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Northrop Grumman Principal User Experience Engineer (TS/SCI w/Poly) in Dulles, Virginia

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'll 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'll have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career.

Are you interested in defining possible? Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is looking for a full time Principal User Experience Engineer with experience delivering enterprise solutions. This position will be based in Dulles, VA.


  • Create documentation, formulate and articulate an approach to solve problems, have strong communication skills, and be able to work Evangelize/advocate for User Experience and Interaction Design.

  • Engage with mission end users to define and prioritize user requirements, translate user requirements to technical requirements, design wireframes, mockups, and compositions of GUIs, conduct user testing sessions with wireframes and prototypes, and work closely with software engineers in an Agile software development environment.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Active Top Secret with SCI and active Polygraph clearance.

  • Bachelor's degree in human-computer interaction, design, human factors, cognitive or behavioral science, psychology, anthropology, or similar field and 5 years of experience. Or, 3 years with a Master's degree. 4 additional years required in lieu of a degree.

  • Experience with developing user-centered design approaches for projects, pursuits, and research opportunities.

  • Ability to lead a UX/UI team

  • Experience creating and communicating clearly via abstract diagrams and models of tasks, work, goals, information, decisions, product wireframes and prototypes.

  • Demonstrated ability to conduct and lead user research and design exercises, such as field observations, user interviews and focus groups, brainstorming sessions, ethnographic research, design studios, and card sorting.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in human-computer interaction, design, human factors, cognitive or behavioral science, psychology, anthropology, or similar field.

  • Demonstrable success communicating the value of user-centered design and design thinking to customers, users, program managers, executive leaders in large and small groups.

  • Demonstrable success designing with one or more of the following visual design tools or similar tools: Illustrator, Photoshop, Axure, Sketchflow or Balsamiq.

  • Demonstrable success working with a software-development team in an Agile software development environment.

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.

Job Category : Information Technology