Staff Engineer Systems - Chief Software Architect (Space Systems Sector) 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!

We are seeking a team member who wants to solve interesting, complex problems to help protect our nation. We are a trusted mission payload and ground system provider with extensive experience providing end-to-end mission solutions from concept through operations and support. The team you will support is located at our Space Park campus in Redondo Beach, CA.

What you'll get to do?

As the Chief Software Architect within the Ground SEIT IPT you will provide advanced knowledge of design concepts and best practices, technical guidance to the Ground Segment, provide leadership & vision to identify point of contention & COAs leading to closure plans and resolution, and coordination with other IPTs & leadership.

Some key tasks:

  • Focused refinement of processes and execution paradigms ensuring requirements and tests align with system expectations.

  • Chair for the Ground Architecture Working Group (GrAWG)

  • Provide program wide visibility to penitential design/architecture changes and collaborative discussions regarding high priority topics.

  • Ground Chief Engineer Delegate of Authority (DOA)

  • DOA duties include Ground TRB Chair, Program TRB/CCB Ground IPT representative.

  • Program TRB/CCB impact assessments

  • Deep knowledge and understanding of Interface Control Documents (ICDs).

  • Set/manage customer and internal/external stakeholder expectations while prioritizing key program initiatives (schedule, cost, quality, etc.)

  • Ground SEIT representation at Program System Architecture Working Group (AWG) and Space to Ground ICD Working Group (SGICD WG).

  • Key Stakeholder at Ground Software Architecture Council (SAC).

  • CDRL Management - document owner for Software Design Document (SDD) and Software Architecture Document (SAD).

  • Work with MBSE Lead and System SEIT to ensure technical accuracy of System Architecture Mode (SAM)

  • Ground Segment Subject Matter Expert (SME) & Technical Point of Contact (POC).

  • Coordination w/ Ground Thread Leads and System SEIT.

Basic Qualifications for a Staff Systems Engineer (Integration and Test Lead):

  • Bachelor's degree in STEM with 14 years of Software related experience, or a Master's degree in STEM with 12 years of related experience, or a PhD with 9 Years of related experience

  • Understanding the software design concepts and identifying point of contention, resolve issues with IPT leadership and lead the closure plans between the IPTs.

  • Deep knowledge and understanding of Interface Control Documents (ICDs)

  • Ability to work/coordinate with technically diverse groups up people, both within the Ground IPT in PGSD, as well as with the SSSD Prime

  • Ability to set/manage customer and internal/external stakeholder expectations while also prioritizing key program initiatives (schedule, cost, quality, etc.)

  • Ability to navigate and negotiate baseline updates between IPTs to address identified technical concerns.

  • Familiarity with Cameo Enterprise Architecture / Teamwork Cloud

  • Active DoD Top Secret Clearance with the ability to obtain SCI access or active SCI access

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Agile development

  • Effectively communicate and present to project and program management, other technical managers, and customers

  • Direct experience using the DOORS Requirements Management Database

  • Familiarity with Model-Based Systems Engineering languages (SysML/UML) and concepts

  • Excellent technical writing and team building skills

Salary Range: $161,000 - $241,400

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.