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Database Architect / Principal Database Architect

Requisition ID: R10046916

  • Category IconCategory: Information Technology
  • Location IconLocation: Melbourne, FL, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: SAP
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • 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.

Are you motivated to work in an environment that will challenge you to continuously innovate, and work on solutions that make a difference for your customers? Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems relies on our team to provide the insights needed to drive performance across a broad range of strategic activities. We are looking for a passionate Database Architect to design and develop automated, end-to-end, ETL pipelines from disparate data sources.


You will share in the ownership of the technical vision and direction for advanced analytics systems that change the way we see and use data. We are looking for people who are self-motivated, hardworking, and have demonstrated the ability to find innovative solutions to complex technical problems. 

Job Responsibilities:
•    Design, develop, and maintain a scalable ETL pipeline
•    Data preparation/cleaning, integration, and automation from heterogeneous sources
•    Ensure data integrity and system availability
•    Identify, evaluate, and recommend core technologies and strategies
•    Monitor and optimize system performance
•    Decompose user requirements into logical functions/components

This requisition may be filled at either a Data Scientist or a Principal Data Scientist based on the qualifications listed below.

Basic Qualifications Data Architect (Level 2):

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) field with 2+ years of experience
  • Experience working with ETL techniques and frameworks
  • Experience with integration of data from multiple sources
  • Experience with SQL Server administration
  • Demonstrated proficiency utilizing Python, C#, SQL, and/or SSIS
  • Experience with data visualization tools (e.g. Tableau)
  • Understanding of Agile Software Development
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Security Clearance AND Special Program Access in a reasonable amount of time as determined by business needs

Basic Qualifications Principal Data Architect (Level 3):

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) field with 5+ years of experience OR Master's Degree with 3 years of experience
  • 3+ years of experience working with ETL techniques and frameworks
  • Experience with integration of data from multiple sources
  • Experience with SQL Server administration
  • Demonstrated proficiency utilizing Python, C#, SQL, and/or SSIS
  • Experience with data visualization tools (e.g. Tableau)
  • Understanding of Agile Software Development
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Security Clearance AND Special Program Access in a reasonable amount of time as determined by business needs

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in a STEM field with 3 years of relevant experience 5+ years of experience working with ETL techniques and frameworks
  • Expert in Python, C#, SQL, SSIS, and data visualization tools
  • Windows Server administration
  • Experience with Git version control and the Atlassian suite
  • Experience with data virtualization (e.g. PolyBase administration)
  • Development experience utilizing Hadoop, Spark, PowerShell, and automation scripts
  • CompTIA Security+ Certification
  • Active DoD Secret Clearance
  • Special Program Access

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Salary Range: $64,600 USD - $97,000 USD
Salary Range 2: $79,700 USD - $119,500 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.