Lead SRE 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.

About Your Opportunity:

As a Lead SRE Engineer you will be forward thinking, taking issues and finding repeatable, scalable & automated solutions with a mind set to continuously improve your work flow guided by metrics. You will be able to deploy applications in a controlled, repeatable way and have developed technical specialisms in frameworks and/or toolsets.

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 recognized 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 :

  • Working alongside customers in their environments, using your expertise to drive their work forwards to the highest standards.

  • Defining and creating efficient, automated solutions, reducing manual effort and customer expense.

  • Defining and promoting high working standards and good code quality practices.

  • Assisting with required updates & out of hours maintenance as/when required.

  • Leadership, coaching & mentoring.

Your Experience :

  • You will have taken ownership of the support for live (mission critical) systems, working with customers to fault find and resolve issues within strict time constraints.

  • Experience using Industry standard observability tooling ( ELK, Grafana, Prometheus), creating/maintaining these environments is a plus.

  • You will have a strong understanding & navigation of both Windows and Linux operating systems with efficient fault finding and debugging experience.

  • Experience with containerisation and orchestration tooling (Docker, Kubernetes/OpenShift)

  • Building and Developing in a Cloud environment (AWS, Azure), experience on both native tooling and standalone instances.

Your Future Team :

As an SRE engineer, you will work alongside one or more software teams providing infrastructure and platforms expertise. You will look be working with a customer base engaged with re-engineering their legacy code using appropriate modern tooling, standing up monitoring and automated processes to rapidly redefine and improve their efficiency. Your work will require a strong customer site presence, operating on their systems to maintain & upgrade simultaneously.

"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, National Security Solutions @ Northrop Grumman UK

We believe that creating a team that values diversity and fosters inclusion is essential to great performance. We know the best ideas come from diversity of thought, background, perspective, culture, gender, race, age and many other elements. 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 w ithin a respectful and inspirational environment, we value what you say and do.

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.