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Northrop Grumman Staff Software Architect - Mission Applications (21-232) in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you'll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

At Northrop Grumman we develop cutting-edge technology that preserves freedom and advances human discovery. 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 continue to innovate with developments from launching the first commercial flight to space, to discovering the early beginnings of the universe. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

The Engineering organization 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!

Northrop Grumman Space Systems (NGSP) is looking for you to join our team as a Staff Software Architect - Mission Applications based out of Colorado Springs, CO.

What You'll get to Do:

  • The candidate will be part of the C2BMC software architecture team responsible for the Mission Applications Agile Release Train (ART) products.

  • Responsibilities will include defining and overseeing the implementation of the software architecture for a Java-based missile defense command and control system and ensuring the architecture is consistent with the architecture design tenets on the C2BMC program.

  • This includes providing direct technical support to the chief architect and coordinating across engineering disciplines (e.g. Systems Engineering, Software Engineering, Integration & test, sustainment).

  • Perform trade studies and analysis for current and future C2BMC development activities.

  • Maintain the software architecture artifacts for the ART.

  • Oversee the development of ART software design documentation.

  • Determine ramifications and impacts of proposed architectural changes to the software baselines.

  • Analyze system performance to include quantifying performance, identifying bottlenecks, and measuring throughput.

  • Support briefings, presentations and demonstrations to customer.

  • Support analysis, design, and implementation of cyber requirements in the software.


Basic Qualifications:

If applicable, please note your updated security clearance and IAT/relevant certifications on your resume.

  • An active Secret clearance is required with ability to obtain TS/SCI in the future.

  • 14 Years with Bachelor's degree in a related field; 18 years' experience in lieu of a degree.

  • Must possess a DoD 8570 certification at IAT Level II or higher (Security+, GSEC, SCNP, SSCP, CISSP, CISA, GSE, SCNA)

  • Recent experience in software architecture and distributed systems design and implementation.

  • Experience performing trade studies and analysis across software engineering disciplines.

  • Familiarity with the system engineering discipline including Model Based System Engineering (MBSE) and Object Oriented Analysis and Design (OOA/OOD).

  • Hands on application development experience with Java.

  • CI/CD pipeline experience required. Automated test development experience.

  • Familiarity with Information Assurance (IA) mitigations for RMF and STIGs.

  • Familiarity with Fortify.

  • Full life cycle software development experience using Java, XML, and UML - Previous experience with missile defense, command and control and software architecture.

  • Proficiency with MS Office and Visio are required.

  • Architecture development and coordination.

  • Defining the relationships between internal and external components.

  • Communicating architectural intent and constraints to a diverse group of customers, developers, engineers, subject matter experts, and users.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Skills in logical/physical architecture modeling, and knowledge of CI/CD pipeline architecture and implementation, Safety, and cyber security concepts are highly desirable.

  • Previous experience with Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) or Event Driven Architecture (EDA), cloud computing, micro-services, use of containerization, virtualization, and how to approach refactoring existing code bases into those paradigms is a plus.

  • Previous experience with System Oriented Architecture (SOA) or Event Driven Architecture (EDA), cloud computing, use of containerization, virtualization, and how to approach refactoring existing code bases into those paradigms is a plus.

What We Can Offer You:

Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment that encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family. Your benefits will include the following:

  • Health Plan

  • Savings Plan

  • Paid Time Off

  • Education Assistance

  • Training and Development

  • Flexible Work Arrangements




salarymin: $141,440

salarymax: $212,160

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. 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. Learn about Northrop Grumman Total Rewards and Benefits.

Additional Northrop Grumman Information:

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 : Engineering