Proposal Illustrator 3/4Dulles, VA

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.

Embark on a career launching innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond - literally! Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, space launch, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you'll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today. 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 Space Systems sector is the place for you. Northrop Grumman's Tactical Space Systems division (TSSD) is currently seeking a Proposal Illustrator 3/4 to join our team in Dulles VA.

As a Proposal Illustrator, you will be creating technical illustrations and graphics in conjunction with direct internal customer interaction ensuring on-time delivery of company proposals.

Job responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

  • Supporting new business development by direct involvement in proposal production in response to civil and government Solicitations (i.e., RFPs, RFI, BAAs, etc.).

  • Expertise in translating facts and features of subject material into graphics concepts that best convey intended meaning. Creates graphic presentations that communicate mood, emphasis, insight, viewpoint, and similar visual impressions.

  • Using advanced illustration techniques to translate complex engineering operations, products, flow charts, and diagrams that easily portray intended meaning.

  • Uses Adobe Creative Suite to conceive, design and illustrate complex infographics and editorial renderings, graphs and other forms of illustration as needed.

  • Provides guidance on graphic technology and corporate brand.

  • Serving as proposal lead responsible for on-time production of proposal graphics, creation and quality control of proposal graphics, attending proposal kick-off and daily stand-up meetings, creating art templates per RFP requirements, providing metrics of proposal graphics for future planning, and developing proposal art processes.

  • Collaborating with off-site departments to develop company standards/formats including proposal art templates, color palette, and guidelines.

  • Following the proper execution of department standards, formats and proposal production procedures.

  • Formatting of internal customer briefings, posters, and signage and other graphics, as needed.

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage

  • 401k

  • Educational Assistance

  • Life Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

  • Paid Time Off

  • Health & Wellness Resources

  • Employee Discounts

This position's standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.

Basic Qualifications:

This requisition may be filled at either a level 3 or a level 4.

Basic Qualifications for a Level 3:

  • Bachelor's degree from accredited institution with 6+ years of related professional technical illustration experience in support of technical publications - OR - a Master's degree with 4+ year of related professional technical illustration experience in support of technical publications. May consider 4 additional years of experience in lieu of a degree.

Basic Qualifications for a Level 4:

  • Bachelor's degree from accredited institution with 10+ years of related professional technical illustration experience in support of technical publications - OR - a Master's degree with 8+ years of related professional technical illustration experience in support of technical publications. May consider 4 additional years of experience in lieu of a degree.

Additional Basic qualifications for both levels:

  • Advanced skill in Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Acrobat).

  • Advanced skill in Microsoft Office Software (PowerPoint and MS Word).

  • Ability to work in a secured environment and obtain a Top Secret security clearance. US citizenship is a prerequisite.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Aerospace and Defense contracting experience.

  • Active DoD Top Secret security clearance. US Citizenship is a prerequisite.

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Salary Range: $86,300 - $129,500

Salary Range 2: $107,000 - $160,600

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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.

The application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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.