UX/UI Designer – Lead Associate at Peraton

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Peraton Overview
Peraton drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world’s leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted and highly differentiated national security solutions and technologies that keep people safe and secure. Peraton serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies across the intelligence, space, cyber, defense, civilian, health, and state and local markets. Every day, our employees do the can’t be done, solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers.

Peraton is seeking an experienced User Experience / User Interface Designer to join our Technology and Engineering Software Delivery Center. The ideal candidate will support exciting projects across Peraton in areas such as communications, space, cybersecurity, defense, health, and mobile. Location: Blacksburg, VA, Herndon, VA or Remote

As a UX/UI Designer, you’ll have the opportunity to work in a collaborative, supportive environment that allows you to grow your skills and your career while building experience in a variety of different projects and domains. You’ll work in an Agile software environment to develop compelling, creative, and user-focused designs for a variety of software applications.

The UX/Web Designer will be responsible for the following:

• Lead the design of cohesive and standardized user experiences across software applications.
• Collaborate with business analysts, software engineers, stakeholders, and end users to determine requirements and design ideas.
• Analyze user interfaces and workflows to identify opportunities for improvement.
• Quickly iterate on multiple interactive design solutions and work through details.
• Create and execute style guides, interaction patterns, and information design standards.
• Develop wireframes, mockups, and rapid prototypes supporting design ideas and effectively communicate ideas to various user groups and stakeholders.
• Present design work to multiple teams and senior leadership for review and feedback.
• Assess and optimize the performance of new and existing features by actively participating in user research and assessing performance metrics.
• Contribute to the group’s shared knowledge of user-centered design and research methodologies.


• Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, UX Design, Communications, or a related field.
• 5 years of professional experience, including at least 2 years working as a designer.
• Portfolio of design work that demonstrates understanding of user-centered design methodologies (Discovery, Design, Development).
• Experience in user research, user interface design, information architecture, usability testing, human factors, and other related disciplines.
• Knowledge of design fundamentals including information design, interaction design, visual design, and user-centered design best practices.
• Proficiency with industry standard design tools such as Adobe Creative Suite (XD, Photoshop, Illustrator), Sketch, Figma, Mural, and InVision.
• Basic understanding of Accessibility (Section 508 Compliance), Plain language, and other standard best practices.
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
• Self-motivated, independent, detail oriented, responsible team-player.
• Strong written and oral communication skills coupled with good listening skills.
• U.S. Citizenship and the ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance.

• Prior experience working in an Agile software development environment.
• Awareness of new trends in interactive design, development, and digital platforms.
• Basic understanding of UX research methods (usability testing, user interviews, surveys, card sorting, tree testing).
Education and Experience Equivalency – 5 years with BS/BA; 3 years with MS/MA

Target Salary Range

$112,000 – $179,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.

SCA / Union / Intern Rate or Range

An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veteran.

Our Values

At Peraton, our benefits are designed to help keep you at your best beyond the work you do with us daily. We’re fully committed to the growth of our employees. From fully comprehensive medical plans to tuition reimbursement, tuition assistance, and fertility treatment, we are there to support you all the way.

•Paid Time-Off and Holidays
•Life & Disability Insurance
•Career Development
•Tuition Assistance and Student Loan Financing
•Paid Parental Leave
•Additional Benefits
•Medical, Dental, & Vision Care