Graphics Designer/Visualization Specialist

Location: Springfield, VA

Req#: 474849
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Our team is what makes Octo great. At Octo you'll work beside some of the smartest and most accomplished staff you'll find in your career.  Octo offers fantastic benefits and an amazing workplace culture where you will feel valued while you perform mission critical work for our government.  Voted one of the region’s best places to work multiple times, Octo is an employer of choice!

Octo Consulting has an exciting opportunity for a Graphics Designer/Visualization Specialist. In this position you will provide design, user experience, and front-end prototyping experience to support internal and external facing customer products. The designer/visualization specialist will be expected to support the full lifecycle of design activities from customer engagement and requirements capture to layout, information design, and low fidelity prototyping and mockups.

The overall program provides graphic design and visualization expertise to the TF directorate to support their leadership of design, user experience, and web property standardization across the Agency.  Mojave will provide the talent required to further NGA’s vision of improving and standardizing NGA’s web experience for internal and external users – this will include creation of common design, layout, and implementation standards that support interoperability, usability, and ease of content management.  Mojave support will integrate into a joint Government and contractor design cell using Agile methodologies to assign and complete corporate design, UX, and prototyping priorities.

This is a full-time position with an excellent benefits and compensation package.

Skills & Requirements
  • Certificate and/or bachelor's degree and/or equivalent experience within field
  • 7 years’ experience with the full lifecycle of print and web design activities
  • Experience in developing and implementing creative visual and strategic solutions from scientific presentations to websites to online productivity tools.
  • SME-level knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite supportive of building design artifacts including information architectures, layouts, mood boards, mockups, graphics, iconography, and other web site content
  • Possess knowledge of SharePoint 2013 or other web content management systems including their internal Application Programming Interfaces and Document Object Models
  • Possess knowledge with one or more Web Frameworks (JQuery, Ember, Angular, Handlebars, Express, NodeJS, Bootstrap) for deploying responsive, web designs usable on all manner of system, monitor, or device and binding to data provided by RESTful APIs
  • Possess knowledge of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and CSS preprocessors like LESS/SASS which support standardization of TF-defined styles across the NGA enterprise
  • Create visual concepts, not directly manipulating GEOINT products, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers
  • Develop overall layout and production design for various applications such as advertisements, brochures, fact sheets and corporate reports
  • Collaborate closely with writers who choose the words and decide whether the words will be put into paragraphs, lists, or tables.
  • Through the use of images, text, and color, transform statistical data into visual graphics and diagrams, which can make complex ideas more accessible.

Preferred Education/Experience Requirements:

  • 10 years of experience delivering design and visualization expertise
  • Experience with the full functionality of graphic design software like Adobe Master Collection CS5, and the designing of products for printing on digital press and web.
  • Experience in all manner of graphic design, with particular emphasis on strategic and technical communications.
  • Knowledgeable in developing and implementing creative visual and strategic solutions from scientific presentations to websites to online productivity tools.

At Octo, our focus is on delivering results that matter. We are a premier provider of digital solutions and services to the federal government specifically in the areas of UI/UX, Agile, Data, and Cloud services.  We support and modernize our federal customer’s mission critical systems and functions. Agility is at our core: it is the mantra that drives us to succeed. We work quickly, analytically and deliver on agency priorities.

Octo is a growth-oriented firm that provides a unique, differentiated employee culture relative to our Federal market peers.  We leverage this growth-oriented and employee-focused culture to attract and retain a higher grade of talent than our peers to be an employer of choice. 

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  • Please no Corp-to-Corp or 1099 candidates; this position is W-2 only
  • We are unable to sponsor H1B applicants for this role
  • US citizenship required as per potential clearance requirements
  • Relocation will not be offered
  • Octo Consulting Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, protected veteran status, race, color, religious creed, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, sexual orientation/gender identity, age, or genetic information. Octo Consulting Group’s commitment to diversity and inclusive selection practices includes ensuring qualified long-term unemployed job seekers receive equal consideration for employment
  • Selected applicant will be subject to a background investigation