Northrop Grumman Software Architect in McLean, Virginia

Northrop Grumman Technology Services sector is seeking a Software Architect to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in McLean, VA. The qualified applicant will become part of Northrop Grumman's Department of State (DOS) Consular Systems Modernization (CSM) Program, for the Bureau of Consular Affairs (CA). This initiative is intended to modernize and consolidate the operational environment under a common technology framework in order to better support the services provided to CA's customers. As part of the modernization program, the software architect will set and maintain the vision for all Data Engineering aspects of the Program and ensure that this vision is adequately addressed and implemented consistently across all Project teams and Program efforts.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical expertise in the evaluation of existing data and analytics capabilities to support system migration

  • Support the development and software integration of an overall data architecture for use across the ConsularOne framework

  • Support a large scale data analytics project team in developing technical architectures, standing up and deploying a new data science platform with data loads coming in from internal and external data sources

  • Develop overall system software design in collaboration with operations team

  • Demonstrate expertise with use of data science solutions, data acquisition processes and ETL

  • Design and define system software and architecture for new or existing complex computer systems

  • Determine systems specifications, input/output processes, and working parameters for hardware/software compatibility and maintenance of system security

  • Coordinate software requirements for design of subsystems and integration of total system

  • Identify, analyze, and resolve program support deficiencies

  • Develop and recommend corrective actions as necessary

  • Architect, develop, and forecast sustainment and growth of integrated systems

  • Participate in customer planning sessions and project implementations

  • Recommends appropriate actions to improve performance, monitoring and tuning systems to achieve optimum user performance and load balancing

  • Assume a technical lead role for data architecture within the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) based team structure and work closely with counterparts within the customer organization

  • Establish system information requirements using analysis of the information engineer(s) in the development of enterprise-wide or large-scale information systems


Basic Qualifications:

To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field (computer science) and at least 15 years' experience

  • Experience in systems implementation and Big Data Technologies

  • Experience implementing DevSecOps for large program using Agile, preferably SAFe, development methodology

  • Experience leading several development and operational Business Intelligence and Data Analytics projects that requires complex data governance and access control challenges

  • Hands-on experience leading the development of data architectures for large scale systems

  • Ability to provide expertise in design and implementation of data critical applications

  • Experience using open source tools for scalable processing such as Apache NiFi, languages such as R, Python, Scala, open source data management platforms such as Spark and Hadoop

  • Experience in cloud based environments including deploying solutions on public/hybrid clouds

  • Must have a current, active Secret (or higher) clearance. An interim clearance may be considered.

Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • Experience using SAP HANA

  • Implementation and productization of predictive risk models developed using R and Python

  • Hands on experience in implementing predictive analytics solutions using industry known data science and machine learning platforms

  • Experience using engineering environments and tools that support agile development, and especially SAFe, such as JIRA, Rally, VersionOne, Confluence

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Job Category : Information Technology