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Staff Engineer Systems Architect

Requisition ID: R10112787

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • Location Location: Sunnyvale, CA, USA   |  Unknown City, VA, USA  |  Unknown City, CO, USA  |  Cape Canaveral, FL, USA  |  Annapolis, MD, USA  |  Ocean Springs, MS, USA +5 more
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: Yes- May Consider Full Time Teleworking for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • 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’s Mission Systems (NGMS) sector is looking for a Staff Systems Architect to lead the Digital Thread Integrated Product Team (IPT) for the Advanced Launcher Contract Research and Development (CRAD) program start up. This individual will chart the course for new Digital Engineering (DE) capabilities in our Marine Systems business unit. These new capabilities will enhance the way we design, develop, produce, deploy, and sustain our hardware products. The architect will plan and design system architectures that integrate the product data throughout the life-cycle of the hardware.

The person hired into this position can work on-site or hybrid teleworking at any of our primary Marine Systems locations (Sunnyvale, Ocean Springs, Cape Canaveral, Annapolis) or full-time remote. Occasional travel will be required to customer sites and other Marine Systems locations.  

What You'll Get to Do:

Primary responsibilities of the position include definition of key capabilities and requirements for the Digital Thread for current and future programs, development of strategies to foster adoption of enterprise Digital Engineering tools and environments, and engagement of customer and internal stakeholders to build collaboration across the enterprise. The selected individual will design and develop system architectures to provide key capabilities. The architect will lead a team to identify and assess candidate technologies and develop tools and methods for integration of disciplines (such as requirements analysis, system architecture development, design, modeling & simulation, cost & schedule estimation, risk assessment, capacity planning, manufacturing, and quality) to drive best value capability additions.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) discipline with 14+ years of relevant experience; OR Master's Degree in STEM with 12+ years of experience; OR PhD with 9+ years of experience.
  • Experience with Model Based Systems Engineering, software design and integration, or demonstrated ability to work with software-aided design tools in the development of system architecture.
  • Experience with Digital Engineering applications such as or similar to: Cameo Enterprise Architect and SysML modeling, requirements management, performance modeling and simulation, CAD/CAM, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), data analytics tools, or risk management.
  • Experience with interface management between system elements and teams.
  • Ability and skills to work multi-disciplined engineering problems and foster collaboration across functional boundaries.
  • Experience leading engineering teams.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • US Citizenship with the ability to obtain and maintain an Active DoD Secret clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active DoD Secret clearance or higher.
  • Experience and familiarity with Digital Thread tools and integration, such as Syndeia, eQube, OSLC.
  • Understanding and demonstrated application of Agile methodology and tools (Confluence, Jira), cloud services, continuous deployment/continuous integration, configuration management.
  • Experience with Digital Engineering applications, including Cameo Enterprise Architect and SysML modeling, requirements management, performance modeling and simulation, CAD/CAM, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), data analytics tools, or risk management.
  • Systems Engineering experience with large, complex systems.
  • Experience in manufacturing systems such as Lean Product and Process Development.
  • Experience and understanding of the complete program lifecycle, including relationships and data flows between concept definition, requirements, design, development, production, system verification and deployment, and operations and maintenance or sustainment.
  • Experience with cost-benefit analysis.
  • Participation in proposal efforts.

This position reports to Sunnyvale, CA, USA, however, you are able to work from any of the additional 5 locations listed above.

Salary Range: $139,000 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.