Staff Software Engineer - Software Architect-Regional Application (23-617) Colorado Springs, CO

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Northrop Grumman Space Systems - Launch and Missile Defense Systems has an exciting career opportunity for a Staff Software Engineer - Software Architect-Regional Application (23-617) to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located out of Colorado Springs, CO.

Position Overview:

The candidate will lead the C2BMC software architecture team on the Regional Applications Agile Release Train (ART). 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 of the C2BMC program. This includes providing direct technical support to the chief engineer and the chief architect and coordinating across engineering disciplines (e.g., Systems Engineering, Software Engineering, Integration & test, Operations & Sustainment).

Essential Functions:

  • 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.

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

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

  • Support briefings, presentations, and demonstrations to customers.

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

  • Working with other program architects to implement enterprise architecture intent and guidance.

Basic Qualifications:

Please note your updated security clearance and IAT/relevant certifications on your resume, if applicable.

  • Applicants must have an active in-scope Secret security clearance which is required to start with the ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret / SCI clearance.

  • Bachelor's Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline preferred from an accredited university and 14 years of related experience, or a Master's degree in a STEM discipline and 12 years' experience, or a PhD and 9 years of experience, or 18 years of related 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)

  • Architecture development and coordination - defining the relationships between internal and external components.

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

  • Must be able to work independently, possess the poise and flexibility required to work in a highly dynamic environment, and represent C2BMC to the highest levels of the MDA/BC customer.

  • Must be a self-starter who can initiate research and document results.

  • Must have software engineering and architecture experience on large software systems.

  • Experience developing software architecture and designing large-scale distributed software systems that allow scalability, extensibility, maintainability, reliability, etc.

  • Experience performing logical and physical modeling.

  • Experience with the Java programming language and developing software throughout the full software lifecycle.

  • Familiarity with Information Assurance (IA) and Cybersecurity principles, static and dynamic security assessment tools (e.g., SonarQube, OWASP ZAP), Secure Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs), and secure system architecture.

  • Understanding of modern software architecture paradigms such as event-driven architectures or service-oriented architectures

  • Knowledge and experience with virtualization, containerization, and orchestration

  • Ability to apply automation and CI/CD pipelines to enforce standards to drive quality and test repeatability.

  • Effective communicator who can bridge engineering disciplines, customer and program leadership, and individual contributors to produce solutions.

  • Experience mentoring and educating other engineers.

  • Creative problem solver to find solutions within technical and programmatic constraints.

  • Ability and willingness to travel up-to 10% to support business needs.

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • An Active TS/SCI Clearance is highly desired.

  • An advanced degree is desired.

  • Previous experience with missile defense and command & control systems is highly desired.

  • Experience with Test Driven Design (TDD) methodology is strongly desired.

  • Occasional travel will be required for this position.

Salary Range: $146,300 - $219,500

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.

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