AWS Systems Engineer 3 or 4

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is currently seeking a Cyber Systems Engineer 3 or 4 to help lead the engineering and integration of application in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud. This position is located in Fairfax, Va.

This position affords a unique opportunity for someone who is customer service oriented, with strong interpersonal skills, to help shape the development and of web based applications utilizing best practices for hosting applications in the cloud. The engineer will deliver solutions to the customer in the form of diagrams, briefings, and/or technical exchange meetings. Excellent oral and written communication skills will assist in providing prompt communication to the customer, and across engineering disciplines. The ideal candidate will have the ability to perform and complete tasks with minimal or no supervision. The System Engineer will work closely with development and platform management teams and should be aware of all activities associated with the requirements, design, configuration, certification, security, and operations of the product/project.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Performs technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, cost, risk, supportability, and effectiveness analyses for total systems.
  • Share fundamental knowledge of Systems Engineering practices, best practices for utilizing AWS services, and software development methodologies
  • Understand how their tasks fit within the overall program operational objectives and perform their work accordingly
  • Develop and document technical standard operating processes and procedures as needed
  • Participate in team reviews of technical requirements, design and implementation plans prior to deployment
  • Ensures the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into total systems solutions
  • Recommend and implement system enhancements that will improve the performance, reliability, and security of the system including installing, upgrading, monitoring, problem resolution, and configuration.
  • Removing obstacles to enhance project team efficiency and effectiveness, including reaching out to larger organization for impediment removal; ensuring cross-team coordination



This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below."

Basic Qualifications:

"This requisition may be filled at either a level 3 or a level 4"

Basic Qualifications for a level 3 are a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Systems Engineering or related technical field and a minimum of 5 years related experience. An additional 4 years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree

Basic Qualifications for a level 4 are a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Systems Engineering or related technical field and a minimum of 9 years related experience. An additional 4 years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree

  • Must have a minimum Top Secret Clearance with Polygraph
  • Must have previous experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Experience with any of the following:
  • Translating technical concepts and program information to others
  • Performing technical planning
  • System integration
  • Verification and Validation
  • Cost, risk, supportability and effectiveness analyses for total systems

Preferred Qualifications:

  • AWS Solutions Architect or similar AWS Certification
  • Two or more years' experience working with systems hosted on Cloud platforms
  • Experience leading technical planning and system integration workflows and methods
  • Solid understanding of planning, design, and implementation tasks necessary to support a large enterprise system.

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.

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