Northrop Grumman Python Application Developer 3/4 (Mid - Sr. Level) Top Secret Clearance Required in Arlington, Virginia

Python Application Developer 3/4 (Mid - Sr. Level) Top Secret Clearance Required

Requisition ID: 18004882

Location(s): United States-Virginia-Arlington

US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes

Relocation Assistance: No relocation assistance available

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

• Develop procedures and documentation on the usage, troubleshooting, and maintenance of analysis tools and/or software.

• Performance testing and tuning configurations on analysis tools and/or software to support analysis of log data and up to 10Gbs of network traffic per sensor.

• Analysis tool and/or software integration into the Technical Engagement Network (TEN) kits and NCATS lab network.

• Analysis tool and/or software security hardening configurations (e.g. utilizing NIST, DISA STIGS).

• Technical documentation support for analysis tool and/or software accreditation.

• Data collection, analysis, and reporting.

• Research/identify/implement commercial or open-source technology or create/maintain in-house tools to accomplish tasks such as the following:

• Integrate commercial products

• Automate the reset, deployment, testing, and configuration of kits

• Improving the efficiency of network capture rates

• Use well-known programming and scripting languages (Python, Bash, PowerShell, C#, etc.) for all in-house projects.

• Write and maintain technical documentation of all tools built or customized in-house.

• Use version control and/or source control for all generated source code.

• Use proper Software Development Lifecycle methodology for all development.

• Utilize a work tracking tool (based on Scrum or Kanban, for example) to manage and store issue reports.

• Identify new technologies that support the HIRT and NCATS mission.

• Conduct gap analysis and provide technical recommendations of HIRT’s operational capabilities, compared to the latest known adversary tactics and tools.

• Build and maintain a simulated customer network for the purpose of testing field kits.

• Troubleshoot/diagnose/resolve any reported issues with the equipment.

• Maintain a safe environment for performing analysis of artifacts to determine if they are malware.

• Train personnel, as necessary, on all tools and equipment used by lab environment(s).

This requisition may be filled at either a level 3 or a level 4.

This position is located in Arlington, VA


Basic Qualifications:

• Level 3: Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience, a Master’s Degree and a minimum of 3 years of experience, or a PhD.

• Level 4: Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 9 years of relevant experience, a Master’s Degree and a minimum of 7 years of experience, or a PhD and a minimum of 4 years of experience.

• Active Top Secret Clearance with ability to obtain and maintain a DHS SCI and EOD.

• Knowledge of the following:

o Python

o Web API development and integration, including REST

o Data manipulation (normalization and comparison)

o Linux

o Networking

o VSphere suite

o Splunk

Preferred Qualifications:

• Current DHS EOD

• Experience with Ansible

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Title: Python Application Developer 3/4 (Mid - Sr. Level) Top Secret Clearance Required

Location: Virginia-Arlington

Requisition ID: 18004882