Mid-Level Multimedia Designer
Schafer Corporation - Washington, DC

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Schafer Corporation is a scientific and engineering company providing solutions to mission critical challenges in national security, information technology, and communications. We offer a broad array of innovative products and services to address our customers' most complex technology-related needs. We provide integrated solutions that advance technology and improve operations. We understand our customers' challenges and work hard to deliver effective results.

Schafer is seeking a Mid-Level Multimedia Designer to support multiple efforts within our Washington, DC and Arlington, Virginia operations, to include the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO), the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), and the Joint Program Executive Office (JPEO).


The primary focus of this position will be in providing direct support to DHS DNDO in our Washington, DC office, with occasional work at the Arlington, Virginia office on an as needed basis. DNDO is a jointly staffed agency within the Department of Homeland Security. DNDO is the primary entity in the U.S. government for implementing domestic nuclear detection efforts for a managed and coordinated response to radiological and nuclear threats, as well as integration of federal nuclear forensics programs. Additionally, DNDO is charged with coordinating the development of the global nuclear detection and reporting architecture, with partners from federal, state, local, and international governments and the private sector.

We are looking for individuals to provide creative design and technical web-based development associated with homeland security research and evelopment (R&D) programs. Efforts will involve supporting a variety of complex technical systems and projects to enhance the nation's capabilities to prevent terrorist activities and to improve the coordination and effectiveness of Federal, State and local law enforcement, emergency responder, and public safety efforts.

  • Individuals must be proficient in the Adobe CS Design Collection and core Microsoft Office products, with working knowledge and comfort level with the rest of the Adobe CS Web & Video Production Collections and Extended Microsoft Office Professional products.
  • Experience in the design field should include document layout, marketing/conference/proposal/corporate branding packages, and experience or knowledge of working with printers and print vendors.
  • Candidates should be capable of web design and development from project inception to completion using web technologies such as: HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP, MySQL.
  • Experience with at least simple video editing and compression, motion graphics, 3D modeling & animation is expected.
  • Ideal candidates must be able to juggle multiple projects and priorities and work with teams in various locations simultaneously.
  • In addition to technical skills, individuals must have excellent written and oral communication skills, as well as the ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Candidates must have 5+ years of related work experience.
  • B.S. or B.A. in a field applicable to the work.
  • A portfolio review is required.
Desired Skills:
  • Ideally qualified candidates will have experience in one or more of the following: ASP, ASP.NET , Python, SharePoint Administration, Web Application Security, Sound & Music Composition, Mixing, and Editing.
  • Government contract/customer experience is preferred.
  • Web Design: Graphic Design for the web, User Interface/User Experience, Development (HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP ASP/ ASP.NET , Phython, SQL), mySQL Database Administration, Web Application Security.
  • Print Production: Design, Layout, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Marketing/Conference/Proposal/Corporate Branding Packages, Working with Printers and Print Vendor.
  • Office Graphics & Formatting: PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Acrobat.
  • Media: Audio & Music Composition/Editing, Video Editing/Compression, Motion Graphics, 3D Modeling & Animation.

Schafer seeks to fill this position with an exceptionally talented and self-motivated individual. Salary will commensurate with experience. Schafer has highly competitive benefits, excellent development opportunities and a great working environment.

Schafer does not accept unsolicited agency resumes.
Only those candidates invited to interview will be contacted. No telephone calls please.
Schafer Corporation is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.

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