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Principal Human Factors Engineer/Senior Principal Human Factors Engineer

At Northrop Grumman we develop cutting-edge technology that preserves freedom and advances human discovery. 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 continue to innovate with developments from launching the first commercial flight to space, to discovering the early beginnings of the universe. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

No matter the assignment, Northrop Grumman is committed to being a leader in Cyber, Logistics and Modernization, Autonomous Systems, C4ISR, and Strike. For us, it's about more than just performing. It means realizing the values that define us: responsibility, trust, integrity and protecting freedom worldwide. These values inspire and unite our people- who make everything we do possible.

The Engineering & Sciences (E&S) organization pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter.Come be a part of our mission!

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) is looking for you to join our team as a Principal Human Factors Engineer/Senior Principal Human Factors Engineer based out of Redondo Beach, CA.

What you'll get to do:

The people at Northrop Grumman work on the hardest, most complex problems the world has ever seen. These complex problems require excellent user experiences, because the data is dense and overwhelming when not intentionally designed to be useful. Our users make difficult decisions and solve challenging problems that keep people around the world safe. To support our users and their missions, we have assembled a multi-disciplinary team of UX practitioners focused on building the right systems and services and in a way that work well for the users.

Below are the responsibilities of the selected candidate.

UX responsibilities:

  • Leverage UX methodologies for uncovering user needs and identifying opportunities for improvement
  • Create personas, task models, journey maps, and other UX artifacts
  • Plan and 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
  • Work closely with software engineers to support design documentation and development needs
  • Understand and align the needs of our stakeholders, clients, and users
  • Perform validation usability testing to determine whether features and products have met mission and usability objectives
  • Actively engage stakeholders through group facilitation and working groups
  • Demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate technical topics as well as interface with the customer
  • Contribute to the development of standards, patterns, and guidelines that will govern UX design practices
  • Provide thought leadership towards emerging UX best practices, trends, and technologies

Systems Engineering responsibilities:

  • Performing customer requirements elicitation leading to Requirements Development
  • Supporting system level trade studies
  • Definition of high-level functional and performance requirements and verification methods, subsequent analysis, decomposition, and derivation of requirements, allocation of those lower-level requirements to physical and functional architectural elements, and tracking them through design, verification, integration, and operational validation
  • Supporting a team of engineers to create, mature and present comprehensive and cohesive technical charts representative of the appropriate level of maturation for any given milestone meeting and demonstrating team readiness in relation to achieving the milestone entrance and exit criteria
  • Identifying required contractual deliverables and non-contractual documentation and driving corresponding updates to closure
  • Coordinating and collaborating with diverse engineering design teams to assist in managing the technical baseline
  • Supporting multiple engineering insertions simultaneously while ensuring the various maturations are synchronized

Additional Northrop Grumman Information:

Northrop Grumman has approximately 85,000 employees in all 50 states and in more than 25 countries, we strive to attract and retain the best employees by providing an inclusive work environment wherein employees are receptive to diverse ideas, perspectives and talents to help solve our toughest customer challenges: to develop and maintain some of the most technically sophisticated products, programs and services in the world.

Our Values. The women and men of Northrop Grumman Corporation are guided by Our Values. They describe our company as we want it to be. We want our decisions and actions to demonstrate these Values. We believe that putting Our Values into practice creates long-term benefits for shareholders, customers, employees, suppliers, and the communities we serve.

Our Responsibility. At Northrop Grumman, we are committed to maintaining the highest of ethical standards, embracing diversity and inclusion, protecting the environment, and striving to be an ideal corporate citizen in the community and in the world.

This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on the qualifications listed below.



This requisition may be filled at either a Principal Human Factors Engineer grade or Senior Principal Human Factors Engineer grade.

Basic Qualifications for a Principal Human Factors Engineer:

  • 5 years of relevant experience with a Bachelor of Science degree in a STEM discipline; 3 years of relevant experience with a Masters' degree; 0 years of relevant experience with a PhD
  • Active DOD Top Secret security clearance required with the ability to obtain SCI access
  • Understanding of systems engineering principles and processes
  • Proficiency in MS Office

Basic Qualifications for a Senior Principal Human Factors Engineer:

  • 9 years of relevant experience with a Bachelor of Science degree in a STEM discipline; 7 years of relevant experience with a Masters' degree; 4 years of relevant experience with a PhD
  • Active DOD Top Secret security clearance required with the ability to obtain SCI access
  • Understanding of systems engineering principles and processes
  • Proficiency in MS Office

Preferred Qualifications

  • Active SCI access

What We Can Offer You:

Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment that encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family. Your package will include the following:

  • Health Plan
  • Savings Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Additional benefits
    • Education Assistance
    • Training and Development

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.

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