Systems Architect 5

Northrop Grumman Technology Services sector is seeking an Engineer Systems Architect 5 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Dulles, VA.

The selected candidate will join a high performing software development team supporting mission critical systems, and is expected to apply best software engineering principals and Agile engineering methodologies to research, design, develop, and or modify software. Will contribute to the development of embedded avionics software in support of National Security objectives. In addition, will work and participate in a Scrum team utilizing agile methodology best practices to deliver high quality products.

Roles and Responsibilities:
Define and design system architecture for a new classified program.
Responsible for completing the final network and system architecture. The program will provide the opportunity to expand or extend services and the architect will assist with preparation of proposals.
Provide regular contact with the Program Manager, including review sessions to discuss technical performance against the master schedule, and planning regular updates and upgrades to the environment.
Oversee the work of the network engineers, system administrators, and security analysts on the program.

Basic Qualifications:
To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:
Bachelor's Degree and 14 years of relevant work experience, Master's Degree and 12 years of relevant work experience or PhD with 9 years of experience.
Proven experience with one or more ofthe following (Mission Planning): Python; C++; Freeflyer knowledge (or STK); Windows development; SQL/Database development (PostgreSQL or other); Mission Planning system software development and support; and Astrodynamics background
Active TS/SCI Clearance
Experience working as a member of an IT team, collaborating effectively with an integrated team of customers, vendors, users, and co-workers.
Ability to work independently, on a large team, and on concurrent tasks
Strong analytical, problem solving and critical thinking skills
Strong written and verbal communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:
Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:
Experience working in an agile/iterative software development methodology

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.${descr2}${descr3}

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