Friday, August 25, 2023 at 11:50:21 PM Coordinated Universal Time
United States, Virginia, Chantilly


1,001-5,000 employees · IT Services and IT Consulting

About the job

Avantus Federal, a NewSpring Holdings Company, is a mission-focused data, cyber and space services and solutions company. As a mid-market powerhouse with an intentional blend of elite talent, infrastructure and speed to impact, Avantus leads with technical and domain expertise for its Defense, Intelligence, Homeland Security and Federal Civilian customers.

Helping to solve some of the toughest national security problems and government missions, Avantus’ offerings enable services at scale, including: cyber technologies and operations, data and software solutions, digital engineering and integration, intelligence analysis and operations, transformation and advisory services and more.

Position Overview

We are seeking an experienced and talented UI/UX Developer to design and shape unique, Human Centered Design (HCD) products and experiences. The ideal candidate will understand the differences between UI and UX design, and have a creative yet organized approach to tackling problems and creating solutions. They should have an eye for clean and artful design, possess superior UI skills and be able to translate high-level requirements into interaction flows and artifacts, and transform them into beautiful, intuitive, and functional user interfaces.


The UI/UX Developer will be responsible for creating and designing web elements that optimize user interaction and experience. They will work with team leadership to create wireframes, storyboards, and conceptual models for testing and building with the ultimate goal of translating any given user-experience journey into a smooth and intuitive interaction. The successful candidate must have the experience and versatility to work with stakeholders, users, and management to understand business needs, both current and future, and engineer a path forward to meet those needs. This position bridges the gap between business and development and is often relied on to help define / engineer the products we create by providing to-be solutions to difficult questions.

Required Qualifications

  • Build wireframes and storyboards to conceptualize design
  • Collaborate on scenarios, end-to-end experiences, and screen designs
  • Collaborate with product management and engineering to define and implement innovative solutions for the product direction, visuals and experience
  • Conceptualize original ideas that bring simplicity and user friendliness to complex design roadblocks
  • Identify design problems and devise elegant solutions.
  • Conduct user research and evaluate user feedback
  • Conduct user testing of applications, software, and websites
  • Create and implement interaction models and user interface specifications
  • Create, improve and use wireframes, prototypes, style guides, user flows, and effectively communicate your interaction ideas using any of these methods.
  • Define visual elements, product elements, and overall design
  • Design and deliver wireframes, user stories, user journeys, and mockups optimized for a wide range of devices and interfaces.
  • Establish and promote design guidelines, best practices and standards
  • Ability to work well with others as well as independently (MUST leave ego at the door)
  • Ability to work well in a constantly evolving work environment
  • Experience in standard UX software to create wireframes/mockups such as Adobe Creative Suite, Balsamiq, Axure, Sketch, OmniGaffle, InVision, UXPin, Framer, etc.
  • Must have a TS/SCI clearance with Polyraph #AvantusClearedJob
  • The status of applicable COVID-19 vaccination requirements under Executive Order 14042 are subject to change depending on applicable court orders and the course of ongoing litigation. Candidates may be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or have an approved exemption

Preferred Qualifications

  • Perform high level system analysis while considering the business implications of the application of technology to the current and future business environment
  • Ability to aggregate and synthesize abstract ideas into concrete engineering designs
  • HTML, CSS and JavaScript for creating prototypes
  • Working knowledge of WCAG Accessibility Standards and Section 508 compliance and how to design interfaces that meet those requirements
  • Experience using Jira in an Agile environment
  • Creating actionable user stories from high level objectives and detailed requirements
  • Experience creating / maintaining WordPress sites
  • Experience in graphic design, creating digital solutions

Company EEO Statement

Avantus Federal is an equal opportunity workplace and a Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) federal contractor. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital or veteran status, as protected by applicable law. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by requesting an accommodations application. Avantus encourages members of historically underrepresented communities to apply and hires individuals solely based on their qualifications for the role. We strongly commit to embracing diversity and ensuring equal employment opportunities for all.