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Sr Principal Software Architecture Lead-6768

Requisition ID: R10081827

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Roy, UT, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Relocation AssistanceRelocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
  • Number of Positions AvailablePositions 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.

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you’ll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a Sr. Principal Software Architect. This position will be located in Roy, Utah and will support the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program

What You’ll Get To Do:

The selected candidate for this role will lead a small team of software engineers who will create software engineering products and modeling governance from Preliminary Design phase to a Critical Design Review and beyond. The role includes leading a team performing a fully immersed, iterative Model Based Engineering approach to software engineering as well as performing the hands-on work.

The tasks and responsibilities of this role include, but are not limited to the following:

You will be responsible for the Computer Systems & Software Architecture Model (CSSAM) and Unified Modeling Language (UML) governance and guidance to a large, distributed software team developing the software design and capabilities for the GBSD program.

You will be the primary point of contact (POC) to the US Air Force (USAF) Software Architecture Office (SAO) and supporting organizations for the development activities for the program’s Software Architecture.

This role involves collaboration and responsibility across multiple organizations to ensure the CSSAM Software Architecture & Design products successfully meet key program milestone objectives, software deliverables, and the statement of work.

This role involves working with various certification authorities (e.g. Nuclear Surety, Cybersecurity, Safety) to ensure the CSSAM Software Architecture & Design products support key program certification reviews.

You will be responsible for validating Software Architecture & Design products meet CSSAM model governance rules and properly flow-down from systems engineering products to the software design and implementation

You will have the opportunity of leading a team in a highly dynamic environment, managing multiple priorities.

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. 

Job Qualifications:

You’ll Bring These Qualifications:

9 Years of experience with Bachelors in Science; 7 Years with Masters; 4 Years with PhD. 4 additional years of experience may be used in lieu of a degree.

Active DoD Secret clearance with a reinvestigation date occurring in the last 5 years.

US Citizenship and ability to obtain Special Program Access (SAP)

Hands on software engineering, design, and development experience.

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

Demonstrated experience with MBE having implemented software architecture and design definition using such tools as MagicDraw (Cameo Enterprise Architect), IBM Rhapsody, etc.

Familiarity or experience with MagicDraw / Cameo EA

Familiarity or experience with IBM Rhapsody

Familiarity or expertise in DOORS requirements management tool

Experience developing ICDs and defining software interfaces in an MBSE environment

Ability to develop software tools & scripts to automate model validation, synchronization, etc.

Experience working in an Agile team or even leading a scrum team

Understanding of the following specialty areas: nuclear surety, cybersecurity, safety

Effective leadership skills

Active Top Secret security clearance with adjudication in the last 6 years

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:

• Medical, Dental & Vision coverage

• 401k

• Educational Assistance

• Life Insurance

• Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions 

• Paid Time Off 

• Health & Wellness Resources 

• Employee Discounts


Salary Range: $108,600 USD - $163,000 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

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 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.