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Sr. Principal Distributed System Architect/Staff Distributed System Architect

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Boulder
Posted on: November 22, 2021

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Sr. Principal Distributed System Architect/Staff Distributed System Architect - Northrop Grumman Skip to content

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  • Careers Search BACK Sr. Principal Distributed System Architect/Staff Distributed System Architect Requisition ID: 21016120
    • Category: Engineering
    • Location: Boulder - CO, United States of America
    • Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship
    • Clearance Type: Secret
    • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
    • Shift: Days (United States of America)
    • Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
    • 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.

      The Algorithms, Performance, and Analysis team within the Missile Defense Systems Business Unit (MDS), Northrop Grumman Space Systems (NGSP) is looking for a--Sr. Principal Distributed System Architect/Staff Distributed System Architect--based out of--Boulder, CO.The engineer will be responsible for researching and identifying complex, multi-disciplinary problems, breaking into components, and designing and implementing algorithm solutions for a broad range of sensor exploitation activities. Sensor output shall be used for identification, characterization, interpretation, and change detection of objects and events. Work will include planning and executing team projects, developing work packages, developing prototypes and customer demonstrations, in addition to analyzing algorithm performance, subsystems, and interfaces. The engineer will also be expected to report status to colleagues, including customers and management.This position includes:
      • Tool and software development using C/C++ in a spiral development framework
      • Experience with configuration management software, including ClearCase/ClearQuest
      • Generation of applicable documentation
      • Providing problem resolution and improvement recommendations with strong time management skills
      • Travel to NG and Government locations within U.S.
      • Additional responsibilities which may be assigned commensurate with performance or due to business needsBasic Qualifications:
        • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Physics, Math or related discipline and--9 years of related experience;--7 years of related experience with a Masters;--4 years of related experience with a PhD
        • Experience with C/C++ software language, development tools, and integrated development environments (IDEs)
        • SW algorithm development experience for complex, mathematically intensive systems
        • DoD Secret clearance that is or has been active within the last two years
        • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD secret clearance (or higher)
        • Ability to travel on occasion to Northrop Grumman and customer locations
        • Knowledge of distributed systems design for scalability and high availability
        • Knowledge of scalable shared data solutions
        • Experience refactoring legacy monolithic applications into microservices
        • Experience with various IPC solutions--

          Preferred Qualifications:
          • Basic skills in Matlab or Python and system modeling
          • Experience in tracking and prediction algorithms, simulation, validation, and algorithms
          • Ground systems experience in mission processing, ground communications, and space operations
          • Experience in the numerical implementation of motion filters.
          • Familiarity with Overhead Persistent Infrared (OPIR) and Electro-Optical Infrared (EOIR) sensors and simulations
          • Experience with APL2, PERL, STK, or logging and parsing tools
          • Linux experience
          • Strong statistical background and skills
          • Experience with model-based engineering
          • Experience with in-memory data sharing platforms (Hazelcast IMDG)
          • Experience with distributed caching
          • Experience with distributed stream processing platforms (Hazelcast Jet, Apache Flink/Kafka)
          • Experience with real-time systems and low latency requirements
          • Experience with cloud, VM and containerization technologies
          • Experience characterizing, analyzing, troubleshooting, and tuning performance of distributed systems
          • Experience with RPC
          • Experience with object-oriented software development (OOD)
          • Experience with Linux/Unix development environments
          • Experience with Atlassian tools such as Jira, Confluence, and Bitbucket
            Salary Range: 125488 - 188232 Salary Range 2: 155584 - 233376
            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.
            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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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