UX Design Technologist Intern

Bixal is a mission-driven, woman-owned small business determined to improve people's lives through human-centered strategies and transformative technologies, with a firm belief that everyone has the right to an effective government. 

We deliver on this belief by partnering with leading Federal agencies to design, develop, and deliver powerful customer experiences through holistic digital product solutions and strategic communications initiatives––bringing a high standard and unique creative energy to our clients––and our wonderfully diverse culture is what makes it all possible.  

Bixal unites different people with different perspectives from all over the world! We provide our team with an open and empowered environment where collaboration thrives and solutions flourish.

🎨 Job Description

The purpose of this role is to support the launch of a pilot team to focus on rapid prototyping for business development. You will be part of a three-person team (two design technologists and a team lead) that will be able to quicky execute on a broad range of lean discovery and prototype delivery activities. The goal is to increase our chances of winning work and raise our profile by helping clients envision what is possible when using and design and technology to tackle civic tech problems.

The initial term of this internship is 3–4 months, with the opportunity for follow-on work depending on the situation and need.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct lean discovery activities, including interviewing, usability testing, comparative analysis, and other methods.
  • Prototype ideas using a wide range of resolution, from rough sketches and content structures all the way up through realistic mockups and functioning HTML/CSS/JS.
  • Help build a content library for use with rapid prototyping.
  • Contribute to a template library using the U.S. Web Design System.
  • Contribute to communications about the work of the team, including social posts, blog posts, and conference presentations.

🤹🏻 Skills

  • 1-2 years of experience in UX or completion of UX and/or Front-End Development “bootcamp” such as General Assembly.
  • Portfolio that demonstrates understanding of a user-centered design process and ability to work in the web medium.
  • Ability to do basic HTML/CSS.
  • Comfort working quickly and making decisions with limited information and lots of assumptions.
  • Bias towards action and making things as opposed to discussion and awaiting instructions.

Nice to haves:

  • Familiarity with the U.S. Web Design System
  • Familiarity with "no code" tools like Webflow, Airtable, Zapier, and others
  • Familiarity with using GitHub for version control
  • Familiarity with Figma

🍩 Benefit

  • Competitive base salary
  • Flex hours
  • Work from home flexibility
  • 401K with matching incentive
  • Medical/dental/vision benefits
  • Flex Spending Account
  • Company provided short-term disability
  • Company provided life insurance
  • Commuter benefits
  • Generous PTO
  • Paid holidays
  • LegalShield
  • Professional development opportunities
  • New business referral bonus

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