Principal Computer Systems Architect/Sr Principal Computer Systems Architect NG Space SystemsRedondo Beach, CA

Requisition ID: R10161738

  • Category: Information Technology

  • Location: Redondo Beach, California, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: SCI

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Shift: 1st Shift (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.

The Integration and Support Group (ISG), a large IT organization within the Northrop Grumman Space Systems sector is seeking an experienced Computer Systems Architect to support the Payload and Ground Systems Division (PGSD) in their development and deployment of ground systems. The location for this role will be at our Space Park campus in Redondo Beach, CA. This work is in a secure facility (SCIF) and 100% onsite work is required.

To be successful in this role, you should enjoy learning and learn quickly, be motivated by the opportunity to solve hard problems with challenging boundary conditions, work well with a motivated and mission-focused team, enjoy working with both speed and accuracy, and take great pride in your work and the work of the team(s). You should have demonstrated experience in technical problem solving, to include decomposition, root cause analysis, solution development, implementation, and monitoring. Design and develop system architecture and define key capabilities and performance requirements. Define design and technology maturity constraints of the system in accordance with customer specifications. Develop thorough definition of system external interfaces. Define system implementation approach and operational concept. Ensure requirements are met and evaluate performance with the customer.

This requisition may be filled at either a Level 3 or a Level 4, depending on the qualifications outlined below.

Basic Qualifications for Level 3:

  • Bachelor's degree and 5 years of experience, or Master's degree and 3 years of experience; an additional 4 years of related experience may be considered in lieu of a degree

  • Current/Active DoD Top Secret/SCI with Adjudicated CI Poly

  • CompTIA Security+ certification

  • Demonstrated expertise as a Linux Systems Administrator

  • Experience in automating tasks utilizing scripting and/or orchestration tools. Specifically, proficiency in one or more of the following languages is preferred: PowerShell, Python, Bash, or YAML (executed/managed via Ansible)

  • Knowledge of version control using code repositories (Bitbucket/Gitlab)

  • Familiarity with Virtual environment using VMware products (i.e., vCenter, ESXi, etc.)

  • Familiarity with Networking environment (i.e., routers, firewalls, VLANs, etc.)

  • Familiarity with NAS technologies such as NetApp

Basic Qualifications for Level 4:

  • Bachelor's degree and 9 years of experience, or Master’s degree and 7 years of experience; an additional 4 years of related experience may be considered in lieu of a degree

  • Current/Active DoD Top Secret/SCI with Adjudicated CI Poly

  • CompTIA Security+ certification

  • Demonstrated expertise as a Linux Systems Administrator

  • Experience in automating tasks utilizing scripting and/or orchestration tools. Specifically, proficiency in one or more of the following languages is preferred: PowerShell, Python, Bash, or YAML (executed/managed via Ansible)

  • Knowledge of version control using code repositories (Bitbucket/Gitlab)

  • Familiarity with Virtual environment using VMware products (i.e., vCenter, ESXi, etc.)

  • Familiarity with Networking environment (i.e., routers, firewalls, VLANs, etc.)

  • Familiarity with NAS technologies such as NetApp

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated expertise with Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)

  • Experience with troubleshooting complex RHEL, network, and COTS-related issues

  • Experience with Ansible

  • Experience managing a highly virtualized production environment

  • Experience producing system architecture documentation

  • Certifications (i.e., Red Hat, NetApp, VMware, etc.)

Salary Range: $107,300 - $160,900

Salary Range 2: $133,000 - $199,600

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.