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Principal UI/UX Software Engineer (PP)

Requisition ID: R10045712

  • Category IconCategory: Information Technology
  • Location IconLocation: Annapolis Junction, Maryland, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: SCI
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: No
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning. We’re looking for innovators, who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining in our shared mission, we will support yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field or an industry thought-leader. At Northrop Grumman, you will have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career.


  • Performs technical planning, design, development, and integration of user interface implementation.

  • Supports system integration, verification and validation, cost and risk, and supportability and effectiveness analyses.

  • Ensures the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints.

  • Performs functional analysis, design trades, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into software specifications.

  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills. Proven ability to present projects and status reports to senior management.


  • Design and develop user interface in support of cryptographic product line.

  • Translate high-level objectives and design principles into polished visual design.

  • Define the conceptual strategy, task flows, wireframes, prototypes, pattern libraries, design documentation, storyboards, and scenarios for projects.

  • Design user experiences that are intuitive and elegant and in-line with current design trends and concepts, delivering wireframes, user stories, user journeys, and mockups optimized for a wide range of devices and interfaces.

  • Be an advocate for interaction design best practices with a focus on consistency and usability.

  • Clear understanding of accessibility (contrast, font size, color, touch, and more) to achieve AA levels. 

  • Collaborate with other team members and stakeholders.

  • Make data-informed product design decisions and ideations to create the best user experience.

Basic Qualifications:

  • A current and active TS/SCI Clearance.

  • BS/BA in related field and at least 5 years of relevant experience; 3 years with a Master's degree (in lieu of education, 4 years of additional exempt related experience).

  • Demonstrated ability in designing graphic user interfaces elements and UI mockups/prototypes that clearly illustrate how sites function and look.

  • Demonstrated ability in Human Factors Analysis, knowledge and understanding of human-centered thinking/design.

  • Excellent eye and visual taste, including a passion for simplicity and a clean, crisp aesthetic.

  • Strong understanding of the end-to-end UX/UI lifecycle, design principles and process.

  • Experience working with desktop, web and native apps.

  • Proficient programming skills in in desktop, web and native apps (e.g. HTML, CSS, Java, JavaScript, Python).

  • Experience in Linux x86 and ARM processors and Real Time Operating Systems (RTOS).

  • Experience with DevOps tool environment and Agile methodologies (e.g. Atlassian Confluence, Jira, Jenkins, Nexus, Sonarcube, Git).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with microservices (e.g. Docker, Kubernetes).

  • Experience with product development for cryptographic devices.

  • Current with the latest UX and UI trends, techniques, and technologies.

Salary Range: $1 USD - $1 USD

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.

Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.