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Staff System Architect Engineer

Requisition ID: R10099086

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Redondo Beach, CA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: None
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking 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.

Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) is an industry-leading provider for prime satellite and payload capabilities and directed energy and electronics solutions for national security, military, and civil customers. We are built on a heritage of providing innovative, affordable and reliable aerospace and defense products that our customers rely on to achieve mission success. Join the Space revolution and make the impossible, possible.

Northrop Grumman Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) has an opening for a Staff System Architect Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position is based out of Redondo Beach, CA.

The Staff Systems Architect Engineer will concurrently lead, support, and facilitate strategic operational improvement and transformational initiatives across SSSD. In this role, you will help achieve corporate business goals and strategic objectives by devising creative solutions and innovative ideas, creating supporting documentation and coordinating implementation. You will independently lead and support these initiatives from inception to completion by leveraging methods and tools consistent with industry standards. You will analyze business process documentation to identify opportunities for streamlining and improvements. Help design and develop process architecture, and define key capabilities and performance requirements. Defines design and technology maturity constraints of the system. Defines system implementation approach and operational concept. Ensures requirements are met and evaluates performance with customer. You will lead technical meetings with subject matter experts to capture best practices and lessons learned, and integrate those into existing processes and future state processes. You will use process mapping software (such as Nimbus) to develop and maintain process and data models; specifically to define “current state” and transform into the “future state”.

Essential Functions:

  • Lead in the facilitation of technical meetings to establish future state process architecture and details

  • Architect and map/draw process diagrams, using business modeling tools (Nimbus), while discussing with subject matter experts

  • Conduct business process analysis in order to identify areas of improvement

  • Analyze existing process documentation to parse out content according to process model needs and SSSD document hierarchy

  • Develop hierarchical and sequential process modeling concepts/techniques

  • Lead department training and knowledge sharing

Northrop Grumman offers a competitive and robust benefits program. As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman, you are eligible for:

Medical, Dental & Vision coverage


Educational Assistance

Life Insurance

Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

Paid Time Off

Health & Wellness Resources

Employee Discounts

Flexible Schedules:  For example, some roles offer the ability to work a 9/80 work schedule, which allows an employee to work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday and take every other Friday off of work

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) with 14 years of aerospace, defense, or other product development industry experience; OR Masters Degree in STEM with 12 years of aerospace, defense, or other product development industry experience.

  • Experience leading, facilitating and participating in process improvement and digitization efforts

  • Experience using process modeling tools (Tibco Nimbus, ProMapp, etc.) to identify, capture, define, and analyze business processes

  • Effective communication skills and the ability to communicate appropriately at all levels of the organization

  • Experience in product design and knowledge of design lifecycle

  • Understanding of hierarchical and sequential process modeling concepts/techniques

  • Experience working within cross functional teams

  • Experience analyzing business processes and implementing or streamlining improvements.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain DoD clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) and/or Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA) Certification

  • Lean Six Sigma Black or Green Belt Certification

  • Broad, enterprise-wide view and understanding of strategy, processes and capabilities, enabling technologies, and governance

  • Strong business acumen and proven track record of providing innovative solutions resulting in increased business performance

  • Understanding the value of Integrated business process framework (architecture) and the relationships of cross-functional teams

  • Active DoD Secret clearance (or higher)

Salary Range: $161,000 USD - $241,400 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

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.