Senior UI/Web Designer

Ignite have partnered with a federal government department that requires a Senior UI/Web Designer to support the design of existing and future digital products and systems in the department.
Our client is looking to grow their small Experience Design Team to work on a variety of projects as well as identifying new opportunities and requires an experienced Senior UI/ Web Designer

In this role you will be responsible for:
  • Developing prototypes of screens and components using web technologies (code snippets) to evaluate and demonstrate design concepts and evaluate accessibility support
  • Supporting the user researchers, developers and designers in the design and development of world-class accessible digital products and systems in each phase of the product lifecycle
  • Reviewing prototypes in collaboration with designers to identify content and visual design-related accessibility issues early in the product lifecycle
  • Providing high-quality, accurate and timely advice about user behaviour, digital accessibility and assistive technologies to stakeholders across NDIA
  • Contributing to the design and delivery of usability testing with people with disability including NDIA staff and NDIS participants
  • Evangelizing accessibility-first digital product and system design and development throughout NDIA
This role is focused primarily in the research, design, and development phases of the product lifecycle, and, while accessibility testing is an aspect of this role, your day-to-day will concentrate on product design and development
About you:
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience working in a fast-paced and multi-disciplinary team delivering high-quality and wide-ranging accessibility-related outputs.
  • Australian Citizenship is required 
  • Prior Federal government project experience preferred
  • A detailed understanding of WCAG guidelines. Including how it is commonly interpreted and applied, and its shortcomings and limitations
  • A solid knowledge of interaction and content design principles, best practices, and industry trends
  • An understanding of web technologies such as web browsers, the basics of system architectures, and the workings of common assistive technologies
  • Basic skills with and knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript or common front-end frameworks or libraries
  • Knowledge of ARIA and related WAI documentation, and of how ARIA can be used in complex user interface design and development
  • Knowledge of and proficiency with common assistive technologies such as screen magnifiers, speech-to-text applications, screen readers, and operating system accessibility features and accessibility-related utilities
  • A strong attention to detail and a focus on delivering high-quality outputs consistently and sometimes under pressure
  • A passion for inclusive design with a collaborative, open and nurturing approach to communicating accessibility requirements.
Canberra (Canberra)
I.T. & T
Zoe Brown