Job Description :
Role : SR. INTERACTIVE DEVELOPER (UI Developer)

Location : Arlington, VA and Rockville, MD

Rate : Best

Duration : upto 24+ Months

Clearance Requirement: Eligible for Public Trust

Visa : GC, GC-EAD, USC, NO H1's Please.

* Eligible for U.S. Government Clearance.

We are looking for a self-motivated candidate who can quickly turn visual design and wireframes into functional pages and contribute to idea generation and development. Turn-around time is usually short and fast paced. You will work very closely with others in the user experience team, especially designers and information architects; coming up with new ideas and ways to implement their designs

Qualified applicants must be detail-oriented, result-driven individuals who work well within team environments and have good interpersonal skills, as well as good client interaction skills.

Responsibilities:

* Assess existing sites/properties for usefulness, usability, visual design, content, and branding

* Lead participatory design/user testing sessions (with oversight and direction

* Identify and document meaningful patterns from the findings; provide recommendations to the client/internal team based on findings.

* Utilize low-fidelity, medium-fidelity, and high-fidelity prototypes across the different stages of the design.

* Develop personas/segmentations based on research findings (with guidance and oversight

* Create engaging scenarios and develop frameworks describing key aspects of a proposed experience, and how it reconciles business and user needs.

* Create visually compelling representations of the solution's high-level interaction, navigation, and organization design (i.e., concept models

* Develop visual representations of the organizational structure, hierarchy, and relationships of screens in a site as well as the interactions between the user and the functional modules in the solution

* Develop screen details (i.e., wireframes) depicting all elements on a unique screen type, including the content, functional, and navigation specifications (with guidance and oversight

* Communicate effectively with creative user experience team and technical development team.

* Ensure we meet all 508 accessibility requirements.

* Develop front-end/presentation layer code, including XHTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

* Assist lead designer with various design activities; such as web page designs, creation of banner images, buttons, etc.

* Translate visual designs into completed HTML pages while strictly adhering to design specifications.

* Integrate presentation layer code with CMS and portal technologies.

* Implement front-end structure and standards as defined by Creative Lead.

* Work closely with back-end developers to ensure the integrity of the UI throughout the development life-cycle.

* Ensure cross-browser compatibility and resolve bugs where required.

* Identify tools, templates, and techniques that evolve existing approaches for the larger Creative Design community at Sapient.

* Based on functional specifications, optimize development for User Experience.

Requirements:

* Must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. Legal Permanent Resident

* Eligible for U.S. Government Clearance.

* 5+ years of industry experience.

* At least 1 year experience with Javascript frameworks such as AngularJS, Node.js, and Backbone

* Experience working with responsive web designs and mobile web sites is highly desirable

* Candidates must be versed in user-centered design methods and techniques.

* Excellent analytical and process-oriented skills.

* Excellent verbal and written skills.

* Experience in working on multiple projects simultaneously.

* Ability to work collaboratively on multi-disciplinary teams.

* Prior experience in a consulting firm or agency preferred.

* Has done cross-browser development and testing

* Experience with Wireframes and Proof-of-concept mockups

* Ability to learn new UI technologies quickly

* Knowledge of hand-coded HTML, XHTML, CSS, Javascript, and DOM.

* Experience in developing standards-based, CSS-driven, table-less layouts.

* Knowledge of Section 508 standards and compliance

* Understanding of SEO and accessibility issues as they relate to the front-end.

* Graphics manipulation/optimization skills using Photoshop, Illustrator. etc.

* Graphics development, creating visual design comps skills using Photoshop, Illustrator, etc. a plus

* Knowledge of Javascript/UI libraries (JQuery, etc and their use in implementing AJAX solutions a plus.

* Experience working with portal technologies and/or backend frameworks (Java, .NET) a plus

* Bachelor’s Degree required from college or University