UI/UX Design Lead

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About Peraton

Peraton is a next-generation national security company that 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, highly differentiated solutions and technologies to protect our nation and allies. Peraton operates at the critical nexus between traditional and nontraditional threats across all domains: land, sea, space, air, and cyberspace. The company serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies and supports every branch of the U.S. armed forces. Each day, our employees do the can’t be done by solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers. Visit to learn how we’re keeping people around the world safe and secure.


Peraton is seeking a motivated professional to join our team as a UI/UX Lead to support a major multi-year GSA program. Put your years of experience into a future of excellence and become part of Peraton’s team to support the GSA’s mission to provide end to-end custom-built capabilities for all things needed to lead and contribute to the overall User Experience strategy.  The UI/UX Designer Lead will oversee the employment of the U.S. Web Design System (USWDS) and create design elements that will be reusable to the customer.


Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Lead the design of complex user interfaces and experiences.
  • Assist with user research and leverage insights for strategic decision-making.
  • Perform software requirements analysis, user interface design, user experience analysis, and developing and documenting UI designs based on standards and best practices.
  • Participates in software systems development, including the design, development, troubleshooting, and debugging of software programs for software enhancements and new software-intensive systems and products.
  • Navigate complex scenarios and challenges and devise courses of action to resolve situations with predictable outcomes.
  • Lead critical objectives where decision-making is of utmost concern to the outcome.
  • Design complex web applications including analyzing and updating existing applications and developing new applications.
  • Continuously improve the user experience based on feedback and data.
  • Utilize agile development methodology.



Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 8 years experience with BA/BS; or minimum of 6 years with MA/MS
  • 7 years UI/UX Designer experience
  • Self-starter who can prioritize tasks and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Effective communicator who can facilitate, write, and has experience presenting to senior stakeholders.
  • Passionate about improving the experience of users.
  • Deep understanding of strategic design methods and enterprise applications
  • Demonstrated experience performing user research, to include designing and delivering surveys, conducting user interviews, and compiling data gained from these activities.
  • Experience in planning and conducting effective design sessions and discovery workshops, including meetings with stakeholders and clients.
  • Ability to strategize the scope of UX/UI work and balance being a customer advocate, branding, and user experience needs.
  • Demonstrated experience using design thinking, Agile concepts and practices, and product management principles to develop customer focused software products. 
  • Experience with visual design/interaction design creating and implementing user interfaces based on user data gathering. 
  • 508 compliance experience
  • Able to work independently with some level of uncertainty while maintaining a big-picture understanding.
  • Can balance acting with urgency with doing the right thing.
  • Proactive and takes ownership of tasks.
  • Federal government contracting experience is a plus!


Preferred Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Information Technology, Engineering, or associated discipline.
  • Proven experience in UX design, typically 5-8 years.
  • An extensive portfolio showcasing at least 3 senior-level UX design work as well as UI/Visual Design.
  • Familiarity with front-end development technologies (HTML, CSS, JavaScript).
  • Experience with accessibility design principles and 508 compliances.
  • Experience working in an Agile environment.
  • Ability to attain and maintain a Public Trust

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