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User Experience Designer

Summary

Virginia529 is the largest 529 plan in the nation and helps families save for higher education and disability expenses through a variety of investment programs.  As an independent state agency, we are focused on our mission to increase financial security and empowerment through the accessible and affordable financial tools and programs offered by Virginia529.  If you want to make a difference with us, learn more about working for us by visiting our Careers page.

We are hiring a UX Designer who will design and optimize our websites with an emphasis on providing an exceptional user experience.  If you have a passion for engaging customers with accessible design while making a difference in our community, then this role is for you.

Apply at Jobs.virginia.gov

In this position, you will:

  • Collaborate with teams across the Agency to ensure that our message is clearly articulated to both internal and external customers.
  • Design our websites (Virginia529.com, ABLEnow.com, RetirePathVA.com, TameTheTuitionMonster.com, and others) and intranet ensuring the sties are accessible across multiple technology platforms including mobile, tablet, desktop and other devices.
  • Proactively monitor websites to ensure customer ease of use and implement improvements as technology and trends dictate.
  • Build sitemaps, storyboards, wireframes, and prototypes for user feedback and testing
  • Conduct testing and research to improve website design and enhance the user experience.
  • Develop new features and templates to implement our marketing and outreach strategies

Successful candidates will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in HCI, graphic design, or related field
  • Three years’ experience designing and maintaining professional web sites in a responsive manner; an equivalent combination of work experience and education may be considered
  • Experience using HTML5, CSS3, XML, JavaScript, Adobe XD, Invision and/or Azure RP
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite and digital and visual media preferred
  • A collaborative approach to meeting customers’ and teammates’ needs and expectations
  • Demonstrated understanding of information design, web accessibility, interaction best practices, User Centered Design principles and browser limitations.
  • Knowledge of recognized web coding and accessibility standards such as W3C and WCAG 2.1
  • Superior time management and organizational skills

Benefits:

  • Generous healthcare benefits with multiple plans to choose from
  • Defined benefit and contribution retirement plans with cash match
  • 12+ holidays
  • PTO – new employees earn 25 days/full year
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Agency-paid continuing education
  • 529 match program
  • Relaxed work environment

Work Environment:

  • Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, all Virginia529 employees are working in a hybrid in-person/remote environment. This position typically works in an office environment with considerable time in a sitting, stationary position.
  • Frequently communicate with team members; must be able to exchange accurate information accordingly

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