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Principal/Sr Principal 508 User Accessibility Software Engr

Northrop Grumman

Annapolis Junction, MD,US

Northrop Grumman is a pioneering company. Every day, we design, develop, build and support some of the world’s most advanced products, from cutting-edge aircraft and next-generation spacecraft to unrivaled cyber security systems and all-seeing radars. Our employees engage in questioning, problem solving, designing and building our way toward Defining Possible. Defining Possible tells the story of a company leading the way. It's an ethos that is future-driving and optimistic. It is a rallying cry and a uniting call. It is a shared purpose for our employees and a promise to our customers that we'll rise to any challenge.

If you are looking for a challenging and dynamic work environment with access to experts in virtually every field, culture that focuses on supporting employees and opportunities that provide stability while offering variety, Northrop is the right place for you.
At Northrop Grumman, you will have access to a wealth of training and mentoring resources to include: technical courses, certifications, bootcamps, tuition assistance, and specialized training programs tailored to meet the demands of our customers and advance your career. Northrop Grumman is a Top 50 Diversity Employer ranking #1 for veterans and people with disabilities in 2019 and also received the Gold Award for Military Friendly companies in 2020. For more information on the benefits of Northrop Grumman click on the links below:
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Job Description:
Northrop Grumman Mission Systems sector is seeking a 508 Accessibility Software Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals located at Annapolis Junction.

Roles and Responsibilities:
Assist a product suite in implementing a large-scale accessibility (508) initiative. Investigated existing software code and make code changes in support of making the suite of products all accessible/508-compliant. Conduct peer-review testing of new code implemented by other development teams to ensure accessibility/508-compliance. Provide SME-level expertise to existing development teams to properly implement accessibility /508 enterprise standards in a consistent manner across the suite of products. Work with the UX Lead to ensure all accessibility changes maintain a consistent user experience. Conduct regular accessibility 508-compliance testing of each product in the suite using enterprise standards and best practices to determine an accessibility score, demonstrate progress towards accessibility and provide feedback to development teams on additional areas of improvement.

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

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Qualifications

Basic Qualifications
This position may be filled at the Principal or Sr Principal level


Educational / Years of experience required for Principal Level:
• BS Degree in a STEM field is required. 5 years’ Java Development experience with some front-end experience. An additional 5 years of experience on projects with similar processes may be substituted in lieu of degree.
• 508 certified
• Experience implementing 508 (accessibility) standards
• Knowledge of IT accessibility requirements, including 508 standards, law and policy; and Customer experience
• Experience with our development tools: GIT, Eclipse, Maven, Linux, JIRA, Confluence
• Experience testing with JAWS
• Knowledge of GWT


Educational / Years of experience required for Sr Principal Level:
• BS Degree in a STEM field is required. 9 years’ Java Development experience with some front-end experience. An additional 5 years of experience on projects with similar processes may be substituted in lieu of degree.
• 508 certified
• Experience implementing 508 (accessibility) standards
• Knowledge of IT accessibility requirements, including 508 standards, law and policy; and Customer experience
• Experience with our development tools: GIT, Eclipse, Maven, Linux, JIRA, Confluence
• Experience testing with JAWS
• Knowledge of GWT

Security Clearance Requirements: Active TS/SCI w/Polygraph

Preferred Qualifications:
• Extensive Front End experience including User Experience, User, Interface, and User Development and Integration
• 508 Certified with MPO Customer
• Java w/ some front end experience
• Experience with GWT
• Communications planning and management
• Customer service.

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.

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