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Defense Health Solutions Architect

San Antonio, TX, USA | Northrop Grumman

  • Industry:
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    IT / Information Technology
  • Experience:
    12-15 years
Job Description:
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Northrop Grumman Technology Services sector is seeking a highly motivated and detailed-oriented Defense Health Solutions Architect to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals in either McLean, Virginia, or San Antonio, Texas. The successful candidate will become part of Northrop Grumman’s Health IT portfolio and the main technical liaison between Northrop Grumman and the Defense Health Agency (DHA). Their critical responsibility will be to initiate, plan, lead, outline and design solutions and transformational roadmaps for system modernization efforts, leveraging new technology offerings across the federal health market, particularly for Veterans Affairs and the Defense Health Agency.

The selected candidate must possess exceptional strengths in leadership, analysis, technical & program solutions, and communications as the role will require collaborative efforts between the vendor teammates, customer representatives and health captures, proposals, and programs. Development of internal & external presentations and extensive support will be required to provide input and responses to Requests for Information (RFIs), Captures, and Requests for Proposal (RFPs). Support may also be needed to existing and new programs along with continuous process improvements and best practices. The Staff Systems Solutions Architect will also help plan our research & development investments and participate in research and development (R&D) release trains to ensure the solutions we are building meet our customers’ needs.

The candidate should be versed in product design and transition of solutions from research to product implementation in the health customer space. The candidate should also be familiar with modernization efforts of Federal Health IT systems from legacy solutions to cloud first solutions. The candidate must have the ability to manage several cross cutting initiatives and work collaboratively across the business unit to continuously improve our processes, talent, and technical solutions with high returns on investment.


Coordinates strategic meetings and communication with DHA customers

Leads teams in the design and implementation for advanced system solutions

Coordinates subject matter experts to provide innovative modernization solutions for existing IT systems

Collaborates& drives development of capture and customer proposal collateral and client support

Spearheads efforts to determine systems specifications, input/output processes, and working parameters for hardware/software and/or cloud compatibilities

Liaises with information security personnel for compliance with security requirements

Leads teams in addressing and mitigating risk across the portfolio

Provides technical guidance and mentoring for systems engineers, software engineers, and systems architects

Works with customer, users, and other contractors to understand requirements and architect solutions

Facilitates special projects as they proceed through their normal life-cycle, from initiation to closure, using sound project management disciplines such as Agile methodologies

Presents to C-suite customer executives on solutions and value propositions as necessary

Leverages innovation to decrease solution costs

Provides clear qualitative and quantitative information to teams and stakeholders


Basic Qualifications:

Must have one of the following:

Bachelor’s degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) discipline with a minimum of 14 years of relevant technical experience

Master’s degree in a STEM discipline with a minimum of 12 years of relevant technical experience

PhD in a STEM discipline with a minimum of 9 years of relevant technical experience

Proficient knowledge of the DHA/MHS infrastructure and architecture, DISA enterprise services, and experience deploying applications or IT services in complex DHA environment

Proven ability to provide DODAF-compliant designs with working knowledge of different DoD networks and security levels

Proven track record in working with strategic growth plans or transformation road maps to deliver new and modern technology solutions and program execution

Must have or be able to obtain a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Secret security clearance

Must be able to work on-site in either McLean, Virginia or San Antonio, Texas

Preferred Qualifications:

Hands on experience with the MHS architecture, Desktop to Datacenter (D2D), and the Medical Community of Interest (MEDCOI)

Master’s Degree

Experience delivering systems in both Agile and Waterfall environments

Experience working in a CMMI Level 3 or higher delivery environment

Existing or Previous Secret or Top Secret Clearance

Agile, ITIL, or other industry certifications

Healthcare IT industry experience

Experience with data analytics tools

Knowledge of architecture and modeling tools

Ability to leverage key company investments against emerging business development opportunities

Financial acumen for defending technology investments and strong rates of return

Experience designing / architecting / transforming enterprise level IT services

Experience writing proposals for federal and/or state customers

Skilled in one or more of the following: SaaS COTS products, AWS/Azure/Cloud Technology, User interface design, BI Reporting, Web services / applications, analytics, big data, database technologies, SQL, DHTML, XML, Cyber Security, DevSecOps, HL7 messaging standards

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