Roy, Utah

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.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking an Interactive Media Developer in support of weapon system formal training development. This position will be located in Roy, UT and will support the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) Training Systems Team (TST). Learn more about the GBSD program here.

The Interactive Media Developer will support the Training Services Lead for program design, development, and delivery of training courseware, equipment and simulators. The successful candidate will be a game generalist responsible for technical art and asset development in support of the creation of interactive applications, multimedia training, and innovative content delivery solutions for virtual and augmented reality.  Using modern frameworks and UX best practices, the developer will apply user research, information architecture, rapid prototyping, and software development skills to create new solutions, troubleshoot and implement front-end code for existing or new systems, and deliver innovative, cost-effective solutions.

The Interactive Media Developer is responsible for interfacing with interdisciplinary partners and software developers to provide design consultation and product development from a user-centered design and technological standpoint. The Interactive Media Developer is responsible for integrating creativity with technology while fostering a positive work environment to produce exceptional training products.

Roles and Responsibilities

    Ability to work within the Agile development framework using industry standard tools including Jira and GitHub.

    Strong skills developing software applications using C#, and experience in various digital content creation scripting languages such as Python and MEL.

    Ability to implement user-centered designs from instructional training lessons to depict scenarios and interactive events for qualification and certification training.

    Ability to design, create, and implement technical solutions, navigation, interactions, and information layouts for web, desktop, and mobile applications, extended reality, and media ecosystems that span multiple form factors and platforms.

    Participate in developing the strategy and ongoing maintenance of training platform.

    Support 3D production pipeline – model, texture, rig, light, animate, and render 3D assets for game-based virtual training needs using a specified game engine such as Unity.

    Support all phases of the UX process, including research discovery, user-centered design and iterative production.

    Collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams that span the social sciences, human-computer interaction, graphic design, information architecture, multimodal design, 3D design and other related disciplines.

    Ability to consult and interact with colleagues, government customers, and peers to determine strategic alignment of design and technology solutions to advance business priorities.

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. 

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Qualifications - External

Basic Qualifications:

    BA/BS in Digital Media, Computer Science or related field and a minimum of 3 years of experience designing and developing software solutions.

    Strong technical expertise to understand technology requirements and translate between business and technology teams.

    Software development experience with C# and Digital Content Creation languages such as Python or MEL.

    Strong visual and interaction design proficiency, as well as a comprehension of game design principles.

    Experience with Unity game engine.

    Experience in graphic programming and/or shader scripting.

    Experience with Extended Reality (XR) / Virtual Reality (VR) development.

    Proficient in PowerPoint and have a working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word.

    Active DoD Secret Clearance must be held and maintained.

Preferred Qualifications:

    Unity's Expert Certification is highly desired.

     Experience with 2D/3D Game Asset production is preferred.

    Experience with virtual and augmented reality hardware including the HTC Vive, Windows Mixed Reality/HoloLens.

    Post-production techniques using non-linear video editing and motion design software including Adobe Premier and After Effects.

    Experience in mixing and mastering audio is a plus.

    Knowledge of missile defense programs and ICBM systems.

    Experience with cross-functional design and development teams.

    Experience with User Experience (UX) research, design, and development.

    Experience in developing educational & training experiences

    Excellent presentation skills

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.

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.

Roy, Utah

Become part of a team at the forefront of technology and the frontline of defense when you start Defining Possible with Northrop Grumman. We currently have opportunities across the world for those ready to solve our toughest challenges on land, sea, air, space and cyberspace.

With Northrop Grumman, you’ll be joining a culture where your voice is heard and contributions are valued. Launch your career and join the over 17,000 veterans pushing past possible every day to create and deliver the most advanced systems that connect and protect our world.  Northrop Grumman careers and internships are as varied as your interests, with a lifetime of potential that will allow you to work together with people from many backgrounds, personal passions and disciplines.

© 2020 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. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www.northropgrumman.com/EEO.

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