Staff Systems Engineer (Melbourne FL or San Diego CA)Melbourne, FL

Requisition ID: R10153030

  • Category: Engineering

  • Location: Melbourne, Florida, United States of America | San Diego, California, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: Secret

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Shift: Days (United States of America)

  • Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the Time

  • Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available

  • Positions 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 Aeronautics Systems (AS) sector has an opening for a Staff Systems Engineer. This position can be located in either Melbourne, Florida or San Diego, California.

The Staff Systems Engineer will serve as a Lead Systems Architect. The Lead Systems Architect is responsible for the coordination and execution of all Systems Engineering activities within Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems. This position pushes innovation and redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances within a diverse team of individuals. Our team is chartered with providing the skills and innovative technologies to develop, produce, implement, and sustain optimized products involving cloud-based technologies. In this role you will interface with multiple Product Owners within an Integrated Product Team (IPT), while interpreting the voice of the customer, thus allowing for guidance to an Agile development team. The candidate will lead and/or interface with a matrixed, cross-sector geographically dispersed team and provide status updates within the IPT & Program and directly to the customer on a regular basis. Travel required: 25%.

The selected candidate will perform architecture definition & documentation, requirements interpretation, management, allocation, and verification. Additional responsibilities to include technical planning, cost & risk assessments, and supportability & effectiveness analyses for of all Ground Systems components and related architectures. Analyses are performed at all levels of total system architectures, covering all products to include concept, design, test, installation, and operation. Ensures the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into cloud-enabled systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints.

In addition to primary responsibilities, the Lead Systems Architect is expected to perform or support:

  • Detailed trade studies & white papers.

  • Participate in Technical Review Boards (TRBs), and other program reviews and boards.

  • Present technical approaches and findings at technical program reviews to leadership and the customer.

  • Provide cross-IPT support for Capture efforts, SSOW/SDRL/CDRL development and execution support.

The Lead Systems Architect will work under consultative direction toward predetermined long-range goals and objectives. This position will lead a team to determine and pursue courses of action necessary to obtain desired results. Development and guidance of advanced technological concepts for cloud-based systems will be the primary focus area. You will be expected to acts as advisor to management and customers on advanced technical capabilities for cloud-enabled architectures.

This position is contingent upon verification of active DoD Secret clearance and ability to obtain Special Access Program clearance.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline and 14 years of engineering experience OR Master of Science Degree in a STEM discipline and 12 years of engineering experience OR a PhD in a STEM discipline and 9 years of engineering experience.

  • Active DoD Secret security clearance with a background investigation date within 6 years

  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain Special Access Program (SAP) clearance.

  • Cloud-based technologies and architectures experience

  • AGILE development methodologies experience.

  • Working knowledge or experience in two or more of the following technical areas: Ground Systems/ Segments, Cross Domain Solutions, Mission Planning Systems, Software Development Models, or Cloud Services

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MS in Systems or Software Engineering

  • Active TS/SCI clearance

  • Experienced in the use of Confluence & Jira

  • Experience in the DOD development environment

  • Experience developing various DODAF view artifacts, especially operational and functional viewpoints

  • Excellent leadership, communications, and interpersonal skills

  • Development of technical solutions to complex problems which require the regular use of ingenuity

  • Proven experience with team engagement in a leadership/team role

  • Operational use and Subject Matter Expertise (SME) in two or more relevant areas:o Computer network systemso Software coding and Infrastructure as Code (IaC)o Azure Cloud Serviceso Kuberneteso Containerization and Microservices Architectureo Edge Computingo DevOps and Continuous Integration / Continuous Deployment (CI/CD)

Salary Range: $142,500 - $247,600

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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 application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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 all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.