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Information Governance Analyst (Principal Level)

Requisition ID: R10081041

  • Category IconCategory: Research and Sciences
  • Location IconLocation: Unknown City, Virginia, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • 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: 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 Principal Information Governance Analysts.  The analysts will be members of the Information Architecture and Governance (IAG) organization of the Chief Data Office and will be responsible for system integration, implementation, and maintenance of data standards and Principles and Operating Practices (PrOP) in system tools and platforms. Principal Information Governance Systems Engineer will also support the definition, development, decomposition, analysis, verification, and validation of data governance requirements as well as any architecture design stemming from the system requirements.

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 independently under the general direction of the IAG organization and the Chief Data Architect.

We will consider fulltime, virtual telecommuting candidates for the role. Alternatively, these roles can be located in Northern VA, Linthicum, MD or other major Northrop Grumman sites. Some travel may be required to engage key stakeholders in the system design and implementation process

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Define implementation requirements from system level requirements

  • Conduct operational requirements gathering with Chief Data Office partners, Digital Transformation Office, and sector and functional organization stakeholders

  • Implement data governance capabilities across data architecture tools and systems, including metadata, data quality, and metrics

  • Ensure policies and controls are properly defined, communicated and implemented to manage appropriate use of critical data assets

  • Participate in the selection, gap analysis, configuration, and implementation for data governance standards and PrOP into technology solutions, including data catalog and lineage, dictionary, and business glossaries

  • Develop a strong working relationship with the appropriate business users, provide business-impact-driven analyses, and communicate results to stakeholders.

Basic Qualifications:

To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

  • Bachelor’s degree with at least 5 years of related experience, or a Master’s degree with 3 years of related experience

  • Experience supporting requirements development, testing, and/or verification

  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of data lifecycle

  • Understanding of data governance concepts

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

  • Ability to obtain a DOD Secret clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates with some of these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • Experience in data mapping, data flow (lineage and transformation logic) documentation, data dictionary, and other data governance and master data management documentation.

  • Experience implementing data governance, data catalogs and data catalog platforms, and/or data privacy

  • Experience in meta-data management (data classifications, data tagging, glossary, and data lineage) 

  • Experience with scripting and scripting languages (e.g., VBA, Python, Power BI)

  • Understanding of Northrop Grumman policies, processes, and data sources

  • Experience with DoD and international customers and/or partners

  • Experience with Agile development and methodologies and SaaS technologies

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to work alone and in a team environment with limited direction


Salary Range: $83,800 USD - $125,800 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.