MSS TMC Ux Engineer

The Engineering and 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!
The Specialized Warfighter Development Contract (SWDC) Threat Modeling Center (TMC) at Northrop Grumman Space Systems is looking for you to join our team as a Principal Human Factors Engineer out of Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado Springs, CO.

What You’ll Get to Do:
The Threat Modeling Center is responsible for the development and delivery of high fidelity threat modeling products in support of the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and MDA’s Ballistic Missile Defense System. This position is for a Principal Human Factors Engineer supporting an agile software development team.

Roles and Responsibilities include:
• Decomposition of Capabilities and Feature Epics, into User Stories
• Driving Backlog Refinement activities
• Helping agile teams meet definition of Acceptability Criteria for Capabilities, Features, and User Stories
• Assisting product owner in identification of key user needs to drive the priority of product backlog items in order to deliver incremental user functionality
• Ensure transparency into the upcoming work of the product development team
• Clearly identify and describe product backlog items in order to build a shared understanding of the problem and solution with the product development team
• Regular communication with stakeholders to understand requirements

You’ll Bring These Qualifications:
• 5 Years with relevant Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM discipline; 3 Years with Masters; 0 Years with Ph.D.
• Final DoD Secret clearance
• Create diagrams like Service Blueprints that help people understand the user experience
• Plan and conduct user research and interviews
• Organize and structure a product’s information
• Define interaction models
• Simplify and develop user task flows and scenarios
• Create and maintain design prototypes to help communicate and define interactions and user flows
• Enforce and contribute to SWDC Style Guide
• Systems Engineering Lifecycle background including requirements derivation
• Working knowledge of Agile development methodologies, specifically the product owner role
• Strong Systems Engineering background
• Prior experience in an Agile software development environment
• Must possess good written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:
• Ability to work independently and in groups equally well; must be a self-starter
• Excellent time management
• Experience with Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) Methodology and Tools (e.g., Cameo) and SysML Methods
• Understanding of Modeling and Simulation (M&S), specifically for ballistic missile systems
• Knowledge of the flight characteristics, motion, atmospheric dynamics, and missile performance parameters necessary to model ballistic missiles is highly desirable. Strong math, physics or engineering background is preferred.
• Knowledge of software design and performance in IT infrastructures, networks and cloud solutions
• Experience with Atlassian products (Jira, Confluence)
• Current DoD Top Secret clearance with SSBI (SCI eligibility)

Required Clearance: Secret

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