Web Solutions Team Lead

Thu, 03/28/2019 - 13:33

The Web Solutions Team Lead will work with a growing, agile team to create compelling and cutting-edge web sites and web applications for our government clients. The Web Solutions Team Lead will be asked to lead all phases of the web development lifecycle with primary focus on developing, managing and mentoring project team members. 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
• Lead and manage multiple project teams of designers, front-end developers, and designers.
• Shepherd the design process, drive decisions, track issues, and lead planning for project timelines and schedules.
• Gather data to identify internal and external customer requirements.
• Lead/facilitate ideation sessions.
• Work with client, creative and technology teams to guide and document the architecture, flow and user experience of digital solutions across multiple channels.
• Incorporate SEO best practices, analytics research, and general best practices into all architecture and UX recommendations.
• Play an instrumental role in the development of the overall project schedule and ensure that all related project plans are completed by the various plan owners to meet quality, functionality and time-to-market requirements.
• Ensure appropriate communication of project status, deliverables, and features between disciplines within the project and to departments external to the development.
• Participate in daily standup meetings and provide support to other developers to troubleshoot.
• Coordinate and participate in specification reviews, design reviews, and other quality assurance best practices ensuring user experience integrity.
• Help clarify the vision for a digital experience (web, mobile, social) by creating conceptual models that represent the strategic direction(s) for the user interface design.
• Mentor and develop user personas, scenarios, and mental models to guide design decisions, and work with analytics resource(s) to refine personas and track success of interface design post launch.
• Mentor for and produce clean, concise, site maps, transaction flows, data flow diagrams and interface schematics/wireframes, personas, content matrices, requirements documentation and taxonomies.
• Mentor for and visualize concepts quickly and cleanly through wire-framing and other rapid prototyping methods.
• Familiarity with phasing strategies and ability to plan information architecture and requirements documentation to be scalable.
• Use solid understanding of design principles to support the design and execution of usability projects, conduct competitive audits and heuristic analysis, and lead usability studies.
• Assess skills of Web design staff and assign tasks appropriately.
• Review Web design staff work annually and provide feedback throughout the year.
• Provide support and advice for Web design staff personal and professional growth within the company.
• Provide requested support for business development activities, including proposals.

MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
Language: English fluency (oral and written)

Experience: A minimum of 5 years strong experience with web development or application development. A minimum of 2 years of team lead experience with a focus on Web design project management and leadership in a dynamic, customer service business; background in a government contracting environment; excellent interpersonal skills, very good written and oral communication. Web design experience and CMS theming. 

Knowledge: Good understanding of web development concepts. Strong understanding of design fundamentals. Knowledge of software testing best practices (unit testing, integration testing, functional testing, etc.). Team building and managing experience.

Skills: Proven ability as a Web developer, including online portfolio of work or Web sites for review. Flexible, multi-tasking team player who is audience-focused and deadline-driven. Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills. Ability to work collaboratively in a diverse government contracting environment. Demonstrated commitment to quality and customer service.

Location: North Bethesda, MD 

Clearance: Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Public Trust clearance.

PREFERRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent demonstrable experience.

Experience: Experience with Drupal 7 and Drupal 8; upgrading from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8. Experience with Drupal 8 tools such as Composer, Configuration Management, etc. is a plus. Automated testing experience (Jenkins, TravisCI), cloud hosting experience (AWS, Google Compute, Azure) and configuration management experience (Puppet, Chef, Ansible). Agency experience, who can juggle multiple projects and adapt to fast-changing deadlines and priorities. Expertise in information architecture. Ability to create wireframes and mockups in Fireworks, Photoshop, and/or Illustrator; Proficiency with CSS and HTML; Must be extremely detail-oriented and quality-driven; Experience with Web and/or mobile usability design. 

Knowledge: Knowledge of Drupal theme layer. Experience in Agile Scrum Methodology. Has a solid understanding of design principles and supports in the design and execution of usability projects, will conduct competitive audits and heuristic analysis, and leads usability studies. Incorporate SEO best practices, analytics research, and general best practices into all architecture and UX recommendations. Understand and guide mobile optimization options based on business goals. 

Certification: Drupal certification (Acquia Certified Developer or Acquia Certified Front-End Developer for D7 or D8).

APPLICATION INFORMATION:
If you meet the minimum requirements for this position, please click on the "Apply" link posted below and complete the application. Please include a cover letter, resume, and at least three (3) professional references. If you have technical difficulty, please email jobs@jbsinternational.com to let us know of the issue.

Our company is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Applicants can learn more about the company's status as an equal opportunity employer by viewing the federal "EEO is the Law" poster at EEOPost.pdf.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

Location

  • Maryland Office

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