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Metadata Coordinator

Requisition ID: R10080012

  • Category IconCategory: Information Technology
  • Location Icon Location: Falls Church, VA, USA   |  Unknown City, VA, USA +1 more
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes- May Consider Full Time Teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: No
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 2

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's Enterprise Services is seeking Metadata Management Analysts to join the Information Architecture and Governance (IAG) organization of the Chief Data Office (CDO).  The Metadata Management Analysts will coordinate with business and technical data stewards in sectors and functional organizations, including the CDO, to manage data elements, metadata and processes to drive consistent data governance, classification, and quality across the enterprise so that the data consumers can find, securely access and use data.  We are looking for self-motivated, enthusiastic people who are excited about taking on a variety of challenges as we continue to develop data and analytics solutions. Successful candidates will be able to work under only very general supervision.

We will consider fulltime, virtual telecommuting candidates for the role. Alternatively, this role can be located in Northern VA, Linthicum, MD or other major Northrop Grumman sites. Occasional travel may be required to engage with key stakeholders.  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. 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Work with business data stewards in sectors and functional organizations to assist in conducting data lineage, deriving business rules (attributes, calculations, derivations, etc.), and understanding data attributes (columns) purpose and utilization

  • Enable cross-enterprise usage of data elements within the assigned sub-domain by coordinating cross-sector and functional organization’s definition and maintenance of data elements within the assigned sub-domain; drive enterprise level master data requirements to new and “in-flight projects”

  • Coordinate with business data stewards to create a quality data model, consistent across enterprise, of the data systems for the assigned domain

  • Help create enterprise level data quality metrics and reporting

  • Partner with sector and functional organization data administrators to ensure that standards and Principles and Operating Practices (PrOP) are understood and well implemented

  • Support sector and functional organization issue and resolution tasks for data issues for the data elements within the assigned domain

  • Serve as a liaison between Business and Functional areas and technology to ensure that data related business requirements for protecting sensitive data are clearly defined, communicated, well understood and considered as part of operational prioritization and planning

  • Develop & maintain inventory of the enterprise information maps of the domain or subdomain, including authoritative systems and owners

  • Support on-boarding of domain data sources to the data catalog

  • Serve as a liaison between sector and functional organizations in support of federated governance model

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree with 2 years of experience and/or master's degree. Equivalent experience will be considered in lieu of bachelor's degree.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office tool suite (PowerPoint, Word, Excel)

  • Ability to be able to manage changing priorities and priorities from multiple stakeholders

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to obtain a DOD Secret clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math is preferred

  • Experience with data, data analytics and/or data systems

  • Experience with Aerospace and/or Defense Industry Experience

  • Experience with one or more major commercial platforms such as Cognos, CostPoint, Salesforce, ServiceNow, Workday, etc.

  • Experience with Agile development and methodologies

This position reports to Falls Church, VA, USA, however, this position can also be worked from Unknown City, VA, VA, USA.


Salary Range: $68,100 USD - $102,100 USD

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 health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

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.



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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.


Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.