Principal Computer Systems Architect (AHT)Huntsville, AL

Requisition ID: R10152421

  • Category: Information Technology

  • Location: Huntsville, Alabama, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: Secret

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)

  • Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time

  • Positions Available: 2

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.

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Job Description:

Designs and defines system architecture for new or existing complex computer systems. Determines systems specifications, input/output processes, and working parameters for hardware/software compatibility and maintenance of system security. Coordinates design of subsystems and integration of total system. Identifies, analyzes, and resolves program support deficiencies. Develops and recommends corrective actions. May provide technical guidance for database administrators and software developers.

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS + 5 years of exp; MS + 3 years of exp; PhD + 0 years of exp or 4 additional years acceptable in lieu of a degree.

  • Current Security certification (e.g. Security+ CE or CISSP)

  • Current Secret security clearance required.

  • Building applications using Jenkins or Jenkins like tools

  • Manage containers using container orchestrator Docker, Kubernetes (K8s) preferred.

  • Build custom scripts to automate tasks using Ansible, Node.js or Java

  • Experience of automating tasks using Ansible and/or Terraform.

  • Experience of administering virtualized or containerized systems in VMWare and Docker

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience operating within a DevSecOps and Continuous Deliver/Continuous Integration culture

  • Experience creating containers with Docker/Podman and managing them with container orchestrators (Kubernetes/OpenShift preferred)

  • 5+ years of RHEL 8/9 system administration experience. Scripting experience in bas

  • Experience with VMWare ESXi 7/8x

  • Experience with SSO, Kerberos, Active Directory, Linux and Networking

  • Experience with RHEL Anaconda and Kickstart automation

  • Experience with infrastructure as code, utilizing Ansible

  • Experience integrating COTS, GOTS and custom software in a security constrained environment

  • Experience with source control systems, GIT, Subversion

  • Familiarity with CI/CD pipelines in Jenkins/Gitlab or something similar (Jenkins preferred), and preferably with containerized builds.

  • Familiarity with deployment automation using Ansible (as well as Tower, or whatever they’re calling it now as well

Salary Range: $93,000 - $139,000

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.