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Sr. Staff Systems Engineering Lead

Requisition ID: R10111802

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Huntsville, AL, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: Days (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.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems – Launch and Missile Defense Systems has an exciting career opportunity for a Sr Staff System Engineering Lead for Ground Missile Defense (GMD) to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals located in Huntsville, AL.


The Technical Lead will work closely with other team members to accomplish the following:

  • Support GMD Weapon Systems in architecting solutions for a cloud-based
  • Establish roadmaps and plans for technology advancements that drive the department.
  • Complete work independently and as a part of a technical team.
  • Interact with technical leadership to set course for future planning.
  • Frequently innovate to solve complex problems systemic across projects/disciplines.
  • Work with Cost Account Managers, Program Manager, and customer to define IMS milestones.
  • Act as the customer/supplier focal point.
  • Interact with multiple programs to provide consistent processes/results for the portfolio.

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS Degree with 14 years of experience in software development, software/systems architecture, system administration, system integration, and fielding software/hardware products; MS Degree with 12 years of experience or a PhD with 9 years of experience
  • Requires active SECRET Clearance
  • Requires CompTia Security+ or DoD 8570 Tier II or Tier III Certification
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 10% of the time.
  • Previous experience as a Technical Lead Engineer in cybersecurity managing a team of 20+ software developers and system administrators.
  • Experience as an Agile Product Owner
  • Experienced with developing and implementing cybersecurity COTS tools. 
  • Experience implementing the following Operating Systems: Redhat, Windows, VMware
  • Experience with centralized logging, centralized authentication, multi factor authentication
  • Experience working in Defense industry on a DoD classified program.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Top Secret Clearance
  • 20+ years’ experience in software development, software/systems architecture, system administration, system integration, and fielding software/hardware products
  • Experience with Ground Systems Responsible Engineer roles for cybersecurity products
  • Experience with NGC Change Management Processes and Procedures (CCB, BON, TON, TR, CR, CO)
  • Experience working with Operators, ISSO’s, and System Administrators to insure they understand the data, the data mining tools, and actions to take
  • Experience with User-based analytics

Salary Range: $162,500 USD - $243,700 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.