Northrop Grumman Software Architect 5 in San Diego, California

Software Architect 5

Requisition ID: 17006947

Location(s): United States-California-San Diego

US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes

Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space that impact people’s lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of 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.

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems has an opening for a Software Architect 5 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in San Diego, CA.

The selected candidate will be an innovative and strategic thinker who has the ability to look broadly across many complex software systems and drive architectural decisions across multiple programs including spacecraft, manned aircraft, unmanned aircraft, and ground systems.

Essential Functions:

  • Abstracts the complexity of a system into a manageable model that describes the essence of a system by exposing important details and significant constraints

  • Maintains long term vision and control over the architecture lifecycle proactively monitoring the adherence of the implementation to the chosen architecture during all iterations and sets quantifiable objectives that encapsulate quality attributes of a system such as performance, modifiability, and security

  • Creatively solve problems across real time embedded systems (RTOS), ground based mission systems, to high fidelity simulation environments

The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, collaborative/team settings across all levels. Candidate must be comfortable in a lab environment and be able to collaborate closely with system engineers, hardware designers, and integration/test engineers.

Basic Qualifications :

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics discipline from an accredited university and 14 years of software engineering experience OR

  • Master’s Degree in STEM and 12 years of software engineering experience

  • Direct experience developing systems architecture

  • An active DoD Top Secret clearance and/or SCI access

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or Electrical Engineering

  • Experience leading and managing cross-functional teams

  • Excellent 2-way communication skills (upward and downward)

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and the ability to interface with all levels of employees and management

  • Active SCI clearance

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.

Title: Software Architect 5

Location: California-San Diego

Requisition ID: 17006947