Staff Engineer IRAD Software Architect, Colorado Springs, Co

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Colorado Springs, CO

Requisition ID: R10087656
Category: Engineering
Location: Colorado Springs, CO, USA
Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship
Clearance Type: Secret
Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
Positions Available: 1

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.

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

We are looking for you to join our team as a Staff Engineer Software Architect based out of Colorado Springs, CO. In this position, you will have a challenging and rewarding opportunity to be our Software Architect for a Mission Level Modeling & Simulation Internal Research and Development (IRAD) project, solving challenging problems and supporting internal and external initiatives throughout various DoD customers and across NG. Through the use of Mission Level Modeling and Simulation techniques, DevSecOps and Agile practices, we continue to evolve how we deliver impactful and meaningful analysis, data analytics/products and capabilities for the warfighter, our Government customers and also to our internal NG customers.

Our success is grounded in our ability to embrace change, move quickly and continuously drive innovation across the kill chain in the various land, sea, air & space domains. The successful candidate will be collaborative, open, transparent, and team-oriented with a focus on team empowerment & shared responsibility, flexibility, continuous learning, and a culture of automation.  The Software Architect will serve as a mentor and guide other teammates to innovate and solve the nation’s hardest modeling and simulation problems across the kill chain.

This position will require onsite work however for this role we are able to offer flexible work arrangements and some remote work will be possible

As the Staff Engineer Software Architect on this program, you will

Guide software development across a 50 person team spanning a variety of customers and requirements
Build out processes to standardized devolvement across the entire project
Contribute directly on highly visible, priority projects
Own, maintain, clearly communicate and enforce SW Development processes
Facilitate coordination across multiple SW teams
Support leadership meetings and large team meetings
Support creation and maintenance of the software roadmap/schedule of future development work
Work closely with CI/CD
Guide software architecture design
Recognize opportunities and suggest the use of software design patterns

Ultimately, you will support the program through maturity and milestones to achieve the mission, ensuring everything is synchronized across all software development activities.  

The successful candidate will have broad Software Engineering lifecycle knowledge, with the ability to digest changes and be able to present them at a high level to management or a low level to the team. Candidate is expected to operate independently with little oversight in a dynamic environment, to be highly self-motivated. The individual is expected to handle diverse assignments with efficiency, finding unique solutions and working in a very collaborative and fast paced environment that continues to grow in size.

Basic Qualifications for Software Architect:

14 years of relevant experience with a Bachelor of Science degree in a STEM discipline; 12 years of relevant experience with a Masters’ degree; 9 years of experience with a PhD
Working knowledge of software engineering principles and processes
Demonstrated experience quickly learning new concepts and approaches
Active Secret Clearance
Deep Understanding of C++
Deep understanding of object-oriented design principles
Effectively communicate and present to project and program management, other technical managers and customers
Experience as SME, Technical lead, Integrated Product Team (IPT) Lead, or other engineering leadership role on a modeling and simulation or software development project
Experience developing and designing software architectures to meet non-functional requirements
Experience implementing design patterns

Preferred Qualifications:

Domain expertise in defense, especially Missile Defense, sensors, and satellite systems
Work experience and/or exposure to software engineering and modeling and simulation
Experience in business capture engagement and proposals
Deep understanding of DoD systems engineering requirements
Experience in systems development, integration, and test 
Experience in architecture and modeling across multiple engineering areas such as Space Sensors, Ground Sensors, Weapons
Experience in Wargaming using Modeling and Simulation
Experience with Agile development
Familiarity and direct experience with Model-Based Systems Engineering languages (SysML/UML) and concepts
Excellent technical writing and team building skills
Deep understanding and Experience with AFSIM

Salary Range: $146,300 USD – $219,500 USD

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.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042

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.

Northrop Grumman / Equal Opportunity Employer

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