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Northrop Grumman Principal UX/UI Analyst/Engineer in McLean, Virginia

Are you interested in expanding your career through experience and exposure, all while supporting a mission that seeks to ensure the security of our nation and its allies? If so, then Northrop Grumman is the place for you. As a leading global security company, we provide innovative systems, products and solutions to our customers worldwide. We are comprised of diverse professionals that bring different perspectives and ideas, understanding that the more experiences we bring to our work the more innovative we can be. As we continue to build our workforce we look for people that exemplify our core values, leadership characteristics, and approach to innovation.

Northrop Grumman Technology Services sector is seeking a Principal UX/UI Analyst/Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in McLean, VA. The qualified applicant will become part of Northrop Grumman's Department of State (DOS) Consular Systems Modernization (CSM) Program, for the Bureau of Consular Affairs (CA). This initiative is intended to modernize and consolidate the operational environment under a common technology framework in order to better support the services provided to CA's customers.

As part of the modernization program, the Principal UX/UI analyst/engineer will be responsible for a wide range of engineering activities and associated work products including user research and design exercises, product wireframe development, and prototype development following a user-centered design approach.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Ability to understandboth customer and end user requirements in an operational environment

  • Execute user-centereddesign approach to develop UX/UI solutions

  • Facilitate thecustomer's product vision by conceiving, sketching, and prototypingexperiences for digital products

  • Conduct user researchand design exercises, such as field observations, user interviews, focusgroups, brainstorming sessions, ethnographic research, contextual inquiry,design studios, and card sorting

  • Translate research datainto user flows, wireframes, mockups, and prototypes that lead tointuitive user experiences

  • Define the informationarchitecture, design system, design patterns, page layouts/templates, and userinterface components for ConsularOne customer and user-facing webapplications

  • Develop adaptive andresponsive UX/UI wireframes for web-based applications (Adobe CreateSuite, Axure, Balsamiq, etc.)

  • Develop UX/UI solutionsthat are compliant with 508 and US Web Design System (USWDS) standards


Basic Qualifications:

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

  • Bachelor's degree in STEM and at least 5 years' experience

  • Experience in developing adaptive and responsive UX/UI solutions for software development projects that specialize in web and mobile-based applications

  • Experience in developing UX/UI solutions that are compliant with 508 and US Web Design System (USWDS) standards

  • Experience modernizing enterprise software systems (web and mobile-based)

  • Experience conducting user research and design exercises, such as field observations, user interviews, focus groups, brainstorming sessions, ethnographic research, contextual inquiry, design studios, and card sorting

  • Background in Agile Software Development, specifically experience in developing detailed user stories to include precise and descriptive acceptance criteria

  • Must have a current, active Secret (or higher) clearance. An interim clearance may be acceptable.

Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • Experience developing UX/UI solutions within an Agile SAFe environment

  • Experience defining the information architecture, design system, design patterns, page layouts/templates, and user interface components for highly visible 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 . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Job Category : Information Technology