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Sr Staff Engineer Systems Architect – NG Space Systems

Requisition ID: R10110621

  • 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 Integration and Support Group (ISG) has an immediate need for a Ground Element Modernization (GEM) Execution Lead/Senior Computer Systems Architect to plan, design system architecture, and lead implementation for new and existing complex computer systems. The role includes determining systems specifications, applying advanced technical principles, theories, and concepts, and working parameters for hardware/software compatibility and maintenance of system security.

The Systems Architect will coordinate designs of subsystems and integration of total system. Identifies, analyzes, and resolves program support deficiencies. Other responsibilities are the development and recommendation of corrective actions and providing technical guidance for Linux System Administrators and interfacing with software developers.

The candidate will be responsible for directing technical team members to perform system buildups, managing priorities, meeting deadlines and working within budgets. The candidate will work directly with management, defining tasking and support of management meetings and reviews. This position requires coordination and interfacing with the internal and external customers and program management. Candidate will work in a dynamic team environment, defining processes and resolving complex problems. The candidate must have the ability to complete tasks with minimal direction and oversight, and mentor junior engineers.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Current SCI access or at least a DoD Top Secret clearance with the ability to obtain SCI access
  • 20 years of relevant experience with a Bachelor's degree; 18 years of relevant experience with a Masters' degree; 15 years of relevant experience with a PhD; an additional 4 years of experience may be considered in lieu of degree
  • Proficiency in; Linux, Network Attached Storage, Networking, Virtualization & Cloud technology
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, with the ability to interface with all levels of employees and management
  • Security+ or similar security certification
  • Previously adjudicated polygraph

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Extensive integration experience in operational sites
  • Experienced in software and network architectures is highly desirable
  • Red Hat Linux certified
  • Demonstrated high level briefing experience
  • Demonstrated complex problem solving and decision making skills
  • Successful team building for technical solutions and engaged teams

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.