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System Of Systems Architecture Engineer

Northrop Grumman - Adelaide, SA

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It’s only impossible – until you do it at Northrop Grumman

Wherever the boundaries of possible are being pushed, Northrop Grumman is there. We solve the toughest problems in space, aeronautics, defence and cyberspace and have supported critical defence and civil programs in Australia for over 20 years.

Backed by a global team of over 90,000, our 800+ Australian employees design, develop, build and support some of the world’s most advanced products, from cutting-edge aircraft and next-generation spacecraft to unrivalled cyber security systems and all-seeing radars.

Due to significant progress, we are now seeking a System of Systems Architecture Engineer to provide technical leadership for systems and system of systems architectures through establishment and operationalisation of System of Systems Architecture capabilities for Northrop Grumman Australia (NGA). The role is expected to be able to support across multiple projects, seeking alignment where common architectures provide business advantage and helping to standardise the architectural efforts by each project so far as makes reasonable sense for each capture.

The role is to draw the best experience and practices of requirements architecture, system architecture and design patterns, system integration, MBSE, system configuration management and security engineering from NG and the broader industry and contextualize them within an Australian Defence environment for NGA. This includes, but is not limited to application for existing Defence capabilities and architectures, as well as architecture design for new and emerging projects and technologies, knowledge of architecture design patterns, notations and specific areas of practice such as fault tolerant and proven reliability architectures.

This role can be based in either Adelaide, Brisbane or Canberra.

Key duties and responsibilities:

  • Develop, establish, operationalise and manage a System of Systems Architectures capability.
  • Support architecture development and detailed design of solutions across captures and programs to meet ADF operational needs, drawing upon Modular Open Systems Architectures methodologies.
  • Provide MBSE leadership.
  • Promote and support implementation of agile systems engineering practices.
  • Establish and lead the NGA Architectures Working Group to encourage common architecture practices and continuous improvement across the NGA business.
  • Perform each of the 7 core elements of SoSE (from DoD’s SE Guide for SoS).
  • Lead trade studies between two systems/sub-systems to choose a solution that maximizes the objectives met.
  • Any other duties as reasonably required.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Degree qualified Engineer capable of being a Chartered Professional Engineer.
  • Familiarity with principles of MBSE, Agile, DevOps, and Open Systems Architectures.
  • Training or Qualification in Systems Engineering.
  • Experience with system engineering practices for SoS engineering.
  • Familiarity with principles of DODAF, AUSDAF, UAF, SysML or equivalent architecture paradigms or methodologies.
  • Experience with MBSE software tools (such as DOORS, Cameo, etc.).
  • Experience with conducting trade studies to select solutions that maximize achievement of objectives and requirements.
  • Must be an Australian citizen with the ability to obtain and maintain a Defence security clearance (NV1).

Why Northrop Grumman?

Our Values represent what is important to us at Northrop Grumman and are integrated into all aspects of our employee experience:

  • We do the right thing
  • We do what we promise
  • We commit to shared success
  • We pioneer

What do we offer in return?

  • Professional Development Support – further education, professional industry memberships and unlimited access to a range of online training including LinkedIn Learning and SkillSoft.
  • Up to 2 weeks additional purchased annual leave.
  • Salary packaging including novated car leases.
  • Generous parental leave entitlements.
  • WellbeiNG Program.
  • Employee Incentive Program.
  • Employee Discount Program.

Note: As a Defence security clearance is required for this role, applicants must be Australian Citizens. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) are applicable, as such your nationality may be a factor in determining your suitability for this role.

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce, and encourages individuals from all backgrounds and all abilities to apply and consider becoming a part of our diverse and inclusive workforce. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are welcome and encouraged to apply.