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Staff Engineer Software – NG Space Systems

Requisition ID: R10112232

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Redondo Beach, CA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: SCI
  • 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.

The Payload and Ground Systems organization within the Northrop Grumman Space Systems pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!

We offer phenomenal learning opportunities, exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers, and a very friendly collaborative workplace. We are looking for self-motivated, proactive, and goal-oriented people to help us grow our services and become even better at what we do. Does this sound like you?

Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) provide benefits for the member, our leaders and the company. Our ERGs offer opportunities to be a friend, be active, be a volunteer, be a leader, to be recognized and to be yourself! Every ERG is inclusive of all employees! 

Our diverse portfolio of programs means there are endless paths to cultivate your career. We are well-known for our inclusive environment, as well as our excellent work/life balance. We also offer exceptional benefits/healthcare, a 9/80 schedule, and a great 401K matching program. 

The Consolidated Operations and Anomaly Support Team (COAST) has an opening for a Staff Software Architect to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. The successful candidate will work closely with the Software Assistant Program Manager (APM), Software Deputy APM, Software Subproject Managers (SPMs), and three other Software Architects. They will be responsible for negotiating and coordinating with COAST subsystem SPMs to ensure SW developer support and the successful completion of scheduled activities across multiple product lines and SW baselines.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Support organic growth proposals (including CROMs & ECPs) and the authoring of corresponding TD/BOEs
  • Technical evaluation of RFCs and provide appropriate responses
  • Task lead responsibilities (including development of the Integrated Master Schedule) requiring interaction with a wide variety of COAST SW, SI&OE, and SW I&T individuals to ensure capabilities are well defined and meet customer needs.  Oversee SW design, test, delivery, and maintenance of multiple software baselines in support of each SW product line
  • Lead COAST representative for the Development contract led MMA effort under which significant new capabilities are being developed using an Agile methodology and DevSecOps process utilizing the Atlassian tool suite
  • Manage and coordinate with Software staff, subcontractor personnel, COAST IPT leads, E1 site personnel, Customer, and Tech Support
  • Manage anomaly resolutions, and report status to project management and customer representatives at bi-weekly meetings with the customer
  • Make recommendations to streamline long term maintenance activities
  • Technical oversight of Information Assurance of security compliance requirements

Basic Qualifications:

  • Active SCI or a DoD TS Clearance with the ability to obtain SCI access by start date
  • Bachelor's degree with 14 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree with 12 years of relevant experience, or a PhD with 9 years of relevant experience; an additional 4 years of experience may be considered in lieu of degree
  • Proficiency in one or more of the following software development languages: C++, Java, C

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in software architecture is highly desirable
  • Demonstrated complex problem solving, analytical, and decision making skills
  • Excellent communication, strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to effectively interface with all technical and management levels
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Prior knowledge of Mission 1 programs is a definite plus
  • Working knowledge of Agile development processes
  • Current SCI clearance

Salary Range: $178,700 USD - $268,100 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.