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(On-Site) Staff Computer Systems Architect – Clearance Required

Requisition ID: R10111063

  • CategoryCategory: Information Technology
  • LocationLocation: Azusa, CA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Top Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 25% 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!

Software Engineering in Azusa, California is seeking a Staff (Level 5) Computer Systems Architect Engineer to support development and operations of network/computer infrastructure for the Data Exploitation business area, which supports both domestic and international sites.  This is a technical leadership role requiring the ability to manage a portfolio of projects, and the ability to work with a diverse user community. This role will report on-site daily to our Azusa, CA campus.

Desired skills include system architecture, project management, cyber security, and network/system administration.  Tasks include supporting existing labs and building/extending new, multi-site labs for DoD programs.  Approximately 25% travel is anticipated.

Key Responsibilities:

In collaboration with the Chief Architect, the Computer Systems Architect ensures that the portfolio of software development projects within Data Exploitation has the network, computer and other resources required to meet program objectives.  Key duties include:

  • Design and define platform architecture for new and existing complex computer systems.
  • Determine system specifications, input/output processes, and working parameters for hardware/software compatibility and maintenance of system security.
  • Provide technical guidance for database administrators and software developers to ensure developed products can support multiple hardware baselines/configurations.
  • Oversee hardware and software acquisition, integration, installation, and upgrades.
  • Oversee system problem investigation and resolution.  Develop and recommend corrective actions.
  • Define, manage and status infrastructure projects to achieve product development objectives.
  • Liaise with external customers and partners, and internal development teams.
  • Participate in change management boards and integration boards.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a STEM field & 14+ years of related technical engineering experience, OR a master's degree in a STEM field & 12+ years of related technical engineering experience, OR a PhD in a STEM field & 9 years of related technical engineering experience
  • CISSP or equivalent cyber certification
  • Cybersecurity domain knowledge, including strategies and mechanisms
  • Demonstrated problem solving and analytical ability
  • Demonstrated team leadership experience
  • Experience with Windows and Linux systems architecture
  • Understanding of TCP/IP networking, routing, and firewalls
  • Active & current TS/SCI Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • System Administration experience (Linux, Windows, NetApp, LDAP, Active Directory, etc.)
  • Network Administration experience (LAN/WAN, switches, firewalls, cryptos, etc.)
  • Project Management experience (PMP certification a plus)
  • Familiarity with NIST Risk Management Framework (RMF)
  • Familiarity with DevOps process framework
  • Familiarity with Storage, Networking and Virtualization technologies

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.