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PGS AMP SEIT HCI/UX Engineer (Space Systems)

Requisition ID: R10111738

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Redondo Beach, CA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: SCI
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Relocation AssistanceRelocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
  • Number of Positions AvailablePositions 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.

The Payload and Ground Systems organization within the Northrop Grumman Space Systems pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!

We offer phenomenal learning opportunities, exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers, and a very friendly collaborative workplace. We are looking for self-motivated, proactive, and goal-oriented people to help us grow our services and become even better at what we do. Does this sound like you?

Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) provide benefits for the member, our leaders and the company. Our ERGs offer opportunities to be a friend, be active, be a volunteer, be a leader, to be recognized and to be yourself! Every ERG is inclusive of all employees!

Our diverse portfolio of programs means there are endless paths to cultivate your career. We are well-known for our inclusive environment, as well as our excellent work/life balance. We also offer exceptional benefits/healthcare, a 9/80 schedule, and a great 401K matching program.


Northrop Grumman Payload & Ground Systems is seeking experienced Systems Engineers for Ground Element (GE) AMP program. The positions are located at our office in Redondo Beach, CA.

What you’ll get to do?

As a Systems Engineer, you would be responsible for performing customer requirements elicitation leading to Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and User Experience (UX) design products, Requirements Development, Management and Verification (RDMV) activities, support system level trade studies.

Specific tasks include definition of high-level functional and performance HCI wireframe, UX conops, requirements and verification methods, subsequent analysis, decomposition, and derivation of requirements, allocation of those lower-level requirements to physical and functional architectural elements, and tracking them through design, verification, integration, and operational validation. The systems engineer, will coordinate and collaborate with diverse engineering design teams to assist in managing the technical baseline. Duties must be performed at a high level with only general supervision and direction. Candidate's performance directly impacts program success.

Basic Qualifications:

  • (level 2) Bachelor's degree in STEM with 3 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree in STEM with 0 years of relevant experience
  • (level 3) Bachelor's degree in STEM with 5 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree in STEM with 2 years of relevant experience
  • SCI/Secret-level security clearance and ability to obtain Top Secret clearance
  • Experience with requirement decomposition, allocation, and verification
  • Demonstrated communication skills and flexibility, and proficiency in MS Office.
  • Experience using methodologies such as SAFe, Agile, Lean UX.
  • Experience with following, building and maintaining a style guide and design system.
  • Experience with UX prototyping and design applications such as Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.
  • Experience using user data research to inform present design decisions.
  • Demonstrate ability to conform and adhere designs to Style Guide parameters and guidelines.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Linux Architecture (both Linux Command Line and OS Architecture)
  • UX principles for desktop applications
  • Ability to describe/depict process flow given the UI
  • Familiarity with formal reqt verification events
  • Direct experience using the DOORS Requirements Management Database; familiarity with Model- Driven Systems Engineering languages (SysML /UML) and concepts and CORE knowledge a plus
  • The ideal candidate will have excellent technical writing skills, and team building skills.
  • Present solutions to stakeholders, Business Owners, and Subject Matter Experts .
  • Interpret business needs into effective visual communication tools.
  • Solve complex business problems through design UX development phases.
  • Translate research artifacts into effective communication tools.
  • Ability to turn over rapid design ideations and develop behavioral human-centered prototypes, user flows, final design assets, high-fidelity mock-ups, and lightweight design specifications.
  • Ensure that the design vision is carried through accurately during the development process.
  • Engage and communicate across various disciplines, agile teams, and projects.

Salary Range: $85,000 USD - $127,400 USD
Salary Range 2: $104,600 USD - $157,000 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.