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Computer Systems Architect

Requisition ID: R10067837

  • Category IconCategory: Information Technology
  • Location IconLocation: Unknown City, Maryland, United States of America
  • 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: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

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 organization is seeking a qualified Computer Systems Architect to perform key assignments for Mission Systems off-net Engineering and Manufacturing network. Primary location preference would be Baltimore, MD, however, it can also can be performed as a virtual/telecommuter.

The incumbent will support large heterogeneous unclassified computer networks that includes Linux, Windows and VMware virtualization with emphasis on supporting software development teams. This technical role requires an understanding of concepts including system administration, systems architecture, cyber security, and information assurance and requires the ability to support a diverse user community in a dynamic environment.

This position will report to the Enterprise Distributed Network (EDN) Manager with job day-to-day guidance from Sr. Principle Computer Systems Architect and ServiceDesk IPT Lead. Primary duties will include providing customer support for EDN users and assist in program onboarding, working with DevOps tools including but not limited to Atlassian tools, (Jira, Bitbucket, Confluence, Crucible / Fisheye), Jenkins, and CM Systems; maintaining system documentation, developing infrastructure support procedures, and providing security support.

Basic Qualifications:

Requirements for a Level 2 are:

• At least 2 years of relevant experience with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Information Systems field; 0 Years with Masters

• Experience with Linux & Windows OS administration.

• Familiarity with virtualization technologies: VMware, vSphere, vCenter Server, ESXi, Horizon View, vRA

• Proven experience in a customer supporting role.

Requirements for a Level 3 are

• At least 5 years of relevant experience with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Information Systems field; 3 Years with Masters

• Experience with Linux & Windows OS administration.

• Familiarity with virtualization technologies: VMware, vSphere, vCenter Server, ESXi, Horizon View, vRA

• Proven experience in a customer supporting role.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Familiarity with Atlassian tools setup, configuration and monitoring

• Familiarity with Agile Scrum Methodology

• Familiarity with Code Scanning tools/services (SonarQube, Fortify, Coverity)

• Familiarity with system automation by using scripting languages like PowerShell, PowerCLI, Ansible, Salt, Python, JavaScript Experience maintaining Information Systems Security Plan (ISSP).

•CompTIA Security+ Certification

• Familiarity with database administration (MySQL, Postgres, MSSQL, MongoDB)

• Understanding of Networking technologies including: - Port security - VLANs, VLAN trunking, Link Aggregation (LACP), spanning tree - Layer 3 Routing, CIDR subnetting - Software Defined Networking & Micro-segmentation - Understanding of VXLAN and logical networking concepts

• Familiarity with Cisco and Juniper hardware and operating systems

• Superior written and oral communication skills

• Ability to work flex and overtime hours with some weekend hours expected.


Salary Range: $74,900 USD - $112,300 USD
Salary Range 2: $92,200 USD - $138,400 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.