Lead DevOps EngineerCheltenham, GBR

Your Opportunity to Define Possible . Our Opportunity t o Deliver the Nation's Security . Together

Role clearance type: You must be able to gain and maintain the highest level of UK Government clearance

Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.

DevOps Linux Engineers are critical to the success of our market leading and agile delivery teams across Northrop Grumman.

Collaborating with Architects, Software Developers and Testers, we align complex systems to exacting standards and deliver mission value that transforms client systems, whilst delivering improvement in reliability, cost and organisational agility.

Your Benefits:

  • Flexible working schedules - we offer flexible and hybrid working arrangements. Talk to us at the application stage about any scheduling preferences you may have.

  • Flexible Benefits Package - choose which NGUKL benefits you want to satisfy your personal needs. Core Benefits provided for you are Healthcare, Dental, Life Assurance and Pension. Benefits you can flex include Critical Illness Cover, Health Cash Plan, and Health Assessments.

  • Employee Incentive Programme - exceptional performance is recognised through our annual incentive programme which is awarded to top performers who excel

  • Career Development - opportunity for ongoing professional development and career growth opportunities

Your Responsibilities:

  • Work with stakeholders to design, build and maintain mission critical systems

  • Administering systems, applications and databases based on Linux operating systems

  • Maintaining and troubleshooting IP networking systems

  • Automating system deployment, operation and maintenance using Infrastructure as Code and Configuration Management tooling

  • Continuously expand your own skills, maintaining and enhancing relevant certifications

Your Experience:

  • Proven experience of designing, deploying and administering Linux or Unix based solutions, using virtualisation, containerisation, Infrastructure as Code and DevOps tools, techniques & procedures.

  • Certified to RHCE equivalent level in one of the appropriate Linux certification bodies, for example GIAC, LPI, Oracle, RedHat or The Linux Foundation;

  • Experience of designing, deploying & troubleshooting IPv4 Networking, including Subnetting, OSPF Routing, VLANs and VPNs;

  • Experience of automating tasks using Ansible, Bash, PowerShell, Puppet or Python;

  • Experience of administering Virtualised or Containerised systems in VMWare or Docker;

Your Future Team:

"As a Lead DevOps Engineer I investigate and implement the latest tools to design, build and support Linux based solutions, using Infrastructure as Code and automation tooling to build and deploy environments and applications across containerised and virtualised environments. I mentor the more junior members of the team in Linux and automation, driving code quality and best practice."

Richard, Lead Linux Engineer, National Security Solutions @ Northrop Grumman UK

Joining the Infrastructure Discipline gives a great variety of opportunity, working with the latest Infrastructure as Code and DevSecOps toolsets to deliver innovative solutions to extremely complex problems.

Our focused and flexible Infrastructure Team consists of industry leading practitioners in engineering and systems administration across all specialisms and experience. We work with multiple customer sets and system classifications, on both public cloud and on premise. Collaboratively we deliver innovative solutions to extremely complex problems, providing our team a broad range of experiences from which to develop new skills and learning across the latest Infrastructure as Code and DevSecOps toolsets.

Diversity is at the heart of our success. Our team share experience, knowledge and new thinking gained from a wide range of backgrounds perspective, culture, gender, race, age and many other elements across several industries. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from communities currently under-represented within our industry . We treat everyone with respect and foster safe and inclusive environments.

About Our Responsibilities:

Our customers operate in unique environments which offer new and exciting challenges every day, cultivating a place where you can learn and thrive, working alongside the best minds in industry. We'll give you space to develop your career, where your ideas can shape the future of our dynamic business.

We promote collaboration to achieve more than we could imagine, together. And within a respectful and inspirational environment, we value what you say and do.

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Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce, and encourages individuals from all backgrounds and all abilities to apply and consider becoming a part of our diverse and inclusive workforce.