Sr. Principal Data System ArchitectLinthicum, MD

Requisition ID: R10156432

  • Category: Engineering

  • Location: Linthicum, Maryland, United States of America | Annapolis Junction, Maryland, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: Polygraph

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Shift: Days (United States of America)

  • Travel Required: Yes, 10% 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.

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.

The Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) Microelectronics Design and Applications business pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefining the leading edge of exotic new technologies in computation, system security, and AI. Among our most challenging and exciting fields are Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Transformational Computing (TC). In AI we are developing capabilities to apply next generation AI and machine learning to NGMS solutions. In TC we are leveraging NG proprietary superconducting technologies to transform computing beyond Moore’s Law and advance development of large-scale high performance computing systems. You will work in a fast-paced team environment alongside a broad array of scientists and engineers to make these solutions a reality.

The Microelectronics Design and Applications (MDA) team is seeking a data system architect who will make significant and ongoing contributions to the maturation of our data driven processes. You will design, build and oversee the deployment and operation of technology to capture, manage, store and utilize structured and unstructured data from internal and external sources. The ideal candidate much proses strong understanding of different data standardization policies and the technologies to implement them. They must have a proven ability to drive business results with a passion for discovering designing systems capable of managing data at scale. They must be comfortable working with a wide range of stakeholders, internal data scientist, and functional teams in a fast-paced, research environment with an emphasis on driving collaboration, quality and speed to market.

This position requires work on site located at Linthicum, MD and/or Annapolis Junction, MD as needed.

What You’ll get to Do:

  • Utilize technical expertise to lead the design of solutions for data strategy, governance.

  • Analyze and plan for anticipated changes in data capacity requirements.

  • Consult with customers and key stakeholders to evaluate functional requirements for data applications.

  • Confer with systems analysts, engineers, programmers and others to design applications.

  • Assess the effectiveness and accuracy of data sources and data gathering techniques.

  • Generate high level operational concept documents, describing the interactions between the subject architecture and its environment, and between the architecture and external systems.

What you need to be successful in the role:

  • Knowledge of data administration and data standardization policies and standards.

  • Knowledge of the capabilities and functionality associated with various technologies for organizing and managing information (e.g., databases, bookmarking engines).

  • Skill in developing scalable data models.

  • Knowledge of the characteristics of physical and virtual data storage media.

  • Excellent attention to detail.

  • Skill in designing the best approach and architecture for automated data labeling and data lifecycle.

Basic Qualifications for a Sr. Principal Data Architect:

  • Bachelor's degree in a technical area with 9 years of relevant experience (7 years with technical MS; 4 years with a PhD in related field)

  • Previous Data Architect experience

  • Experience with data modeling

  • Experience designing systems to store and process large volumes of data

  • Experience with data cataloging tools for automated tagging / labeling of data

  • Excellent communication skills and customer facing experience

  • Proven ability to learn and master new technologies and techniques

  • Knowledge of data gathering, cleansing and transformation techniques

  • Knowledge of modeling practices

  • Able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret (TS/SCI) clearance with poly per business requirements.

  • US Citizenship

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with SDLC, including Agile and test-driven methodologies

  • Previous working experience in government or industry in data strategy, models, flow models and standards.

  • Experience with modeling application data and application data for downstream analytical needs, including relational and NoSQL databases

  • Experience with heterogeneous database access, including relational, time-series, and NoSQL databases

  • Experience working with SQL, and Python

  • Experience with developing data pipelines

  • Experience with Object and File storage

  • Experience with Big Data storage systems

  • Possession of excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills

  • Active TS/SCI clearance with polygraph

What We Can Offer You

Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment which 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 and Additional Benefits including Education Assistance, Training and Development, 9/80 Work Schedule (where available), and much more!

Salary Range: $127,000 - $190,600

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.