Northrop Grumman Engineer Human Factors 5 in Atlanta, Georgia
Are you interested in the opportunity to work for an industry-leading company
whose work with cutting-edge technology is driven by something human: the lives our technology protects? If so, Northrop Grumman may be the place for you. It's not the systems that drive us: it's the soldier our systems bring home. It's not just the equipment that motivates us: it's the people our equipment protects. It's not the innovation that gets us up in the morning: it's whom those innovations serve. We're united by our work to help people and protect the world. And that mission makes our team even stronger.
When you join Northrop Grumman, you'll have the opportunity to connect with
coworkers in an environment that's uniquely caring, diverse, and respectful.
Employees share experiences, insights, perspectives, and creative solutions with some of the best minds in the industry. We collaborate through integrated product teams, cross-functional teams, and employee resource groups, while thriving through the support of training and development, mentors and every day coaching, along with extensive health and work/life benefits. We're committed to our employees' professional and personal development and success.
Northrop Grumman recruits top talent with traditional and non-traditional backgrounds in order to ensure our team is united, connected, skilled, focused and innovative. An inclusive workplace of people with diverse backgrounds,
experiences, and perspectives is the key to our performance. At Northrop Grumman, we want our employees to bring their whole self to work. All your different sides are welcome here, as we believe they make our team, our products and our services, that much better.
Roles and Responsibilities:
Qualified candidate will support of website and application development for high
traffic, high availability sites, social media channels, and other electronic
communications mediums. This position requires an experienced Human Factors Specialist who will participate in all aspects of the User-Centered Design (UCD) process.
Consults with stakeholders and makes recommendations regarding the benefits and value of user-centered design (UCD)
Plans UCD strategy for projects based on customer needs, budget, and priorities and integrate tasks into the overall development process.
Participates in defining UX standards and templates for Web and mobile
Conducts user research through interviews, surveys, and Web analytics; define
user goals and information needs; create task and system flows; develop scenarios and user personas.
Evaluates legacy applications by conducting baseline tests, heuristic
evaluations, cognitive walkthroughs, and analyzing any existing user feedback.
Designs clean, consistent user interfaces; design according to best practices
using knowledge gained from user/product analysis; adhere to established CDC.gov design guidelines.
Produces wireframes and interactive prototypes to depict the user interface.
Outlines recommended organization of content/information based on users' mental model.
Designs and conducts remote or in-person usability tests with interactive
prototypes; identify issues and make recommendations for improvement.
Defines UI Specifications for handoff to development team.
Produces client-ready deliverables and documentation.
To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:
Bachelor's degree in computer science, information systems management,
mathematics, operations research, statistics, or engineering with a minimum of 14 years of experience.
7 years of experience in Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) applying agile
methodologies as appropriate.
5 years of experience designing mobile-friendly or responsive Web sites or
Skilled at presenting data visualizations in meaningful dashboard layouts.
Communicate effectively with all levels of the contract and customer
organizations; translate academic and technical terminology into common terms; have strong written and verbal communication skills.
Understand and implement Section 508 accessibility requirements.
Meet deadlines with both timeliness and quality; have strong organization and time management skills; balance and prioritize work across multiple projects.
Work independently and as part of a team.
Able to provide leadership, strategic value, and critical thinking to a team.
Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:
Master's Degree in HCI, Human Factors, or closely related discipline with a
minimum of 12 years of experience.
Understanding of the public health mission.
Experience working in a government contracting environment.
Relevant on-the-job experience in designing usable and mobile-friendly Web sites (preferably Web applications)
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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.