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Sr Principal Computer System Architect*

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Austin
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

Category: Information Technology Location: Austin, Texas US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes Clearance Type: Other Telecommute: Yes - May Consider Full Time Teleworking for this position Shift: 1st Shift Travel Required: No Positions Available: 1

Peraton drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world's leading mission capability integrator, we are a trusted provider of highly differentiated national security solutions and technologies that keep people safe and secure. Peraton serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies, including the Intelligence Community, Department of Defense, Department of Health and Human Services, and NASA. Every day, our 10,000 employees do the can't be done, solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers. Peraton is seeking a Drupal Web Content Management Services (WCMS) Subject Matter Expert (SME)/Architect to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This role will be located in Austin, TX. Throughout the project, the candidate will work closely with Project Management and internal/external teams to define and prioritize functionality; execute agile scrum processes, and deliver rapid iterations of progressively complex features and functionality.

As the Drupal SME/Architect, you will design and develop system architectures, define key capabilities and performance requirements, and identify design and technology maturity constraints of the system in accordance with customer specifications. In this role, the candidate will develop CMS system architecture, define the system implementation approach and operational concept, ensure requirements are met, and evaluate performance. The ideal candidate will have a strong desire to drive change with exceptional communication and interpersonal skills - including experience in Agile/Scrum development practices.


  • Perform as Drupal SME and solutions architect providing guidance and collaboration with the internal and external teams to evaluate solutions and gain consensus
  • Perform functional and technical analysis, timeline analysis, and interface definition to translate customer requirements into software specifications and user stories
  • Key member of agile sprint team for sprint planning and backlog management of technical solution Implement the major aspects of the sprints per the defined functionality for the site with attention to detail and support through the testing and deployment
  • Provide expertise in the development of standards, architectural governance, design patterns, and practices
  • A key team member who can think out of the box, has an eye towards UX, and collaborates with managers, engineers and other team members to achieve goals and objectives set for the project
  • Design and develop system design document for all aspects of the web site
  • Facilitate planning for production implementation of solutions
  • Develop and maintain technical specifications and documentation
  • Utilize best practices for version control, documentation, and software interoperability
  • Work under general direction. Independently determine and develop systems architecture approaches to Drupal WCMS solutions.
  • Provide expertise with LAMP stack development and implement core and contributed modules and develop custom

modules per design within Drupal framework to maintain the functionality of the existing site

  • Resolve performance and development issues throughout all the sprints
  • Provide technical training to customers' junior staff

Basic Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related technical field and 9 years of related experience OR Master's Degree in Computer Science or related technical field and 7 years of related experience OR 13 years of related technical experience in lieu of the degree

  • 5 years technical and architecture experience in Drupal CMS solution development
  • Experience in applications development in a complex, multi-platform distributed environment
  • Working knowledge and expertise with CMS migration from existing CMS to new CMS (preferably Drupal 8)
  • Strong understanding of infrastructure and related technologies (hardware, virtualization, networking)
  • Proficient in at least one dynamic languages (JavaScript, PHP, Python ((preferably PHP))
  • Proficient in current development and source code management tools (Visual Studio, Eclipse, Git, SVN)
  • Experience in the design and development of system architectures, including the definition of key capabilities and

performance requirements

  • Experience in the development of external system interface and definitions
  • Ability to relay and receive information both written and verbally
  • Must be able to obtain an IRS Moderate Risk MBI Clearance, US Permanent Resident Status or US Citizenship required

Preferred Qualifications: Experience designing and delivering large scale web sites

  • Experience with Agile Software development and Agile methodology
  • Experience in implementing/maintaining Drupal 8 Web Content Management Systems
  • Experience with PHP, CSS, HTML, DHTML, XML, Javascript, web services, and web application development
  • Active IRS MBI Clearance

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state, or local law.

Keywords: Northrop Grumman, Austin , Sr Principal Computer System Architect*, Other , Austin, Texas

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