Northrop Grumman Usability/Human Factor Software Engineer 3 in Annapolis Junction, Maryland

If you are the sort of person who loves a challenge and likes to be involved in serious organizational and software change -- Then this is without a doubt one of the most interesting and exciting times to join an organization like ours. The culture is one of excellence; team work, learning, delivered value and people. We are looking for people who love to learn and take initiative to really make this happen.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking a Usability/Human Factor Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals located at Annapolis Junction, MD.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Design user experiences for new and existing web-based applications.

Design user-friendly solutions for complex workflows

Design high-fidelity mockups using Adobe Illustrator or Adobe Photoshop

Create design artifacts, including workflow diagrams, low-fidelity mockups, wireframs, and static and functional prototypes

Participate in usability testing

Participate in design review sessions, involving explaining design concepts and decisions to creative director, developments teams, product owners, and stakeholders.

Understand and follow user experience design processes, standards, and best practices

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Basic Qualifications:

5+ years of experience with User Experience Design or Web Design with a focus on web-based applications

3+ years of demonstrated experience using Adobe Illustrator or Adobe Photoshop

A professional portfolio or samples that demonstrate design thinking and a strong understanding of visual design

Excellent problem-solving skills

Strong communication skills

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related discipline from an accredited college or university is required. Four (4) years of additional software engineering experience on projects with similar software processes may be substituted for a bachelor's degree.

Security Clearance: Active TS/SCI with polygraph is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Pixel perfect design skills

Strong knowledge of typography

Experience with HTML and CSS

Experience working with development teams

Familiarity with Agile development methodologies

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.