UX Designer

Atlanta, GA | Freelance | Job ID #49064 |
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Onward Search is looking for a UX Designer to join our State of Georgia client in downtown Atlanta for a long-term onsite contract opportunity! 

Job Summary:

  • You will help support ongoing initiatives to re-platform on Drupal 8 and migrate existing websites to a digital platform with better-defined content structures.
  • You will be working closely with the team’s Senior UI Designer to research best practices, enhance through design iteration, and conduct usability tests for the state’s enterprise Drupal platform.
  • You will be dedicated to problem-first solutions development; you will need to understand the functionality and offerings of the platform and use that knowledge to test current and future solutions for state customers.
  • You will need to study user behavior and patterns, and meet with customers to understand business goals, review web analytics, write documentation, and write usability test scenarios.
  • You will be our user expert and champion on how the system should work for our end users, keeping an eye on what is being developed and ensuring that it is on target and easy to use by the targeted end users.
  • The ideal candidate is someone with experience in Drupal and a passion for researching, testing, and designing user-focused solutions based on business problems.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Participate in UX Design and User Research and testing across all teams.
  • Be an active participant in planning and conducting content migrations for websites migrated from legacy system to the new digital platform.
  • Collaborate with the platform team to design innovative, user-centric product solutions that satisfy our end users and meet agency business goals.
  • Conduct training for agency content managers using UX training materials and framework.
  • Work closely with the business, product, and technical teams to develop product strategy, use cases, and high-level requirements.
  • Ensure that anything that goes live meets a consistently high bar for the brand, design, copy, and overall UX.
  • Ensure our cross-platform web, mobile, and conversational user experiences support customer needs as well and drive towards measurable business goals.
  • Use market analyses and customer research findings to drive design decisions and reduce ambiguity.
  • Collaborate effectively with multi-disciplinary vendor teams to evaluate the feasibility of proposed designs and champion effective UX in the face of technical constraints.
  • Participate in customer requirements gathering and discovery meetings. Support the acquisition team in presenting design work to stakeholders and executive leadership and gain buy-in on the proposed approach.
  • Participate in content migrations for future sites to ensure sites adopt appropriate content models and types to be effective.
  • Participate in internal and external projects as needed.
  • Interact with agency stakeholders to gain buy-in and understand user best practices.
  • As needed conduct testing, write test scripts, and synthesize reports.

Minimum Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Design, Information Sciences, HCI, Psychology or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 5-7 years of experience as a UX designer, interaction designer, information architect, or similar. Prior public sector or nonprofit experience is a plus.
  • 3+ years of experience conducting UX analysis for Web CMS applications which leverage emergent technologies, consumer electronics and/or mobile devices.
  • Knowledge of web-based content management systems, specifically within Drupal 7 and 8.
  • Knowledgeable in user-first design methodologies, and able to speak to best practices in UX and UI.
  • Ability to collect, evaluate, and present data and information from multiple sources, resolve conflicts and differentiate between user goals and agency goals.
  • Deliver results after thorough user research by collaborating and communicating with customers and site users.
  • Prior experience closely collaborating with technical teams.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing at a technical level as well as non-technical level.
  • Familiarity with technical aspects of UX across iOS, Android, mobile and desktop web platforms.
  • Familiarity with Agile (Scrum) project methodologies.
  • Self-motivated with a proven track record in customer requirements gathering and documentation.
  • Organized and analytical, adept at working in a team environment, able to design and implement a project schedule, and able to handle multiple priorities in a fast moving environment.
  • You are a team player, and enjoy working closely with others to report, research, and explore solutions to challenges.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and analytical skills including the ability to present design concepts clearly and persuasively to colleagues, partners, stakeholders, and especially to senior executives.
  • Strong conceptualization ability, strong visual communication ability, drawing skills preferred.
  • Ability to create wireframes and a strong working knowledge of prototyping tools.
  • Experience with user interface design patterns and best practice.
  • Experience conducting usability tests, card sorts, field studies, survey analysis, and journey map analysis.
  • Understanding of common software project management and development practices and tools.
  • Updated with industry trends and best practices and an ability to translate that to how we can lead by example within the realm of web solutions
  • A portfolio demonstrating your ability to research and design.

Does this sound like your experience and skill set? Apply today! 

*Prior experience working within Drupal 7 or 8 is REQUIRED for this position.



  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
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