Consultant, Sr. Interactive Developer Team Lead

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 as a team lead.
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.
Based on functional specifications, optimize development for User Experience.
Requirements:
5+ years of industry experience.
1+ year experience with Javascript framework (AngularJS, Node.js, and Backbone)
5-8+ years of MVC experience.
Prior leadership experience, this role would you leading a team
Experience working with responsive web designs and mobile web sites is highly desirable
Candidates must be versed in user-centered design methods and techniques.
Has done cross-browser development and testing
Experience with Wireframes and Proof-of-concept mockups
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
Eligible for U.S. Government Clearance.
Bachelor's Degree required from college or University
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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by submitting their resume as an MS word document including a cover letter with a summary of relevant qualifications, highlighting clearly any special or relevant experience.

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