Applications Systems Analyst

Are you interested in the opportunity to work for an industry-leading company whose work with cutting-edge technology is driven by something human: the lives our technology protects? If so, Northrop Grumman may be the place for you. It's not the systems that drive us: it's the soldier our systems bring home. It's not just the equipment that motivates us: it's the people our equipment protects. It's not the innovation that gets us up in the morning: it's whom those innovations serve. We're united by our work to help people and protect the world. And that mission makes our team even stronger.

When you join Northrop Grumman, you'll have the opportunity to connect with coworkers in an environment that's uniquely caring, diverse, and respectful. Employees share experiences, insights, perspectives, and creative solutions with some of the best minds in the industry. We collaborate through integrated product teams, cross-functional teams, and employee resource groups, while thriving through the support of training and development, mentors and every day coaching, along with extensive health and work/life benefits. We're committed to our employees' professional and personal development and success.

We are seeking a Business Analyst in Seaside, CA. The position will support the Personnel Security/Assurance (PSA) Division within the Defense Manpower Database (DMDC).

The candidate will:

  • formulate and define systems scope and objectives based on both user needs and a thorough understanding of business systems and industry requirements.
  • devise or modify procedures to solve complex problems considering computer equipment capacity and limitations, operation time, and form of desired results.
  • include analysis of business and user needs, documentation of requirements, and translation into proper system requirements specifications.
  • provide consultation on complex projects and is considered to be the top level contributor/specialist of most phases of systems analysis, while considering the business implications of the application of technology to the current and future business environment.

Candidate duties will consist of but are not limited to:

  • Provide guidance to other team members
  • Assist the team and client in requirements gathering and validation
  • Author and present technical design documentation
  • Plan and lead major technology assignments
  • Evaluate performance results and recommends major changes affecting short-term project growth and success
  • Function as a technical expert across multiple project assignments.

Basic Qualifications:

  • B.S. degree 10 year experience, or M.S. degree 7 year experience, or Ph. D 3 year experience
  • Experience with large interconnected systems
  • Outstanding verbal and written skills are essential
  • Excellent conceptual, problem solving, and analytical skills
  • Experience with the Microsoft product suite, including Word, Excel, Project, and Visio
  • Experience with requirements specifications and writing clear/concise functional specifications
  • Experience documenting use cases, business rules, traceability matrix
  • Experience with the Microsoft product suite, including Word, Excel, Project, and Visio
  • Strong IT background
  • Ability to work as a member of a team on complex tasks
  • Familiarity with agile and other software development methodologies
  • Familiarity with government environments and standards
  • Active Secret clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with UML

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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.


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