175630 - Software Architect - VA - C
Up to $63.42 DOE
7 months, CTH

Northrop Grumman Technology Services sector is seeking a Software Architect to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in McLean, VA. The qualified applicant will become part of Northrop Grumman's Department of State (DOS) Consular Systems Modernization (CSM) Program, for the Bureau of Consular Affairs (CA). This initiative is intended to modernize and consolidate the operational environment under a common technology framework in order to better support the services provided to CA's customers. This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below.
Roles and Responsibilities:
Works with the Agile teams and Solution Architecture Team to determine the best approach ensure the overall software architecture supports the project Concept of Operations.
Supports all Agile teams to ensure effective end-to-end capability threads are being implemented, focused on meeting the expectations for upcoming PI Solution Demonstrations.
Ensures the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints.
Performs functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into software and infrastructure designs and specifications.
Leads software design activities and provides critical contributions to software implementation, integration, and troubleshooting, including consideration for networking aspects.
Provides technical consultation, training and support to IT staff as designated by project management or the customer.
Frequent inter-organizational and outside customer contacts. Represents organization in providing solutions to difficult technical issues associated with specific projects.
The Software Architect reports to the System Team Manager; local travel may be required up to 10% of the time.
Prefer local candidates for Face to Face Interviews.

Bachelor's Degree in a STEM field and 5 years of relevant experience.
Experience in all phases of the software development lifecycle including analysis, design, implementation, test, integration, and maintenance.
Experience designing secure, scalable, and extensible software architectures using UML design tools.
Experience developing applications, services, and systems using Agile and Scaled Agile methodologies.
Experience with relational database systems.
Experience developing Java-based systems/services using test-driven development methodology.
Experience developing web applications deployed to clustered application servers.
Minimum of 2 years' experience developing cloud-native container-based applications/services.
Experience with application lifecycle tooling, including those related to agile project management, version control, continuous integration, code scanning, automated testing, and issue tracking.
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with demonstrated experience: preparing concept papers, briefings, trade studies, proposals, and similar documents.
Preferred Qualifications:
Experience migrating applications to commercial cloud services using IaaS and PaaS.
Experience with Atlassian JIRA and Confluence.
Experience with IBM Rational Collaborative Lifecycle Management.
Experience with Java frameworks/technologies, including JPA, JTA, JMS, Hibernate, Spring Core, and Spring Boot.
Experience with web development frameworks/technologies, including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap, Node.js, and AngularJS.
Experience with Microsoft .NET development.
Experience with SonarQube, Fortify, and CAST.
Experience with Git and Jenkins.
Experience with Docker, Kubernetes, and OpenShift.
Experience with DevOps and orchestration tools.

Bachelor's degree in STEM is required.

5/40 workweek

Applicants responding to this position will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements by currently possessing the ability to view classified government information.

Zachary Fasano at zfasano@chiptonross.com
420 Culver Boulevard
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293

Phone: (310) 414-7800 x252 or (800) 927-9318 x252

Candidates responding to this posting must currently possess the eligibility to work in the United States. No third parties please.

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