Staff Computer Systems Architect
Requisition ID: R10119902
- Category: Information Technology
- Location: Linthicum, Maryland, United States of America
- Citizenship required: United States Citizenship
- Clearance Type: Polygraph
- Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
- Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
- Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the Time
- Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
- Positions Available: 1
Northrop Grumman CIO is seeking a Staff Computer Systems Architect (Level 5) subject matter expert to join its dynamic team of technical professionals in Linthicum, MD. Please note that the selected candidate will be required to work on-site, full-time, at our Linthicum, MD campus; this is not a remote position.
The Staff Computer Systems Architect designs and defines system architecture for new or existing complex computer systems, determines systems specifications, input/output processes, and works parameters for hardware/software compatibility and maintenance of system security. Additionally, the Staff Computer Systems Architect coordinates the design of subsystems and integration of total system, identifies, analyzes, and resolves program support deficiencies, develops and recommends corrective actions, and may provide technical guidance for database administrators and software developers.
Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Designing instruction sets and commands for a massively parallel, distributed, high-performance computer system.
Designing data flow pathways for moving data within a massively parallel system efficiently and reliably.
Developing detailed models of the high-performance computer system capable of accurately projecting performance.
Optimizing parallel computing architectures for performance, power, and area on purpose-built machines.
Analyzing and optimizing traffic patterns in complex, high performance computer networks.
Working with Systems Engineering and Network Engineering teams to ensure that the architecture meets requirements and is implemented correctly.
Interacting with customers, both internal and external, to convey architecture principles and concepts.
Efficiently and effectively communicating the design and architecture to digital designers for implementation, simulation, and synthesis.
Associate's degree with 16 years of related experience, or Bachelor's degree with 14 years of related experience, or Master's degree with 12 years of related experience, or PhD with 9 years of related experience. A High School diploma or equivalent (GED) and at least 18 years of relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a completed degree.
Current DoD Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph required on Day 1; maintaining the required security clearance will be a condition of continued employment.
Must have the ability to obtain and maintain access to the program as a condition of continued employment.
Currently valid Security+ CE, CASP, CISSP, or similar DoD 8570 security certification required on Day 1; certification must be maintained as a condition of continued employment.
Experience designing, implementing, and maintaining Classified Windows/Linux Domains.
Experience with VMWare implementation, migration, and maintenance.
Experience with NetApp and/or Nutanix implementation, migration, and maintenance.
Experience with system design and architecture.
Experience operating under and managing systems within current applicable information systems compliance standards.
Deep understanding of network protocols and technologies, as well as strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
Demonstrated ability to analyze high level needs utilizing use cases/scenarios and relate them to the requirements.
Well-versed, skilled, and disciplined in system engineering processes.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to interface with all levels of employees and management.
Background in information technology and cyber.
The selected candidate may be required to obtain and maintain a Special Access Program (SAP/SAR) clearance (if required by the customer) within 365 days of required paperwork submission as a condition of continued employment.
Demonstrated experience managing a wide array of senior technical engineers and managers.
Demonstrated experience in technical judgment with significant impact to program success.
Demonstrated experience negotiating with customers to convert program needs into testable system requirements.
Experience working as part of an Agile development environment as a Product Owner or Architect.
Extensive experience developing and utilizing detailed computer architecture simulations.
Experience creating detailed plans of execution and schedules for complex projects.
A Bachelors, Master’s, or PhD degree in a STEM field is highly desirable.
Current CISSP security certification and CCNP network certification or similar.
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.
What's great about
- Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
- Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
- 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.