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 Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Multimedia/ Principal Multimedia Designer Virtual Reality and Virtual Maintenance Trainer Artist to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Melbourne, FL.
The successful candidates will focus on creating visual, photorealistic, immersive content for VR and VMT maintenance training. Responsibilities will include designing and producing 3D models, textures, simulation, and interactive environments that make VR and VMT applications and games visually engaging / captivating. Collaborate with Subject Matter Experts and Instructional System Designers to ensure accuracy of maintenance procedures and interactive features align with the Technical Publications
This position may be filled at a Level 2 or a Level 3 based on the qualifications outlined below.
Multimedia Designer (Level 2)
Bachelors of Science in STEM Discipline field (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) with 2 Years experience in Aerospace, Aviation, Software Engineering, Design, Development, Manufacturing or Production; 0 years of experience with a Masters . Note: An additional 6 years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree in a gaming (Immersive Technology (virtual reality)) environment
Ability to obtain and maintain a DOD Secret level clearance to include Special Program Access within a reasonable period, as defined by the company to meet its business need .
Experience with Unity Game Engine (SteamVR, OpenXR, or similar).
US Citizenship required.
Principal Multimedia Designer (Level 3)
Bachelors of Science in STEM Discipline field (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) with 5 Years experience in Aerospace, Aviation, Software Engineering, Design, Development, Manufacturing or Production; 3 years of experience with a Masters; OR 0 years of experience with PHD. Note: An additional 9 years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree in a gaming (Immersive Technology (virtual reality)) environment
A bility to obtain and maintain a DOD Secret level clearance to include Special Program Access within a reasonable period, as defined by the company to meet its business needs.
Unity Game Engine experience ( SteamVR, OpenXR or similar)
US Citizenship required.
Degree in Game Design or relevant industry experience preferred.
Experience with products from Vive , Valve, Microsoft, and Varjo.
Self-guided/motivated individual who is comfortable collaborating with a team
Designer of game mechanics, challenges, level design and narratives to keep the learner engaged
Experience with Design of game mechanics, challenges, level design and narratives to keep the learner engaged Familiarity with Atlassian products (Jira, Bitbucket, Confluence)
Familiarity with the AGILE process; Kanban Boards and Scrums
Experience in a 3D model pipeline CAD-> PiXYZ Studio -> Blender -> Substance -> Unity
What We Offer:
At Northrop Grumman, we are on the cutting edge of innovation -- building the next generation of sophisticated aircraft to protect our country. Our diverse portfolio of programs means there are endless paths to cultivate your career. We are well-known for our inclusive, family environment, phenomenal learning opportunities, and exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers. We also offer exceptional benefits/healthcare, a great 401K matching program, and 14 Employee Resource Groups inclusive of all employees!
Salary Range: $55,100 - $82,700
Salary Range 2: $67,800 - $101,600
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.
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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.