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UX Designer

Requisition ID: R10041125

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Unknown City, Virginia, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes- May Consider Full Time Teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: No
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 3

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.

Northrop Grumman’s Chief Information Office organization is seeking a UX Interaction Designer.

The UX Designer will become a part of Northrop Grumman's User Experience organization and will be responsibility for interaction design activities and deliverables including task flows, wireframes, prototypes, pattern libraries, design documentation, storyboards, and scenarios for projects. This position requires someone who can understand customer behavior and why users do what they do in our system. As the UX Designer you will be working with a UX Strategist to develop and execute an implementation plan and will be responsible for gathering and evaluating user requirements, in collaboration with product managers and engineers. Illustrating design ideas using storyboards, process flows and sitemaps. Using human centered design processes to communicate solutions, usually in the form of models, wireframes, documentation, or prototypes across platforms.

Roles and Responsibilities Include:

The following reflects the UX Practice leadership’s definition of essential functions for this job but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned.  The leadership team may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

  • 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

  • Create project timelines and prioritize current projects

Basic Qualifications:

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

•   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
•    Strong understanding of the end-to-end UX/UI lifecycle, design principles and process
•    Experience in interaction design utilizing Axure RP Pro
•    Must be organized and able to manage multiple competing priorities 
•    Experience working with desktop, mobile web and native apps

Preferred Qualifications:

•    BS/BA or Master’s degree in Arts/Design, Information Communication Technology, Human-Computer Interaction, Psychology, Computer Science, or a related field
•    Excellent eye and visual taste, including a passion for simplicity and a clean, crisp aesthetic
•    Experience with large-scale projects
•    Knowledge and understanding of human-centered thinking/design
•    Experience using methodologies such as Agile, Lean UX, and Lean Startup.
•    Experience using web analytics data to inform design decisions.
•    Exceptional written and oral communication skills. Proven ability to present projects and status reports to senior management.
•    Current with the latest UX and UI trends, techniques, and technologies 
•    Basic knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript 
•    Have experience in agile methodologies 
•   Excellent verbal and visual communicator that is flexible and patient

Salary Range: $92,000 USD - $138,000 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.