Pinao Consulting is seeking a Design Lead to join our team supporting Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) with Data Portal Software Development Services.



  • Collaborate with stakeholders to research and develop cohesive design plans, concepts and prototypes.
  • Initiate research activities and provide on-the-job training to enhance the core competence of team members.
  • Work with a diverse group of internal and external stakeholders to ensure final design output meets the needs of the organization or customers.
  • Ensure development team follows the development approach as laid out.




To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below. 


Skills / Qualifications:

  • Background as a user experience researcher or designer with experience working at the design lead level.
  • Possess a strong mastery of design fundamentals and is able to generate creative work that meets the requirements of stakeholders.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects concurrently and deliver on expectations within tight deadlines.
  • Strong leadership and organizational abilities.
  • Willingness to build professional relationships with staff and clients.
  • Excellent communication, motivational, and interpersonal skills.
  • Have experience in at least 10 of the following:
    • Agile development practices
    • Automated testing (unit/integration/end-to-end)
    • Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment
    • Refactoring to minimize technical debt
    • Development, security, and operations (DevSecOps) engineering
    • Data science/machine learning
    • Application Protocol Interface (API) development and documentation
    • Open-source software development
    • Cloud deployment
    • Open-source login/authentication services
    • Product management and strategy
    • Usability research (ie. stakeholder interviews, usability testing)
    • Accessibility/508 compliance
    • User experience and product design
    • Wireframing, prototyping, and user task-flow development
    • Content design and copywriting
    • Building and testing public-facing sites and tools
    • User outreach and user adoption strategy
    • Database design, SQL queries, and ElasticSearch/Kibana
    • Security and compliance regulations for FISMA-moderate systems



  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, or a related field OR equivalent combination of education and experience.

Work Experience:

  • 3+ Years




Job Type: Full Time


Location: Remote


Clearance: Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12) Tier 1 clearance (or Tier 4 if handling PII)


Salary Range: $145,500 - 155,500


EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled

Pinao is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin.

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