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EMSI Chief Architect–Active Secret Clearance Required

Requisition ID: R10108647

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • Location Location: Linthicum, MD, USA   |  San Diego, CA, USA  |  Rolling Meadows, IL, USA +2 more
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid 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 Corporate Office (CO), Mission Systems CIO PMO, is seeking a Chief Architect. This position will define & execute the technology strategy for the Mission Systems Chief Information Office. The successful candidate will define the enterprise digital roadmap, strategy and architecture to enable execution of program and customer requirements in defining their product and digital thread/twin responsibilities. The candidate will also translate concepts, develop transformational strategies, implement change, and create & drive responsiveness to business requirements. A critical element of the role will be to synchronize enterprise and sector digital product strategies and design. This position will report to the Director, Engineering & Manufacturing Systems and Infrastructure (EMSI).

This position may be located in one of our three Northrop Grumman primary sites for this organization: Linthicum, Maryland, Rolling Meadows, Illinois or San Diego, California.

Position Summary

• Lead the creation of architectures, roadmaps and solutions in support of information technology pillars spanning Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), and mission connectivity. This is aligned with business functional organizations and focused on enabling outcomes of the business – cost reduction, efficiencies, speed to market, reuse & application tool simplification across the product domains.
• Drive strategy and execution toward a common set of tools across all sectors centered on an enterprise strategy that is the single source of truth across the enterprise for product definition, attributes, data structure, and data content.
• Drive the prioritization, budgeting, and resource planning of IT work to support EMSI business objectives and key initiatives for sectors and programs.
• Drive global deployment and adoption of information technology solutions across Northrop Grumman. Maximize the alignment of the Chief Information Office with Sector operating models, strategies, and investments.
• Collaborate and coordinate with sector, industry and supplier councils in developing methodologies and standards in achieving product definition and development innovation. The roadmaps and strategy will ultimately integrate and synchronize corporate and sector digital product strategies and design.
• Be responsible for improving IT operational excellence and controlling costs for the Product Line services and functions globally. Monitor customer satisfaction levels with service delivery and engage resources to assist as required to meet and exceed service level objectives.
• Demonstrate the highest levels of leadership integrity, openness, compliance and honesty in all business interactions

Additional Responsibilities/Duties include:

• Establishing the vision for integration across pillar technology systems (PLM, ERP, MES) and leading the technological development.
• Directs EMSI technologies strategic roadmap, development and future growth.
• Participate in management decisions about corporate governance.
• Oversees current technology and governance to create relevant policy.
• Maintain current information about technology standards and compliance regulations.
• Identify technology opportunities and risks for the business.
• Monitor technology and social trends that could impact the company.
• Provide leadership to EMSI departments in a fashion that supports the company’s culture, mission and values.
• Works in a consultative fashion with other department heads, such as advanced development, production and operations as an advisor of technologies to improve efficiency and effectiveness.
• Conducts research and case studies on leading edge technologies, alignment and assessment on implementation probability.
• Supports business acquisition Proposal assessing Digital Product Lifecycle execution and risk
• Communicate the company's technology strategy to partners, management, industry and employees.

Basic Qualifications:

• Bachelor of Science degree, or related technical discipline, and 14 years of applicable experience.  12 years of relevant experience with a Masters degree; 9 years with a PhD.

• Experience developing and deploying architectures to support product lifecycle management (PLM), computer aided design (CAD), computer aided manufacturing (CAM), computer based engineering (CAE), manufacturing execution systems (MES) and model based engineering (MBE).
• Proven Ability to provide strategic direction regarding our Information Technology products, processes, applications, and technology.
• Demonstrated experience managing projects, budgets and schedules.
• Experience with developing proposals and project statements of work for external bid and competitive differentiation.
• Demonstrated ability to independently prioritize, plan, and execute work tasks in a rapidly changing, fast-paced environment while maintaining high quality results.
• Demonstrated ability to pro-actively identify issues and solutions to those issues, and drive issues rapidly to closure.
• Prior experience with identifying systemic technical and service delivery challenges affecting the service delivery; engage constructively to identify solutions.
• US Citizenship is required, as well as an active DOD Secret clearance with the ability to obtain Top Secret Clearance or SAP/SAR program clearance. 

Preferred Qualifications

• 15+ years of product development, in product design, engineering, manufacturing engineering, production quality, procurement and support.

This position reports to Linthicum, MD, USA, however, you are able to work from any of the additional 2 locations listed above.

Salary Range: $189,400 USD - $284,200 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.

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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.