Axle Informatics

  • UI/UX Designer

    Job Locations US-MD
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/8/2018 2:07 PM)
    # of Openings
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    Axle Informatics is a bioinformatics and information technology company that offers innovative computer services, informatics, and enterprise solutions to research centers and healthcare organizations around the globe. With experts in software engineering, bioinformatics and program management, we focus on developing and applying technology tools and techniques to empower decision-making and accelerate the discovery in translational research. We work with some of the top research organizations and facilities in the country including multiple institutes at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

    We are looking for a UI/UX Designer to support our work at NIH. The position will be based in Bethesda/Rockville, MD.  


    • Articulate project requirements through products such as wireframes, sketches, diagrams, user/process flowcharts, documentation, prototypes, etc.
    • Use graphics software to design non-web-based site concepts
    • Ability to custom develop initial front-end application build out utilizing HTML, CSS, JavaScript, or jQuery
    • Implement new or updated user experience and user interfaces for an organization’s custom-developed applications
    • Improving the end user experience especially with regard to search, navigation, information and knowledge discovery/identification
    • Proven ability to understand target users and incorporate their needs into the design
    • Participate in and planning/conducting elicitation and elaboration sessions, documenting results, and making recommendations
    • Knowledge of design constraints such as browser capabilities, media types, platform differences, and operating systems


    • Bachelor's degree in design, human-computer interaction (HCI), or equivalent professional experience and certificates
    • 5+ years of experience in a user experience role designing enterprise software applications
    • 5+ years of relevant IT experience
    • Experience working effectively on cross-functional teams
    • Experience performing within an Agile development environment
    • An online portfolio or samples of work demonstrating experience creating user-centered design solutions is a requirement for application (personal projects okay)
    • Ability to quickly turn around rigorous wireframes and mockups quickly in a fast-paced, iterative environment
    • Hands on design of navigation, interaction, nomenclature systems and UI diagrams including flows, wireframes, and sitemaps
    • Experience with usability testing including writing screeners and scripts, running focus groups, facilitating card sorting, survey and remote session testing
    • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills
    • High tolerance for ambiguity and strong desire to design a simple and intuitive user experience




    The diversity of Axle’s employees is a tremendous asset. We are firmly committed to providing equal opportunity in all aspects of employment and will not tolerate any illegal discrimination or harassment based age, race, gender, religion, national origin, disability, marital status, covered veteran status, sexual orientation, status with respect to public assistance, and other characteristics protected under state, federal, or local law and to deter those who aid, abet, or induce discrimination or coerce others to discriminate.



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