Job Title: UI/UX Web Strategist
Duration: 11/03/2014 - 12/31/2015
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Rate : $40/Hr c2c all inclusive
Submission Deadline: 11/26/2014
GeorgiaGov Interactive, a department within the Georgia Technology Authority, is hiring for the position of UI/UX web strategist.
About Georgia Technology Authority
The Georgia Technology Authority (GTA) currently manages the delivery of IT infrastructure services to 85 Executive Branch agencies and managed network services to 1,400 state and local government entities, including mainframes, servers, service desk, end user computing, disaster recovery and security. The Portal division, of which GeorgiaGov Interactive is a part, is a services division that provides application development, data systems, and web platform services to state entities.
About GeorgiaGov Interactive
The GeorgiaGov Interactive team manages and supports a custom Drupal web platform used by over 60 state agencies. The team provides migration services for new agencies, support and training to existing agencies, as well as continual enhancements to the Drupal platform. GeorgiaGov interactive also manages the Georgia.Gov portal, and social media properties for georgia.gov.
The GeorgiaGov team is committed to providing innovative web services to its constituents. A redesign of Georgia.gov launched in 2012 was the first state portal site to use an adaptive layout. Currently, the team is rolling out responsive website layouts to its other 65+ agency websites. To learn more about the GeorgiaGov Interactive Group, visit http://portal.georgia.gov/interactive/
As our UI/UX Web strategist, you will ultimately wear many hats, working with a small team to manage the state Drupal platform and support customers’ growing needs. You will look at analytics statistics, conduct small usability studies, and follow web and mobile trends to determine and design areas for improvement on the platform. You may serve as the primary point of contact for a portion of the agency customers to assist in their business needs, and work with them to find solutions to any new website needs.
The best candidate for the UI/UX Web Strategist is someone with a passion for best practices in usability and accessibility for the web across all devices. You should be regularly reading about the industry and thinking of how we as a state can lead by example within the realm of website solutions. You should be a team player, and enjoy working closely with others to report, research, and explore solutions to challenges.
•User Experience expert for the state Drupal platform
•Front end theming for platform websites
•Information Architecture and wireframe design
•Be a backup to the liaison in managing a set of websites customers and GeorgiaGov
•Articulate and present suggested improvements for the team, and to back up suggestions with research
•Work with Developers to provide front-end requirements for design changes, and fully test and review all changes prior to deployment.
•A bachelors degree is preferred, along with 3+ years of digital experience
•A deep understanding of user experience
•HTML5 / CSS 3 experience
•Core design skills: typography, layout, color, grid systems, visual communication and hierarchy, interaction design
•Understanding in designing for multiple devices and responsive web
•Experience working with multiple browsers (tablet/mobile, etc.)
•Ability to create wireframes and detailed mockups
•Detail-oriented, creative, collaborative
•Strong communication skills
•Ability to work both independently and within a team
•Technical aptitude and strong problem solving skills are expected.
•Have a collaborative approach to working with the internal team and with agency partners