Northrop Grumman Systems Engineer in McLean, Virginia

Are you interested in expanding your career through experience and exposure, all while supporting a mission that seeks to ensure the security of our nation and its allies? If so, then Northrop Grumman is the place for you. As a leading global security company, we provide innovative systems, products and solutions to our customers worldwide. We are comprised of diverse professionals that bring different perspectives and ideas, understanding that the more experiences we bring to our work the more innovative we can be. As we continue to build our workforce we look for people that exemplify our core values, leadership characteristics, and approach to innovation.

Northrop Grumman Technology Services sector is seeking a Systems Engineer 3 or 4to 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.

The Systems Engineer is responsible for coordination and collaboration with diverse engineering design teams to provide imaginative, technical solutions. The position requires systems thinking and working knowledge of the full development life-cycle processes that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct requirements analysis and develops software requirements and specifications

  • Reflect requirements as user stories to support Agile development

  • Create and maintain the product backlog to support Agile scrum teams

  • Works with the Agile teams and Solution Architecture Team to determine the best approach ensure the overall software architecture supports the project Concept of Operations

  • Create system models using model-based engineering approaches and SysML based tools and architecture artifacts to depict as-is and future views of the system

  • Work with architecture team to ensure the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints

  • Baseline and potentially redesign CSM systems to meet modernization, integration and operation & maintenance requirements

  • Conduct technical evaluations of COTS and integration solutions in identified cloud-based platforms including hands-on prototyping of use cases and programming workflow processes

  • Support Agile teams to ensure effective end-to-end capability threads are being implemented


Basic Qualifications:

This position may be filled at a Level 3 or 4. Requirements are the same.

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

  • Bachelor's degree inSTEM and at least 10 years' experience.

  • At least 3 years of experience in software development and maintenance projects with involvement in requirements management, technical design/development and deployment steps within SDLC

  • At least 3 years of projects experience in systems design of web and mobile-based applications and app development using scripting languages such as JavaScript, Java, .NET, C#, Python

  • Background in Agile Software Development, specifically experience in developing detailed user stories to include precise and descriptive acceptance criteria

  • Experience with employment of CONOPS for the development of system architectures and requirements that are optimized to meet the customer's operational needs at lowest cost

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing

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

Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

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

  • Experience capturing user requirements and writing user statements

  • Experience creating software development backlogs and release plans

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

  • Experience with IBM Rational Collaborative Lifecycle Management

  • Experience in developing and implementing machine learning and data analytics systems 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.