UX Developer

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 UX Developer 3to 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.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Work with multiple teams on various projects within an Agile environment
  • Work directly with customers and project teams to gather requirements through user research, stakeholder interviews, workshops, etc.
  • Participate in brainstorming sessions with users, stakeholders, designers, and developers
  • Develop/create applicable user flows, journey maps, page flows, wireframes, and other artifacts as needed
  • Develop visually rich mock-ups and UI assets in accordance with style guide standards
  • Apply in-depth knowledge of UI design/development tools (Bootstrap, JavaScript, Angular, React, NodeJS) to design and develop responsive web and native mobile applications
  • Conduct rapid iterative usability testing of wireframes, mockups, and prototypes
  • Translate research findings into design recommendations to quickly improve product designs early in the design cycle
  • Leverage UX methodologies for uncovering user needs and identifying opportunities for improvement
  • Work within cross-functional UX teams and across discipline boundaries to deliver high-quality user experiences
  • Assess the usability of applications and websites through testing and iteration
Basic Qualifications:
To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:
  • Bachelor's degree in Design, Computer Science, Human Factors or a related field and at least 5 years' experience
  • Must have a current, active Secret (or higher) clearance. Interim acceptable.
  • Solid understanding of Accessibility (Section 508 Compliance)
  • Experience working with front-end development frameworks (e.g., Angular, React, NodeJS, and Bootstrap)
  • Experience designing web application interfaces in an agile environment
  • Experience using engineering environments and tools that support agile development, such as JIRA, Confluence, and/or IBM RTC
  • Working knowledge of iOS and Android design guidelines and patterns
  • Knowledge and adoption of UX industry best practices, including user-centered design methodologies
  • Strong visual and interaction design proficiency, as well as a superior understanding of current front-end coding practices
  • Strong design fundamentals including information design, interaction design, visual design, industry UX/UI standards across platforms, and UX best practices
  • Experience in user research, user interface design, information architecture, usability testing, human factors, and other related disciplines
  • Outstanding communication, organization, time management, and interpersonal skills
  • Solid experience developing JavaScript, both with and without frameworks
  • Understanding of and experience with adaptive and responsive web and application design
  • Demonstrated proficiency with industry standard design tools (e.g., Adobe Photoshop, et. al)
  • Proficient use of common rapid prototyping tools (e.g., Axure Pro, Balsamiq, et. al)

Preferred Qualifications:
Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:
  • Working knowledge of the US Digital Services Playbook
  • Advanced knowledge of usability, accessibility (Section 508 Compliance), Search Engine Optimization (SEO), and other standard best practices
  • Experience in Scaled Agile Framework environments
  • Experience in cloud based environments including deploying solutions on public/hybrid clouds
  • Experience implementing DevSecOps for large program using Agile, preferably SAFe, development methodology
  • Working knowledge of iOS and Android design guidelines and patterns

    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.${descr2}${descr3}

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