Senior Principal Computer Systems Architect Redondo Beach, CA

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 Payload and Ground Systems organization within the Northrop Grumman Space Systems 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!

Sagittarius Ground has an opening for a Senior Principal Computer Systems Architect with expert knowledge of ground infrastructure requirements and specific automation techniques. This position is located in Redondo Beach, CA.

Core duties include reviewing, understanding and designing automation techniques to address a wide range of infrastructure requirements. The ideal candidate will have a solid understanding of automation for both Infrastructure as Code and cyber hardening/patching. The selected candidate will offer senior engineering advice, lead others in the development of cyber mitigations and communicate with program leadership on project status.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree with 9 years of relevant experience; Master's degree with 7 years of relevant experience; PhD with 4 years of relevant experience; an additional 4 years of experience may be considered in lieu of degree

  • Ability to obtain Top Secret Clearance

  • Ability to obtain Special Access Program (SAP/SAR) clearance (if required by the customer) within 365 days of required paperwork submission

  • Experience designing, implementing, and maintaining Classified Windows/Linux Domains

  • Experience with VMWare implementation, migration, and maintenance

  • Experience with NetApp and implementation, migration, and maintenance

  • Experience with system design and architecture

  • Experience operating under and managing systems within current applicable information systems compliance standards

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current Security+ CE, CASP, CISSP, or similar DoD 8570 security certification required on Day 1; certification must be maintained

  • Experience managing a wide array of senior technical engineers and managers

  • Experience in technical judgment

  • Experience working as part of an Agile development environment

  • STEM degree

Salary Range: $129,700 - $194,500

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.

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.