Staff Systems Engineer Architect - Software-focused

Northrop Grumman

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(26)

Baltimore, MD

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    Position summary

    act 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 Mission Systems' Engineering & Sciences organization is looking for you to join our team as a Software System Architect supporting the Maritime & Land Sensors and Systems (MLSS) Division. This position can be supported remotely ~50%. The candidate will need to be located in the Maryland/DC/Northern Virginia area, with access to College Park, Maryland. We're looking for someone with leadership skills with the ability to rely on their software and/or architecture background to succeed in this role.

    This is a software-focused Systems Architect role, with responsibility for assisting the government in sustaining a weapon system architecture. This new approach supports the lifecycle management of software development for the customer, which includes developing an evolving system architecture to best support programs to enable our warfighters in a timely fashion, leveraging digital transformation strategies. The software shall also ensure compatibility with existing combat systems.

    What You'll Get To Do:

    • Performing key systems architecture elements to meet the program's requirements
    • Designing and developing system architectures
    • Defining key capabilities and performance requirements
    • May include performing system performance modeling
    • Support developing system interface definitions
    • Ensuring the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints
    • Forward-thinking development of software programs to deploy capabilities more efficiently
    • Leading / overseeing technical work products developed by the larger engineering team
    • Interfacing and collaborating with government partners and other entities, in a collaborative environment

    Basic Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's degree with 14 years of experience, A Master's degree with 12 years of experience or a PhD with 9 years of experience in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Applied Physics, Applied Mathematics, or related technical fields. 4 additional years may be considered in lieu of a degree.
    • U.S. Citizenship is required.
    • Active DoD Secret clearance required
    • Minimum 5 years of experience with Combat System or Real-time System
    • May include experience with weapon systems (offensive or defensive)
    • May include experience with cyber defense systems with active mitigations
    • Minimum 5 years of experience with Software Architecture
    • Minimum 5 years of experience with Software Testing
    • Minimum 2 years of experience with Systems Engineering
    • MBSE experience
    • Broad knowledge of current software development trends in Agile Software Development and applications to DEVSECOPS

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Leadership experience with development teams and agile teams
    • Software agile experience
    • High proficiency in technical problem solving
    • Experience working with government partners and/or U.S Navy
    • Experience with CAMEO Modelling
    • Experience as a Scrum Master
    • Experience with JIRA, Confluence, and Agile Management
    • Experience with Zephyr Test Management

    As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Mission 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

    Link to Benefits: https://totalrewards.northropgrumman.com/

    This positions 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.

    This position is contingent upon transfer of DoD Secret Clearance

    Salary Range: $157,500 - $236,300

    The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

    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.
    The application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

    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://https://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.

    Why you should apply for a job to Northrop Grumman:

  • 93% say the CEO supports gender diversity
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • Back-up Care Advantage offers employees a safety net for those days when regular care arrangements fall through.
  • Sitter City offers access to babysitters, dog walkers & caregivers who can assist with special needs, companion care, housekeeping & more.
  • We’ve partnered with College Coach, an organization that can assist employees and their families through important educational challenges.