Software - Senior UX Specialist

Zoek Pin Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England

Unspecified (Full time)

Posted 44 days ago


RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: No relocation assistance available

CLEARANCE TYPE: UK-Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS)

TRAVEL: Yes, 25% of the Time


Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Are you a Senior UX Specialist who would like to join a leading software engineering team within an evolving and dynamic organisation?

Due to the success of a number of strategic Gloucestershire based programmes, we are growing our User Experience team with creative and ambitious UX Specialists. With a primary focus on developing cutting-edge digital surfaces in a rapid iterative way, this is an opportunity for you to help shape the future of our HCI provision.

What you'll be doing:

Delivering cutting edge User Centred Design (UCD) focused applications

Researching, ideating and conceptualising digital solutions within a multi-disciplinary team of stakeholders, analysts, developers, UX specialists (and more)

Participating in user research, research analysis and user interviews

Testing your output with varied and inclusive user groups so that you may validate your ideas and use feedback to introduce new features and/or discover methods of improvement

Documenting features, specifications and use-cases into practical guides for development teams and peers to follow

Knowledge sharing and collaborating on a routine basis by attending weekly design forums and workshops

Presenting to stakeholders in multi-team project demonstrations

Promoting UX standards and practices across the wider business as well as contributing to the internal UX community

What we're looking for in you:

A varied portfolio showing the quality of your design work, UX work and any user research

Must have experience as a UX Specialist

Capable of understanding business/stakeholder needs as well as user needs Familiar with Agile & Lean methodology with a willingness to work in a fast paced agile environment

Evidence of good communication skills across the project-team and stakeholders in order to manage and make progress, keeping the product delivery on track

A solid understanding of UX practices with particular emphasis on digital surfaces and software development

A solid understanding of accessibility (WCAG ) and inclusive design techniques or keen willingness to learn

An ability to analyse user behaviour and needs from both qualitative and quantitative methods

An ability to use your own initiative to generate ideas, suggest processes and ways of working

A keen eye for detail and consistency across your own work

At ease using typical UX design tools, (either) Figma, Balsamiq, and where there is an absence of tools, capable of using your own initiative in order to maintain progress

Comfortable participating in collaborative workshops

Good interpersonal skills

What would also be advantageous?

Experience using Agile tools such as Jira and Confluence

Comfortable with HTML5, CSS3 and vanilla JavaScript

Experience using a range of design tools, Photoshop, Illustrator, InkScape, Gimp, PowerPoint (yes, PowerPoint)

A knowledge of, or experience with, JavaScript front-end web frameworks such as or Angular

A knowledge of, or experience with, modern style libraries such as Bootstrap or Material Design

An interest in current UX communities and events

Additional information for your consideration...

You must be able obtain and hold UK Government clearances Opportunities exist across the UK to enhance your career progression

Northrop Grumman is committed to equality and diversity in our workplace. Northrop Grumman provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to an individual's protected status, including race/ethnic origin, color, nationality, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender, gender identity/expression, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity, religion or belief, creed, age, disability, genetic information, or any other protected status or characteristic.

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