design overviews, design details and coding approaches for new software features, with a focus on the UX/UI
  • Develop designs for new user interfaces and enhancements for existing interfaces
  • Work with product owners to develop storyboards, wireframes, etc.
  • Consult with the software engineers on UX/UI and recommend solutions
  • Support maintenance of development and testing environments and system hosting our production deployment of the software

The ideal candidate will be a strong team contributor who is will be eager to learn and has a background in meeting customers’ software/application requirements in an Agile environment. The candidate must be a self-starter who can be productive in both on-site and work-from-home environments.

Position requires analytical and problem-solving skills, including a thorough understanding of how to interpret customer business needs and translate them into the software applications.


  • Bachelor’s degree in design, graphic design, applied arts, digital art, information technology, computer science, related field, or STEAM program.
  • Experience with fulfilling technical and business requirements for intuitive and user-centered solutions incorporating knowledge of human computer interaction design
  • Experience with HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, Bootstrap
  • User Interface design portfolio
  • Ability to quickly research and learn new technologies as needed
  • Ability to analyze functional requirements and attention to detail necessary to arrive at technically sound design decisions
  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment with other engineers, testers and subject-matter experts
  • Ability to proficiently document work completed, issues or other items necessary for the team’s awareness


  • Knowledge of the Adobe suite of products including Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, and Dreamweaver, or their equivalents.
  • Understanding of Section 508 of American Disabilities Act, as it pertains to software UI design
  • US Citizenship
  • Current clearance a plus.  Must be willing to submit for SECRET clearance

Security Clearance: None

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