System Engineering Architect 4 (17-060)

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products, and solutions in unmanned systems, cybersecurity, C4ISR, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) was selected by the U.S. Missile Defense Agency to participate on the Missile Defense National Team. This team was chartered to develop a Ballistic Missile Defense System for the United States. Missile Defense and Protective Systems (MDPS) serves as Northrop Grumman Mission Systems' focal point for all activities associated with missile defense, including Command, Control, Battle Management and Communications (C2BMC), simulation & modeling, systems engineering, and target discrimination.

The System Engineering Architect 4 will work in designing and development of operational system capabilities for the C2BMC system in the Ballistic Missile Defense System. The position will support modeling and artifact creating for the C2BMC (ICDs, Design Changes, new BMDS requirements, etc.), based on an understanding of the design and results of comparisons, use related systems engineering tools and documents to analyze, understand, and propose changes to systems architecture models, systems engineering analyses, user CONOPS & system OPSCONs, and system and interface requirements specs in support of the C2BMC program. The role could later include coordinate engineering disciplines in resolving system-level issues. Learn, understand, and represent the point of view of the warfighters, operators and systems owners, and see that it is properly respected throughout the engineering efforts. Understand system-to-system interfaces.

The System Engineering Architect position will be located at the Lockheed Martin Facility on HWY 83 Colorado Springs. Some travel is required.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Active Secret Security Clearance
  • 9 Years with Bachelors in Science with STEM or Technology related degree; 7 Years with Masters; 4 Years with PhD
  • DoDI 8570 certification IAM - Level III (e.g., CISSP, GSLC, etc.)
  • Must understand systems architecting and architecture models
  • Experienced and expertise in systems architecting and system-of-systems definition
  • Ability to analyze high-level needs and systems concepts and represent them in engineering architectural models
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and be able to clearly and effectively present technical approaches and findings
  • Must be able to work effectively and cooperatively with people within and external to the program
  • Experience working in an integrated team environment with other systems, software and specialty engineers to develop solutions using engineering processes and methods
  • Must have the ability to communicate the desired capabilities to a diverse group of developers, engineers, subject matter experts, and users.
  • Skills desired include identification and definition of desired capabilities, system-of-systems definition, integration practices and methods, understanding and appreciation of information assurance, maintenance, operation, and logistics concerns, and their application to the requirements, design, and development phases, and MDNT program processes and work products.
  • Must also have a solid understanding of networking concepts and how to architect a geographically distributed system utilizing communication networks while maintaining a secure posture

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in ballistic missile defense or air defense operations
  • Experience with BMDS systems (e.g. GMD, Aegis, Patriot, GCCS, STARS, PDS-M, THAAD)
  • Familiarity with the C2BMC system and the missile defense domain or any other Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD)
  • Have the ability to apply system engineering and architecture principles to system design and development. Familiarity with the application and use of systems engineering tools for requirements management (e.g. DOORS and Enterprise Architect)

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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