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Senior UI/UX Designer

This is a remote work position, though candidates will ideally be based in the Washington, DC Metro area for occasional onsite meetings with clients.

Spire is a full-service communications firm supporting innovative programs in government, technology, healthcare, and science. We seek a senior UI/UX designer to support a federal health IT client working on its website (

Must have experience supporting large website projects under tight deadlines, preferably in a federal agency environment.

Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or long-term resident with a valid Green Card.

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What You’ll Do

  • Produce high-quality design solutions through flow diagrams, wireframes, graphics, storyboards, and site maps using modern UI/UX best practices.
  • Provide guidance on the implementation of UX research techniques.
  • Recommend improvements to user flow and address website pain points.
  • Maintain website design system(s) and library of web icons, graphics, source files, and template files.
  • Support data visualization tool and dashboard design improvements.
  • Ensure brand compliance.
  • Work with developers to ensure pixel perfect implementation of the UI design.
  • Work with Agile mindset and methods.
  • Be organized and able to work in a fast-paced environment on tight deadlines.
  • Conduct usability testing, user behavior analysis, and in-person or virtual focus groups

What You’ll Bring to Spire

  • Proficient in U.S. Web Design Standards (USWDS) design principles, templates, and components
  • Understanding of mobile responsiveness across devices, platforms, and browsers
  • Understanding of the user testing process and how to apply data to UI/UX decisions
  • Understanding of content management platform impacts on UI/UX
  • Proficient in tools such as Adobe Suite, Figma, Sketch, Invision, BrowserStack, and Google Analytics
  • 10 years of experience in website design with a minimum of 5 years of working on large-scale (preferably federal) web projects
  • Understanding of inclusive UI/UX practices and 508 Accessibility
  • Portfolio of recent or representative work

Our benefits

Medical (CareFirst BCBS) and Dental (United Healthcare) plans paid at 100%

Monthly $50 “wellness” stipend for gym memberships, spa services, etc.

Life and disability insurance (short- and long-term)

18 days PTO and 8 federal holidays per year (+Veterans Day for those who have served)

Flexible home/office environment

Home office expense reimbursement

401(k) plan with automatic 3% of salary employer contribution

Employee referral bonuses

Annual stipend for employee and/or job-related training

About Spire

We are a boutique, woman-led agency that specializes in technology, health, and science. Our clients are federal agencies and contractors charged with advanced R&D and vital national programs that make life better for all Americans. Our team is committed to the work of these pioneers and public servants. We believe in their missions, marvel at their innovations, and delight in telling their stories.

Every member of our team is a senior-level communicator. This means every assignment is an opportunity to work with and learn from the best strategists and storytellers—designers, videographers, writers, editors, media relations leads, social media managers, and web developers.


The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is making it possible for health data to be electronically shared securely among providers, patients, and healthcare stakeholders nationwide. When everyone has the health information they need – when and where they need it – individuals and communities can enjoy better health and greater wellbeing. And America will have a robust data foundation for improving diagnostics and disease prevention.

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