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Northrop Grumman Sr. Principal Computer Systems Analyst+ in Woodlawn, Maryland

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Northrop Grumman Defense Systems is seeking a Sr. Principal Computer Systems Analyst to support the Social Security Administration in Woodlawn, MD.

The Sr. Principal Computer Systems Analyst develops computer systems specifications that address business requirements and that fit with the company's system architecture standards. Establishes and documents system parameters and formats, ensures hardware and software systems compatibility and coordinates and/or modifies system parameters in terms of existing and projected computer capacity and capabilities. Revises existing systems and procedures to correct deficiencies and maintain more effective data handling, conversion, input/output requirements, and storage.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Support the OAO initiative and will work closely with SSA's business partner and SMEs in the definition of requirements, testing/validation, and technical writing.

  • Collect information to analyze and evaluate existing or proposed systems, perform research, plan, propose solutions, advocate software and systems, coordinate the problem solving process, and ensure that the business standards and business/functional requirements are met and documented.

  • Support testing/validation activities including documenting test plans and test scenarios, identifying and creating test data, executing validation scripts, identifying and documenting defects, and working with the development team to resolve issues.

  • Provide analytical and technical support to enable design, development, validation, integration, and implementation of software applications.

  • Work in an agile environment to collaborate with self-organizing, cross-functional teams for software development.

  • Provide technical recommendations/solutions to complex problems.

  • Provide support to analyze the modern architecture and development environment.

  • Elicit and analyze user, functional, non-functional, Section 508, and other detailed requirements/acceptance criteria for applications and interfaces.

  • Provide support for creating technical documentation including technical specifications and user guides.

  • Design/develop system diagrams and presentation materials using industry standards and formats for various technical and management forums

  • Collaborate with developers to translate business requirements into technical stories.

  • Provide support in development of documentation and presentations of demos for each sprint or software work-package to stakeholders.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree and 9 years of relevant work experience, OR Master's Degree and 7 years of relevant experience, OR 13 years of relevant experience in lieu of a degree.

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience working in various SDLC frameworks (e.g. Agile, Waterfall) as a Systems Analyst to elicit and document requirements and technical specifications including User Stories, Technical Stories, Detailed Functional Requirements, Detailed Design Specifications, etc.

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience working in Agile/Scrum methodology projects, including hands on experience with VersionOne.

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience supporting validation activities including documenting test plans and test scenarios, identifying/creating test data, executing validation scripts, and identifying/documenting defects.

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience working with relational databases such as DB2, Oracle, Postgres and SQL Server, including hands on experience with developing SQL queries.

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in Strong oral and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate technical topics to management and non-technical audiences, as well as interface with the customer on a daily basis.

  • Prior experience supporting the US Federal Government

  • Must be US Citizen or US Permanent Resident (Green card holder)

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a US Public Trust clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with automation testing using BDD frameworks and tools such as Selenium and Cucumber.

  • Prior Social Security Administration experience.

  • Knowledge of Web Services and testing tools such as SoapUI.

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.

Job Category : Information Technology