Senior Principal Software Architect with Security Clearance
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. Northrop Grumman Mission Systems in Baltimore, Maryland is seeking a Sr. Principal Software Architect for our Advanced Technology Laboratory (ATL). ATL semiconductor foundry is a unique capability supporting a range of production microelectronic devices (Silicon, Gallium Arsenide, Gallium Nitride, Silicon Carbide) and providing leading edge technology development in superconducting electronics. Our devices enable a number of Northrop Grumman's ground-based radars, avionic radars, and space systems. The candidate will be responsible for architecting and implementing our aging network and databases to support the fast paced organizational and engineering growth. ATL is responsible for all aspects of semiconductor technology including design, mask making, wafer fabrication, test, and assembly. The candidate must be a strong team participant, have excellent communication skills, be resourceful and multi-talented. An understanding of semiconductor technology process is not necessary but should have an interest to learn quickly and support a foundry organization. Responsibilities * Perform hardware and software component trade studies. * Architects new network and database infrastructure to meet user, corporate, and program requirements * Leads project discovery, planning, and execution meetings * Collaborates with cross-disciplined engineering teams throughout the project lifecycle. * Self-motivated, capable of working independently as well as within a team structure #NGATL Basic Qualifications: * Bachelor's Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline from an accredited university and 9 years of related engineering experience, or a Master's Degree and 7 years of experience, or 4 years of related engineering experience with a PhD. * Experience with DevSecOps service/system delivery model * Product Ownership and Management studies/certifications a plus. * Experience with C++ and Python for software development and scripting. * Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office with strong technical writing skills and the ability to communicate and present technical material to various stakeholders. Preferred Qualifications: * Experience in Agile Frameworks * Ability to obtain Sensitive Compartmentalized Information (SCI) Clearance * Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering discipline from an accredited university. * Experience in microservices software architecture * Proficient in C++ and Python, and development in Linux environment. * Atlassian Jira/Confluence with strong technical writing skills and the ability to communicate and present technical material to various stakeholders. Salary Range: $120,000 USD - $180,000 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. US 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. 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