Consulting AI Engineering Systems Architect

Northrop Grumman Baltimore , MD 21203

Posted 2 months ago

The Chief AI Architect (CAIA) will be responsible within the Corporate AI Campaign for leading the development of the key NG Corporate Strategic AI technology insertion opportunities with a focus on the mission and customer impact as directed by the Corporate AI/ML Campaign. Short term targets for the AI Campaign include the National Mission Initiatives (NMIs) and Component Mission Initiatives (CMIs) announced and offered by the newly formed DOD Joint AI Center (JAIC), and other AI insertion opportunities that exists for transition into new and existing NGC captures and programs. These target transition opportunities will include both S&T CRAD as well as traditional customer programs of record.

A key aspect of the CAIA position to coordinate the continuation and execution of Corporate AI Campaign cross-sector Working Group as aligned to the Corporate Mission Campaigns. The CAIA will take responsibility to drive the processes necessary to identify, startup, and begin cross-sector collaboration for purposes of building working groups that produce business outcomes across NGC. The CAIA will identify technical SMEs, business stakeholders, and working group leadership from across NGC. The Working Groups will be identified either by the Corporate Campaign or business organizations based on targets of opportunity within domains, technology areas of interest, and/or as identified by the AI strategy as it matures. The CAIA will assist the business development and capture teams in identification of customer requirements and in other customer shaping activities. The CAIA will lead the engagement across NGC as the AI Campaign seeks transition of our NGC AI/ML capabilities into the targeted programs and captures.

The CAIA will lead in the identification of AI/ML technology capabilities, algorithms, tools, and components as required for purposes of supporting the identified mission goals of our customers and supported by the Working Groups. The CAIA will leverage a team of AI architects to identify architectural components and technology differentiators in support of the business outcomes across the enterprise. The CAIA will assist in the development of the Corporate AI Strategy, Communications Plan, and with writing BAA responses, RFIs, and proposals as appropriate to support the business desired business outcomes of the Corporate AI Campaign.

Key specific responsibilities include:

  • Serving as the lead of a team of technical ambassadors for AI/ML across the NGC enterprise

  • Create a culture of rapid adaptation and adoption of commercial AI technologies within NG offerings

  • Overseeing development and implementation of the enterprise Mission Data Strategy

  • Development of foundational AI/ML discriminators for use in systems and platforms across the enterprise

  • Identification and assessment of AI insertion opportunities into key programs across the enterprise

  • Architecting AI solutions in collaboration with key program technical leadership teams

  • Collaboration with product line organization to accelerate development and integration of AI building blocks into our product lines

  • Shaping corporate AI strategy

  • Driving innovation, technology maturation and integration into AI product lines

  • Serving as technical subject matter experts for key customers, technical standards organizations and academia

  • Collaborating with and advising NGC AI community across the enterprise

  • Engaging, collaborating and fostering partnerships with commercial AI companies and key academic partners

Basic Qualifications:

  • 20 Years with Bachelors in Science; 18 Years with Masters; 15 Years with PhD.Passion to advance application of AI/ML for the defense of the US and our allies.
  • U.S. Citizenship and be able to obtain and maintain a DoD SECRET security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Deep technical understanding of artificial intelligence and state of the art commercial practices

  • Proven ability to apply cutting edge research to real mission customer problems

  • Demonstrated ability to think broadly about applications of AI/ML research to products across the NGC enterprise

  • Demonstrated ability to identify common technology needs across a broad portfolio of programs

  • Demonstrated track record of prototype development and ability to communicate the mission impact of technology to customers

  • Proven ability to develop strategic and technology roadmaps and experience translating those roadmaps to capability development

  • Experience leading teams of technology professionals

  • Strong influencing and collaboration skills in working across organizational boundaries

  • Proven effective communication skills at all levels of the organization from executive presence to interaction at the technical level

  • U.S. Citizenship with Current DoD SECRET security clearance

  • Special Access Program clearable

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 U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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