The Oakleaf Group, LLC

Web Designer/User Interface Designer

US-DC
2 weeks ago
ID
2017-1442

Overview

Web Designer/User Interface Designer

Washington, DC metro area

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For a large financial services client, we are seeking a Web Designer/User Interface Designer, to work on a 1 year or longer project to re-platform a major system.  Focusing on User Experience (UX) and Graphical User Interface (UI), the designer will work to improve aesthetics and usability, and will build/revise compelling interfaces for existing services as well as for new features using the latest web trends and all available tools to augment the user experience.  The objective of the role is to merge business and user goals, and to create web solutions that deliver on intuitive user interfaces which increase ease of adoption and drive business success.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with stakeholders and others in a multidisciplinary team to define requirements and develop solutions.
  • Research and observe user tasks and integrate findings with business requirements to transform the user’s mental model into an intuitive user interface.
  • Pro-actively seek out and recommend new concepts to improve content and performance.
  • Design intuitive and simple user interfaces for web and mobile solutions, with storyboards and mockups.
  • Prototype designs iteratively, and integrate into the UI design of the solution, leveraging tools such as Photoshop, Sketch, Dreamweaver, Balsamiq, Visio or VisualBasic, iRise, and InVision.
  • Designs, develops, troubleshoots, debugs, and implements software code (such as HTML, XML, and Javascript) for components of the website.
  • Utilize cognitive techniques to evaluate UI and UX with end users to refine and ensure they complement the users’ tasks, environments, profiles and needs.
  • Design, develop and maintain effective graphics, site animations, and special effects.
  • Work with the development team to test all new functionality.

Qualifications

  • 3-5+ years in web design, preferably in a financial services environment.
  • 3-5+ years with prototyping tools (Photoshop, Sketch, Dreamweaver, Balsamiq, Visio or VisualBasic, iRise, or InVision) and web tools (HTML, XML, and/or Javascript).
  • Able to brainstorm effectively and provide multiple problem-solving solutions.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Strong time management skills.
  • Ability to stay on task working autonomously.
  • Able to handle constructive criticism.

 

Company Overview

The Oakleaf Group is a mid-size consulting firm with offices in Chevy Chase, MD, Bethesda, MD and New York, NY. Our people are our greatest assets and our company culture is grounded on that belief. Our goal is to thrill our clients and challenge and reward our employees.  As a member of the Oakleaf team, you will have an exciting opportunity to work with emerging technology, modernize financial applications, and grow in a friendly workplace where you can work independently and collaboratively. In this position the ideal candidate will work to solve complex “hot topic” issues currently faced by the financial services industry. We bring depth of experience to a wide range of highly satisfied clients, delivering trusted advice along with quantitative, technology, regulatory, and operations strategies. Do you possess the talent and dedication to be part of our growing team?

 

Third party candidates will not be considered for this position.

As a condition of employment with The Oakleaf Group, any successful job applicant will be required to successfully complete a background investigation, which may also include a pre-employment drug screen and/or a credit check for positions in some areas of our business. The Oakleaf Group is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, religion, gender, native origin, age, disability, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. The Oakleaf Group participates in the E-Verify program.

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