Principal Engineer DevOps/Sr Principal Engineer DevOps (TS with adjudicated Poly required)Aurora, CO

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work - and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world's biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage, and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work - and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, but they're also making history.

The Payload and Ground Systems organization within the Northrop Grumman Space Systems pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, and innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission.

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for planning and evolving processes and infrastructure to execute programs supporting rapid capability maturation and deployment.

  • Integrates development pipelines leveraging automation with test-driven development tools and continuous integration/test frameworks.

  • Define and implement the build, deployment, provisioning, and monitoring standards for the program.

  • Ensures implementation of Software Configuration Management (SCM), code quality, and code coverage with automated testing for Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) pipelines.

  • Work as part of an Agile development team to deliver end-end automation of deployment, monitoring, and infrastructure management framework.

  • Build and configure delivery environments supporting CD/CI tools using an Agile delivery methodology.

  • Create scripts and/or templates to automate infrastructure provisioning and management tasks.

  • Work closely with development teams to create an automated continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD) system.

  • Work together with vendors and other IT personnel for problem resolution

  • Monitor and support all installed systems and infrastructure.

  • Develop custom scripts to increase system efficiency and lower the human intervention time on any tasks.

  • Contribute to the design of information and operational support systems.

  • Install, configure, test and maintain operating systems, application software and system management tools.

  • Oversee the company's security, backup, and redundancy strategies.

  • Evaluate application performance, identify potential bottlenecks, develop solutions, and implement them with the help of developers.

This position can be filled at either a level 3 or 4 based on qualifications as defined below as well as the interview assessment.

Basic Qualifications:

Level 3

  • Candidate must possess an active Top Secret/SCI clearance and polygraph to be considered

  • Bachelor's degree with 5 + years of software development experience; 3 years with a Master's; 0 years with a Ph.D.; 9+ years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree

  • Administration experience with Linux or related operating systems.

  • Experience in an Agile software development framework

  • Familiarity with the Atlassian tool suite (Bitbucket, Jira, and Confluence)

  • Security+, not needed to start, but must be able to obtain in 6 months

Level 4

  • Candidate must possess an active Top Secret/SCI clearance and polygraph to be considered

  • Bachelor's degree with 9 + years of software development experience; 7 years with a Master's; 4 years with a Ph.D.; 13+ years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree

  • Administration experience with Linux or related operating systems.

  • Experience in an Agile software development framework

  • Familiarity with the Atlassian tool suite (Bitbucket, Jira, and Confluence)

  • Security+, not needed to start, but must be able to obtain in 6 months

Preferred Qualifications:

  • VMWare Certification or Experience (vRealize Automation (vRO), vRealize Orchestrator (vRA), vSphere)

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and the ability to interface with all levels of employees and management"

  • Continuous Integration / Continuous Development pipeline experience

  • Building applications using Jenkins or Jenkins like tools

  • Manage containers using container orchestrator Docker, Kubernetes (K8s) preferred

  • Build custom scripts to automate tasks using Ansible, Node.js or Java

  • Source code management using Git/Bitbucket

  • Administration experience of Linux and Windows Operating Systems

  • Experience of automating tasks using Ansible and/or Terraform

  • Experience of administering virtualized or containerized systems in VMWare and Docker

  • Working practices, such as Git Branching and release schedules

  • Experience of secure virtualization and containerization system design

  • Experience of designing, deploying, and troubleshooting networking, including subnetting, VLANs and VPNs

  • Experience of designing, deploying, and administering cloud-based solutions such as Amazon Web Service (AWS)

  • Experience of secure network architecture design

Salary Range:

  • Level 3 - $99,800 - $149,800

  • Level 4 - $123,800 - $185,800

Salary Range: $99,800 - $149,800

Salary Range 2: $123,800 - $185,800

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.